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We are two curious humans on a journey to explore the wild west that is Immersive Technology (otherwise known as the XR industry). Through virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and more, immersive technologies are transforming the human experience. Where did it all begin? How far have we come, and how will we tackle the many challenges ahead? We are on a mission to better understand the technology, research, theories, and humans behind this fascinating and world-changing industry. We'll talk with people from many walks of life who are helping shape our collective future and explore this emerging reality together. Through deep conversations with these pioneers, we hope to inspire innovation and spread awareness and education so that we may build a more enlightened and equitable future.

We are two curious humans on a journey to explore the wild west that is Immersive Technology (otherwise known as the XR industry). Through virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and more, immersive technologies are transforming the human experience. Where did it all begin? How far have we come, and how will we tackle the many challenges ahead? We are on a mission to better understand the technology, research, theories, and humans behind this fascinating and world-changing industry. We'll talk with people from many walks of life who are helping shape our collective future and explore this emerging reality together. Through deep conversations with these pioneers, we hope to inspire innovation and spread awareness and education so that we may build a more enlightened and equitable future.

Location:

United States

Description:

We are two curious humans on a journey to explore the wild west that is Immersive Technology (otherwise known as the XR industry). Through virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality and more, immersive technologies are transforming the human experience. Where did it all begin? How far have we come, and how will we tackle the many challenges ahead? We are on a mission to better understand the technology, research, theories, and humans behind this fascinating and world-changing industry. We'll talk with people from many walks of life who are helping shape our collective future and explore this emerging reality together. Through deep conversations with these pioneers, we hope to inspire innovation and spread awareness and education so that we may build a more enlightened and equitable future.

Language:

English

Contact:

8083840193


Episodes

RealityQuest Ep13 | Evocative Design with Miko Charbonneau & Mike Hines Part 1

3/16/2020
Welcome back to another week with us, fellow mind-spelunkers! In many ways, this week is anything but the usual run of the mill. For one, this pair of episodes comes at a time when much of the world is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The reality of the situation only just began to sink in for many this past week in the United States. In light of the circumstances, we decided to break from our usual rhythms and record our intro and outros from a local cafe in Seattle. You'll hear a bit of the...

Duration:02:48:32

RealityQuest Ep14 | Evocative Design with Miko Charbonneau & Mike Hines Part 2

3/16/2020
Welcome to part two of our conversation with Miko & Mike! If you got here by accident and want to catch up, go back to episode 13 and catch us from the beginning. Otherwise, enjoy the episode! Show Notes (Full List at https://realityquestpodcast.com/) Miko Charbonneau: Follow Miko's latest lives treams and amazing work at: Twitch @DrMikachu http://www.prettysmartgames.com/ http://www.driftervr.com/ Follow Mike on Facebook or find his latest stunning creations at:...

Duration:01:31:57

Ep12 | Thoughts On Thoughts - What is the Value of XR?

3/2/2020
Welcome back, spelunkers! This week is a real milestone for us, as we've now certainly passed the first year mark from the inception of Reality Quest as a shared collaboration. We both feel this episode is our most genuinely unadulterated Jay & Kelly conversation space yet. From the beginning of this endeavor, we strove to reach a comfortable recording headspace which could bring the listener as close to the dinner table as is possible, and this might be the closest to the real deal. With a...

Duration:03:27:51

Reality Quest Ep11 | The Human in the Headset with Jude Dai

2/17/2020
Welcome back for another guest episode! This week we share our conversation with Jude Dai; an XR entrepreneur and creator in search of the deepest experiences of life. She spends much of her free time wandering distant mountains, and her working hours toward her company, Immersive Square. We explored some interesting topics together; from the necessity of learning agility in nascent domains to spectrums of experience and the blue ocean strategy in product development. Demonstrated through...

Duration:02:22:33

Reality Quest Ep10 | Thoughts On Thoughts

2/10/2020
This episode is a real treat, as it's the first time we sit down to record solo and meander as we see fit. If you enjoy a flowing conversation and tangents upon tangents, similar to our guest episodes, #ThoughtsOnThoughts episodes will be fun explorations with just us guiding you along the way. We start with a bit of reflection back on the past six months since recording episode 9 with Gwyn. The conversation centered heavily on Rec Room and similar social platforms, so we focused on what we...

