show #152: mesh heads

we talk mesh heads, bento mesh heads, avatar identity and where the train is headed in second life and elsewhere >>> why do we enjoy playing dress up? is second life turning into zombie land like real life due to lifeless mesh barbies?   you be the judge: more info on all we talks about…

show #112: the state of vr = ready for primetime? [pt2]

…and we continue taking stock of the vr “movement” as it stands today, of course from a sl vantage point. and that means: old grumpy pioneers complaining about new kids on the block. or not. judge for yourself: we discussed a lot of things and were generally all over the place [what’s new?] so here…

show #103: project bento

we are back with weekly shows that feature jo and a healthy balance of vr and sl [and more!]. today? all about flying pigs and new skeletons [out of the closet!] = enjoy: and now read and watch and smile: our guests aki shichiroji, medhue simoni and mahadma amazon lumberyard – a competitor for sansar?…

show #97: lab chat response

a brief show in response to the emotionally charged comment threads which started after the first lab chat broadcast…who would have expected that a few were of the nasty kind? enjoy out post mortem analysis: and just handful of links this week as we are out the door already: ciaran laval is writing on the…

show #76: tom

a new experiment on today’s show: we are sharing the raw material which will result in a [hopefully] compelling mini documentary video about digital ethnographer tom boellstorff. enjoy: and read on: – tom interviewed on geelab: – crazy #immersiveDrax meme – started by loki eliot from the original pic….. ….he made this one: Could not help…

show #74: happy birthday second life

happy birthday second life: 12 years old & counting while old vw rivals are littering the side of the road. but it is a new day with new competition [and a next gen vw in the works] so we have danger linden, senior director of product & troy linden, senior producer on the show to…

show #70: all about vw therapy [rerun]

our guest [licensed marriage and family therapist]tammy fletcher aka avalon birke in sl dispels some myths about providing counseling services in virtual worlds. fascinating: we hope you enjoyed the show, more on tammy’s rl operation is here. while drax files radio is on summer mode – make sure to read the relevant blogs linked here to…

show #66: fantasy faire

…and we taped live from the massive operation called fantasy faire 2015 which benefits relay for life and runs through this weekend. go there after you listened to the show [which also features bill glover from bright canopy]: and a few things to read up on are below as per usual: – bright canopy is…

show #61: ranting with niran

everyone can create an sl viewer and niran actually did it: a young self-taught german furry and tinkerer sprung into action indeed. so behold, because today: the man behind black dragon! want to read? below please: – ready player one to be directed by steven spielberg – but when checked today = no more ready…

show #60: oz + ebbe = full steam ahead

today on the show = linden ceo ebbe altberg reveals next gen vw secrets & director of sl engineering oz linden [at 35:25] confidently addresses educators at vwbpe. exciting times: detailed reading linkage below as per usual: – daniel voyager summarizes the main points of ebbe linden’s keynote – inara pey transcribes ebbe’s speech [how…

show #54: freedom

we know that a creative virtual world like second life is empowering but jj zinfanwe from the university of australia will tell us today how special sl is for people with disabilities or chronic illness. all that plus xiola linden on why she loves to manage virtual communities: want more context? click the linx below: – ll…

show #51: vr goes mainstream?

we are back, happy new year, it is 2015 indeed – possibly the year of vr going big & our first show features ben lang from the road to vr blog about what is hot and not straight from ces in las vegas, yeah baby: and more to read and watch while you listen and/or…

show #41: confessions of a lifer

on the show today we have a well-known and smart 10 year old: salazar jack aka justin esparza has been active in second life for a decade now and he knows a thing or two about what worked and what did not in a user-centric vw. lindens – are you listening? plus: dennis harper from…

show #40: chris, the money guy!

christopher colosi was once the ben bernanke of the virtual universe second life, setting policy, dealing with land barons and guiding a team that handles a 500 million us$ annual economy. now he is back with gloebit, a digital currency platform, ready to facilitate any [virtual] goods and services transaction. a fascinating conversation about “real” vs….

show #34: is sl vr? [rerun interview with ben lang]

one more rerun before season 2 starts, folks! a conversation with ben lang from the roadtovr blog centering around the question if one can be  truly immersed in secondlife or not. enjoy and discuss: now read/watch [before you comment]: – mona eberhardt’s post about refocusing the vr debate –  our sponsor leaps into vr but…

show #32: what about opensim? [rerun with maria korolov]

another rerun folks, a good one though: maria korolov from the hypergrid business blog talking about how open virtual worlds will fit in with the metaverse of the future. enjoy: some linkage below: – maria’s open letter to the lindens – raph koster at wikimania on online communities: – visit frau jo’s new hotel adlon…

show #27 [rerun]: pamela ain’t buying the hype!

on behalf of myself and jo i apologize: we are aware that everyone is expecting an interview with dr.jacki morie today about past present and future of vr, but things during this summer hiatus of our beloved podcast have been crazy busy to say the least… the interview with jacki is in the can but there is simply no…

show #21: svvr [part 2: lindens with goggles]

lindens were spotted [above l to r: ed mason, gamefacelabs, voidpointer, catalyst]at the recent svvr con/expo. most certainly they were dragged in front of a mic and they had a lot to say about the recent vr resurgence + goggles + redefining the sl narrative! enjoy the show: yes, this is indeed our last live [to…

show #14: philip > there thou art!

you guessed it: this show is all about mr.rosedale aka philip [formerly] linden and what he has been up to since going back to creating worlds. there is indeed a LOT of new shiny stuff to talk about. listen and learn: and now read some more: – leap motion giveaway [leave us a message on skype draxfiles…

show #4: the sky is falling….

the party is over and the sky is falling: cloud party was absorbed by yahoo & rod humble left a certain building on battery street in sf for the very last time… is this the end? or is this just the beginning of the resurgence of virtual worlds? well, we have one hour of audio for…

show #3: esteban!

yes we dared: we arranged, conducted and are now broadcasting an interview with the infamous esteban winsmore. listen with an open mind and form your own opinion. we are not here to judge, just to report. but of course esteban has not hijacked the whole show, just the title. for the fast-forwarders amongst you: the…

show #1: oculus + nsa + fitted mesh = ?

ok so we just recorded our very very first show [can you spell “yes we did”?] and now without any further type type [after all,radio/pod/broad/narrow-casting is an aural experience: put those headphones on and dive in: let us know what you think in the comments [btw you can download the show as mp3 or subscribe on…