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Durnell Digital Hollywood Panel, LA Live Webcast May 24th, 2017

Wednesday, May 24th9:45 AM – 11:00 AM – The VR - AR - Immersive TrackLive WebcastInside the Experience: The Psychology of Immersive DesignTai Crosby, Founder and CEO, SilVR Thread Linda Durnell, Managing Partner at Madison Lane Consulting Tunisha Singleton, Consulting Partner at Reality Science Molly Lavik and Kit Kiernan Jerri Lynn Hogg, Director, Media Psychology PhD Program, Fielding Graduate University, ModeratorSpeaker Bios and Session Information

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Durnell Presenting at Augmented World Expo AWE 2017

A profound shift, which is both nuanced and complex is underway and there is an opportunity to create a better future through immersive tools. By reshaping the immersive experience, people are creating solutions for those who are normally excluded and overlooked by amplifying their voices and explaining their situations. VR can be used to develop new ways of seeing ourselves and the world—a tool to create an emotional experience and bring change to people or conditions that are in need.

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Department of Defense Presentation and Public Panel

Durnell joined the United States Department of Defense in a simulation exercise aimed at countering terrorist messaging in Iraq and Syria.  On Jan. 17, 2017 at a public forum in Santa Barbara, Calif., Durnell and the panel described their experiences: the months of briefings on terrorism, culture, and the politics of the regions; teaming with Military Intelligence Special Operations to create audio, video, and graphic media to send to imams, tribal leaders, and even ISIL supporters and recent defectors; the real-time simulation with nearly 100 people in seven countries; and more. 

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Durnell Awarded the 2017 Mike R. Neal Legacy Scholarship Award

The Michael R. Neal Legacy Award is given annually to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement, media innovation and collaboration with and support of fellow media scholars. After receiving the award, Durnell responded, "I am keenly aware that I would not be receiving this Michael R. Neal Legacy award without the support and dedication of the Media Psychology faculty.

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  • Department of Defense offers Durnell Gratitude
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Department of Defense offers Durnell Gratitude

Dear Ms Linda Durnell,

I would like to take the opportunity to express gratitude for your participation in the 25-29 April Counter-ISIL Narrative simulation. The event was conducted in support of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and was coordinated by the Strategic Multilayer Assessment1 (SMA) office in the Joint Staff. 

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