Singapore Mental Health Film Festival 2019 | WORKSHOP: Virtual Experience Real Empathy


Virtual Experience Real Empathy - Using Virtual Reality to Step into the Shoes of Another
by Izzy Ngo — VERE.360

"I just don't get it." In a world where people are bombarded with information and content, people have become increasingly desensitized to, apathetic towards, social issues such as mental illness.This failure to empathize with the experience of someone who struggles with mental health issues is the achilles heel of creating a better society for these struggling people. If we can't empathize with one another, how can we help one another? In this workshop we use Virtual Reality to facilitate the process of better understanding the experience of having a mental illness. In doing so we lay the foundation for developing empathy towards those with mental illness.

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About VERE.360
VERE.360 is a socially-driven VR/360 production house. VR provides an immersive experience for users to understand the circumstances of others. We leverage VR’s immersive qualities to develop Virtual Reality (VR)-assisted curriculum on social issues for social enterprises, schools and governmental institutions.

About Izzy Ngo
Izzy Ngo is the Co-Founder of VERE.360, along with Adila Sayyed. Izzy is passionate about the intersection between education and cutting-edge technology, specifically technology's role in bringing to light topics and issues that traditional education has struggled to effectively convey to students everywhere.


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