Ride Home places users at the center of a virtual reality narrative which shines light on police violence through the lens of a vehicle passenger. The intent behind Ride Home is to explore how immersive technology can be used to inform, educate, and potentially change the minds of those who do not live these experiences in their daily lives.
Police brutality is a racial issue that plagues our nation, one that is largely rooted in racial discrimination, social control, and surveillance. It’s one that has affected me directly. My personal and indirect experience of police harassment and violence have influenced me to create Ride Home, a virtual reality narrative that shines light on police violence through the lens of a vehicle passenger. The objective of Ride Home is to explore how immersive technology, namely virtual reality, can be used to inform, educate and potentially alter the minds of people who do not live these particular experiences. Research shows that the more immersive an experience is, the greater potential impact it has on attitudes and behaviors.