New virtual reality hub opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard
A new virtual reality hub is taking users through the life of Michael Sterling, an African-American boy who experiences racism. The hub is located at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Co-creator Tobin Asher says users can see the boy at three different stages in his life and see how he lives through the impact of discrimination. "Racism isn't any one thing," he says. "How it builds up, how it cuts away at your humanity – this is 1,000 cut journey." The project is a collaboration between the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment and the NYU Tandon School of Engineering.