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How is being transformed the "traditional" documentary ? "interactive", "transmedia", "webdoc" ...adjectives that make the difference.
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At Tribeca’s VR showcase, artists are trying to move beyond empathy

At Tribeca’s VR showcase, artists are trying to move beyond empathy | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
At last week’s Tribeca Film Festival, I asked director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) what had inspired her to experiment with virtual reality for The Protectors: Walk i
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The Art and Science of VR: A Conversation between Scientists and Storytellers

How does our brain react to VR? How can neurobiology help us tell more effective stories? What can scientists learn from VR storytelling? And how d
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VR: Going Beyond the Empathy Machine — Medium

VR: Going Beyond the Empathy Machine — Medium | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Virtual reality is in the eye of the beholder. Filmmaker and entrepreneur Chris Milk optimistically calls VR an “empathy machine,” while…
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How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine

How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this short, charming talk, he shows some of his collaborations with musicians including Kanye West and Arcade Fire, and describes his latest, mind-bending experiments with virtual reality. (This talk is part of Pop-Up Magazine's guest-curated session at TED2015!)
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Empathy, Story & Code - Part 1 - Lance Weiler

"How can we harness technology to evoke empathy and emotion, while at the same time enabling an intuitive, invisible and fluid storytelling experience for the audience?"Lance Weiler, Story Architect and Co-Founder, Reboot Stories

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The wearables tech will be the new soil in which interesting experiments will arise.  In the hope that the technology will "conform to what best tells the story"

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Beyond Empathy – Firelight Media 

"I’ve come to expect to come across the line when the filmmaker is asked, ‘why does this story need to be told?’, and the filmmaker inevitably responds, “to put a human face on (insert marginalized group here)”. And in one line, the wheels of the empathy machine begin to turn.
The notion that film holds unique power to build understanding, connection, and indeed, empathy, for others is not a new one. In fact an entire industry has been built over the last decade on the premise that documentary films are particularly useful tools at sparking change in beliefs and actions.
But there is something implicit in the desire to build empathy that is based on the assumption that subjects of documentary films are so foreign to the audience that they must be transported into the world of this person or culture in order to empathize with their plight. This “othering” of the film subject is fraught with old notions of the colonial gaze, but it is, not surprisingly, the fuel that powers the empathy machine." – Medium

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Can VR Really Make You More Empathetic?

Can VR Really Make You More Empathetic? | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Artists, activists, and journalists now see VR’s potential to be an empathy engine.
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VR Pioneer Nonny de la Peña Discusses Empathy in VR

VR Pioneer Nonny de la Peña Discusses Empathy in VR | Documentary Evolution | Scoop.it
Chris Milk’s TED talk last year popularized the idea that virtual reality has the potential to be the ultimate ’empathy machine.’ Emblematic

- Road to VR

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