XR Connections - Extended Reality - XR | AR | VR | MR

XR Connections - Extended Reality - XR | AR | VR | MR

By Liam O'Malley
XR Connections covers Extended Reality (XR - AR - VR - MR), providing a weekly guide to items of interest in the worlds of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality. Hosted by Liam James O'Malley of Mars and Mercury - XR Strategy and Intelligence
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XR Connections - Extended Reality - XR | AR | VR | MR

No. 14 Participating in the MIT XR Reality Hack with Tom Buchanan, Co-Founder of haptic glove maker Contact CI.

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No. 14 Participating in the MIT XR Reality Hack with Tom Buchanan, Co-Founder of haptic glove maker Contact CI.
EPISODE 014 SHOW NOTES: Episode 14 of XR Connections features an interview with Tom Buchanan, Co-Founder and Chief of Product for the haptic glove maker Contact CI. Tom discusses his experience as a participant of the XR-focused MIT Reality Hack, his team's award-winning  immersive Impact Journalism project, Rising Tide, haptic technology, the Varjo XR-1 Mixed Reality Headset, Contact CI's Maestro gloves and recent advancements in hand-tracking. Tom Buchanan Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT Reality Hack Discord Voice and Text Chat App Rising Tide MIT Reality Hack Project Rising Tide Team Members: Liam Broza LifeScope Lab, Carlos Calva, Clair Chuff, Grace Ma Varjo XR-1 Varjo XR-1 and Volvo Contact CI / Maestro Haptic Glove Cincinatti VR Meetup Vectre XR Development Studio Cincy Inno / American Inno Network Ultraleap, Leap Motion Tracking and Haptics Valve Index Controllers HandTracking/Oculus Quest NReal Glasses MagicLeap Acknowledgements: Call Recording: Skype Podcasting: Anchor Recording: Logic Pro X Music: "Are You There" by DR. MARS Hosted and Produced by Liam James O'Malley at Mars & Mercury
29:30
March 10, 2020
No. 13 with Terry Proto of Virtual Reality Marketing and Ubereal Agency
Episode 13 features an interview with Terry Proto, Co-Founder and CEO of Virtual Reality Marketing and Ubereal Agency. Terry is both helping brands find trustworthy XR development partners and helping XR creators find more clients and recurring business. We discuss Virtual Reality Marketing’s searchable database of over 2500 XR creators, the importance of XR case studies, the challenges of beginning an XR project, who Terry follows to keep up on XR developments, XR events of interest, and promising new advances in AR glasses.  Ubereal Agency Virtual Reality Marketing Searchable Database of XR Creators Ubereal Partner Rikard Berglin Amazon and AR Oculus Quest XR Ignite Accelerator Alan Smithson XR for Business Podcast Julie Smithson XR for Learning Podcast Metavrse Charlie Fink Charlie Fink’s XR at Forbes AWE Expo VRX Conference and Expo ARtillery Newsletter XR Intelligence VR/AR Association Hololens 2 nReal AR Glasses Jason McDowall The AR Show Acknowledgements: Call Recording: Skype Podcasting: Anchor Recording: Logic Pro X Music: "Are You There" by DR. MARS Hosted and Produced by Liam James O'Malley at Mars & Mercury
25:30
March 3, 2020
No. 12 with Covalent's Thomas Jackson on the MIT XR Reality Hack
