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39 minutes | Aug 22, 2022
Teaching the world how to dance in virtual reality, ft. the Dusty Dust Bunny
Hello and welcome to the EnterVR podcast! In today's episode, we learn what it's like to teach dance in virtual reality courtesy of the Dusty Dust Bunny, a professional VR dance instructor. Stay in touch with the Dusty Dust Bunny with the links below: http://vrdance.org http://ko-fi.com/vrdance @DustBunnyVR Also, don't forget to check out the HBO Thanks for listening, and huge thanks to my excellent guest for being a beacon of light and kindness.
74 minutes | Apr 22, 2022
It is morally imperative that we destroy the metaverse
There, I said it.
61 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
Zuck's metaverse, valve deckard, psvr2, haptics vests and more!
50 minutes | Jul 11, 2021
SMR #1 Star Wars Squadrons VR in 2021, PSVR2, full body tracking and more!
Welcome to the State of the Metaverse Report episode 1. We'll cover news, updates and my general thoughts on the VR space. Here is the link to video about the underground rave scene I mentioned on the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1wUg9HCODU
79 minutes | May 21, 2021
Using sea level rise visualizations in VR to learn about the climate crisis ft. Dr. Juliano Calil
Welcome to the EnterVR podcast! On this episode we explore using VR to inform and educate the impacts of sea level rise caused by the climate crisis featuring Dr. Juliano Calil. Time stamps and Show notes: 30 - Intro 1:10 - Why is the climate crisis and important issue, what is at stake? 4:00 - The consequences of doing nothing about the climate crisis. 6:00 - Why motivates Dr. Calil to work on this subject? 11:00 - Why use VR to educate people about the Climate Crisis? What does VR do, that other media cannot? 16:00 - The design process of creating a sea level rise experience in VR. 21:00 - If given an unlimited budget what sorts of features would Dr. Calil's team work on? 25: 00 - How do you get the wealthiest people on the planet to learn about the climate crisis through immersive experiences? Would this strategy provide a larger benefit? 32:00 -The cost of prevention vs adaptation. 32:30 - Fighting forests fires in VR. 35:00 - Exploring different solutions that will have tangible results in minimizing climate crisis impacts. 41:00 - Highlights of observing users try out the Sea Level rise VR experience. 46:00 - Community building opportunities for people who try the Sea Level Rise experience. 47:00 - How to deal with climate skeptics? 48:00 - How do you visualize 60 billion tones of carbon dioxide being emitted per year in VR? 52:00 - Do we need to change the language we use to describe the climate crisis? 1:08:00 - What lessons can be taken from the covid 19 pandemic that can be applied to the climate crisis? 1:11:00 - Is geoengineering the planet inevitable ? 1:14:00 - What gives Dr. Calil hope for the future? 1:18:00 - How to stay in touch Dr. Calil and the team. Thanks so much to my guest for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality and thank you for listening! Stay in touch with the links below: https://virtualplanet.tech/ https://twitter.com/VirtualPlanetVR https://twitter.com/JulianoCalil https://www.instagram.com/virtualplanettech/ https://www.facebook.com/virtualplanetllc email@example.com References: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2017/jul/10/100-fossil-fuel-companies-investors-responsible-71-global-emissions-cdp-study-climate-change https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/22/climate/climate-change-economy.html#:~:text=Climate%20Change%20Could%20Cut%20World,2050%20%2D%20The%20New%20York%20Times https://www.nwf.org/Our-Work/Environmental-Threats/Climate-Change/Greenhouse-Gases/Gardening-for-Climate-Change https://www.pnas.org/content/117/24/13182 https://therevelator.org/mangroves-climate-change/ https://www.britannica.com/video/162778/keystone-species-parts-coast-kelp-forest-ecosystem#:~:text=The%20presence%20of%20sea%20otters,species%20of%20the%20coastline%20ecosystem. https://www.npr.org/2019/11/18/780373013/how-virtual-reality-can-help-people-better-understand-climate-change https://slate.com/technology/2014/08/atmospheric-co2-humans-put-40-billion-tons-into-the-air-annually.html https://www.co2.earth/global-co2-emissions
