3. Spotlight: Women in VR - Jenn Duong
By Alice Bonasio
“In my dreams, VR and AR will converge in glasses that are like ours, and we'll take them on and off,” Jenn Duong told LA Weekly back in 2017, when she was just 21 years old but already something of an immersive tech veteran. And as that vision comes closer to fruition, the director and producer is creating amazing content while laying the foundations for a more inclusive industry. She has directed and produced a range of cutting edge projects from short-form VR docs to VR music experiences for artists like Banks to a VR/AI experiences with Taryn Southern.
Duong co-founded Women in VR in 2015 (which boasts a large male membership) and has become one of the largest channels for resources, opportunities, and collaboration in the industry. She's also the co-founder of SH//FT, an organization dedicated to underrepresented voices in VR. Her Twitter bio @jenndefer reflects her positive and creative approach to fostering diversity, inviting followers to “talk intersectional feminism, make art, and take over the world.”
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