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24 minutes | Feb 9, 2022
Season 2 Episode 2: Dennis Crowley – Connecting the Metaverse to the Reality World
Dennis Crowley is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Foursquare, the technology company that powers location experiences for more than 1 billion people around the world. Previously, he founded Dodgeball, one of the first location-based mobile social services (acquired by Google in 2005), and help to build early location-based games PacManhattan (2004) and ConQwest (2004). Dennis is also the founder and Chairman of the Kingston Stockade Football Club, a semi-professional soccer team out of Hudson Valley, NY that competes in the 4th division of the US Soccer Pyramid. We talked with Dennis about the potential of the Metaverse, and how it can be augmented via the Real World. The post Season 2 Episode 2: Dennis Crowley – Connecting the Metaverse to the Reality World appeared first on AllThingsXR.com.
47 minutes | Dec 13, 2021
Season 2 Episode 1: Rony Abovitz – Xverse
Rony Abovitz (born 1971) is an American entrepreneur. Abovitz founded MAKO Surgical Corp., a company manufacturing surgical robotic arm assistance platforms, in 2004. MAKO was acquired by Stryker Corporation in 2013 for $1.65B. Abovitz is the founder of the Mixed reality company Magic Leap. He’s also the Founder and CEO of Sun and Thunder. The post Season 2 Episode 1: Rony Abovitz – Xverse appeared first on AllThingsXR.com.
28 minutes | Nov 20, 2021
Episode 30 : Alon Grinshpoon – Creating AWS for 3d Content
In this episode of the AllThingsXR podcast, I have a conversation with Alon Grinshpoon, Co-Founder and CEO of Echo3D. echo3D (www.echo3D.co) is a cloud platform for 3D/AR/VR that provides tools and network infrastructure to help developers & companies quickly build and deploy 3D apps, games, and content. Echo3D serves over 12,000 developers using its SDKs to create real-time 3D experiences (for healthcare, entertainment, retail, gaming, training, and more) and has deployed AR+5G projects with both Verizon and AT&T. echo3D grew over 30x since March 2019 and signed an enterprise partnership with Unity3D, the world’s leading game engine. echo3D is backed by Konvoy Ventures, Remagine Ventures, Space Capital, and Techstars, and received grants from Y Combinator, Verizon, and NYC Media Lab. Echo3D was named AR/VR finalists for SXSW 2020, won the DevProject Award 2019, named among the 2019 Most Fundable Companies, named one of the Top 25 finalists in Sir Richard Branson’s Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) 2019, and featured on VentureBeat, The Hill, XRToday, Bold TV, Ynet, Calcalist, and Mako. Free registration is available at http://console.echo3D.co. The post Episode 30 : Alon Grinshpoon – Creating AWS for 3d Content appeared first on AllThingsXR.com.
59 minutes | Nov 4, 2021
Episode 29 : Neil Mathew – Pivoting from the original idea
In this episode of the AllThingsXR podcast, I have a conversation with Neil Mathew. Co-Founder Placenote. Neil Mathew is the co-founder of Placenote, the company that built the first AR Cloud SDK for ARKit. He’s a Y-Combinator alumnus and has been working at the intersection of AR and computer vision since 2015. Starting from the simple use case of placing virtual sticky notes in the real world, Placenote grew into a platform for indoor navigation, 3D scanning, and multiplayer AR. In 2020, Placenote launched their first standalone product, Dabble, an interior design app that uses Placenote’s computer vision platform to help people design physical spaces better on the web.Neil has a Master’s in Robotics from the University of Waterloo, where he built path planning algorithms for self-driving vehicles, visual positioning technology for hip replacement surgeries, and a Blackberry camera app that took pictures when you snapped your fingers, but he doesn’t like to talk about it. Through his work on Placenote and Dabble, Neil has become passionate about the trade-offs between UX and R&D in AR and spends a lot of time designing UX trade-offs to build products that seem to “just work” despite technology limitations. You can reach Neil on Twitter @neilxm You can check out Dabble here: https://dabble.so or @trydabble The post Episode 29 : Neil Mathew – Pivoting from the original idea appeared first on AllThingsXR.com.
