Popping Bubbles

Fresh off of Viva Tech, I wanted to take a few minutes to jot down some thoughts that I’ve been having after being surrounded by a constant stream of innovation, experimentation, and thoughtful technologists. I’ve lived in Silicon Valley for almost 4 years now, and while I feel incredibly fortunate to be in a place […]

Trying out Icaros at Viva Tech!

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of flying in virtual reality – so when I had the opportunity to try out Icaros here at Viva Tech today, I was so ready to jump in. I honestly could not stop giggling throughout the experience, and it did not disappoint! The Icaros device is meant […]

Voice is the New UI (and it Matters for Immersive Tech)

While at first glance, AI seems largely separate from virtual and augmented reality, the convergence of the two is rapidly approaching. During Day 1 of VivaTech today, artificial intelligence was center stage, featured heavily in the keynote and throughout panels and demo stations alike. There is no doubt that voice as a platform is evolving, […]

I’m in Paris for Viva Tech!

I could not be more excited to have landed in France this morning for VivaTech, a showcase conference for future-oriented technology and startups here in Paris. The conference begins tomorrow, and I’ll be roaming the show floor to catch up with VR and other emerging technology startups and listen to some pretty inspiring talks about […]

What We are Building is not Simple

The problems and challenges that have led up to the state of virtual and augmented reality technologies as they exist today have been exactly that: problems and challenges. Teams have worked tirelessly to bring the hardware, sensors, firmware, tools, and applications to us, and our work in the immersive technology industry is just beginning. What […]

Practicing with Textures & 3D Models

Happy Sunday, everyone! In an attempt to learn more about the pipeline for creating virtual reality experiences, I’ve been on a personal mission lately to dip my toes into the 3D art side of the process. I’m incredibly fortunate to have a few amazing 3D artists as friends (go follow them here and here!) who have […]

Immortality and Upgrades

A week or so ago, I was filling out a form online and skipped over the “Are you a Robot” checkbox. Captchas have gotten pretty good, and Google now has an algorithm that allows you to bypass the box altogether, but I couldn’t help the bit of delight that it caused when I successfully logged […]

I Survived my First GDC!

It’s 11am on the Saturday following my first-ever GDC, and I’ve finally gotten a bit of time to sit down, collect my thoughts, and finish up my 2017 recap series for this year’s Game Developer Conference. First of all – as much as I really loved the talks that I got to see, in my […]