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 #31: esteban [rerun]

esteban winsmore [aka charliezzz] owns most of second life [according to himself that is] & henceforth claims the right to crash any event, live in every house and/or repossess every business in our beloved virtual world. today: rerun of a conversation with the controversial man/figure/entity. enjoy & discuss: more linkage to explore below: – esteban’s youtube…

show #30: cyberith…

the future of full immersion into virtual reality/worlds will have to include a way to explore digital spaces by walking, running and jumping. in other words: using more than your vision! even adolescent males, securely confined into their mom’s basement – gaming the day away – intuitively know that moving around a bit more is not a bad idea….

show #28: lunch with a lifer [part 1: stefan weiss]

muenchen is a popular tourist spot in real life and in second life it too has been thriving albeit only since 2007 and not 1158. the capital of bavaria in the virtual world is a lovingly put together group of sims. it recreates not only the landmark buildings around the historic marienplatz center but through events…

show #24: immersive journalism

“virtual reality is an empathy machine!” says nonny dela pena and with each project of her unique approach to immersive journalism she proves anew: this technology can be used for so many more things other than simply blowing stuff up! enjoy the show: and here is some more reading/viewing material: – virtual guantanamo write-up in vanity…

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 #20: svvr [part 1: all vr’ed out!]

drax teleported into the very first silicon valley virtual reality conference and expo for a few hours while jo studied keynote speakers and panel discussions from afar: oh yes, the vr resurgence is in full swing & linden labbers were walking amongst the crowd of young enthusiasts, gently reminding them = there is a WORLD out…

show #18: lindens are people too! [part 3]

you wanted more linden interviews and what are we going to present this week? yes exactly: a conversation with a linden who enjoys quality tv shows like “macgyver”! plus race-car driving sl pioneers…. ….and of course karl krantz who is tirelessly educating vr youngsters about a little known [albeit vast] digital universe: more reading material to deepen…

show #17: lindens are people too! [part 2]

yes there was more raw interviews with linden lab engineers and we are airing it all. plus: vr news as usual and the beauty of fantasy faire explained. listen up [preferably on stitcher]: …and read/watch some more for context: – leap motion giveaway: watch the new TDF episode, find the answer and let us know…

show #16: lindens are people too! [part 1]

what a week: drax travels to santa cruz to meet ebbe altberg & a bunch of lindens in the flesh. meanwhile jo stays at home and blogs about user-retention, virtual world marketing and oculus rift awesomeness. enjoy [and don’t forget = subscribing with stitcher is the way to go]: below as usual more reading/looking material: – our new sponsor…

show #15: reconnecting with education

i am sure we can all agree that education in virtual worlds – the immersion into science, art and/or history – is one of the most important “unique affordances” of second life [and other such platforms]. only natural then for the new regime at linden lab to emphasize their eagerness to embrace the diverse community…

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 #13: terms, terms, terms….

we are tackling two big challenging things this week: recording the show with our oculi on while trying not to bump into physical objects AND we are discussing the linden lab terms of service. brace yourself and listen to the full hour before commenting, deal? and additional reading material as per usual below: – sl…

show #12: the proprietary metaverse?

yes we most certainly are discussing the facebook/oculus deal however maria korolov from hypergrid business is also in the house. she gives us a fab history lesson [AND advice for the future ] in regards to open source worlds and  leadership in digital platforms [is linden lab listening?]. this big hour is filled to the brink,…

show #10: oculus!!!

friends: time for oculus rift demo roller-coasters and tiny little tuscany replicas to move aside coz….. “they may have the goggles but WE got the world!” [i am printing a shirt with that slogan RIGHT now while waiting for my loaner oculus to be shipped from maine!] yes it is true: oculus integration into sl is…

show #9: SL GO

SL GO [by onlive] renders sl in the cloud in the most beautiful way for tablets, old laptops and every TV on the planet plus: we give-away a leap motion! what more do you want? perhaps coffee for us$ 1,50? ok then, here ya go: now on to contextual links: – strawberry on sl go…

show #8: the BIG picture

what a show: oculus components are running out, new linden lab ceo ebbe altberg loves his job [so far], researcher nick yee says the virtual is real and the local sheet music store owner pamela says the virtual is make-believe and totally NOT real! oh and yes: second life is growing again! listen [on stitcher it…

show #7: look he’s talking!

what if someone invites you to a meet and greet with the new ceo of the company behind the most amazingly empowering [and sustainable] digital product coming out of silicon valley in over 10 years & you show up? well i admit: i put all these qualifiers into the opening sentence to get some google search…

show #6: the reality of virtuality

voila =  here is show numero 6: fascinating discussion this week with philosopher [and alphaville herald reporter] peter ludlow [starts around 32:00] about governance in virtual worlds, griefer management & investigative journalism plus: one billion rising against violence against women [we talk with saffia widdershins about the sl version of today’s global event]. enjoy [here…

show #5: mr. altberg goes to linden lab

big week in virtual worlds: a new fearless leader has emerged at linden lab, he is of swedish roots & as a natural consequence has an awesome name: ebbe altberg. so: on the show today we speculate about digital leadership and hear from a retired linden with historical perspective. we have a feature interview with…

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 #2: the legacy of osprey therian

alrighty, we made it to show number 2 and we are not off the air quite yet, we are in fact expanding our empire to stitcher, arguably the best radio-podcast-on-demand app out there, sandwiched between award-winning public radio programs & home-made podcast fare, varying widely in quality…awesome: just where we belong! now onward: today’s show is…

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…