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Featured Faculty Publication

Experience on Demand: What Virtual Reality Is, How It Works, and What It Can Do

Virtual reality is able to effectively blur the line between reality and illusion, pushing the limits of our imagination and granting us access to any experience imaginable. With well-crafted simulations, these experiences, which are so immersive that the brain believes they’re real, are already widely available with a VR headset and will only become more accessible and commonplace. But how does this new medium affect its users, and does it have a future beyond fantasy and escapism? Jeremy Bailenson explores...

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Molly Mitchel
In my STS classes, I’ve learned the importance of considering a situation from various perspectives including the social, historical, cultural, technical, and economical. Using this STS mindset, I’ve been able to think about situations more critically and develop more nuanced arguments.
Molly Mitchel, STS Student and Peer Advisor