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Donna Davis: The Promise and Peril of Digital Social Capital in Virtual Worlds - Lessons Learned from People with Disabilities.

Donna Davis from the University of Oregon has given a presentation at the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI), Radboud University. The title of her presentation was ”The Promise and Peril of Digital Social Capital in Virtual Worlds - Lessons Learned from People with Disabilities”. Donna has shared valuable insights from her multi-year ethnographic study of individuals with disabilities in virtual worlds. She has given many examples from people who benefit from virtual reality. For example deaf people who benefit from VR communities with text-based features. She also presented her perspective about social capital in virtual communities and discussed virtual reality from an ethical point of view. Afterwards Donna was shown around in the BSI-virtual reality lab accompanied by scholars from other universities and companies involved in the development of VR applications.

Donna Davis

Donna Davis

Donna Davis

 

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