Worlds for Change Challenge

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ASU XRts Worldbuilding Contest

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Imagine the immersive world you want to see and compete for the chance to build it — with a grand prize of a scholarship valued at $60,000 to attend one of ASU’s new transdisciplinary XRts graduate degree programs. 

Announcing the Worlds for Change Challenge winners

At SXSW, we announced our two grand prize Worlds for Change Challenge winners, ASU animation student Victoria Silva and Vedika Bhasin, an augmented reality artist based in the San Francisco Bay area. Honorable mention winners were: Sunny Collins, Samantha Dimaano, Mikale Kaminer, Madeleine Knight, Alba Olivé Martí, Vivian Ngiam, Odi Nwosu, John Kyle Varley and Nancy Zuo.

2 ASU grad school scholarships awarded in Worlds for Change Challenge

Sun Devil wins world-building competition with game that imagines a better future

2 ASU grad school scholarships awarded in Worlds for Change Challenge


Games for Change
Our Future Life
Meteor Studio


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School for the Future of Innovation in Society
Luminosity Labs
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Fuse Technology Group

Immersive worlds. Inclusive futures.

See how immersive media and extended reality arts are already helping us understand the world differently.

Body of Mine

Body of Mine is a full-body immersive experience that allows you to inhabit the body of another gender, interact with your skin and discover stories and interviews of trans people. Created by Narrative and Emerging Media student Cameron Kostopoulos.

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ASU XRts Immersive Media Fellow Sian Proctor, the first woman commercial astronaut and the only African-American female to pilot a spaceship, brings the “EarthLight” perspective down to planet Earth through immersive art, poetry and storytelling with the EarthLight VR Experience.

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Pachuco XR

PachucoXR, a project of the social enterprise TecnoLatinx and ASU XRts Immersive Media Fellow Martha Mendizabal, commemorated the 80th anniversary of the Zoot Suit Riots in 2023, masterfully intertwining a historic American narrative with state-of-the-art technology.

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