published at Massachusetts Institute of Technology http://docubase.mit.edu/uncategorized/the-limits-of-virtual-reality-debugging-the-empathy-machine/ Through this experience, the designers and their collaborators hope to build empathy in participants. This impulse is widespread in virtual reality, an increasingly … (Link to) MIT paper
Virtual reality film takes viewers inside a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan By Erica Swallow May 7, 2015 Clouds Over Sidra Directed by Gabo Arora and Barry Pousman United Nations’ first VR film pushes the bounds of empathy (Link to)
This is a TED Talk about film maker Chris Milk’s efforts to use Virtual Reality as a tool for increasing compassion and empathy.
As Wikipedia defines: Empathy is the capacity to understand what another person is experiencing from within the other person’s frame of reference, ie, the capacity to place oneself in another’s shoes. Virtual Reality (VR), sometimes referred to as immersive multimedia, is a computer-simulated environment that can simulate physical presence in places in the real world […]