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Ethical Design in Immersive Media

As the power of augmented, virtual, and extended realities and the Spacial Web continues to grow, industry and the academy are also beginning to grapple with the ethical considerations that accompany that power. How often do the individuals who design these immersive experiences consider the potential consequences of both brief and prolonged use in these spaces? The extraordinary opportunity to both elevate and destroy rests in the hands of the content and experience creator. This panel brings together academics and industry professionals at the forefront of this field to discuss what we know and what we don’t know about the ethical considerations of immersive media.


  • Jeremy Bailenson, Founding Director, Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab
  • Kent Bye, Journalist, Historian, Philosopher and host of Voices of VR podcast
  • Donna Davis, Associate Professor, Master's in Strategic Communication Director and Oregon Reality Lab Director

Moderator: Daniel Pimentel, Assistant Professor of Media Psychology, University of Oregon - Portland

Technical Details:

Ticket holders will receive a link 24-hours before the webinar start time. We will send you this link to the email you provided on your ticket. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected]

We look forward to having you join us!

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Friday, August 7, 2020 from 10:00am to 11:00am


Virtual Event


University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication - Portland

SOJC Portland is home to the Agora Journalism Center, professional master’s programs in multimedia journalism and strategic communication, and our new Oregon Reality Lab.