Since early 2014, Deigratia and his team have been experimenting with virtual reality and how to take it from the world of video games and utilize it to create social change. From there, Deigratia conducted interviews with close friends, colleagues, and folks from the community to gain multiple perspectives on what types of experiences and interactions black men in America face. From social stereotyping that’s a subtle as someone walking on the other side of the street to being profiled by law enforcement.
To this date, the Black Man Simulator owes its success to being funded and promoted by IDEA Capital, Eyedrum Gallery, and various crowdfunding campaigns.
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