How to cite this paper: Iyer, S. R., Pavlik, J. V., & Jin, V. (2022). Virtual Tourism in the Peri-and-Post COVID-19 Era: Understanding How Experiential Media Are Utilized in the Making of “Qatar 2022”. Advances in Journalism and Communication, 10, 81-102. https://doi.org/10.4236/ajc.2022.102007
Experiential Media and Social Change: A Qualitative Analysis of Augmented Reality Filters on Black Lives Matter, Climate Change, and COVID-19 (Vaccination, Social Distancing, And Wear a Mask) Movements
How to cite:Iyer, S. R. (2022). Experiential Media and Social Change: A Qualitative Analysis of Augmented Reality Filters on Black Lives Matter, Climate Change, and COVID-19 (Vaccination, Social Distancing, and Wear a Mask) Movements. 7th World Conference on Media and Mass Communication (MEDCOM 2022) May 5-7, 2022 Virtual. ISBN 978-624-5746-17-0
Link to the MEDCOM 2022 conference book of abstract
Not only did Victorian Spiritism and occult practices develop as a reaction to scientific progress, they were aided by technology, too. Photography, in particular, helped buoy the popularity of the occult. Mediums often doctored photographs to provide evidence of “spirits,” such as ghostly figures or hands intruding into photos (as The Old Operating Theater depicts). Researchers John Pavlik and Shravan Regret Iyer have gone so far as to suggest that the Victorian “mixed-method” approach to photographic manipulation, especially the understanding of visual illusions and stereography (overlapping right-left images to give something a 3D look), prefigured everything from cathode ray tubes to virtual reality (VR) (via Rutgers).
How to cite: Iyer, S. R. (2022). Understanding How News Content Utilizes Experiential Media in COVID-19 Storytelling: Findings from a Content Analysis. 20th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media 9-12, May 2022, Athens, Greece. ISBN: 978-960-598-472-4
To explore the effectiveness of Qatar’s use of these innovative tools (collectively coined “Experiential Media” by SC&I Professor John V. Pavlik), in their storytelling and brand building, Ph.D. student Shravan Regret Iyer, Pavlik, and Professor Venus Jin of Northwestern University in Qatar have conducted new research that suggests Qatar could more effectively use EM to reach their goals.
How to cite: Iyer, S. R., Pavlik, J. V., Jin, V., Bergida, G., Striker, S., & Gengler., J. (2021). Understanding How Experiential Media are Utilized in the Making of ‘Qatar 2022’. 6th World Research Summit for Tourism and Hospitality 14-15 December 2021, Orlando, Florida.
How to cite: Pavlik, J. V., & Iyer, S. R. (2021). Of Media and Mediums: Illusion and the Roots of Virtual Reality in Victorian-era Science, Social Change and Spiritualism. New York State Communication Association 79th Annual Conference 15-17 October 2021, New York.