Niko Chauls of USA TODAY network

Niko Chauls of USA TODAY network

oined by Niko Chauls who is the Director of Emerging Technology at the USA Today & Gannett Network on this episode to learn more about what his team is doing in the augmented, mixed and virtual reality space across their 110 locations in the United States.

Niko discusses what the purpose is behind the VRtually There YouTube channel, along with sharing more information about just what is the yearly StoryNEXT event that he is the Executive Director of.

Kharis O'Connell of Archiact VR

Kharis O'Connell of Archiact VR

On past episodes we have discussed the importance of audio and visual in regards to augmented & virtual reality. Kharis O'Connell who is the Head of Product of Archiact VR joins Kevin to discuss why design is such an important aspect to focus on in the AR/VR industry along with the increasingly popular mixed reality space.

Archiact VR has a solid set of software available for multiple platforms that you may already be familiar with which you can see here.

As someone who lists Apple, Samsung and Nokia as previous companies he has been a part of, Kharis has a strong resume which includes the O'Reilly Media published book titled "Designing for Mixed Reality".

Artem Fedyaev of myWebRoom & myVR

Artem Fedyaev of myWebRoom & myVR

How would you like to have your own virtual place, that you can customize to your hearts desire, allowing you to watch videos and share photos with friends and much more?

Artem Fedyaev, the Founder & CEO of myVR and myWebRoom is our guest this week to talk about how you can do just that whether on a computer or using their myVR application currently available on Android.

Artem also shares his thoughts regarding the public perception of VR & AR as it currently sits.

Make sure to take the myWebRoom and myVR experiences for a spin and share with us your creations.

Tunisha Singleton and sports psychology in VR

Tunisha Singleton and sports psychology in VR

As more research is done on the effects of virtual and augmented reality as it relates to our psychology, it is a pleasure to be joined by Tunisha Singleton on this episode to discuss this and also how it fits in with the sports world so many of us are passionate about.

Tunisha is the Chief Experience Officer and consultant for JabCross Media and an adjunct faculty member in the Media Psychology Masters Department at Fielding Graduate University.

Adam Block of 3X Studios & Craft Media Group

Adam Block of 3X Studios & Craft Media Group

With so much focus on the visuals in VR & AR it is easy for people to dismiss how much audio plays a role in how immersive your experience is.

Our guest for this episode is Adam Block who is the co-founder and CEO of 3X Studios and Craft Media Group. Adam has quite a resume with a focus on audio during his time in software development which he details.

Adam will also be at the VR Summit in San Diego speaking on a panel focusing on Revenue Models.

Matt Grant of LNG Studios

Matt Grant of LNG Studios

Imagine being able to shop for real estate, whether residential or commercial, and be able to be in one part of the world yet be able to see things as if you are actually inside the building.

Matt Grant, who is the Creative Director and Principal of LNG Studios, joins Kevin this week to discuss how LNG Studios is able to give users this experience and much more.

Visit their website at LNGStudios.com to learn more. 

Casey Sapp of Vrtul.io

Casey Sapp of Vrtul.io

Even in 2016, it is not everyday that someone gets permission to go to North Korea and record video. Our guest this week, Casey Sapp of Vrtul.io was able to do just that.

Have a listen as Casey shares what that experience was like along with describing just what the focus is at Vrtul.io and which camera manufacturers he feels is worth your money as a video producer. Casey also talks about the upcoming panel he will be speaking on called VR Freakonomics: Pricing Professional 360 Productions while at the VR Summit in San Diego on December 14 & 15, 2016

Robert Merki of Cognitive VR

Robert Merki of Cognitive VR

Our guest this week, Robert Merki, works for a Vancouver based company called Cognitive VR who has created software to help you answer those questions. Similar to how Google Analytics can help you make your website more visitor friendly, Cognitive VR can help you get the answers to where & why users are getting stuck on certain levels and what they are spending most of their time looking at when engaged with your programs.