79 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Exploring Sara Lisa Vogl's VR design process, using lucid dreaming as a tool & iteration metrics
Check out the video portion of this conversation on youtube: https://youtu.be/h411n3TytHQ Welcome to EnterVR! On this episode we explore the mind of Sara Lisa Vogl, one of the most talented designers in all of the metaverse! Show notes Meeting at the Unity Vision Summit in 2015 How Sara got involved with VR in the first place Designing VR experiences around Lucid Dreaming The revisiting the early VR prototypes era. Lucid Trips official release is aiming for 2022 How did Sara find mentorship and advice for VR design in the early days? A snapshot of the VR meetup scene in Germany The tectonics shifts in the VR community caused by the Facebook acquisition Surviving the lows and the highs of the VR market. Sara's design process and methodology Designing prototypes in 2D often don't transfer well to VR. Finding the right designers for a VR project. How to break into the VR industry as a designer. The best way to do user testing for VR apps/games. What metrics should designers follow for when things need to be changed based on community feedback? What is considered ethical design in VR? A typical day in the life of a VR designer. What are Sara's favorite tools to get her work done? What would the ultimate tool for VR designers look like? What happened to the Unity VR editor? Thanks to Sara for being a true scholar and apex predator of virtual reality and thank you for watching/listening! Follow Sara and her work with the links below: Saralisavogl.com https://twitter.com/SaraLisaVogl https://www.linkedin.com/in/saralisavogl/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/389260/Lucid_Trips/
47 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Leveraging Blockchain to build the metaverse communities of the future ft Sacha LeBaron
Welcome to the EnterVR podcast! On this episode we are joined by Sacha LeBaron from Somnium Space to learn more about the intersection of community building, Blockchain and virtual reality. Here are some highlights from our conversation: Leveraging blockchain to create a tangible vr economy. Creating communities centered around artists and creators. Marketing lessons on getting people excited about the future of VR. Decentralized governance systems in the metaverse. What sets Somnium apart from other social VR platforms. Thanks to Sacha for being a true scholar and gentleman of virtual reality and thanks for listening! Stay in touch with Sacha and Somnium team with the links below: https://discord.gg/somniumspace https://twitter.com/SomniumSpace https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCabT6LiDZv4cXQRPDwY1-DA Check out the video version of this conversation with the link below: https://youtu.be/O2oEhhrWetk
41 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
VRUX 101: Design that highlights the profound humanity behind the Anne Frank story
Video version available with the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZExpV4XMeM&feature=youtu.be Welcome to EnterVR ! Excited to bring you an insightful conversation as part of the VR UX design series featuring Martin de Ronde from Force Field XR. Martin worked on the Anne Frank house VR experience, one of the most powerful pieces of VR media to date. Topics discussed: -A blueprint to make education VR apps seem more human. -Using emotion as a tool to improve experience. -How to make UI that gets out of the way of telling a story. -Walking a fine line to honor the memory of Anne Frank. -Using VR to make a profound story even more powerful. Thanks to Martin for being an awesome guest and thank you for tuning in! Follow Martin and Force Field XR with the links below: https://twitter.com/Forcefieldxr https://forcefieldxr.com/ https://twitter.com/annefrankhouse https://www.annefrank.org/en/ https://www.oculus.com/experiences/quest/1958100334295482/?locale=en_US Relevant link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2018/04/12/two-thirds-of-millennials-dont-know-what-auschwitz-is-according-to-study-of-fading-holocaust-knowledge/ Notes: VRChat world courtesy of Lucifer M Star Audio version available on all major podcast apps.
52 minutes | Oct 16, 2020
Design that gives you a sense of belonging in Zenith, a VR MMO.
