The Anti Racism + XR keynote is hosted by Dr. Courtney Cogburn and is featured on the Games for Change YouTube channel -- an organization centered around using gaming and other immersive tech for social good. The talk explores the positive change that extended reality technology can have on our society in the future, diving into "the meaning and practice of anti-racism, the intersection of anti-racism and XR and the role of technology in promoting equity and justice."
Dr. Cogburn begins her talk by acknowledging that the world is in a state of upheaval but that this state also leaves room for more opportunities to transform things for the better. She also shares some questions with her audience including why they're paying attention to social issues now specifically and how long they plan on listening and taking action.
She also shared her personal work with 1000 Cut Journey, "an immersive VR experience focused on racism and other work in development in collaboration with the Virtual Human Interaction Lab.".