88 minutes | Oct 10, 2021
Episode 28 : Noah Zerkin – Managing an Open Source Hardware Company
In this episode of the AllThingsXR podcast, I have a conversation with Noah Zerkin, Co-Founder of NOA Labs and CombineReality. Noah Zerkin is a maker and hardware prototyper from New York City. He’s been building DIY spatial computing interfaces since 2007 and has been a 3D printing enthusiast since 2011. After being a research engineer in a NASA-funded laboratory and a creative technologist at an interactive agency, Noah moved to Shenzhen, China in 2013 to pursue manufacturing a wearable input device for controlling monocular smartglasses. He has worked on IOT devices, consumer electronics and maker products with NOA Labs (not his company, believe it or not) since 2016. Since 2018, he has devoted his efforts almost exclusively to making affordable high-end augmented reality headsets available through mass production of Project North Star components and kits. The post Episode 28 : Noah Zerkin – Managing an Open Source Hardware Company appeared first on AllThingsXR.com.
52 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
Episode 27 : Jake Sally – Augmented Reality and NFTs
In this episode of the AllThingsXR podcast, We have a conversation with Jake Sally, COO of Jadu. Jake Sally is a Denver-born, Emmy-nominated producer, public speaker, and entertainment executive dedicated to building the pipeline, vernacular, and stories grounded in technology for audiences worldwide. Jake is the COO of Jadu, an interactive augmented reality company building widely accessible musical experiences with the world’s leading artists such as Lil Nas X. He oversees the day-to-day operations of Jadu while building out a slate of next-gen projects and partnerships. Previously, he oversaw content development at RYOT, Verizon’s internal content innovation company, focused on creating content formats of the future, technical pipelines, and storytelling techniques as 5G networks begin to be widely available to consumers. He focused on collaborations with artists and technologists to alter and improve the way stories are told with next-generation technology including VR, AR, artificial intelligence, projection mapping, physical installations, 5G and motion capture. While at RYOT, key projects included a partnership with TIME Magazine to digitally recreate the historic March on Washington complete with a photoreal Martin Luther King who delivers the iconic “I Have a Dream Speech” to guests as part of a large scale traveling virtual reality museum exhibition on civil rights. He was also the creative producer for the United Nation’s first use of projection mapping in the General Assembly as part of their Climate Action Summit held to galvanize world leaders to fight climate change like never before. His work has led to speaking opportunities both public and private for institutions including MIT, Johns Hopkins, USC, Mobile World Congress, SXSW, Emmy Television Academy Foundation, and the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Story Lab among others. His work has appeared at Super Bowl LII (2018) and is part of textbooks used at USC such as Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality. The post Episode 27 : Jake Sally – Augmented Reality and NFTs appeared first on AllThingsXR.com.
38 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Episode 26 : ANRICK – Running a Remote AR Studio
In this episode of the AllThingsXR podcast, We have a conversation with ANRICK. ANRICK is an award-winning interactive Director and Founder of Studio ANRK, an R&D studio exploring the future of spatial immersive entertainment by creating experiences built with virtual and augmented reality, computer vision, and machine learning. ANRICK’s mission is to explore new and emerging technologies and incorporate them into the interactive experience workflow. I have been working with virtual production processes for the greater part of a decade. You can get more information about ANRICK’s studio, Studio ANRK, or follow him on Twitter. The post Episode 26 : ANRICK – Running a Remote AR Studio appeared first on AllThingsXR.com.
62 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
Episode 25 : Jeff Powers – Challenges of AR Hardware Startups
In this episode of the AllThingsXR podcast, We have a conversation with Jeff Powers. Jeff has dedicated the last decade to enabling devices to see the world in 3D, in realtime. He co-founded Arcturus Industries (http://arcturus.industries), which is partnered with Valve, and builds state of the art in 3D vision for AR/VR devices — everything from head and controller tracking, to 3D scene mapping. Arcturus Industries is hiring for those who may be interested. Visit https://arcturus.industries/jobs Jeff is also a co-founder of Occipital, which built the well-known Structure Sensor — a 3D scanning accessory for iPad, RedLaser (which was acquired by eBay), and Canvas — an application for interior 3D mapping for home improvement. He’s been an angel investor since 2010 in areas adjacent to mobile computer vision. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Artificial Intelligence, both from the University of Michigan. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he worked at the National Security Agency (NSA), but sadly, can’t tell us whether UFOs are aliens or not. The post Episode 25 : Jeff Powers – Challenges of AR Hardware Startups appeared first on AllThingsXR.com.