Video version available on youtube with the link below: https://youtu.be/YiQuDgafNa0 Welcome to EnterVR ! Excited to bring you an insightful conversation as part of the VR UX design series featuring the Andy Tsen from Zenith. Zenith is an upcoming VR MMO with a passionate team and immense potential! Topics discussed: Managing real world player fatigue with VR UI Exploring the design of social interactions inside a VR MMO. Drawing inspiration from popular media that adds to the over all experience. Designing satisfying gameplay loops and progression. How to create combat mechanics that stay fresh and fun. Future goals and ambitions for Zenith while managing expectations. (avatar customization, player created quests) Stay in touch with Andy and the Zenith team with the links below: https://discord.gg/zenith https://twitter.com/ZenithMMO store.steampowered.com/app/1403370/Ze… https://twitter.com/Andy_Tsen Thanks again to Andy for being such an awesome guest and thanks for tuning in!
41 minutes | Oct 9, 2020
VR UX 101 : Designing VRChat Spaces that Evoke Emotion ft. Lucifer M Star
Video version: https://youtu.be/2vCrOeqhWkw Welcome to EnterVR ! Excited to bring you an insightful conversation as part of the VR UX design series featuring the Lucifer M Star, a prolific VRChat world creator with some of the most popular spaces in the metarverse! In this talk we tackle subjects like: VRChat SDK 2 vs. SDk 3 . Getting feedback from users by going undercover. Tips and resources for aspiring VRChat world creators. Using music to guide design creativity. Get in touch with Lucifer with the links below! https://twitter.com/LuciferMStarVRC https://hellobanana.gg/ Thanks to Lucifer for being a wonderful guest and thanks for tuning in to the show!
31 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
VR UX 101 : Crossing over from 2D design to AR/VR with Sonya Seddarasan
Check out the video version: https://youtu.be/cX5X0yiaPUg Welcome to EnterVR ! Excited to bring you an insightful conversation as part of the VR UX design series featuring Sonya Seddarasan, a product designer with experience in mobile, AR and VR design. In this talk we tackle questions like: How to 2D designers can prepare to tackle the challenges of the spatial computing paradigm using real world familiarity to design virtual reality interactions Don't reinvent the wheel with UI patterns in AR/VR Obstacles to creating iteration loops Check out the slides below to learn more from Sonya's design talks: https://www.slideshare.net/SonyaSeddarasan/from-2d-to-3d-product-design https://www.slideshare.net/SonyaSeddarasan/familiarity-from-2d-ui-to-3d-spatial-interface Get in touch with Sonya with the links below! https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonya-seddarasan-303570a4/ https://account.altvr.com/channels/1531069185847722286 Thanks to Sonya for being a wonderful guest and thanks for tuning in to the show!
46 minutes | Sep 3, 2020
VR UX design 101 - Hand tracking, physics and new possibilities ft. team Holonautic
Watch the video version of the talk here: https://youtu.be/hfGGWfhmTpY Welcome to EnterVR ! Excited to bring you an insightful conversation as part of the VR UX design series featuring the team behind the Virtual Hand Physics Lab and Holoception; Dennys and Roger from Holonautic! Show Notes: Why add some VR interactions over others? How was audio integrated? Some ideas can be nice on paper but don't translate well in VR. Straddling the line between immersion and convenience in physics based games and experiences. Predicting what users will do with your UI implementations. Discovering interesting human behaviors based on watching users interacting with hand tracked experiences. The challenges of creating novel menus with hands in VR. User feedback iteration loop. Advice for aspiring VR UX designers. Get in touch and get more info with the links below: https://discord.com/invite/rRsQEew https://twitter.com/HandPhysicsLab https://twitter.com/DennysKuhnert https://twitter.com/Holonautic https://twitter.com/holoception https://www.holonautic.com/ https://store.steampowered.com/app/10... https://www.oculus.com/experiences/ri... Thanks to Dennys and Roger and thank you tuning in! Special Credits to VRchat user LucifermStar for creating the VRchat World we used : https://twitter.com/LuciferMStarVRC
29 minutes | Aug 26, 2020
Creating a universal language using unconventional VR design
Check out the EnterVR youtube channel to watch our talk: https://youtu.be/rkqEp0FqdLE Welcome to the EnterVR podcast! Excited to bring you an insightful conversation on VR UX design featuring Olivier JT, creator of Synthesis Universe! Huge thanks to Olivier for being a true scholar and gentleman of the metaverse! Stay in touch with Olivier with the links below: https://twitter.com/OlivierJT_SU http://www.synthesisuniverse.com/ Thank you for listening!
