Virtual Reality in Empathy Towards Non-Human Being


Nurlatifah, Iffa and Sitharan, Roopesh and Mazli, Mirza (2024) Virtual Reality in Empathy Towards Non-Human Being. In: ARTECH '23: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Digital and Interactive Arts, November 2023.

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This paper explores the potential for virtual reality (VR) to foster empathy towards non-humans. It examines how VR’s unique characteristics of immersion and embodiment foment empathy by allowing users to perceive and interact with virtual environments from a novel perspective. This is achieved by using virtual reality film technology to specifically create a chicken’s eye perspective. Through the design and implementation of captivating narratives and display outputs, the project develops an immersive VR experience that is close to a reality from non-human perspective. Participants’ levels of embodiment and empathy are evaluated using a Likert scale survey, yielding valuable information on emotional engagement. The conclusion of the paper examines the project’s discussions, limitations, and future directions, highlighting the significance of virtual reality as a tool for cultivating empathy and understanding towards non-humans.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Virtual reality
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA71-90 Instruments and machines > QA75.5-76.95 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Creative Multimedia (FCM)
Depositing User: Ms Nurul Iqtiani Ahmad
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2024 02:12
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2024 02:12


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