Gender Bias in Tech: A Virtual Reality Experience
What happens when a young female coder joins a male-dominated floundering startup that's deep in an identity crisis?
UTURN is an interactive live-action VR comedy where viewers get to experience both sides of the gender divide, with interwoven stories that allow viewers to embody either a female or male character.
The virtual reality film will be be presented by its creator, Nathalie Mathe, and will be followed by a facilitated discussion of the experience and issues raised. Participants will come away with a deeper understanding of gender dynamics in tech workplaces.
Space is limited; advance registration recommended. Free.
Three sessions are available; limit of 20 participants per session.
12:30 – 2:00 pm
2:30 – 4:00 pm
4:30 – 6:00 pm
Consultant, SpiritTree Consulting
Catherine Cronquist Browning
Associate Director of Student Affairs, UC Berkeley School of Information
Photo: Woman Using a Samsung VR Headset at SXSW. Courtesy of Nan Palmero/Flickr. (CC BY 2.0)