Oculus invests $1m in VR for Good campaign

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Oculus is hoping to change with world with the power of VR, having launched a new initiative designed to encourage social change through virtual reality experiences.

The VR for Good campaign is currently tilted towards filmmakers, with two new programmes – the 360 Filmmakers Challenge for Students and the 360 Bootcamp for Nonprofits – aiming to inspire budding creators to utilise the medium to tell stories with an impact” and raise awareness for causes in need of a voice”, Oculussaid.

The Rift headset maker has teamed up with local schools in San Francisco to provide nine students with a Samsung Gear VR headset and Galaxy S6 smartphone, as well as the necessary cameras and editing software, to produce three to five-minute 360-degree movies.

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