Chris Milk famously called virtual reality the “ultimate empathy machine” and for the past year, the United Nations has been making good on that promise with the release of several projects through their UNVR app (and often in collaboration with Milk’s VR production company, Here Be Dragons).
“Virtual reality is the ability to really take part in a story that usually you’re only a passive spectator on. And it’s giving you the possibility to walk in another person’s shoes,” said Gabo Arora, founder of the UNVR lab.
Here are some of our stories on Arora and the UN’s groundbreaking VR work:
UNVR Releases a Window Into the Devastation of Nepal’s 2015 Earthquake, December 16, 2016
The UN Launches UNVR Program, September 21, 2016
UN Launches Sidra Project VR Initiative at Toronto International Film Festival, September 15, 2016
UN Virtual Reality Film Goes Inside Syrian Refugee Camp, January 26, 2015