Bryn Oh discusses her latest project, sims built for the US Military to fight PTSD:
Close to two years ago I was approached by Virtual Ability to create a four region build on Open sim for the US military. The work was to help soldiers with Post Traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) learn how to deal with various issues and to kind of integrate them back into society.
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So imagine this scenario. And I should start by saying these are just my musings and don’t reflect the views of the US military or Virtual Ability. So a young man joins the army and spends four years or so in an atmosphere of brotherhood, an atmosphere that anyone outside this life can’t really understand. It is testosterone, but also they are indoctrinated into a way of life that creates the best type of soldier. A soldier who will never let those around them down, who is reliable and pliable. They are shaped physically and psychologically into a tool. It sounds negative but for the Army and their goals it is essential…