Jade Davis

Digital Humanities and Extended Reality

with Jade Davis (Penn Libraries)
March 20, 2023 - 12:00pm

Williams Hall 623


For several years, there has been significant buzz in academic and cultural heritage institutions around Extended Reality, a term that encompasses a number of emerging technologies such as virtual reality and augmented reality. These tools offer scholars the possibility to create exciting and engaging experiences but does the technology live up to the hype? What sorts of experiences are possible and what promises are, at best, aspirational? Join the Graduate Student Working Group in Digital Humanities for a conversation with Jade Davis, Director of Educational Technology & Learning Management and author of the forthcoming book The Other Side of Empathy (Duke) that explores the role of sentiment and its limits in making sense of people, technologies such as extended reality, and our objects of study.