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Better Together Webinar Series: Battling Isolation with Virtual Environments

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 9:00am to 10:00am


Battling Social Isolation:  Discovering the Power of Social Virtual Environments 

Donna Z. Davis, PhD, a pioneer in immersive media, focuses on relationships in virtual environments. Her innovative ethnographic research shapes the uses of virtual worlds, gamification, and other emerging social media, with a special interest in how marginalized and vulnerable communities find support online. 

At a time when everyone is feeling vulnerable and isolated, social virtual worlds are thriving. Donna will be joined by Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab to show how immersive experiences can help build and maintain connection with communities during the physical distance mandates brought on by COVID-19. 

Presented by:

Donna Z. Davis, Director of UO's Strategic Communication Master's Program 

Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab 


Watch the recording if this webinar on our YouTube channel

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