Dan Archer
Dan Archer
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Dan Archer is the founder of Empathetic Media, a multimedia agency that uses graphic journalism, virtual and augmented reality to tell news stories in an immersive new way. He is a recognized thought leader in the VR/interactive storytelling space, having lectured and given workshops at: MIT Media Lab, Google News Impact Summit, Society of News Design, Magnum Foundation, Media Impact Funders, the Online News Association among others. His work has been published by the BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corp., American Public Media, Vice magazine, Fusion and the US State Department. Empathetic’s own AR app, ARc Stories, was among the first 3D non-fiction sequential storytelling platforms and has published AR stories in conjunction with a number of leading organizations such as the Washington Post and the Red Cross.

He was a 2016 Fellow at the Tow Center at Columbia University (New York), where he was principal investigator on research that examined the links between 360 video and empathy, as well as a lecturer in Immersive Documentary at the New School. He was a 2014 Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow at the University of Missouri and 2011 Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, where he also taught non-fiction graphic novel writing 2008-14.