Google Immerse VR debuts with Race Identity Video
The first episode of Google Immerse VR takes us closer to the life of a Google’s designer and her emotional race identity experience.
Racial Identity: Dezzie’s Story 360° VR Video
Google is seriously committed to Virtual Reality and now is also deeply involved in VR content creation as a way to add many interesting ways to enjoy the Daydream VR headset. The search giant recently released what would be the first episode of a series of its own making. The episode explores the intricacies of diversity, race, and identity.
The video centers on Google UX designer Dezzie Dimbitsara, who describes how she navigates society along with her children.
Join Dezzie, a UX Designer at Google, as she shares how racial identity, bias, and systematic racism impact her and her family every day. Dezzie says: “You can’t talk about racial identity without talking about racism.”
Stand shoulder to shoulder in Virtual Reality with Dezzie and explore her challenges, successes, and sense of identity as you travel with her around Paris and back to her childhood home.
We often forget that Virtual Reality depends not only on hardware improvements but also on high-quality content. It’s of no use to have powerful VR headsets if there is nothing interesting to do or watch with them. That’s why we welcome Google’s attempts to create VR content with open arms and hope for other major companies to do the same.