Annie Drake founded Equal Reality to show what discrimination looks and feels like, and provide training for how to deal with such situations. By using Virtual Reality to convey these experiences, users can learn in a way which is private, immersive, and repeatable.
Annie specializes in creating immersive experiences. With 15 years’ experience in computer graphic art and programming, she joined the initial team at Intel's Perceptual Computing group, where she studied how technology can interface directly with the body's senses. Her work since has targeted how technology can impact the psychology and behavior of individuals and groups.
Venture: Equal Reality creates Diversity and Inclusion training in Virtual Reality. Their VR experiences allow you to "walk a mile in someone else's shoes" to learn what it is like to experience things like discrimination or inappropriate behavior.