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Mind The XR Gap

Mind The XR Gap

By Tiago Martins Andrade
We are three colleagues who enjoy discussing news and topics relating to extended reality. We believe there is a big gap in society on what extended reality is and how it's used. Each episode we will touch on different points and current affairs in the XR world and do our best to communicate this information to you.
Please enjoy our Podcast and do not take it too seriously!
We appreciate any comments or questions and challenges, just post on Twitter using the hashtag #AskTheXRgap
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S01|E07 - Security in XR - Why is it so important? (part 2)
Last part of the Security XR episode. where Max Smith-Creasey talks about Security in XR devices. We explore the different vulnerabilities, raise some ethical problems and malicious intentions that these systems can get. We also debate how we can protect ourselves or at least mitigate all of these problems. Disclaimer: This episode reflects our views, ideas and opinions on the security of XR devices. Therefore, take your words with a grain of salt. Follow our special guess Max Smith-Creasey at @maxsmithcreasey or visit his webpage and our Mind the XR 'gang': @prlosana @OzkanCemBahceci and @TagoWill 🎓Sources🎓: -> John Daugman (Professor of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) -  https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jgd1000/ -> Discerning User Activity in Extended Reality Through Side-Channel Accelerometer Observations - https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9280516 -> “Micro-gesture” XR Input - https://www.roadtovr.com/apple-ar-vr-patent-micro-gesture-head-worn-haptics/ -> Wrist-worn Prototypes for XR Input & Haptics - https://www.roadtovr.com/facebook-reveals-latest-wrist-worn-controller-prototype-for-xr-input-haptics/ 🎵 Podcast Theme music by Joseph McDade 🎵 ---------------------------------------- Follow us on Twitter @MindTheXRgap 🐦 and if you like to challenge us, leave a comment or do a question for the next episode using the hashtag #AskTheXRgap Thank you for listening 🤩
19:40
July 15, 2021
S01|E06 - Security in XR - Why is it so important? (part 1)
Today is a very special episode (first out of two parts), where we invite Max Smith-Creasey to talk about Security in XR devices. We explore the different vulnerabilities, raise some ethical problems and malicious intentions that these systems can get. We also debate how we can protect ourselves or at least mitigate all of these problems. Disclaimer: This episode reflects our views, ideas and opinions on the security of XR devices. Therefore, take your words with a grain of salt. Follow our special guess Max Smith-Creasey at @maxsmithcreasey or visit his webpage and our Mind the XR 'gang': @prlosana @OzkanCemBahceci and @TagoWill 🎓Sources🎓: -> John Daugman (Professor of Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) -  https://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~jgd1000/ -> Discerning User Activity in Extended Reality Through Side-Channel Accelerometer Observations - https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9280516 🎵 Podcast Theme music by Joseph McDade 🎵 ---------------------------------------- Follow us on Twitter @MindTheXRgap 🐦 and if you like to challenge us, leave a comment or do a question for the next episode using the hashtag #AskTheXRgap Thank you for listening 🤩
15:45
June 7, 2021
S01|E05 - Sci-Fi with XR (Part 3)
This is the final episode, we talk about our favourite movies with elements of XR in them and discuss the impact of science fiction movies on how the XR technologies evolve. Furthermore, we talk about the new patent Microsoft acquired and touch on how sci-fi can warn or prepare us on upcoming ethical concerns facing our society. Feel free to contact us through any social media listed below, and tell us about your favourite movie you think had an impact on the development of XR technologies. 🎓Sources🎓: -> TRON: Legacy (2010) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1104001/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 -> TRON (1982) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0084827/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3 -> Ready Player One (2018) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 -> Minority Report (2002) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 -> The Matrix 4 (2021) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10838180/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 -> Microsoft Goes Full ‘Black Mirror’ with New Patent to Turn Deceased People into AI Chatbots - https://www.indiewire.com/2021/01/microsoft-black-mirror-deceased-people-chatbots-1234610894/ -> VR Reunites Mother with Deceased Daughter - https://interestingengineering.com/vr-reunites-mother-with-deceased-daughter -> The Creative Science Foundation (CSf) - https://creative-science.org 🎵 Podcast Theme music by Joseph McDade 🎵 ---------------------------------------- Follow us on Twitter @MindTheXRgap 🐦 and if you like to challenge us, leave a comment or do a question for the next episode using the hashtag #AskTheXRgap Thank you for listening 🤩
18:07
April 14, 2021
S01|E04 - Sci-Fi with XR (Part 2)
