The Hague Humanity Hub

The Future of New Media

How do NGOs bring stories closer to their audiences? Possibilities of using Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality in your work.

In 2018, The Spindle and HumanityX (Centre for Innovation of Leiden University) collaborate in organising a series of monthly inspirational working sessions for their mutual communities! In these sessions you’ll explore the relevance of (technological) trends for the future of development cooperation. The sessions are high in energy and always involve an expert. See what’s going on and get more grip on the implications and ideas that would work!
What can you expect?

  • – Increasing understanding of new (technology) trends
  • – Identifying potential applications and use cases with real-life examples
  • – Knowing how to get started in leveraging these opportunities for your organisation
  • – Knowing trajectories to bring ideas further, the networks and methods to do so


February 27: The Future of New Media
Possibilities of using Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality in your work. How do NGOs bring stories closer to their audiences? How can it help us to better understand what’s going on around you in case of a disaster? How can this facilitate more immersive storytelling?

During this session you will explore how your organisation can benefit from new media technologies, together with the Centre for Innovation’s New Media Lab. The session will be organised together with the Lab’s research fellow Jeanine Reutemann and the video-maker Thomas Hurkxkens.