Nathan R – Being Groped in VR

((trigger warning: discussion of sexual assault))

Hi All,

I came across this article and I thought it was worth passing on. It’s about a sexual assault in virtual reality. There is a classic article by Julian Dibble called A Rape in Cyberspace that explores the violation of text based characters in earlier virtual environments, and it is disturbing to see that while the technologies might be new, the dynamics are all too familiar:

https://mic.com/articles/157415/my-first-virtual-reality-groping-sexual-assault-in-vr-harassment-in-tech-jordan-belamire#.wGxf94SBO

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Author: rambukkanastudents

These blogs are produced by the students of Wilfrid Laurier University's Communication Studies program with Professor Nathan Rambukkana.

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