Everything VR & AR is a weekly podcast covering technologists, enthusiasts, and companies with real world deployments of VR and AR experiences. It was rated the #1 podcast among 11 Top VR & AR Podcasts in 2017. 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
We’re joined today on the show by John Sallaway, CEO and Co-Founder of vSpatial. vSpatial is redefining the way we meet, and the way we work with VR meetings and offices, allowing people to work from anywhere.
This episode we talk with Siddharth Saxena, Founder & CEO of Oblix, a VR startup based in Brooklyn New York. Siddarth joins us to discuss their first first product release - Go Guess - which is a multiplayer geographic guessing game for virtual reality. It's now available on Steam for Rift and coming soon on VIVE.
On this episode we are joined by Taylor Wilding, Head of Business Development at roOomy.
RoOomy is an AR/VR home staging platform whose app allows real estate agents, potential buyers, and sellers showcase a property, without the cost of virtual staging. Users can virtually design spaces with actual pieces of furniture. Further more, they can purchase the home furnishings directly through the app.
Taylor dives into their unique approach, and the value that roOomy is bringing real estate agents, home furnishing retailers and interior designers.
Kalin Stoyanchev, the Project Lead at RNDR and VP of Distributed Systems and Blockchain at OTOY, is our guest this episode. Kalin does an excellent job of explaining how blockchain in general is impacting VR/AR/MR, & where RNDR fits within the ecosystem.
Ori Inbar is the Co-Founder and CEO of AWE, (Augmented World Expo) and Partner at Super Ventures. AWE is the world’s largest event dedicated exclusively to the AR + VR industry.
In this second episode of a two part series, we talk with a number of companies such as Quantum Capture, RYOT, Two Bit Circus, XPrize Foundation and Virtual World Society that were at VRLA 2018.
In the first of a two part series, we talk with a number of companies that were at VRLA 2018.
We also want to thank those of you who were able to take advantage of the special listener code to attend VRLA 2018.
We are joined this week by John Buzzell, who is the President of, YOU ARE HERE.
YOU ARE HERE is an immersive experience lab that helps agencies and brands engage customers with a strategic mix of innovation technologies for events, marketing, and training all over the world.
On this episode we are joined by Adam Draper, Founder & Managing Director at Boost VC. Adam is a 2x entrepreneur and a 4th generation venture capitalist.
Boost VC invests in pre-seed VR and blockchain companies. Since 2012, Boost VC has invested in 200+ startups from over 30 countries.
Nathan Nasseri, Founder of RE in VR, is our guest to discuss how VR is changing the new construction real-estate market by adding cost efficiencies and accelerating the sales process.
RE in VR provides an all-in-one solution to real-estate developers, construction companies, and architects to deliver an all-in-one virtual replica of their entire building both inside and out.
This years VRLA is taking place May 4-5 2018 at the LA Convention Center and is one of THE conferences you must attend this year.
Cosmo Scharf talks about the inspiration for VRLA several years ago, and some of the philosophical questions and opportunities we should all be considering as we leverage the next generation of immersive and transformative technology.
Shawn Adamek, Chief Strategy Officer at Umbra 3D joins us to talk about Umbra's 3D solutions that make it possible to display any 3D content in real time on any piece of hardware.
On this episode, we are joined by Hollywood-based VR studio Light Sail VR, with Matthew Celia, Co-Founder & Creative Director and Robert Watts Co-Founder and Executive Producer.
They join us to speak on a new narrative design they created specifically for interactive VR games and film, bringing the "choose your own" adventure platform in all its complexities to VR.
Jeremy Kidd, CEO of Banjo, joins us to discuss some fascinating projects that Banjo has delivered related to augmented reality productivity, virtual reality training, and a pediatric VR experience designed to reduce anxiety for children getting an MRI.
Travis Cloyd, VR Director, VR Producer, and CEO of Observe Media joins us to discuss his experience of being the VR producer for Hannibal Pictures’ upcoming feature film Speed Kills starring John Travolta. Travis talks about the details of shooting cinematic VR, both the challenges, and some of the mind-blowing VR cuts they were able to achieve in Puerto Rico, leveraging drones, 360 cameras, speedboats on the ocean, and capturing in VR, one of the great actors of our time, John Travolta. We also discuss the present state of the VR film industry and what the future may hold for full-feature VR films.
We are joined for a second time by Nick Alcid, Co-Founder and VP of Escape to Virtual Reality, California’s first large scale location based VR gaming platform. We discuss the unique motion capture wireless system available at their studio, the company’s recent move to the L.A. Fashion District area, and their new partnership with meleap.com, and their AR headset system that includes the HADO gaming tournament, and HADO Cart games that will be available at Escape to Virtual Reality.