99 minutes | Aug 10, 2020
2020 is a year of adaptation, innovation and commitment for the VR industry ft. Azad Balabanian
Huge thanks to Azad for being a true scholar and gentleman of the metaverse! Check out my impressions of Puzzling Places: https://youtu.be/84BE2qq8Mh4 Stay in touch with Azad with the links below: https://twitter.com/Azadux https://twitter.com/realities_io https://twitter.com/PuzzlingPlaces https://twitter.com/researchvrcast Thanks for listening and thanks for all your support these past 7 years! Credits: Photo for this episode is courtesy of my dog Music made in the intro made by Cris Miranda with the Bandlab app on Android.
64 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
7th year anniversary episode!
Welcome to the Enter VR podcast, featuring Jesse Filipko aka nomono. Excited to bring another conversation at the intersection of VR, business, design, technology, gaming and society. Join us on this wonderful adventure down the rabbit hole with topics spanning: -Half Life Alyx mods -Under rated VR cockpit games -VR and your mental health during the pandemic -Why Facebook can go get fucked. . . and more! Huge thanks to Jesse Filipko for being a true scholar and gentleman of the metaverse! Stay in touch with Jesse with the link below: https://twitter.com/AgtXenon Thanks for listening and thanks for all your support these past 7 years! Credits: Photo for this episode is from VRchat World : VKET4 PARAREAL TOKYO ＂LITTLE FAREWELL" By User VirtualMarket1 Music made in the intro made by Cris Miranda with the Bandlab app on Android.
162 minutes | Dec 31, 2019
Enter VR new years show : A decade in review for virtual reality
Welcome to the Enter VR podcast! On this very special episode, we review the 2010's decade for the virtual reality industry. Join Jon Oaks, Blair Renaud and Jesse Filipko as we review highlights of the virtual reality industry for the past 10 years! Show notes Best VR game of the decade Most profitable VR game of the decade A new frontier for human communication is here Check out these links to stay in touch with the guests: https://twitter.com/Anticleric https://twitter.com/JonVirtual https://twitter.com/AgtXenon Thanks to my guests for being true scholars and gentlemen of virtual reality and thank you for listening! Happy 2020 everyone!