43 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Episode 24 : Alban Denoyel – Creating The Largest 3D Content Platform
In this episode of the AllThingsXR podcast, we have a conversation with Alban Denoyel. Alban is a french entrepreneur, and the co-founder and CEO of Sketchfab, the largest platform to publish and find 3D content. You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/albn, or on Sketchfab at sketchfab.com/alban The post Episode 24 : Alban Denoyel – Creating The Largest 3D Content Platform appeared first on AllThingsXR.com.
45 minutes | Feb 4, 2021
Episode 23 : Anastasia Devana – Spatial Audio
In this episode of the AllThingsXR podcast, we have a conversation with Anastasia Devana. Anastasia is an internationally-recognized leader in spatial audio design and technology. She loves working in new immersive mediums like VR, AR, and spatial computing because it lets her combine her passions for technology, audio, and innovation. What Anastasia brings to every project is not only extensive creative and technical skills and 3D audio expertise, but also a deep respect for the craft of immersive spatial audio design. In her role as the Audio Director at Magic Leap, Anastasia has built and led a world-class team, shipped several award-winning projects, played a key role in advancing the Magic Leap spatial audio technology, and presented at a number of international conferences on the topic of spatial audio. Recently Anastasia founded Hear XR – a spatial audio consulting agency, where she is offering her services as an audio director, developer, consultant, speaker, and educator. Her goal is to continue pushing the medium forward while sharing what she learned along the way. You can access Anastasia via her website https://www.hearxr.com or her Twitter account at @AnastasiaDevana The post Episode 23 : Anastasia Devana – Spatial Audio appeared first on AllThingsXR.com.
38 minutes | Mar 14, 2019
Episode 10 : Amir Bozorgzadeh – Analytics and Web in AR/VR
In this episode of AllThingsXR we talk with Amir Bozorgzadeh, Co-Founder and CEO of Virtuleap. Amir is CEO at Virtuleap, the startup that enables the body to speak in VR and AR using neuroscience research and machine learning, so that companies and brands can know if their users are excited, angry, or bored out of their minds. He is a regular contributor to VentureBeat on emerging technology and startup ecosystems. The post Episode 10 : Amir Bozorgzadeh – Analytics and Web in AR/VR appeared first on All Things XR.
34 minutes | Jan 28, 2019
Episode 9 : Jameson Detweiler – Reconstructing the World in 3D
In this episode of AllThingsXR we talk with Jameson Detweiler, Co-Founder and CEO of Fantasmo. Fantasmo is one of the hottest startups in AR market right now that tries to offer a new way of building a 3D map of the world, indoors & out for Augmented Reality, Robotic and IoT applications. The post Episode 9 : Jameson Detweiler – Reconstructing the World in 3D appeared first on All Things XR.
28 minutes | Nov 21, 2018
Episode 8 : Martin Herdina – Life After ARKit
In this episode of AllThingsXR we talk about the effect of ARKit on AR companies with our special guest Martin Herdina, CEO at Wikitude. Martin is a successful internet and telecom entrepreneur. Prior to joining Wikitude, Martin has successfully built-up and sold fatfoogoo, a leading provider of payment systems for online games, to Digital River (DRIV). Previously, Martin has held strategic management positions in Europe and the US with Qpass Inc., UCP, and T‑Mobile. Wikitude is a mobile augmented reality (AR) technology provider based in Salzburg, Austria. Founded in 2008, Wikitude initially focused on providing location-based augmented reality experiences through the Wikitude World Browser App. In 2012, the company restructured its proposition by launching the Wikitude SDK, a development framework utilizing image recognition and tracking, and geolocation technologies. The post Episode 8 : Martin Herdina – Life After ARKit appeared first on All Things XR.
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