Immersive Technologies and the Embodiment of Intercultural Understanding

23 August 2022
18:00 - 19:00 CET

This webinar explores how immersive technologies can extend the learning objectives of intercultural training. Technologies such as virtual reality provide the illusion of ‘embodying’ another, thus presenting new forms of experiential-based awareness that exceed the limitations of intercultural training. For example, BeAnotherLab uses cognitive science, virtual reality and performances to test the limits of identity, embodied knowledge, empathy, cross-cultural understanding of the Other. In addition, the webinar discusses the author’s experience in collaborating with futurists and system thinkers to develop a course that embeds elements of gaming, where students adopt different personas to navigate geopolitical, economic, societal and intercultural challenges and scenarios.


Nitin Deckha holds a PhD in Anthropology from Rice University (Houston, TX), a Master’s Certificate in Adult Training and Development from the Schulich Executive Education Centre and is a Certified Training Development Professional (CTDP).  For the last 15 years, Nitin has designed and taught courses in anthropology, social problems, gender issues, public policy, intercultural communication, and the transformation of work at McMaster University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Guelph-Humber. Nitin has expertise delivering learning for adult professionals in in-person, hybrid and distance formats on topics ranging from gender inclusive leadership, intercultural communication and collaboration to preparing people for the future of work.


Target Audience:
Intercultural trainers, coaches, researchers, those engaged in learning and development and diversity, equity and inclusion roles, those engage in futures thinking and immersive storytelling


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