NYPD Using Virtual Reality to Help Community Teens Facing Tough Choices

NYPD Using Virtual Reality to Help Community Teens Facing Tough Choices

Supported by The New York City Police Foundation and as part of its crucial Neighborhood Policing initiative, NYPD is launching the Options VR program to run simulations of tough situations that young New Yorkers may find themselves in.

CoLab Theatre's audiences will be fugitives on the run for a whole month in 'pervasive' show inspired by The Game

CoLab Theatre's audiences will be fugitives on the run for a whole month in 'pervasive' show inspired by The Game

Bertie Watkins, director of CoLab Theatre, said the company had ambitious plans for a scenario, running for a month, inspired by The Game, a 1997 film starring Michael Douglas as a banker whose participation in a live-action game takes over his life.

Virtual avatar-to-avatar interviews may improve eyewitness testimony: Providing eyewitness accounts may be easier -- and more accurate -- in a virtual environment than in traditional face-to-face inte

In this first-of-its-kind study, eyewitnesses of a mock car theft provided as much as 60% more information when interviewed in an avatar-to-avatar context compared to face-to-face interviews.