VR-Induced Awe and Information Sharing

Immersive virtual reality systems (VR) enable a new universe of compelling media experiences capable of escalating and inducing emotional experiences like awe affecting behavior. In this project we explore the effects immersive VR may have on sharing sensitive information for scientific purposes. We illustrate pitfalls that may come along with the exciting potentials of immersive VR in the context of providing data for research, as well as implications for privacy risks in other uses of VR.

Paper currently under review.