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Can virtual environments help us save the real one?

Virtual reality immerses us in artificial experiences of the real world. It has the power to give equal access to the hidden corners of the natural world, and allow us to see nature from a new perspective. Research also shows VR can create empathy with the environment you’re experiencing. But how far does this empathy go?

This is the second half of our exploration of the relationship between technology and the environment.

Producer/Presenter: Cheyne Anderson

Speakers: Ryan Watson, Head of Community Engagement at New Horizons

Catherine Maree Smith, Ambassador for Parallel Parks

Glenn Albrecht, Retired Lecturer in Sustainability at Murdoch University

Jeremy Walker, Lecturer in Environment, Culture and Society at the University of Technology Sydney

 

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