show #242: anrick makes realities

guest today is anrick, a director of immersive ar and vr content, founder of studio anrk & while drax is marveling over anrick’s body of work this show addresses the “elephant” in the room right at the start: layoffs at linden lab and reshuffling of talent in-house away from sansar. why is social vr [like…

show #241: joe haldeman is here

sci-fi master joe haldeman was in sansar in his avatar embodiment, based on a sketch drawn by himself [not only does he write and draw – joe also plays the bass-clarinet and the tenor sax in a variety of scenarios including dixieland!!] a fabulous conversation about war, hemingway, time travel and heinlein. oh yes and…

show #240: troll talk 2020 [rerun]

today is a rerun of a fascinating conversation i had with a [professional?] troll out of second life. she is seemingly young [judging from her voice] and she spends her weekends harassing folks like myself [and i could be her dad’s age] in virtual worlds like sl, hifi, sansar, you name it.   what drives…

show #239: ruth kemp + jessica west on translation

  we are talking translation today – from video games to literary fiction – with ruth ahmedzai kemp and jessica west. wonderful show with live audience for the first time: lightsabers and snowballs were thrown all the while bristol vr lab controlled the tech aspect tightly. consequently we had great content delivered with a bit…