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Scrap the Manual

Scrap the Manual

By Labs.Monks
Welcome to Scrap the Manual, a podcast by Labs.Monks, where we prompt “aha” moments through discussions of tech, creativity, & experimentation to address cultural & business challenges. Every other month, we’ll share learnings beyond our published Lab Reports through informative deep dives, creative tech experimentation, & everything in between. Whether you’re interested in what’s going on in tech, want a behind-the-scenes look at Labs.Monks, or simply want some WFH company, hit “subscribe” to get notified of the latest episode as soon as it’s released. Check out more on labs.monks.com.
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(Ep #2) Labs Report: The Metaverse
What even is the metaverse? Welcome to Scrap the Manual, a Labs.Monks podcast hosted by Angelica Ortiz and Rushali Paratey, where we prompt “aha” moments through discussions of technology, creativity, experimentation (and sometimes a dash of affable confusion) to explore how each comes together to address business and cultural challenges. In this episode, we expand on our metaverse-focused Labs Report with a quick overview on into how we created a Roblox prototype that demonstrates the metaverse concept of interoperability. Here you’ll get an inside look into some of the quirks of the Roblox platform as well as its developer culture—and because Roblox is viewed as a pioneer in the metaverse landscape, our process may give you some insight into what to consider when building your own metaverse experiences. Find a transcription of this episode at labs.monks.com. Hit that subscribe button to stay updated on our next episode, and if you want to suggest topics, segment ideas, or general feedback, feel free to email us at scrapthemanual@mediamonks.com.
26:38
January 05, 2022
(Ep #1) Challenge The Hosts: Art + COVID-19
Has the COVID-19 pandemic been the catalyst for art to become more accessible? Welcome to Scrap the Manual, a Labs.Monks podcast hosted by Angelica Ortiz and Rushali Paratey, where we prompt “aha” moments through discussions of technology, creativity, experimentation (and sometimes a dash of affable confusion) to explore how each comes together to address business and cultural challenges. Our first ever episode takes the “Challenge the Hosts” format, in which our randomizer mashes up an industry with a challenge to spark conversation. The topic for today couldn’t be more relevant as we tackle yet another stage of lockdowns worldwide: COVID-19 (challenge) and art (industry). In this discussion, we explore how the pandemic influenced art throughout the last couple of years, and how it will move the industry forward, too. This was the perfect opportunity for us both to align our shared passion for creativity and technology as the world of fine arts—including museums, art galleries and experiential activations—quickly pivoted and adapted to emerging technology that until now has been waiting for its moment. Find a transcription of this episode at labs.monks.com. Hit that subscribe button to stay updated on our next episode, and if you want to suggest topics, segment ideas, or general feedback, feel free to email us at scrapthemanual@mediamonks.com.
21:34
January 05, 2022