Duration:01:56:53

Reality Quest Ep9 | Forging Worlds with Gwyn Leece

2/3/2020
This week, we pick up some of our threads from previous episodes on social VR, augmented reality, and the Metaverse. Gwyn Leece is our guide through the composition of virtual worlds seen through a Hololens and experienced from within a VR headset in Rec Room. Some of our previous episodes have covered more on the social interplay and experience of social platforms like AltSpace and RecRoom, but this time we dig a bit more into the composition and engineering of these platforms. Together we...

Duration:03:13:56

Reality Quest Ep8 | Welcome to the Metaverse with Michael Gourlay Part 2

1/20/2020
The quest continues! We pick up where we left off last episode, part one of our journey with Michael Gourlay through augmented reality(AR). Our conversation this time wanders into a myriad of topics, from hyper-reality to Doghouse Leathers, umbrella beatings to consumer AR and sharing of virtual experiences. We explore the broad range of challenges around building a new medium that is available for more people to benefit and thrive in. In the second half of the episode, we take some time to...

Duration:03:28:37

Reality Quest Ep7 | Welcome to the Metaverse with Michael Gourlay Part 1

1/6/2020
Happy New Year, daring explorers! The year is 2020, the onset of a brave new decade. The next ten years will undoubtedly create new waves in the way we interact with the world around us. In light of these exciting times, we felt it a fitting moment to try changing up our formula a bit. This time around, Michael Gourlay enters the fold and shares his musings on life, AR and the Metaverse (from a giant beanbag, in a bathrobe, and with a cocktail in hand). An early leader of the HoloLens and...

Duration:03:24:30

Reality Quest Ep6 | Building Pathways Together with Tim Cullings

12/9/2019
Welcome back! Our guest this week is an accomplished Systems Engineer working in XR by day, and an avid community builder among the game development scene in Seattle. Tim Cullings is an active member of the Seattle Indies group and International Game Developers Association. He's also a passionate Karaoke aficionado. On his journey, he's experienced multiple companies grow from small teams into thousands strong, and has gained a wealth of wisdom from scaling up both systems and culture in...

Duration:01:27:25

Reality Quest Ep5 | Evolving Theatrical Dimensions with Kiira Benzing

11/25/2019
We begin our week with Kiira Benzing, an award-winning avant-garde pioneer in virtual reality theater, immersive artistic expression, and mixed medium experiences. Coming from a background in traditional theater and filmmaking, Kiira was inspired to express in more than two dimensions when she was creating a traditional documentary and envisioned a better way to connect the audience to the story. Discovering XR could help her achieve her vision, in 2015 she dove into the industry head first...

Duration:02:05:41

Reality Quest Ep4 | Pervasive Play with Evie Powell

11/11/2019
In this episode, we jump right into the "blender of life" with Evie Powell on building pervasive experiences that cross the traditional boundaries of screens and play in games. We dig into what it means to craft experiences that are more naturally intuitive. The conversation also focuses on measures we can take to help build a healthier future enhanced by technology that helps instead of hinders us. If you want to learn more about Evie and more of her amazing work, go check out her Twitter...

Duration:02:32:33

Reality Quest Ep3 | Life and Learning with Mat Chacon

10/28/2019
This week, we kick back with Mat Chacon, the CEO & co-founder of the team behind Rumi, Doghead Simulations(https://www.dogheadsimulations.com/). During the conversation, we explore how VR is transforming and enabling new ways to learn together and from afar, as well as his visions of a life innately integrated with enhanced reality tech. We also veer off into lots of fun tangents on life and culture, so if you just wanna hear more of the XR-specifics, skim over the first half of the episode....

Duration:02:35:03

Reality Quest Ep2 | The Overview Effect with Tom Furness

10/14/2019
This time we're joined by Tom Furness, the "grandfather" of VR. We begin our journey in the early days of space exploration amid a growing international arms race and the path which led him to create the first virtual interface for pilots. During our conversation, we explore how his experiences guided him in his lifelong mission to build a healthy foundation for the growth of XR into the future. You can find out more about Tom's latest endeavors or support his non-profit Virtual World...

Duration:01:36:25

Reality Quest Ep1 | Creating Connection Through Virtual Reality with Katie Kelly

9/30/2019
Our Journey begins! We take the red pill and wade deep into the waters of social experiences in virtual reality with help from our guest Katie Kelly, the Program Owner for AltspaceVR(https://altvr.com/) at Microsoft.

Duration:01:23:39