Everything VR & AR is a weekly podcast covering technologists, enthusiasts, and companies with real world deployments of VR and AR experiences. Learn from interviews with the leaders in gaming, entertainment, productivity, enterprise, social, education, medicine, software, hardware, psychology and more.
The host, Nathan Pettyjohn, has been featured on CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg as a technology entrepreneur. He speaks frequently at industry conferences on VR/AR/MR, location and digital media technologies and how they are transforming business strategies.
Past Episodes of Everything VR & AR
Mike Boland, Founder and Chief Analyst at ARtillry discusses what Apple's ARKit means for all of us, and how developers, content creators, and brands should be looking to leverage it. We discuss the scale of ARKit being launched in iOS 11, the top industries that will be effected, monetization and potential new ad formats in AR, and the new AR ecosystem being created by Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Snap.
Rob Ogden, EVP of Strategic Planning and Corporate Development at Madison Wells Media discusses the emerging VR entertainment market. Rob discusses MWM’s work through its VR division, Reality One, with Wevr and Director Jon Favreau to produce Gnomes & Goblins, MWM’s work with Sony Pictures in creating the Passengers VR Experience, based on the movie Passengers, and offers insights into the future growth and monetization opportunities of VR in the entertainment industry.
Jeanne Kelly, the Director of Product Design and Experience at A+E Networks and TechLab in New York City joins Nathan to talk about how A+E is approaching VR & AR content.
Jeanne also shares her thoughts on some of the current challenges the industry faces as it continues to work on get more users to adopt the platform and much more.
This week Amit Chetal of Cisco joins Nathan to talk about the importance of data gathering in the world of VR & AR as society looks to continue using technology in a variety of ways to help optimize a wide variety of industries.
This week Kevin talks with Steven Bambury who is the Head of Digital Learning and Innovation across the JESS Dubai schools in Dubai.
Steven shares all sorts of experiences as he has helped to introduce students to a variety of forms of virtual and augmented reality devices and software including Google Tilt Brush and the HTC Vive.
It is hard to believe but it has been over a year since the VRAR Association founder Nathan Pettyjohn has joined us on the Everything VR & AR Podcast, so we thought it would be a good time to catch up on what all has been going on with the VRARA along with getting Nathan's thoughts on how the industry has grown over the last 12+ months.
We also discuss what are some of the new goings on at his company, Aisle411.
This week, Yulio Founder, CEO and Managing Director Rob Kandel joins Kevin to talk about how Toronto based Yulio helps turn 3D content into immersive experiences.
We also discuss what Rob's first VR experience was like along with how he feels that Yulio stands out from others in the space.
Also, make sure to check out the Yulio blog as there is a lot of great posts from the company there, many of which have come from client feedback and perspectives.
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Sometimes we use technology and our devices to escape from the day to day stress of the world we live in. Our guest this week, Nick Alcid, has started a company called Escape to Virtual Reality that offers people a chance to do just that without needing to spend hundreds of dollars on equipment.
Learn more about the VR/AR scene in Dubai from Salman Yusuf who is the Founder & Managing Director of a company named Takeleap which has been in business since 2013 providing clients a wide range of services to help bring their businesses into the VR/AR age.
Hear Salman talk about his responsibilities as Managing Director along with why he feels Dubai is poised to be one of the big players in the industry.
New Reality Arts founder Jodi Schiller is our guest this week and we chat about what led to the creation of the company along with why she also founded the rapidly growing ARVR Meetup for Women in San Francisco.
If you are looking for a company to help you get noticed at trade shows and other events utilizing VR & AR technologies, make sure to reach out to Jodi and the team at New Reality Arts to see how they can help you do just that.
We also talk about what brought these two together along with what they see as challenges to the growth of the industry based on their conversations with current, and prospective partners.
What does a Wall Street stockbroker, turned actor, turned teacher, turned inventor, turned author have to do with virtual and augmented reality? Listen as iOgrapher founder and CEO David Basulto shares his story as to how he got to this point in his interesting career along with what he feels is necessary for VR & AR to succeed moving forward.
One of the biggest hurdles VR content creators face during development is overcoming motion sickness for as many people as possible. Our guest this week, Nathan Burba of Survios, strongly feels that his team has made great strides to make the experiences they have created such as Raw Data and their upcoming project called Sprint Vector leave users feeling pretty good afterwards.
Have a listen and learn more about Survios, including what led Nathan to co-found the company, along with the companies philosophies are regarding company culture and game design.
Author Blake J. Harris, of the popular book Console Wars, stops by to share some information about "History of the Future" which is his current project focused on the Virtual and Augmented Reality industry.
