This workshop invites experts in the field to discuss the potential and limitations of mixed reality, immersive technologies for mediating difficult subject matter, such as the Holocaust, violent conflicts, humanitarian crises, forced migration, asylum seekers, racism and incarceration. Representative examples of non-fiction projects will be chosen to guide this conversation. These include: Clouds over Sidra by Gabo Arora and Chris Milk (United Nations, 2015), Sea Prayer by Khaled Hosseini and Liz Edwards (The Guardian, 2017), Limbo (The Guardian Virtual Reality, 2017), The Last Goodbye by Gabo Arora and Ari Palitz (USC Shoah Foundation, 2017) and Anne Frank House VR (Force Field, Anne Frank House, 2018).
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This workshop is one of a series of events connected to the research initiative Contested Histories, Challenging memories: Immersive Encounters with the Past.