“Step To The Line”: How Prison Is Helping Oculus Expand VR’s Horizons

“Step To The Line”: How Prison Is Helping Oculus Expand VR’s Horizons
April 20, 2017  
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One of the things that virtual reality is especially good at is immersing viewers in situations they’d never be able to experience themselves. Traditional film can do that too, but VR brings you in deeper, and that’s why some refer to it as an ideal empathy tool. That’s why
Oculus has launched its VR for Good film series, and tomorrow at the Tribeca Film Festival, it will debut Step to the Line, the 10th film in the series, which profiles Defy Ventures, a nonprofit that trains some of the country’s toughest prisoners in entrepreneurship.

Defy has achieved impressive results, with recidivism rates of about 3%—compared to more than 60% on average for most prisoners. And the new film allows viewers to see, up close, how Defy is working its magic.

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