To the left is a mythical representation of the question in Egyptian lore that all who die are asked before they can pass through the gates to the next realm. The question goes something like, "What is the heaviness of your heart?" As the myth goes, your heart is then measured and must weigh less than a feather. If it weighs more than a feather, you are returned to the mortal existence to try again. The following document is something that has weighed heavy on my heart as a community designer and facilitator for several months now and I am relieved to finally release it and let go of my fears on how it will be received.
I have reviewed and edited this with many collaborators and community leaders working to hold a community boundary as lovingly and honestly as possible. It is being implemented first in my homebase VR Social application, Facebook Horizon (beta), with a community-led group I support called Horizon Creator Community (HCC). It is a living document, and so will be updated and edited from time to time as needed. HCC's mission is center diverse voices and foster collaborative learning.
Some main highlights of the policy are listed below:
Feedback is always welcome!
These are reflections on VR community design experiments, collaborations, and my individual user experience. How do we connect through the virtual reality medium in a way that enhances our connection with self and our real life relationships?