The Distance Between Us

As journalists we are trained to listen to all sides. But how do we get people to listen to each other? 

 Also Known As  is exploring how virtual reality can convene safe and constructive discussions about divisive issues.


The Distance Between Us will bring people together inside a room-scale, social, VR environment designed to generate sharing, listening and co-operation. Through their interactions, the visitors inspire narratives that create a temporary, alternate world that breaks echo chambers and stimulates constructive, real world conversations.


The project prototype was funded by Google's Digital News Initiative and Innovate UK. Research and development, as well as public installations are planned in future, dependent on funding.


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