How Evenness Uses Immersive Learning to Promote DEI

How One Tech Company Uses Immersive Learning to Promote DEI

With new age technology on the rise, virtual reality (VR) users are able to simulate real-world scenarios and spread information to a much wider audience in an easier, more accessible way. One tech company, Evenness, has decided to use the power of virtual worlds to educate the public on the stories and accomplishments of people of color.

Evenness The RESPECT Project

Evenness’ The RESPECT Project offers a platform to learn about the history, hurdles, learnings, and achievements of diverse individuals who have paved the way for women everywhere today.

Eve Logunova Parker, founder and CEO of Evenness—a web extended reality (XR), VR, and 3D solutions provider—has launched a new initiative called The RESPECT Project, a completely virtual gallery featuring the triumphant stories of people of color throughout history and on a global scale. Using a webcam to capture their unique facial features, guests can be catapulted into the gallery, to walk around freely taking in the wealth of information.

“Designing accessible and inclusive technology has been a hot topic for a while now. By moving to the virtual dimension, it provides an opportunity to finally foster equality and build environments of respect and acceptance, where people can ‘come as they are’ in the form of an avatar,” said Logunova Parker. “Diversity of avatar interactions can teach users to accept each other in any creative form, and extend this physiological projection of respecting diversity into the physical world as well.”

In addition to education, RESPECT aims to offer a platform to learn about the history, hurdles, learnings, and achievements of diverse individuals who have paved the way for women everywhere today.

The stories featured in the gallery are those of inspiring Black innovators, scientists, politicians, poets, artists, civil activists, peace makers, sportsmen, journalists, and creatives. The team behind this project is all-female, tech-savvy, and representative of various ethnicities and backgrounds.

Logunova concluded, “Powered by artificial intelligence (AI), extended reality can also offer analytics of human behavior—the happiness index—and the learning progress of students followed by in-time support and guidance.”

From now until the end of November 2022, guests will also be able to attend monthly virtual meet-ups in the metaverse that will feature the stories of current inspiring Black women and other people of color, engaging in knowledge sharing across various domains and countries.

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