Virtual reality (VR) has the capacity to communicate science stories in ways that are truly immersive, visually engaging and informative. Using Chrystal Reef as a case study, Cody Karutz explores how VR storytelling can build awareness and behaviour change around marine conservation.
Cody Karutz - Hardware Manager, Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University
Cody has over a decade of virtual reality content design experience. He recently graduated with an MS in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, where his Master’s Thesis VR experience “The Crystal Reef” was an Official Selection and World Premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. Cody works at the intersections of conservation psychology, informal education, and marine science communication. Over his many years at Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab as Hardware Manager, Cody has interfaced and led outreach with many of Silicon Valley’s leaders regarding the current and future states of the exploding virtual reality industry
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