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The Podcast behind the Science and Design of Virtual Reality and Spatial Computing. By combining our background in Cognitive Science and VR Research, we break down important Neuroscience to extract Design principles. Each week, we feature the companies, founders, and researchers that are shapers of this Immersive Tech Industry. Join our Discord community for Episode discussions, guest suggestions, and listener-only meetups!: https://discord.gg/rrgnxEk
 
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The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Shownotes Casey Sapp, the CEO of VRTUL, an high-end underwater panoramic filming company, joins Azad to talk about the difficulties of creating VR experiences deep in the ocean. This is the final episode of the Research VR Podcast! Much thanks to all of our guests and listeners for being with us for the…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Shownotes Jeff Powers, Cofounder of Occipital and Arcturus Industries joins Azad to discuss active depth cameras. Topics discussed: The market for depth cameras in 2014 for consumers, developers. Why they focused on mobile-first with the Structure sensor. Google's Tango project not being adopted. Buildi…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Shownotes Petr Legkov, Krzysztof Izdebski, and Azad Balabanian, the three cofounders of the podcast come back together to discuss the last four years of VR, the podcast, and their lives. Topics discussed: Why/how the podcast started revisiting old arguments retrospection on VR industry over 4 years Retr…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Shownotes Jessica Outlaw, a culture & behavior researcher and Rebecca Hyman, a mental health therapist to discuss human culture in-and-out of VR, VR marketing demographics, as well as representation in media. Topics discussed: Building non-violent cultures in VR VR's target demographics and identities T…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Cofounder and CEO of Sketchfab, Alban Denoyel joins Azad to talk about all things 3D on the web. Topics discussed: Why sketchfab was created Why the large tech companies can't compete against Sketchfab's community The importance of having downloading/remixing functionality Why it’s difficult to be build…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Google Earth, Hololens, and Disney VR pioneer Avi Bar-Zeev joins Azad to share his perspective of the 3D/VR industry over the last few decades and make predictions of the near future. Topics discussed & showlinks: working on early Disney's Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Ride VR experience (Road To VR article), …
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Jesslyn Tannady joins us to talk about CTRL-Labs's advancements in BCI's, finger tracking, and input methods for games and VR/AR. Topics discussed / showlinks: Holo-SEXTANT: an Augmented Reality Planetary EVA Navigation Interface CTRL-Kit, hand tracking and intent tracking Interesting use cases: Control…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Shawn Whiting, the Community Designer at Against Gravity joins Petr and Azad to discuss the origins and the future of one of the most popular games in VR: Rec Room. Topics discussed: origins of Rec Room as "WiiSports of VR" the variety of results when building a "networked VR app" handling major updates…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Leap Motion's open source Project North Star has been fascinating VR/AR enthusiasts for the last year, but due to the scarcity of sourcing the components, finding a fully built kit is quite rare. Noah Zerkin, based out of Shenzhen, China has been focusing on fabricating and building the necessary compon…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality The cofounder and CTO of LIV, Dr. Doom and Ruu join us to talk about the past, present, and future of green screen Mixed Reality and livestreaming VR games. Topics discussed: Origins of green screen Mixed Reality - how did it start? How is Mixed Reality being today and by whom? Discord and the importanc…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Tom Emrich, Investor from Super Ventures joins Az to talk about the prevailing trends of AR in 2019. Topics discussed: Focals by North Smartglasses XR vs. Spatial Computing cultural implications of all-day AR glasses AR Cloud is to AR as the Browser/Search Engines are for the early web visual personific…
 
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is this week's full review. Was it better as a movie than it would have been as a TV show? Is there any legitimate thread running through these vignettes? Bob mini reviews Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. In weekend picks, Logan mentions Roma. Bob talks about Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse, Mortal Engines, The Mule, and On…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality StoryUp XR CEO and Chief Storyteller Sarah Hill and Chief Science Officer Dr Jeff Tarrant join us to talk about Healium, an immersive biofeedback system to regulate anxiety. Topics discussed: VR+EEG's Measuring states of consciousness stress management in the workplace Best of Research VR Podcast episod…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality CEO of vrgineers, Marek Polčák joins Petr to discuss their latest VR HMD, the XTAL high resolution, enterprise targeted headset. Topics discussed: creating custom lenses for ideal optics limits of display port for high resolution and high refresh rate video transfer measuring Cognitive Load Best of Rese…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Summary: David Dicko, Co-Founder and CEO of Skylights joins us to talk about VR as an in-flight entertainment (IFE) option for premium international flights. We talk about the current solutions to IFE, the hardware challenges, as well as the business of a being a B2B2C company. Topics discussed: Challen…
 
It's the week we review The Front Runner, and we have kind of a lot to say. Is this a Jason Reitman success? How much is this movie about today's presidential politics? Bob mini reviews Homecoming and Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia. In weekend picks, Logan mentions Counterpart and some cooking and baking shows. Bob talks about Mary Queen of Scots, Vo…
 
