Virtual Reality For Empathy Workshop
Saturday, February 15, 2020. 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
a collaboration between
The Center for the Healing of Racism
& the XR Lab & Studio
Come prepared to have a living experience as you put yourself into the shoes of others.
The sessions are free, parking is free @ garage parking.
THE PROGRAMS INCLUDE
1. Traveling While Black- Place yourself in a safe space when you journey over the road in the Emmy
Nominated “Traveling While Black”.
2. Becoming Homeless: A Human Experience- The Fundamental Attribution Error, as coined by Stanford
Psychologists, describes how we blame others when bad things happen to them, but blame the external
situations when bad things happen to us. There is a misconception that losing one’s home is due to who you are
and the choices you make. Becoming Homeless: A Human Experience seeks to counter this irrational
tendency. In this immersive virtual reality experience from Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction
Lab, spend days in the life of someone who can no longer afford a home. Interact with your environment to
attempt to save your home and to protect yourself and your belongings as you walk in another’s shoes and face
the adversity of living with diminishing resources.
3. We Wait- Sense the hearts of refugees as they travel across deep seas as shown in the BBC story “We Wait”
Advance registration is required.