show #170: jeremy bailenson on vr

jeremy bailenson, founding director of stanford’s virtual human interaction lab and professor of communication at the university made it into 114 harvest’s basement to talk the future of vr as he lays it out in his recently published book “experience on demand”. enjoy the conversation and join the discussion in the comments: some contextual links:…

show #168: shyla the super gecko

the first sansar edition of the podcast [bi-weekly live stream on fridays] is featuring shyla the super gecko: in the physical world she has been diagnosed with a multitude of disabilities that leave her chair-bound for most of the day. To control her chronic pain she has been given braces as well as medication. She…

show #153: confessions of a [second] lifer: rai fargis

don’t let the title mislead you: this is not some exploitative show but simply commemorating a super special event = you meet someone in real life for the first time, someone you have previously only known by their avatar and interacted only in our beloved virtual world. happened to drax in vienna a few days…

show #150: sexual harassment at the [vr] workplace…

an allegation put forth by a former employee at silicon valley start-up upload vr of sexual harassment and gender discrimination and just a whole bunch of really awful behavior by the two co-founders [and other men] at the company shocked the emerging neo-vr movement possibly more than oculus’ co-founder palmer luckey’s supporting of donald trump’s…