Innovation can help engage in the transformational change in health issues. Collaborate for a better world—deep and profound innovation in the human condition can change the human experience (Greenleaf, 2017). "Technology can change personal experience by structuring it—by augmenting it—by replacing it" (Riva, 2017).
Immersive Media and the Social EntrepreneurThe world has gone mobile ushering in new and powerful forms of real time media. A few years ago, the most basic mobile devices displayed data improving the lives and economic well-being of farmers in rural Africa and South America. In Appalachia, people suffering from diabetes uploaded health data immediately improving the delivery of health service. Examples abound. Today, Augmented Reality and immersive technologies makes it possible to add value to natural and created environments, changing our understanding of media influence.
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
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.
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.
As a media psychologist, Dr. Durnell offers analysis on the impact technology and media can have on human behavior, healthcare, education and business communications. My understanding and experience include all areas of business, technology and education, which includes marketing and business communications, researching industry trends, collaborative learning, and ethics within the technology and business ecosystem.