At the intersection of journalism and VR, the concepts Image and Truth are imbued with new perceptive qualities. When Virtual meets Reality, the space is fraught with questions of representation, manipulation, complicity and consent, on both sides of the technological lens.
This panel of journalists and VR experts convenes to discuss the frontlines of their work and exposes some of the cracks in our 360 degrees of enthusiasm. Questions posed include: How will today’s and tomorrow’s technologies change us and our society? What does VR allow us to witness that is otherwise invisible? How can new immersive spaces invite us to explore the frontiers of journalism, science, education? How do we immerse people in conflict ethically and responsibly? What are the implications of VR as voyeurism: what can we expose and what should we ultimately leave to the imagination?