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 […]

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, […]

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 Taught a Class in Virtual Reality!

Teaching in Virtual Reality Every day, I feel incredibly fortunate to go to work in such an amazing industry that has no shortages of new and exciting things to explore and learn. This past week, I got a chance to bring together two of my favorite things that I’ve been doing over the past several […]

Someone is in my Computer – How *Not* to Properly Secure your VR Server

A few days ago, between sniffling, sneezing, and attempting to nap away a pretty nasty cold, I was spending some time working on my home-away-from-the-physical-world that I’m building using High Fidelity when something quite literally out of my imagination happened. It was very clearly a scenario where the “problem was between the chair and monitor” – […]