Event: Immersive Journalism, Breaking the Frame, and the Gender Struggle in Virtual Reality

Date & Time

November 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

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IMMERSIVE JOURNALISM, BREAKING THE FRAME, AND THE GENDER STRUGGLE IN VIRTUAL REALITY

 

Nonny de la Peña, named “The Godmother of Virtual Reality” by The Guardian and Engadget and one of the 20 most influential Latinos in tech by CNET, is a pioneer of virtual reality and immersive journalism. As the founder and CEO of Emblematic Group she has collaborated with PBS Frontline, Wall Street Journal, Planned Parenthood, the True Colors Fund, the New York Times, and other organizations to create impactful virtual reality experiences depicting real-life events. Her VR projects include “Across the Line,” which helps viewers understand what some women go through to access reproductive health care services, “After Solitary,” which takes viewers inside the Maine State Prison to experience a harrowing story of solitary confinement, and “Out of Exile,” which uses VR to draw attention to the plight of homeless LGBTQ youth. Other projects have explored Guantanamo Bay Prison, then experiences of refugees, and, most recently, the impact of climate change on the landscape of Greenland.

 

TWO EVENTS ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13:

 

TALK BY NONNY DE LA PEÑA

 

Date: Monday, November 13

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Sequoia Room, UCLA Faculty Center

RSVP:http://csw.ucla.edu/vr 

 

De la Peña’s talk will explore how immersive journalism can function as a vehicle for change by “breaking the frame” and by engaging the senses of viewers. She will discuss how this approach is informed by feminism, and how gender inequity in the tech sector—and in VR in particular—shapes her work.

 

EXPERIENCE IMMERSIVE JOURNALISM

 

Sign up for an individual appointment to view de la Peña’s work using a virtual reality headset

 

Appointments available between 10:00 AM and 3:30 PM on Monday, November 13

 

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE!

 

Request an appointment:http://csw.ucla.edu/vr-request