Immersive Storytelling

Q. Can the use of ‘new’ immersive storytelling techniques e.g. AR/VR/360° affect a ‘viewer’ to take action……make them into a ‘doer’?

A. These are ’empathy technologies’…..In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but also expand it. “The power of literacy,” as he argues “get[s] people in the habit of straying from their parochial vantage points” while “creating a hothouse for new ideas about moral values and the social order.”

Resources list:

AR & VR storytelling (Flipboard article)

 

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