Episode 012 presents an overview of leading-edge XR tech and hardware as seen at MIT Reality Hack 2020  in an interview with Thomas Jackson, founder of XR design and development firm Covalent Reality. A volunteer at this year's MIT XR Hackathon, Jackson discusses the Human Bionic Display of the Varjo VR headset, the open source AR platform Project North Star, his favorite Hackathon projects and who he follows to keep up with XR developments. MIT Reality Hack 2020 Thomas Jackson ​Covalent MIT Hackathon VR Tech: ​Oculus Rift ​Oculus Quest Vive Pro ​HP Reverb ​Varjo  MIT Hackathon AR Tech: MagicLeap ​HoloLens ​Project North Star ​nReal Light ​MIT Hackathon Projects GhostbustXR  VSiBL Ryan Kopinsky Thomas Jackson's Follow Recommendations: John Carmack, AI researcher, Consulting CTO Oculus VR Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist, Oculus Timmy Ghiurau, Volvo Jacob Cedulf, Volvo MIT Hackathon Team Eswar Anandapadmanaban Sarah Pillai Scott Greenwald Maria Rice See Also:​ MIT Reality Hack Projects Site ​MIT Reality Hack Outro Video Acknowledgements: Call Recording: Anchor App Podcasting: Anchor Recording: Logic Pro X Music: "Are You There" by DR. MARS Hosted and Produced by Liam James O'Malley at Mars & Mercury
34:08
February 10, 2020
No. 11 with Dan Zaitsev of the AR Creator's Community CatchAR
EPISODE 011 SHOW NOTES: Episode 011 features an interview with Dan Zaitsev, who discusses his vision for CatchAR, the community platform he has built for Augmented Reality creators, 2019’s biggest developments for AR creators, his advice for getting started in making AR prototypes and his plans for the future of CatchAR. Catchar.io SparkAR ​LensStudio ​ARCore ​ARKit ​HoloLens ​MagicLeap ​Aidan Wolf Doodle Lens Call Recording: Skype Podcasting: Anchor Recording: Logic Pro X Music: "Are You There" by DR. MARS Hosted and Produced by Liam James O'Malley at Mars & Mercury
24:12
December 18, 2019
No. 10 of XR Connections on AR, VR, and XR in Retail with Ed McCabe of Zebra Technologies
EPISODE 010 SHOW NOTES: Episode 010 covers XR in Retail and features an interview with Ed McCabe of Zebra Technologies, who discusses how AR headsets are improving efficiency in warehouses, the use of AR for picking and stocking, how XR is driving immersive brand experiences, and what consumers might expect to see this 2019 Holiday Shopping season. Also discussed are Neil Redding and Tony Parisi’s Near Future of Retail Project and small businesses getting started in AR. Augmented Reality Experiences Will Save Brick and Mortar Retail by Tom Emrich SnapChat Lego Wear Store Near Future of Retail at Medium Neil Redding, Near Future of Retail, Redding Futures The Top 10 Technology Trends In Retail: How Tech Will Transform Shopping In 2020 by Bernard Marr at Forbes How to Afford an Augmented Reality Solution as a Small Business by Nar Poghos Katelyn Coghlan, Mezmos, The Glimpse Group Ed McCabe Zebra Technologies NFL Next Gen Stats Call Recording: Anchor Podcasting: Anchor Recording: Logic Pro X Music: "Christmas Shopping" by Buck Owens and His Buckaroos Hosted and Produced by Liam James O'Malley at Mars & Mercury
27:10
December 9, 2019
No. 009 of with Kevin Williams on XR, VR, and AR for Location Based Experiences, Theme Parks and Attractions
Episode 009 features an interview with Kevin Williams, a leading specialist in the digital Out-of-Home entertainment industry. Kevin discusses recent trends and developments  in Location Based Experiences, focusing on Virtual and next generationMixed Reality/Cross Reality attractions, rides and games. From motion simulators to arena-scale VR, Kevin brings a unique perspective to VR/XR, and details the challenges of LBE VR, including  health and hygiene factors, ease of use of equipment  and  wait times and guest onboarding experiences. ​SHOW NOTES: Kevin Williams LinkedIn ​kwp @ thestingerreport dot com ​The Out-of-Home Immersive Entertainment Frontier: Expanding Interactive Boundaries in Leisure Facilities  Book by Kevin Williams and Michael Mascioni ​VR Focus Column ​Hughes Rediffusion (now Thales Training and Simulation) ​Star Tours Star Wars Disney Theme Park Flight Simulator ​Location Based Experience Types: ​• Immersive Simulators (Drive Rally/Formula One Car, Control Jet Fighter) • VR Headset Linked to Motion Bases • Next