This interview with Brenda Laurel, Virtual Reality (VR) author and thinker, discusses the applications and challenges of VR. Creating an emphatic experience using VR technology is possible, but the challenge lies in designing an environment that models the senses to stimulate emotions. VR enables experiences of different genders, but physiological differences between the sexes exist and are important to understand. However, technology used to create the environment and simulation of physical objects in VR is only in the developmental stage. Laurel believes in the importance of keeping the mind grounded in the physical body, in order to strengthen the appreciation of life and nature, rather than letting the mind be disembodied and be everywhere in the virtual world. The mind and body are one.
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Original Article URL
"Interview: Brenda Laurel,"
SWITCH: Vol. 2:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/switch/vol2/iss1/5