show #64: pathfinder

show #64
show #64

john “pathfinder” lester formerly linden was creating communities for people with disabilities at harvard medical school when 3d persistent virtual worlds and vr headsets were still a dream and/or simply way to expensive to ever get into the hands of the average user.

in the early days at the lab he was instrumental in explaining a concept that was [and is] quite esoteric for many stakeholders in education and the medical field.

times have changed but pathfinder is still focusing on the secret sauce of virtual worlds: the people whose dreams we are allowed to step into.

listen and be inspired:

more for your reading pleasure below:

– john “pathfinder” lester, formerly of linden lab:

rezzing a cube at SIGGRAPH '06
rezzing a cube at SIGGRAPH ’06

– originator of brain talk communities:

– facilitator for marvelous projects at ll such as the adventures of wilde cunningham

[profile from cbs news 2008 >>> ]

– now with wiggle planet

– and reactiongrid

pathfinder exploring Jibe
pathfinder exploring Jibe

– article from 2005 [with screenshots from…well 2005] on “ helps people with asperger’s”

pathfinder today
pathfinder today

– music from jordan reyne

second life in the news again with another positive story no less on motherboard/vice: avatar irl [and the sl blogosphere likes it]

cecilia d'anastasio irl
cecilia d’anastasio irl [although it does look a bit like sl…]
sl demo from – works in a web browser indeed

drax clone in sl via frame via a browser
drax clone in sl via frame via a browser

inara pey on bright canopy and all that jazz [they are in beta now]

bright canopy = great promise, awesome slogan. will it deliver?
bright canopy = great promise, awesome slogan. will it deliver?

– coming 4/20 = virtualize it from spiegel tv [+ madpea’s unia!]

– next drax files world makers coming mid may = insilico:

– if you have not seen it = drax files world makers #28 with whiskey monday – do it NOW!

the drax files radio hour [with jo yardley] is a weekly production of basicdrax entertainment.

the show is supported by leap motion, stitcher, fatewear by damien fate, gizza creations, aeros avatars, maven homes, madpea productions, botgirl’s identity circus, ison, kahruvel design, vika creations, humanoid animations, loki eliot, botanical, death row designs, fallen gods incorporated, {what’s next}, abranimations, blue moon enterprises, avacon and landscapes unlimited!

music by jordan reyne.

contact the show via skype draxfiles, avatar draxfiles or email

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Jo Yardley says:

    Reblogged this on Jo Yardley's Second Life and commented:

    The latest Drax Files Radio Hour episode;

  2. That was a lot of fun. Thanks for the opportunity to noodle about past/present/future. 🙂

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