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Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict (blog incl. audio & video)

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Image: James Delahoussaye at NPR

“Project Syria, [is] a virtual reality experience built by a team of students at USC. The bomb blast and the destruction are created with the same kind of tools used for video games, except that this is not a regular video game.

Nonny de la Peña, head of Project Syria and a longtime journalist in print and film, says the game helps people feel a little closer to Syrians in the middle of the civil war.”

By JAMES DELAHOUSSAYE at NPR

Read more: http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2015/01/25/379417927/virtual-games-try-to-generate-real-empathy-for-faraway-conflict