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Homelessness VR experiences elicit varying responses from the press...

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Homelessness VR experiences elicit varying responses from the press...

Not sure if you guys have seen these over the last few months. I think it's quite interesting how a similar "Homelessness" experience has been viewed by the public (and media) in different parts of the world and with kids/adults...

 

Students in Hawaii experience homelessness as a part of a Stanford project:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/35819897/students-experience-homelessness-through-vr-experience

(More on it here: http://www.midpac.edu/news/2017/07/mid-pacific-partners-with-stanford-university-in-virtual-reality-...)

 

Australian CEOs heavily criticised for partaking in a similar experience...

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jun/23/ceo-sleepout-criticised-as-dystopian-for-home...

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Vive Staff

Re: Homelessness VR experiences elicit varying responses from the press...

I think it speaks volumes about how VR content is being judged by those outside of the headset rather than inside of it at a socitial level which is unfortunate. 


- David R

Technical Specialist; San Francisco, CA

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Pioneer

Re: Homelessness VR experiences elicit varying responses from the press...

True.
Students vs CEOs + how each attempt to use VR to elicit empathy is perceived. ..