Marijn Mado is a PhD Candidate in Communication at Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab. She aims to explore how history and civic education can benefit from the use of VR/AR in the classroom. rnMado obtained an MA in Sociology from The New School for Social Research and is originally from The Netherlands. She is interested in building relations in the XReality space between the EU and the USA. rn
Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab
Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab aims to understand the dynamics and implications of interactions among people in immersive virtual reality simulations (VR), and other forms of human digital representations in media, communication systems, and games. Our work is centered on using empirical, behavioral science methodologies to explore people as they interact in these digital worlds. The research programs tend to fall under one of three larger questions: (1) What new social issues arise from the use of immersive VR communication systems? (2) How can VR be used as a basic research tool to study the nuances of face-to-face interaction? (3) How can VR be applied to improve everyday life, such as conservation, empathy, and communications systems?