How to create empathy in VR

Prof. Jeremy Bailenson discusses the growing body of scientific evidence showing that creating empathy in virtual reality is more successful if the headset wearer moves around.

52nd Carlos Kelly McClatchy Symposium

“Virtual Reality, Real Implications: How VR will shape people, business, and government” features Courtney Cogburn (Columbia University), Tom Wheeler (former head of the FCC), and Philip Rosedale (High Fidelity). Watch the video.

Rescuing Democracy: From Ancient Athens to Brexit

Professor James Fishkin discusses how an old idea from ancient Athens — selecting random citizens to deliberate — is making a difference around the world from bringing wind power to Texas to reforming the Mongolian constitution.

2018 Daniel Pearl Intern: Kiley Roache

Kiley Roache has been chosen as the 2018 Daniel Pearl Memorial Journalism Intern. Roache is a senior majoring in Political Science. She has previously interned at the San Francisco Chronicle and was part of the Chicago Tribune’s teen publication The Mash

Your phone really does make you feel good, study says

Social Media Lab researchers contend that you’re not necessarily addicted if you need to be with your phone all the time. The mere presence of your phone is a more pleasant and productive experience than the complete absence of that beloved device.

Mind to Mind 2017: Researchers and Reporters Join Forces on America’s Workforce

The Oct 20th symposium will bring together academics and journalists to discuss topics relating to America’s workforce. Panels will examine the lack of diversity in Silicon Valley hiring, the plight of immigrant laborers, the human fallout of the gig economy, and the role of data in labor market discrimination. Sponsored by: Department of Communication and the Center for Investigative Journalism.

Roberta R. Katz

Senior Research Scholar
rrkatz@stanford.edu
McClatchy Hall, Rm. 444

Katz is coordinating an interdisciplinary group of scholars who are examining the cultural norms and values of those born during and after the mid-1990s.