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Immersive Media in Action - SDG Studio, Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development 2019
2 May 2019 -  In its most literal definition, immersion is being submerged in water. It is to be in an environment different than your own. Immersion also describes ways in which we interact with different media. From diving into the imaginary world of a book to experience being in a virtual environment while at the same time being in your own reality through VR and AR.

Questions of immersion in a medium like VR also include the effects those virtual experiences can have on the viewer, and how they can foster engagement to take action to change the world we live in.

The “Immersive Media in Action - Meet the Directors” SDG Studio talk is a discussion with VR directors and representatives of organizations that are using Virtual Reality and 360° videos to tell stories about issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and empowering others to tell their own stories through these technologies.

Join us to discuss how they are using immersive media to immerse their viewers and users into different realities, bringing stories of development to the forefront with the use of new technologies, and helping make the Sustainable Development Goals everyone’s goals.

SDG Action Talk by
• Michiel de Koning, Director, Heroes & Friends
• Katherin Machalek, Creative Director at New Media Advocacy Project
• Dimitri Moore, former Video Producer & Digital Storytelling Coach at Digital Promise
• Craig Vezina, Executive Director at Z School


The SDG Global Festival of Action (2-4 May 2019 in Bonn, Germany) is a ground-breaking event powered by the UN SDG Action Campaign with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the German Federal Foreign Office and partners. The Festival is crowdsourced, designed BY the SDG Action community FOR the SDG Action Community. The Festival’s overall aim is to gather and inspire SDGs campaigners and multi-stakeholder partners to scale up and broaden the global movement to take action for the SDGs.

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