XR Journalism: Beyond the rectangle | Dan Pacheco, Syracuse University

We exist and experience things in a 3D world. Why is our media still concentrated in 2D rectangles?

  • XR (extended reality) makes fully immersive devices that can transport your consciousness to other places, which might allow organizations to give news consumers a more immersive experience.

  • In the future, today's films and videos might be called "flatties" because media will have depth.

  • XR could allow researchers to literally walk through data sets and graphs their working with, possibly leading to increased understanding of the data and retention of information.

  • We could be at an inflection point where access to this technology — at an affordable price — becomes widespread.