Generation Mixed Reality/Cross Reality (E-Sports Networked Competitions ​Cross Reality/XR in LBE: Marriage of Multiple Disciplines and Technologies to Create an Immersive Environment that is Borderless​ ​Rise of Theme Park Mixed Reality/Cross Reality: Goal is to make Experience for Guests Effortless: • Augmented Reality (AR) Mirrored to 3D Projection Mapping • Navigable Environments with 3D Projection Mapping ​Disney Goofy Paint n Play House  Pioneering 3D Projection Map Theme Park Attraction ​Triotech's Lego Ninjago Theme Park Attraction Out-of-Home (OOH) Virtual Reality Deployment: • Stand-Alone Machines - Beat Sabre/VRrsenal, Hologate Driving Simulators • Location Based Experiences/"Free-Roaming," "Hyper Reality" Arena-Scale VR - The Void (Disney, LucasFilm, Sony), Dreamscape, Sandbox (Star Trek: Discovery), Minority Media (Transformers) IAAPA Conference ​Dark Rides: "A dark ride or ghost train is an indoor amusement ride on which passengers aboard guided vehicles travel through specially lit scenes that typically contain animation, sound, music and special effects." (Entertainment Designer, 2005) ​Sally Dark Rides ​Disney Star Wars Galaxy's Edge Experience LAI Virtual Rabbids Ride Spree Interactive Bumper Car Experience Pico VR Headset Vex Solutions VR Experiences Oculus Quest HTC Vive Headsets Samsung Gear VR Headset Disney Pandora: Land of Avatar Experience ​Resources: The Stinger Report Road to VR ​Upload VR ​InterGame Conferences: IAAPA EAG Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming International Expo, London ​Amusement Expo, New Orleans ​CES, Las Vegas ​Call Recording: Anchor Podcasting: Anchor Recording: Logic Pro X ​ Music: "Are You There?" by DR. MARS on Spotify
39:32
November 24, 2019
No. 008 with Antony Vitillo of New Technology Walkers (HitMotion MR Game); NYVR AI Meetup, XR4Media
EPISODE 008 SHOW NOTES: ​In Episode 008 Antony Vitillo of The Ghost Howls and Wise Realities discusses how VR changed his life, his experience as the co-founder of a VR startup, the Mixed Reality game HitMotion he’s developing, advice on attending China’s World Conference on VR Industry, VR for physical and mental rehabilitation, and who to follow for XR news and insight. Also discussed: Roy Kachur's XR4Media, Amena Hayat's VR Documentary and the NYVR Meetup on Artificial Intelligence. ​Antony Vitillo: ​LinkedIn Twitter ​The Ghost Howls ​New Technology Walkers XR Consultants ​Wise Realities  VR for Mental Health ​HitMotion Mixed Reality Game ​World Conference on VR Industry - China ​WCVRI Advice ​Antony's XR Information Recommendations: ​XR for Business: ​Alan Smithson,MetaVRse, XR for Business Podcast Alice Bonasio, Inside.com AR and VR Newsletter ​Cathy Hackl, Futurist ​Robert Scoble, Infinite Retina ​Location-Based VR: ​Kevin Williams, KWP Limited ​Gaming: ​Virtual Reality Oasis ​Nathie ​Cas and Chary ​Reviews: ​Benjamin Lang Road to VR ​And: ​Charlie Fink XR Consultant, Author, Columnist for Forbes ​Alvin Wang Graylin China President HTC ​Also in this Episode: ​XR4Media  Media-Focused XR News by Roy Kachur, NBCUniversal ​Hugh Seaton Adept Reality VR Training New York Artificial Intelligence Meetup Group ​GeoPipe ​Amena Hayat The Language of Silence VR Documentary ​Tony Parisi Unity ​Brian August 110 Stories ​The RLab: ​Justin Hendrix ​Adaora Udoji ​Laura Barker ​Ilena Parker ​ ​ ​Call Recording: Anchor Podcasting: Anchor Recording: Logic Pro X ​ Music: "Are You There?" by DR. MARS on Spotify
40:28
November 18, 2019
XR Connections Episode 007 with DJ Smith, CCO of The Glimpse Group and leader of the New York Virtual Reality Meetup
