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VR Empathy: How immersive tech is telling stories in a new way

April 15, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

VR Empathy is a rapidly growing discipline within the immersive media landscape, allowing citizens to more deeply connect to the lived experiences of marginalized communities, such as Syrian Refugees, First Nations in Canada, Black Lives Matter protesters and more.

In this session, you will have the opportunity to experience the power of VR Empathy and learn from the one of Toronto’s leading VR experts, Jonah Brotman, co-founder and CEO of House of VR. The session will have VR units on hand for attendees to try.

Key Takeaways:

  • Learning about VR as a tool for empathy
  • Understanding best practices in VR
  • Scoping the future of VR as an educational tool
  • Getting to experience VR first hand


April 15, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
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Staples Studio


Staples Studio
385 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2J5 Canada
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