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EVERETT, Wash. – Technology and media industry leaders will explore the ethical issues unfolding within emerging social virtual reality platforms at a breakfast and panel discussion titled “Ethics in 3D Spaces,” 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in the Tiered Lecture Hall,  room 102, at WSU Everett, 915 N. Broadway.

The event, moderated by Brett Atwood, clinical associate professor, in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, will feature insights and presentations from:

• Torley, a senior producer at Linden Lab (Second Life and social VR platform Sansar)

• Eva Hoerth, an emerging teach researcher rated as a top 50 virtual reality influencer on Twitter

• Di Dang, who leads the group called Emerging Tech at digital agency POP

Likely topics include privacy, identity construction and the relationship between fantasy and reality.

The event will include an open Q&A session.

The event also will be viewable via a Facebook Live stream, facebook.com/murrowcollege.

This is the second in a three-part series on “Ethics in Communication.” The presentations, sponsored by Murrow College alumna Kali Sakai, aim to educate and motivate the public to be responsible creators and consumers of media.

Contact:

  • Brett Atwood, clinical professor, WSU Everett Murrow College, 425-405-1771, batwood@wsu.edu
  • Lindsey Major, marketing intern, Murrow College of Communication, 817-808-6528, lindsey.t.major@wsu.edu