Due to Blake's success with Console Wars, it has helped open many doors and given him access to some of the top names in the VR/AR industry to speak with along the way as the book progresses towards its expected 2018 release.
Why write a book now about an fast changing industry still finding its way? We talk about this and much, much more.
It is one thing to go on vacation and snap photos to share with others. It something completely different to go on vacation and snap 360 degree images and videos to share with people so that they actually feel like they were standing in the exact same spot as you were when capturing the moment.
What Jim Schoonmaker and his team at EveryScape has created is just that. Building upon the decade plus experience of 3D interior mapping, the EveryScape app allows you to capture and transform real environments into virtual experiences.
Learn more about Jim's thoughts on the functionality of VR and he thinks the industry will progress and much more.
Learn more about a company called IMMY who has been flying under the radar in regards to their upcoming VR and AR headset, called the IMMY Mark 1 and IMMY Mark 2, from the founder, CEO and CTO, Doug Magyari.
Hear why Doug feels their device will stand out from the more recognizable names in the space and how important it is to him to have it manufactured in the United States.
Also, learn why Doug Magyari was recently invited to the White House to talk about the IMMY Mark 1 and 2 along with his impressions of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Luis Navia of ODYSIA joins us this week to share the story behind ODYSIA and what he and his co-founders plan on doing to stand out from other storytelling creators in the quickly growing world of VR & AR.
We also talk about his first time using a VR & AR device along with what he hopes to see from the industry in the near future and much more.
George Egbuonu of VR eCards is our guest this week to discuss how he and his team are working to create engaging VR & AR experiences for anyone looking to stay in touch with their friends and family and letting them know they are thinking of them by sending a VR eCard.
Alexander Haque of Retinad VR stops by to talk about how his company can help make sure your VR & AR creations give users that "WOW!" moment by analyzing how users experience your content. Do they focus on what you want them to based on visual and audio cues or are they distracted by something else that has caught their eyes?
Dr. Emma Nichols joins the show to discuss ways her website, VRMedicineNews.com helps people stay up on the latest research regarding VR & AR in the medical space by being a one stop location for people wanting more information.
Nicolas talks about this and shares tips on how content creators can also make the jump and why they should consider it and much more.
Emmy nominated broadcaster Cathy Hackl who is now the Chief Communications & Content Officer at Future Lighthouse joins Kevin to discuss a variety of topics including her career in journalism and pivoting towards a social media focus. Cathy was also the Director of Summit Live in 2015 as live streaming was taking off with apps like Periscope.
Also learn more about his new company, Immergence Tech, as well as cold pressor immersion testing as it relates to distraction therapy. We also learn why Dr. Birckhead made the decision to join the VR/AR Association Digital Healthcare Committee.
Dallas VRARA Chapter President and Digital Strategist for Groove Jones, Gary Glass joins Kevin to talk about some of the latest things going on at Groove Jones and in the Dallas area as the chapter continues to move forward and grow along with his venture VrontRow.
Roman Kulikov from Moscow Russia joins the show to discuss such topics as human motion tracking for full immersion VR experiences. We also discuss his experience first attending and now teaching at the National Research University MPEI (Moscow Power Engineering Institute) in Moscow.
We discuss one of Studio Transcendent's previous releases called Rapid Fire: Brief History of Flight along with another project they have worked on with AppliedVR called Guided Relaxation which Aaron & John talk a bit more about.
Kevin is joined by Laura Hall who is the Atlanta Georgia Chapter President of the VR/AR Association and Daniel Sabio who is the Community Manager for TechSquare Labs, also based in Atlanta.
TechSquare Labs held an event on January 28, 2017 called Singularity which was Atlanta's first live virtual reality concert.
Learn why Leigh Garland and Shaun Dunne started Studio Zero along with why they feel that WebVR is looking to be one of the more desirable segments of the industry to get into.
Leigh also shares his thoughts from his experience with the Hololens along with what it was like attending a recent VR/AR Association meetup in London.
When the majority of people new to the VR & AR technologies think of video content they are most often introduced to regular 360 video content such as what you would find on YouTube or Facebook.
Dirk Gombos, Co-Founder of 3D Evolution Productions, stops by to talk about some of the differences, and challenges, between regular 360 video and 3D 360 video.
Dirk also goes into more detail about the importance of making sure video stitching is done right during post production so that it leaves viewers with less chance for distraction.
As the VR/AR/MR industry continues to grow and evolve, the ways that people learn to develop software for these experiences will take cues from other segments.
Learn more about what WebVR is, who the first organization is that is looking for a solution from this years Virtuleap and of course how you can get involved in either this years, or future Virtuleap hackathons.
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