SXSWedu 2019 Proposal: Playing with Fire: Ethics and Literacy in VR/AR

SWSXedu Proposal

Virtual Reality will raise profound ethical questions and require a new form of “experiential literacy”. Please take a minute to review and vote on our SXSWedu Ethics in VR proposal – community input is an important part of the selection process and we’d love to have your support!

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Violence and Ethics in VR

Ethics in VR Proposal Description

VR and AR will transform learning and raise profound challenges for educators. We will face difficult questions of heightened emotional sensitivity, privacy, and accessibility. What new media skills will students need to critically analyze virtual environments? As we create empathic experiences, how do we ensure that our immersive environments are ethical, inclusive, and accessible? What new skills will faculty, designers, librarians and educational leaders need to address these issues?


  1. Examine the challenges raised by VR and AR in developing ethical, inclusive, and accessible immersive learning environments.
  2. Explore new models of interpretation to engage students in immersive media, where illusion is as powerful as reality.
  3. Identify new skills that we will need to help guide students to a deeper understanding of virtual experiences.

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SXSW proposal by Digital Bodies

SXSW invites the online community to vote and share its input on all session ideas through Thursday, August 30. The community’s input amounts to 30% of the total score for each proposal. During the public voting phase, all you need to do is create a PanelPicker account which is quick, easy and free.

If you have an account from last year, you can simply log in with your username and password. Please vote by August 30!


Cast Your Vote for this proposal in the SXSWedu Panel Picker

We hope you’ll join us in an essential conversation that will shape the future of learning! Your support in the PanelPicker process will help make it happen!

See the other SXSWedu proposal by the Digital Bodies team on Storytelling and Design in VR and a proposal for SXSW, VR is Here and Culture is the Problem.

Thank you for your support!