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SEP 25, 2013 - Fast Company

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Put On A Helmet, And You're In The Story: Why Virtual Reality Journalism Is The Future

Nonny de la Peña isn't your typical PhD candidate. The former Newsweek reporter turned University of Southern California doctoral candidate specializes in recreating real–life news events as fully immersive virtual reality experiences. Inside de la Peña's lab, a handful of colleagues use the Unity gaming engine and other tools to engineer 3–D reenactments of violent crimes and dramatic incidents that integrate original audio and video sources. Experiencing a movie on her customized headset is like stepping onto Star Trek's holodeck. It's also a storytelling ... Read More

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