Tag Archives: VR

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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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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