Tag Archives: VR

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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88 Names reading and Q&A in AltspaceVR this Friday

This Friday, March 17, I’ll be reading from 88 Names and taking questions on Microsoft’s AltspaceVR platform. The virtual venue opens to the public at 5:30 Pacific Time and the reading will start at 6:00. Although Altspace supports virtual reality … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast episode 5: Michael Madary

On episode 5 of the 88 Names podcast, we talk to philosopher and ethicist Michael Madary. Madary is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of the Pacific, and the co-author, with Thomas Metzinger, of “Real … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast episode 4: Mariana Acuña Acosta

On today’s episode of the 88 Names podcast, we talk to Mariana Acuña Acosta, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Glassbox Technologies, which creates virtual production software tools for use in filmmaking, video game design, and the creation of VR … Continue reading

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Second Life Book Club this Wednesday

This Wednesday, April 8, starting at 10 AM Pacific, I will be a guest on the debut episode of the Second Life Book Club, along with authors Ken Liu, S.L. Huang, C.B. Lee, and host/master of ceremonies Draxtor. The event … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast, episode 3: Cory Doctorow

On the latest episode of the 88 Names podcast, we talk to science-fiction writer, journalist, and activist Cory Doctorow, author of such books as For the Win, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, Little Brother, and the recently released … Continue reading

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Creative Mornings virtual event, this Friday

Earlier this month, I was scheduled to make a public appearance at Creative Mornings, a breakfast lecture series for artists and other creative people. After the original event was postponed due to the coronavirus, my hosts went back to the … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast, episode 2: Yours Truly

In today’s extra special pub date edition of the podcast, host Blake Collier chats with me about 88 Names and related topics. This seems like a good time to thank everybody who made this podcast possible: Blake Collier, who first … Continue reading

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88 Names podcast, episode 1: Brandon Oldenburg

The first full episode of the 88 Names podcast is now live. Join host Blake Collier and I as we talk to Brandon Oldenburg, the Academy Award–winning director of The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, and co-founder and … Continue reading

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