Science & Technology to Serve Equality
Equality Lab’s mission is to defend equal access to justice, healthcare and education for all.
Officers walk a mile in the shoes of another in virtual reality
We have partnered with the National Police Foundation to develop a virtual reality curriculum for law enforcement to help officers identify and better empathize with the citizens they are paid to protect and serve: African-American citizens, women reporting domestic or sexual abuse, the homeless, the severely mentally ill and many others.
An Interdisciplinary Team of Neuroscientists, Social Psychologists and Technologists
We are working under the supervision of an expert team of award-winning scientists from the fields of social neuroscience and psychology.
Many thanks to our funder, the Roddenberry Foundation, for giving us support and guidance. Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek to portray an ideal of inclusion, diversity and cooperation. We are working hard to materialize this ideal much sooner than in the 23rd century!
To address our many inequalities, we need to empower everyone as an empathic changemaker who is equipped and inclined to recognize and manage their biases.
Ross Hall,Member of the Board of Directors
"This feeling of being a different person or a member of a different group allows us to understand that “we are more alike… than we are unalike,“ as Maya Angelou famously wrote."
Pr. Manos Tsakiris,Member of the Scientific Advisory Board
"It was very clear to me that Virtual Reality was going to change everybody's lives."
Nonny de la Peña,Virtual Reality Pioneer
"Implicit stereotypes are formed and reinforced by media representations that pair certain demographic characteristics—such as gender, race, or ethnicity—with specific roles in our society."
Pr. Jack Glaser,Member of the Scientific Advisory Board
Virtual reality can help open the doors of perception. It can help us identify with a lot of people we most of the time never get the chance to meet and talk to in the real world.
Alexandra Ivanovitch, PhD,Founder
The Project - Featured in WIRED
Equality has a lab. Gear up!
What does technology got to do with it? How can science help us achieve it? Get up to speed with the cutting edge research in social neuroscience and computer science that we harness at Equality Lab. Learn more about the tests we are doing on the field to get the tech to those who most need it!
- Posted by equality
- On April 24, 2018