Building Safety in to Social VR

Thu 26 October 2017 by Jim Purbrick

Last year I hosted a panel on creating a safe environment for people in VR with Tony Sheng and Darshan Shankar at OC3. I commented at the time that the discussion reminded me of the story of LambdaMOO becoming a self-governing community told by Julian Dibbell in My Tiny Life, so I was very happy to have the opportunity to compare the established and novel approaches to Building Safety in to Social VR at OC4 with Mike Howard.

While technology changes, people stay the same, so it’s important that we don’t lose the lessons learned by people like Julian, Richard Bartle, Raph Koster, Damion Schubert and the many others who have been wrestling with and thinking about these problems for decades.