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#1369: Interactive UN Doc “Dreaming of Lebanon” Blends Interactive Oral History, 360 Video, and Speculative Worldbuilding

Voices of VR

I interviewed Dreaming of Lebanon co-directors Martin Waehlish & Cynthia Sawma remotely after SXSW XR Experience 2024. Music: Fatality I interviewed Dreaming of Lebanon co-directors Martin Waehlish & Cynthia Sawma remotely after SXSW XR Experience 2024. See more context in the rough transcript below.

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Inside Project Veritas's Cynical, Transphobic Outing of a 65-Year-Old Fast Food Worker

GizModo VR

The 65-year-old from West Lebanon, New Hampshire, sat at a computer in his local library, where he could get 30 minutes of internet, his only real online access. Vincent Marzello didn’t expect to be chatting with a stranger. As Marzello remembers it, a youngish, blonde man struck up a conversation: he was from… Read more.

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Bringing War Home

Tech Trends VR

The Right Choice was filmed in Lebanon with guidance from ICRC workers who had direct experience of the Syrian conflict. The Right Choice was filmed in Lebanon with guidance from ICRC workers who had direct experience of the Syrian conflict Click To Tweet.

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Every Choice You Make Is Life Or Death In This Daydream Impact VR Experience

VRScout

The Right Choice was filmed in Lebanon with guidance from ICRC workers who had direct experience of the Syrian conflict. “New technology, including virtual reality, can be a powerful tool to help a large audience understand the human cost of war,” believes Jennifer Hauseman, director of communications and information management at the ICRC.

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‘Four Walls’ With Rashida Jones Uses VR To Raise Awareness Of Refugee Crisis

UploadVR Between Realities podcast

We traveled to Lebanon to capture where these displaced people are living and how they’re getting by in virtual reality in order to breakdown that third wall disconnect. Working with our team on the ground in Lebanon, we were able to have Rashida and the YouVisit team connect with the refugees and capture their daily lives.

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New Sesame pal Ameera represents the joyful lives of children with disabilities

Mashable VR

Ameera was launched through the IRC's own Ahlan Simsim program, which reaches children in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria, and was funded with support by the MacArthur and LEGO Foundations. Ameera meets familiar favorites. Credit: Sesame Workshop. Ameera, Elmo, and Zoe teach each other about being kind to themselves.

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Game Cooks Are Using Their Mobile Experience To Create ‘HOVR’ And Other VR Games

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By the time we landed back in Lebanon we set the team straight to work on those concepts.”. ’ moment came earlier this year when we went to this year’s Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) and were just blown away by how fast things were moving in the VR space,” says Lebnan Nader. “We

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