Okay, maybe it's starting to feel like the time of year for awards-bait movies after all. This week we review Steve McQueen's Widows. Is this REALLY a heist movie? What's more, it may be a good movie, but is it enjoyable, exactly? Bob mini reviews House of Cards (season 5!) and Outlaw King. In weekend picks, Logan recommends Vikings. Bob suggests g…
 
Wondering whether you should watch Overlord? That's why we're reviewing it this week. Is it better as a war movie or a zombie movie? Exactly how much like a video game is it, anyway? Bob mini reviews Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Sparrow. In weekend picks, Logan mentions The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (again?), Escape at Dannemora, and My Brillian…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Summary: Ben Lang, Co-Founder and executive editor of Road to VR joins us to talk about the early days of the VR industry, the founding of his publication, the what's right around the corner in the industry. Topics discussed: Oculus Quest's target audience and place in current HMD landscape Minimum spec…
 
Bohemian Rhapsody. They made a movie about that. And we review it. How's Rami Malek at channeling Mercury? What about the other band members? Logan mini reviews local professional production of Sweeney Todd. In mini reviews, Logan talks about Room 104, The Great British Baking Show, and Outlaw King. Bob talks about The Grinch, Overlord, The Girl In…
 
It's the week we give a full review to mid90s. How do we feel about these famous actors turning director lately? How well does the movie wrestle with its coming-of-age elements? Logan quasi-mini-reviews Outlander season 1. Bob quasi-mini-reviews Assassin's Creed Odyssey. In weekend picks, Logan talks about House of Cards and Outlander. Bob picks Bo…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Summary: Paul Reynolds, CEO and Co-Founder of Torch 3D, joins us to talk about their design tool called Torch, built to bridge the knowledge gap for designers with web/mobile backgrounds, and letting them dive into the world of Spatial Computing Topics discussed: Current state of iterative design (or la…
 
The Sisters Brothers. That's the movie we review this week. How does it get better the more you think about it? Is it a Western or a non-Western? Bob mini reviews Upgrade. In weekend picks, Logan mentions Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Ray Donovan. Bob talks about Johnny English Strikes Again, Hunter Killer, and Indivisible (and Red Dead Redemp…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Summary: Jake Rubin, CEO and cofounder of HaptX joins us to talk about Haptic Feedback in VR. Topics discussed: What are the different modalities of touch? What are the different ways of visual stimulus can trick your brain into feeling something different? Surviving in today's VR market and industry Us…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Summary: Az and Petr go deep into discussing the Magic Leap One's display technology, what we were expecting, what was being worked on, and what was finally delivered. Topics discussed: What is vergence, accommodation, lightfield displays? How does Magic Leap's display work? Why is the near clipping pla…
 
This week we review First Man. How does it stack up to Damien Chazelle's prior work? What's with all the closeups? Bob mini reviews Bad Times At The El Royale. In weekend picks, Logan talks about The Connors and Making a Murderer. Bob mentions Halloween, Wildlife, Mid90s, and Can You Ever Forgive Me?, but reaches back to pick The Sisters Brothers. …
 
Oh yes. It's definitely the season for awards-seeking movies. A Star Is Born is our spoilee today. What go into all the spoilery details about how Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga do their thing. Oh, and did you know this is a sad movie? Find out if anyone cried. Our Top 5(ish) List is Best Bradley Cooper Performances. Let's rock! Follow us on Twitter:…
 
Ready for awards-movies season? It's A Star Is Born up this week for our full review. Does Bradley Cooper make the magic happen running the show? What about Lady Gaga in a big role? Bob mini reviews Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Joe Rogan: Strange Times. Logan mini reviews Pitch Perfect 3. In weekend picks, Logan will be watching about The Romanoff…
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Summary: Firefighter training in VR using Photogrammetry with Alex Harvey, Creative Director of Rivr. Topics: Cheaper, repeatable, and more robust training scanrios for firefighting in VR Animating scanned Firefighters using Mocap AR headsets for live firefighting situations recorded: September 2018 Bes…
 
We spoil White Boy Rick in this episode. Want to know how Richie Merritt does in his first feature? Wondering how McCaonaughey does? Or maybe you just want to know how it turns out without actually watching it? Join us. Our Top 5(ish) List this time is 80's Period Piece Movies. Let's rock! Follow us on Twitter: @LoganBeaux and @BobCaswell…
 
It's October! Isn't is supposed to be the time of year we're flush with great new movies? Instead, we reach back a bit to White Boy Rick for our full review. How does the movie story live up to the real-life story? What do we think of this new actor Richie Merritt? Bob mini reviews Like Father. In weekend picks, Logan brings up The Man In the High …
 
The Science and Design behind Virtual Reality Summary: Lee Vermeulen, creator of ModBox VR joins Petr and Az to talk about prototyping AR using VR today. Topics discussed: What does VR/AR enable in an IOT equipped house? ie, controlling lights from within VR. Mixed Reality Meshing using Stereolabs Zed cam IRL Monitors interacting with spatial compu…
 
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