TEDxAarhus 2019 speaker: Maria Herholdt Engermann

Virtual reality (VR) can be so much more than just fun and entertainment. It can be a powerful tool to create empathy within people and explain complex situations like climate issues.

Maria has a background within filmmaking and has been specializing in VR storytelling for the last 4 years. She is now the proud owner of her own VR company based in Aarhus. The company creates VR experiences for both business and art – and strives to create the next generation of media entertainment.

“I’m a huge VR fan. I have always loved a good story and always wanted to be surrounded by my favorite stories and universes. I love theme parks because they make me feel like I’m a part of that theme and story. With VR I see a lot of new possibilities of telling stories and to become a part of them.”

Watch Maria’s talk, titled “Can empathy in virtual reality change consumer habits?”.