Brad Scoggin, Co-Founder and CEO of SpringboardVR joins us again for an update on the Location-Based VR market. We discuss SpringboardVR and how they’re making it easy and more efficient for operators to launch and manage their location based VR experiences.
We focus our discussion with Harold Hayes Jr. of SunnyBoy Entertainment on the entertainment industry’s lack of diversity, and the opportunities that come from adding diversity into the culture of entertainment media companies. This is a fascinating discussion where we also talk about how augmented reality and mixed reality are starting to emerge in the entertainment industry, and the importance of web-VR.
We are joined by Dr. Sana Farid, Co-Founder of Munfarid Consulting which is located in Dubai to discuss the significant and growing impact VR is having on healthcare and education, and the VR ecosystem in the Middle East.
Joining us on this episode of the Everything VR & AR Podcast are Nino Sapina, the Co-Founder and CEO of Realcast and Craig Vezina, who is the Co-Founder and CBO (Chief Business Officer) at Realcast.
Realcast offers interactive AR experiences on Hololens and Apple’s AR kit and we discuss their unique approach of leveraging Nino’s experience as a game designer and executive, along with Craig’s experience in education, to build educational mixed reality and augmented reality showcases.
We are joined by Ray Kallmeyer, CEO of CreateAR. CreateAR is a leading Augmented Reality design and development firm and is a part of the Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner Program. We talk about CreateAR’s work with Mercedes Benz in Japan and their strategy for refining mixed reality user interface design.
On this episode, we are joined by Charlie Rosenbury who is the Owner of Self Interactive. Self Interactive provides interactive development services ranging from websites to custom applications for startups, agencies and large corporations and the business is growing significantly in creating virtual reality & augmented reality experiences.
We are joined by Dan White, Co-founder and CEO of Filament Games, and Brandon Pittser, Director of Marketing and Outreach at Filament Games. We discuss how Filament Games is applying their mission of creating playful experiences that improve people’s lives to game-based learning. Filament games has over 100 games they’ve produced for clients like National Geographic, The Smithsonian, McGraw Hill Education, and universities including MIT, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Wisconsin Madison. We discuss two upcoming VR titles that will launch on Samsung Gear, HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift and one recently built for Encyclopedia Britannica on Cardboard.
Tom Westerlin is the Creative Director at Nice Shoes, a creative design studio headquartered in New York City. Nice Shoes works with some of the biggest consumer brands in the world serving as a creative studio and color and finishing production company.
We’re joined on the show by Jacob Koo who is the chief executive officer and co-founder of VR't Ventures, a company that is focused on developing virtual reality (VR) applications that affect everyone. On the show we discuss VR't Ventures virtual reality (VR) applications that capture and archive artistic expression through the power of 360-degree immersive technology, using volumetric photogrammetry and laser scanning to bring the best of museum experiences to VR.
On this episode we are joined by Alan Smithson, an entrepreneur and investor and currently the CEO of MetaVRse, one of North America’s leading consultancies for virtual reality and augmented reality. Alan is a globally renowned keynote speaker on the topics of VR and AR. Listen as we talk with Alan about VR and AR and how it’s impacting training, marketing, and enterprise. We discuss Magic Leap One, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook and the rapidly changing ecosystem.
David Trainor, Founder and Principal of Sentireal joins us this week on the Everything VR & AR Podcast. Sentireal specializes in developing apps that deliver personalized education and training experiences using VR/AR. David discusses how VR/AR content itself is generated using machine learning and artificial intelligence technology so that each user automatically gets a tailored experience. Sentireal serves many industries including medical and healthcare education and training and other other safety-critical training areas in industries such as health & safety, law enforcement, construction and aerospace.
Pleased to be joined by Jim Malcom, the General Manager of Humaneyes Technologies in North America.
This is a fascinating discussion on the current and future state of VR and 360 video. We talk hardware, software, distribution, monetization opportunities and the recent Vuze VR Camera being on the International Space Station in partnership with National Geographic and much more.
Martin Herdina, CEO of Wikitude joins us on the show to discuss how Wikitude created an augmented reality engine that empowers thousands of developers globally with iOS, Android & Smart Glasses apps to deliver AR, Image & Object Tracking, Instant tracking (SLAM) and Geo AR. Martin discusses the challenges it took to overcome the growth cycle of AR after starting the company in 2009 and how that perseverance has evolved into one of the largest AR developer tools today. We also discuss the impact of ARKit and ARCore on Wikitude and the industry overall.
We’re joined on the show by Tracey Wiedmeyer, CTO of InContext Solutions, a global leader in scalable cloud-based virtual reality solutions for retail, dedicated to optimizing the in-store shopper experience. Tracey talks about how brands and retailers are using VR to test new merchandising layouts, product packaging and shopper engagement. He also talks more about their new VR collaboration tools that allow brands and retailers to work together in real-time within a VR experience to test new learnings and ultimately save valuable time to market with new concepts.
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