Founding Director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab joins CrashCourse
Dr. Jeremy Bailenson, founding director of Stanford’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, has beyond earned himself a name in the tech industry. A Thomas More Storke Professor of Communication and Professor of Education and Symbolic Systems, Dr. Bailenson has published over 100 academic papers in his career and is a recipient of the Dean’s Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford. Now, he is extending his guidance and leadership to the CrashCourse advisory team.
Dr. Bailenson studies the psychology of virtual reality (VR) and how it can alter perceptions of self and others. He and his lab members build systems that create opportunities for virtual gatherings and analyze the social interactions that occur there. His latest work focuses on how VR can disrupt various fields such as education, environmentalism, empathy, and health.
Dr. Bailenson’s influence in society is as diverse as his research interests. He offers pro bono consulting on VR for government agencies such as the State Department, the US Senate and the California Supreme Court. He co-authored Infinite Reality, a book that was quoted by the Supreme Court for its exploration of the effects of immersive media. His most recent book Experience on Demand received positive reviews from major media publications, including The New York Times and The Washington Post.
We are incredibly excited to welcome Dr. Jeremy Bailenson to the CrashCourse team. Dr. Bailenson’s expertise in VR has helped, and will continue to help, TeachAids create an unparalleled educational experience that can inspire the rising digital-native generation.