In this episode, we talk about our favourite movies with elements of XR in them and discuss the impact of science fiction movies on how the XR technologies evolve. This is the first of a three-part special episode. Feel free to contact us through any social media listed below, and tell us about your favourite movie you think that had an impact on the development of XR technologies. 🎓Sources🎓: -> Vanilla Sky (2001) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259711/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 -> Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338013/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 -> Black Mirror (2011) S03E02 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5709242/?ref_=ttep_ep2 -> Altered Carbon (2018) Season 1 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2261227/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 -> Black Mirror (2011) S04E02 - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5709250/?ref_=ttep_ep2 🎵 Podcast Theme music by Joseph McDade 🎵 ---------------------------------------- Follow us on Twitter @MindTheXRgap 🐦 and if you like to challenge us, leave a comment or do a question for the next episode using the hashtag #AskTheXRgap Thank you for listening 🤩
20:59
March 4, 2021
S01|E03 - Sci-Fi with XR (Part 1)
In this episode, we talk about our favourite movies with elements of XR in them and discuss the impact of science fiction movies on how the XR technologies evolve. This is the first of a three-part special episode. Feel free to contact us through any social media listed below, and tell us about your favourite movie you think that had an impact on the development of XR technologies. 🎓Sources🎓: -> Ready Player One (2018) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 -> The Matrix (1999) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133093/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2 -> The Thirteenth Floor (1999) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0139809/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_6 -> The VOID | A Virtual Reality Experience - https://www.thevoid.com/ -> Richie's Plank Experience - https://store.steampowered.com/app/517160/Richies_Plank_Experience/ -> Minority Report (2002) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0181689/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 -> Iron Man (2008) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0371746/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 -> Her (2013) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1798709/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 -> Upload (2020) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7826376/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 -> Black Mirror (2011) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2085059/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 🎵 Podcast Theme music by Joseph McDade 🎵 ---------------------------------------- Follow us on Twitter @MindTheXRgap 🐦 and if you like to challenge us, leave a comment or do a question for the next episode using the hashtag #AskTheXRgap Thank you for listening 🤩
21:07
February 1, 2021
S01|E02 - What is Immersive Learning?
In this episode, we discuss about Immersive Learning/Training and why is so entangled with XR technologies. We also talk about how can we apply immersive learning in our current classroom environment and the challenges that we need to be aware of when using this new way of learning. In our “latest news” section, we give our views on the possible new PS VR controllers 👾. 🎓Sources🎓: -> Nonny de la pena TedTalk: https://www.ted.com/talks/nonny_de_la_pena_the_future_of_news_virtual_reality#t-552084 -> Nonny de la pena keynote presentation at ILRN: https://ilrn2020.sched.com/speaker/nonnydelapena1 -> BCI + VR: https://www.roadtovr.com/openbci-brain-computer-interface-ar-vr-galea/ -> feature film about virtual reality at University of Essex: https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/18877754.essex-uni-filmmaker-virtual-reality-movie-national-humanities-festival/ -> Vanilla Sky (movie) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0259711/ -> Ready Player One (movie) - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1677720/ 🎵 Podcast Theme music by Joseph McDade 🎵 ---------------------------------------- Follow us on Twitter @MindTheXRgap 🐦 and if you like to challenge us, leave a comment or do a question for the next episode using the hashtag #AskTheXRgap Thank you for listening 🤩
36:37
December 15, 2020
S01|E01 - What is XR?
In this episode, we give our explanation about what exactly is XR and discuss about the confusion surrounding the different naming convention. We also give our thoughts on the latest news about Facebook changing their login policies on Oculus headsets 📣. 🎓Sources🎓: -> http://cyborganthropology.com/Mediated_Reality -> https://twitter.com/arobertlong/status/1316177057085177857 -> https://uploadvr.com/oculus-quest-2-jailbreak/ -> https://www.techradar.com/news/hackers-seemingly-jailbreak-oculus-quest-2-vr-headsets-facebook-log-in 🎵 Podcast Theme music by Joseph McDade 🎵 ---------------------------------------- Follow us on Twitter @MindTheXRgap 🐦 and if you like to challenge us, leave a comment or do a question for the next episode using the hashtag #AskTheXRgap Thank you for listening 🤩
38:21
November 16, 2020