Tag Archives: VR

Second Life Book Club appearance postponed to July 1

Owing to last-minute technical difficulties—some kind of cross-dimensional rift opening at Linden Labs, possibly related to the Necronomicon—my appearance on today’s Second Life Book Club has been postponed until next Wednesday, July 1, at noon Pacific. Sorry for the late … Continue reading

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Second Life Book Club this Wednesday, June 24 at Noon Pacific [POSTPONED]

This Wednesday, June 24, I will be the featured guest on the Second Life Book Club, chatting with host Draxtor from noon to 1 PM Pacific Time. If you want to (virtually) attend the event, you will need to sign … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast: last words

Today we officially wrap up the 88 Names podcast. My co-host Blake Collier and I both have some final thoughts to share. You can read Blake’s sign-off essay here; you’ll find mine here. I had a blast doing this. I … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast: reading and Q&A in AltspaceVR

In conjunction with the 88 Names podcast, I did a live reading from the novel in virtual reality last month, on Microsoft’s AltspaceVR platform. The video, courtesy of our floating cameraman Shahab Zargari and producer Darryl Armstrong, is now available … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast: COVID-19 follow up + Troy Heard Q&A

Most of our podcast episodes were recorded before the coronavirus was declared a global pandemic. We wanted to follow up with some of our interview subjects, see how they were handling the economic shutdown, and ask if they had any … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast episode 8: Simón Rojas & Amir Ebrahimnia

In this bonus episode of the 88 Names podcast, we talk to Simón Rojas and Amir Ebrahimnia, co-founders of the Toronto-based ad agency Derooted Immersive. This was our only podcast interview to be recorded during quarantine. We discuss the impact … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast bonus interview: Amber Osborne

Today on the 88 Names podcast site, we have a written interview with Amber Osborne, an award-winning VR and AR marketing strategist (somebody my protagonist John Chu would get on well with, I think). She tells us how she got … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast episode 7: Noah Nelson

On this episode of the 88 Names podcast, we talk to Noah Nelson, the founder of No Proscenium, a website and podcast devoted to “everything immersive,” though as the name implies, there’s an emphasis on theater and other types of … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast bonus interview: Bishop D.J. Soto of VR Church

Today on the 88 Names podcast site, we have a written interview with Bishop D.J. Soto, lead pastor of VR Church, “the first church to exist entirely in virtual reality.” (Services are conducted on multiple online platforms, but the visitor … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast episode 6: Joanna Popper

On this episode of the 88 Names podcast, we talk to Joanna Popper, Hewlett-Packard’s Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location-Based Entertainment. Joanna’s division of HP works with arcades, theme parks, movie theaters, and other venues that host VR experiences. … Continue reading

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