EPISODE 007 SHOW NOTES: ​ Episode 007 features an interview with DJ Smith, Chief Creative Officer of the XR startup-focused Glimpse Group. DJ is also the leader of the New York Virtual Reality Meetup (NYVR)  and the discussion includes the origins and growth of NYVR, the impact of the Oculus Quest, how the Glimpse Group is contributing advances in AR and VR  marketing, education and training, and where to turn for XR insights beyond the newsfeed. DJ Smith The Glimpse Group ​NYVR ​2012 Palmer Luckey Oculus Kickstarter ​Brian August - 110 Stories AR App ​Jay Van Buren, Chris Gaughan,VR QUEST - Early Adopter ​Alper Guler, Michael Cadoux - QReal ​Acron - VR and Mobile Multiplayer Game ​Oculus Reddit Group ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: ​Call Recording: Skype  Podcasting: Anchor Recording: Logic Pro X ​ Music: "Are You There?" by DR. MARS on Spotify
26:38
November 12, 2019
XR Connections Episode 006 - Virti's Lukas Roper on XR Medical Training; Free Roam VR and XR Location Based Experiences
Episode 006 of XR Connections features an interview with Lukas Roper of Virti, who are creating AR and VR medical training experiences already in use in schools and hospitals. Also discussed are XR Location Based Experiences including the Samsung AT&T 5G AR Fan Experience and Free Roam VR experiences such as Sandbox VR. SHOW NOTES: AR and VR LOCATION BASED EXPERIENCES: Samsung-AT&T 5G Fan Experience - Nexus Studios Enhancing Locations with Hyper-Accurate AR and 5G by Luke Ritchie of  Nexus Studios on Medium The Free Roam VR Cage Fight by Charlie Fink on Forbes ​Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Other Celebs Invest $11 Million In LBVR Start Up Sandbox  by Charlie Fink on Forbes ​Sandbox VR ​The Void ​Dreamscape ​VR Studios ​Zero Latency ​Zero Latency YouTube Channel ​XR TRAINING: ​Flexing Your Brain in XR, with Cognitive Design’s Todd Maddox - Alan Smithson's XR for Business Podcast ​Derek Belch (STRIVR) on VR Training for Quarterbacks and Walmart Clerks - Jason McDowall's The AR Show ​VIRTI XR for Medical Training ​Lukas Roper of Virti ​ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: ​Podcasting: Anchor Recording: Logic Pro X ​ Music: "Are You There?" by DR. MARS on Spotify
30:09
October 23, 2019
XR Connections Episode 005 - apelab's Emilie Joly on XR creation tools in the classroom; XR InLearning Global Summit Preview
XR Connections Episode 005 features an interview with Emilie Joly, Co-Founder and CEO of apelab, who are bringing XR into the classroom with SpatialStories, a gaming and storytelling toolkit allowing students and teachers to quickly design and develop AR and VR experiences. Also highlighted is the XR InLearning Global Summit, which aims to share best practices in AR and VR in K12 and Higher Education. XR IN LEARNING: XR InLearning Global Summit, Boston, October 28, 2019 XR InLearning Site Hakan Satiroglu, XR Evangelist APELAB apelab Emilie Jolie  How Kids Are Creating New Spatial Experiences with apelab ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Podcasting: Anchor Recording: Logic Pro X Music: "Are You There?" by DR. MARS on Spotify
20:22
October 15, 2019
XR Connections Episode 004 - David Ripert of Poplar interview, Modelo AR Experience, VR/AR Global Summit
XR Connections is an Extended Reality (XR) podcast discussing Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality. Episode 004 of XR Connections features an interview with David Ripert of Poplar, a collaborative platform connecting AR creators with brands and institutions aimed at making the creation of AR experiences quick and affordable, and XR items of interest including Modelo's Day of the Dead out of home AR experience and the VR/AR Association's Global Summit and Everything VR and AR podcast. MODELO DAY OF THE DEAD AR EXPERIENCE: Modelo Brings the Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration to Life with AR Campaign Dan Ferguson of GrooveJones - LinkedIn VR/AR ASSOCIATION: VR/AR Global Summit Event - October 31 - November 2 Summit Speakers mentioned: Ross Finman, Niantic Labs @rossfinman Cathy Hackl, Magic Leap  @CathyHackl Charlie Fink, XR Consultant and Author @CharlieFink Jason McDowall, The AR Show Podcast @mcdowall Alan Smithson of MetaVRse, XR for Business Podcast @AlanSmithson1 VR/AR Association Everything VR and AR Podcast October 3rd Guest: Gabriel Rene of Verses on the Spatial Web @GReal1111 Hosts: Tyler Gates @tylerhgates Sophia Moshasha @SophiaMosh GOOGLE PLAY SOURCES APP: ARCore App is 8th Most Downloaded in August from AR Insider Mike Boland @ArInsider ANTONY VITILLO: The Ghost Howls Ben Lang's Review of Oculus Hand-Tracking Examples of Hand-Tracked UI @SkarredGhost DAVID RIPERT INTERVIEW: Poplar David Ripert ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Podcasting: Anchor Recording: Logic Pro X Music: "Are You There?" by DR. MARS on Spotify
29:49
October 8, 2019
XR Connections Episode 003
XR Connections is an Extended Reality (XR) podcast discussing Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality. Episode 003 features an interview with Aidan Wolf, creator of the DoodleLens AR app and covers items of interest in XR including Google’s AR Wrapper bringing 3D models to the Web (Web AR) and the NYVR New York Virtual Reality Meetup. ​ Show Notes at marsandmercury.com
26:59
September 24, 2019
XR Connections Episode 002
XR Connections is an Extended Reality (XR) podcast discussing Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality. Episode 002 covers items of interest in XR from the week of August 26th, 2019, including the New York Augmented Reality Meetup AWE NITE NYC, the Airbus 3D Holographic Tactical Map App, the Doodle Lens AR app, Looking Glass Factory's 3D hologram display, and an AR Scavenger Hunt featuring David "Big Papi" Ortiz. Show notes at marsandmercury.com.
26:04
September 9, 2019
XR Connections Episode 001
XR Connections is an Extended Reality (XR) podcast discussing Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality. Episode 001 introduces the podcast and covers items of interest in XR from the week of August 21, 2019, including Instagram AR Filters, Oculus Quest and AR, a guide to 2019's Best VR, and Lego's Hidden Side AR Experience. Show notes at marsandmercury.com. EPISODE 001 SHOW NOTES: INSTAGRAM USERS CAN CREATE THEIR OWN AR FILTERS "Facebook now lets anyone make an Instagram face filter" by Dami Lee • OCULUS QUEST AND AR "How Facebook AR Glasses could become real, thanks to Oculus VR Tech" by Scott Stein "Powered by AI: Oculus Insight" Facebook Blog • 2019 VR BUYING GUIDE Virtual Reality Buying Guide at Ars Technica by Sam Machkovech • LEGO HIDDEN SIDE AR EXPERIENCE "Lego Hidden Side Review: Ultimate AR Toy" by Adam Piltch at Tom's Hardware. Includes video review. • REAL OR AR? Dr. Helen PapaGiannis (augmentedhuman) on Instagram Augmented Stories • THE AR SHOW PODCAST  Episode 40: Audio Augmented Reality Jason McDowall interviews Santiago Carvajal of Bose • PEOPLE: Thank you to Siu-Li  Khoe of Rhode Island Virtual Reality for my first Oculus Quest experience (aptly, Space Pirate Trainer!) at the Boston VR and AR Expo on August  22nd. Thank you to Dan Duggan at Charles River Analytics for my second Oculus Quest experience: performing a fine motor-skill task in a demo made using their Virtuoso Software Development Kit (VSDK), a Unity-based extended reality (XR) SDK. Thank you to Cormac O'Malley for helping build the Lego Hidden Side Graveyard Mystery kit and demoing the AR experience. PLACES: General Assembly, Boston  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: Podcasting: Anchor Recording: Garageband  Music: "Are You There?" by DR. MARS on Spotify
16:50
August 27, 2019