show #236: infinite detail

tim maughan is a british-born author, journalist & artist, now based in canada,  and he penned a powerful debut novel with “infinite detail”. drax is obsessed with the ar/vr component of it and the deep questions about surveillance capitalism, classism, urban gentrification & art/music as savior of humanity are just icing[s] on the cake. want…

show #235: drax files book club = community pivot

as linden lab has announced recently – using a favorite word in silicon valley “slang” – they would “pivot” with sansar to focus on events rather than questing and other things. and frankly drax as a self-proclaimed hardcore non-gamer is ecstatic because standing around and talking is his core brand proposition… ok enough talking about…

show #234: disability and virtual worlds

the 8th annual international disability rights affirmation conference happened this past weekend. and where you ask? yes: second life of course. the most amazing list of presenters and panelists gathered right here in sl. and although big “competition” is afoot in the social vr space, when it comes to actual inclusion and accessibility AND rich…

show #233: debating rushkoff with ryan schultz

through a tweet by second life co-founder philip rosedale mr. drax was alerted to an article on medium by media theorist douglas rushkoff entitled ” most vr is total bullshit”. with a headline like this we here at the radio hour had to cover the “issue” and well-known virtual world blogger ryan schultz was certainly…