show #24: immersive journalism

show #24
show #24

“virtual reality is an empathy machine!” says nonny dela pena and with each project of her unique approach to immersive journalism she proves anew: this technology can be used for so many more things other than simply blowing stuff up!

enjoy the show:

and here is some more reading/viewing material:

– virtual guantanamo write-up in vanity fair and DER SPIEGEL

bavc [where everything started!!!]

mel slater at icrea university barcelona

maria sanchez-vives at her own lab

mark bolas, ict

mark bolas, maker of goggles and virtual humans
mark bolas, maker of goggles and virtual humans

– below: thai phan, the first dude who made sl work with kinect

hunger in los angeles

hunger in la [pic courtesy of sundance]
hunger in la [nonny and thai phan, pic courtesy of sundance]
hunger in la in-world [pic courtesy of sundance]
hunger in la in-world [pic courtesy of sundance]

project syria

oscar raby’s “assent”:

“use of force” at tribeca

de niro with googles [at tribeca film fest, pic courtesy of pbs]
de niro with goggles [at tribeca film fest, pic courtesy of pbs
–  nonny explains vr journalism in a nutshell:

– sl11b celebration = our live show 6/22 at 1pm

where my stage at???
where my stage at???

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley] is a weekly production of basicdrax entertainment.

the show is supported by leap motion, sl go [by onlive], stitcher, botgirl’s identity circus, kahruvel design, vika creations, humanoid animations, escapades, botanical, death row designs, nantra, angel red cotoure, fallen gods incorporated, {what’s next}, abranimations, blue moon enterprises and landscapes unlimited!

music by bd.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Maya Paris from SL brought this to my attention: BBC is letting you hang out in their newsroom via Oculus…is that immersive journalism too? 🙂

  2. Ciaran Laval says:

    I don’t know if it’s related but back in 2008 Nobody Fugazi in conjunction with the ALCU organised an event regarding G’tmo, the location looks similar to the one in the video but may well have been a different place.

    It’s a shame there’s not an archive of old Second Life sims for us to look up!

    1. Ahhhh there was so much vibrancy around these things in SL at some point – Seaton Hall Law School doing stuff [ ] and PBS etc etc etc…where are they now? Little blast from past here: my ugly haircut on PBS FRontline =

  3. draxfiles says:

    And a nice little piece on Nonny’s work from the BBC

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