show #52: sl looks good today!

show #52
show #52

a fab reaffirming show with some second life enthusiasts from madpea games.

that is it! enjoy:

and now read on to get the gist:

– our new sponsor maven homes

– get a leap motion by telling us a bad marketing idea from sl [and read all about dragonfly on roadtovr]

– news from daily mail about magic leap [and context from inara pey]

magic leap for keeping kids quiet at the mall [pic from daily mail]
magic leap for keeping kids quiet at the mall [pic from daily mail]
google glass is gone, long live hololens

hololens makes you look killer
hololens makes you look killer

– hololens and nasa

– sl looks good:

– sl looks bad [on NVIDIA site]:

keep them websites current
keep them websites current [pic hunted down by jogi schultz]
sl is looking good flickr group & sllooksgootoday hashtag on twitter

sllooksgoodtoday on twitter
sllooksgoodtoday on twitter

sl go user group in sl

– off-topic? on the media reports about a bot that eliminates writers….

a muscle sensing armband [looks better than google glass!]

– two articles on avatar identity: npr & wsj

wii can tell how you feeeeel
wii can tell how you feeeeel
2009 called and wants its promo vid back!
2009 called and wants its promo vid back!

– musical interlude from terrylynn melody

terrylynn in rl
terrylynn in rl

– virtualize it documentary from spiegel tv on facebook [comes in april]

– our guests kiana writer and harter fall[slurl to his gallery here!!!] from madpea games

buried [coming in february]
buried [coming in february]
– old madpea promo:

– drax files world makers with the team:

we want drew carey to come on drax files world makers – can we get him????

nylon pinkney is coming to tdf in march
nylon pinkney is coming to tdf in march

– jo is busy reading and making

jo makes magazines

– before you go into the weekend: read ben lang’s story about fove hmd!

fove [pic by ben lang roadtovr]
fove [pic by ben lang roadtovr]
the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley] is a weekly production of basicdrax entertainment.

the show is supported by leap motion, sl go [by onlive], stitcher, paradise lost in second life, botgirl’s identity circus, kahruvel design, vika creations, humanoid animations, loki eliot, botanical, death row designs, angel red cotoure, fallen gods incorporated, {what’s next}, abranimations, blue moon enterprises and landscapes unlimited!

music by bd.

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11 Comments Add yours

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  2. I’m tired of demos and videos of how tech companies ‘think’ we will be using their tech in a couple years time.

    1. Ciaran Laval says:

      This has been going on for years, do you remember Tomorrow;s World?

      1. draxfiles says:

        Ciaran have linkage?

  3. Zu: “– jo is busy reading and making”:

    … ah, der Simplicissimus! Ob man die abgebildeten Hefte auch tatsächlich durchblättern und lesen kann? In der Freien Bibliothek Pegasus- Freie Bücher für SL. Unkommerzielle deutschsprachige Bibliothek – kann man es! Zumindest die ersten drei Ausgaben in einem Buch zusammen gefasst gibt es dort. Natürlich free und full perm. Und bei Bedarf kann ich auch spätere Ausgaben erstellen.
    BukTom Bloch

  4. Becky says:

    Fun show today guys – lots of juicy stuff to make the mind race with anticipation 🙂

  5. Inara Pey says:

    Magic Leap – a few points.

    1. People have seen demos of the capabilities such as John Markoff from the New York times (see:

    2. Tech information has been examined by the likes of Tom Simonite of MIT Technology review (see: and Sean Hollister at Gizmodo (see:, both of whom I summarised (see:

    3. Don’t forget they’ve also filed a patent for a virtual worlds Trademark as well, and have indicated they’ll be looking into VR as well as AR.

    On ergonomics, Jo may not care on that front vis VR, but a lot of others do – up to and including Brendan Iribe, John Cormack and others from Oculus VR, because they’re aware that many people out in the world are wary of “looking stupid” wearing an HMD.

    Just like a photo or video that makes SL look good is more likely to convince someone to try it out, so to is a good-looking headset more likely to help generate wider sales than a “brick on a harness”. (Plus there is the no small matter of form factor convenience: small, good looking and portable HMDs will likely be further attractive to wider audiences than ugly and awkward-looking units.)

    1. draxfiles says:

      thx Inara for your comment. We have been discussing the MIT review and their aspirations in the VW space [via patents] in previous shows. Competition is heating up for SL, HiFi and uuuhmmmm wait…is Twinity still around?????

      1. Inara Pey says:

        Yup… but just like to remind people, given the preponderance of references to the Daily Mail (for which, as someone from the UK, I sincerely apologise to the rest of the world for having foisted upon you) that there are actually verifiable sources out there …

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