In 2022 the XR Brain Jam was back in person in NYC at the Microsoft Building near Times Square. 52 Jammers created 9 innovated projects tackling topics such as coral resiliency, mental health stigmas, camera perspective bias, and social justice movements. As in 2021, all projects were uploaded to itch.io and made available to the public.
Sample 2022 Projects
It is the year 2050, and the planet we call home has gotten a little deeper than we were prepared for. Humankind has been drowning in a sea of (mis)information and making choices that have drastically changed our environment. Can we learn to listen closely to our ancestors and seed brighter futures for those that will follow?
Memories, culture and placefulness built over a long period of time can be destroyed in an instant. How might we consider lessons learned from nurturing coral reefs as a parallel to building communities in the face of climate gentrification?
Young people today are striving to make social change, but they often don’t know how to be effective Change Agents.
Overcoming leverages history from the Civil Rights Movement to connect past and present movements for racial justice, teach young people how social movements are built, and promote their self-efficacy as change agents.
Through Diane Nash’s experience as a student leader in the Nashville Civil Rights Movement, learners see how ordinary citizens accomplished incredible social change
VR the Jury
People are NAIVE REALISTS – they believe they see the world as it IS.
In the Legal System, people are confident that they objectively and completely interpret VIDEO EVIDENCE (e.g. body cameras, civilian cell footage). The are unaware they suffer from CAMERA PERSPECTIVE BIAS.
Can we make people experience the limitations of their perception?
Can we facilitate conversations about disparity and justice?
Sam & Alex
Sam’s friends are coming over – and it’s the first time they’ll meet his new partner, Alex.
Sam starts to tidy the apartment. But a call from Alex sends Sam’s efforts into a tailspin, triggering his anxiety…
…until he discovers a truth Alex couldn’t find a way to tell him.
Sam & Alex is an AR narrative experience that explores the idea of de-stigmatizing anxiety and mental health issues.