92 minutes | Dec 17, 2019
Exploring the current landscape of the metaverse with Vasanth Mohan from Fused VR
Welcome to the Enter VR podcast! On this very special episode, I speak with my good friend Vasanth Mohan from Fused VR on a whole range of topics regarding the current and future state of the metaverse. Join us for a conversation full valuable VR industry knowledge! -Topics include: -Reselling the Quest for triple its price -Valve Index woes -Half Life Alyx's impact on VR adoption -Enjoying the journey of VR and the friends you make along the way Thanks to Vasanth for being a true scholar as well as a gentleman of virtual reality and thank you for listening! Check out the links for references and how to get in touch with Vasanth https://twitter.com/FusedVR https://bit.ly/2PwZxGA https://fusedvr.com/ Links to eVRyday VR's timewarp videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvtEXMlQQtI https://www.youtube.com/user/eVRydayVR/videos
66 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Pushing the boundaries of sex, porn and virtual reality ft. Ela Darling from Viro Club
Welcome to the Enter VR podcast! On this episode we'll be exploring the intersection of adult entertainment and virtual reality with special guest Ela Darling, the marketing director at ViRo club! (Virtual Romance Club). Join us for an awesome conversation at the edge of knowledge! Show Notes 1:00 Intro to Ela Darling 3:00 Top 3 things Ela has learned so far working in this new medium. 4:45 A birds eye view on the landscape of the VR adult industry. 9:00 How long will we find our selves in the "early days" of the VR adult industry? 11:30 An intro to Viro club : Virtual Romance Club 15:00 Exploring the appeal of Viro Club's shows. 16:30 How was Viro Club created and why? 20:00 Who is ViroClub for? 25:00 It should be okay to have regular social VR experiences/platforms for only adults. 27:00 The challenges ahead and how the team plans to address them. 30:00 How to make sure minors are not allowed inside the app. 32:00 What does privacy on the platform look like? 35:00 Monetization strategy 37:00 How to make sure there is a healthy balance of community feedback. 39:00 Ela's hopes for the future of the adult VR industry. 41:00 The effects on the safe and legal access to adult content for adults viewed from a macro level : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19665229 https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/homo-consumericus/201001/pornography-beneficial-or-detrimental 47:00 Exploring haptic devices and the potential for full body suits. 48:00 Discovering the true purpose for the existence of tens units TENS units. 49:00 How to become a part of the Viro Club community. 51:00 Personalized avatars and custom rooms confirmed. 53:00 The challenges of marketing a VR adult app. 56:00 Having VR "sex" with live consenting adults is hard to describe. 57:00 Viro Club has no intention of being used as a population control tool by the Chinese Communist Party. 59:00 Will Viro Club ever become a VR brothel? 1:04:00 Ela's message to her future self. 1:05:00 How to stay in touch with Ela Thanks to Ela for being a true scholar as well as an absolute bad ass of the metaverse and thank you for listening! References and how to stay in touch with Ela and the team at ViRo Club https://twitter.com/ElaDarling https://twitter.com/ViRoClub https://viro.club/ https://viro.club/haptic-devices/ https://www.patreon.com/ViRoClub
40 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
A conversation with the future president of the United States of the Metaverse - Yui Araki
Welcome to the Enter VR podcast! Join us for an amazing episode featuring my friend Yui Araki. Come learn about Yui's journey in the industry and catch a quick glimpse into the landscape of the VR community in Japan. Show notes: 45: Yui's past life before VR. 2:00 Yui's journey into the industry. 4:00 Why Hatsune Miku makes so much sense in VR 6:30 Hatsune Miku is not alive but she is also not "dead" 9:15 Hatsune Miku will transcends all mediums, including VR 12:30 Anime is driving VR adoption in Japan. 13:30 A migration towards the metaverse has been underway for some time. 14:00 Why are people in Japan migrating to the metaverse? 16:15 Does Yui want to leave reality and live in the metaverse? 18:00 Yui is ready for the metaverse. 19:45 Enjoying beer parties in VR 20:45 Yui wants to own her country in VR while raising a wholesome family. 24:30 VR allows Yui to form a family across long distances 25:30 Going from cram school teacher to VR industry professional 28:00 Yui taught herself Unity on her phone while on the train 32:00 The ultimate Hatsune Miku experience would be an ultra realistic AI. 35:00 Yui's lessons navigating the industry 37:30 Present Yui's message to future Yui. Thanks to Yui for being a true scholar and bad ass of virtual reality and thank you for listening ! Stay in touch with Yui with the link below: https://twitter.com/Somelu01
57 minutes | Nov 3, 2019
A trip down the rabbit hole featuring Evan Young and Jesse Filipko
Welcome to the Enter VR podcast! Join us for a special episode featuring my friends Jesse Filipko and Evan Young, with a short appearance by Bella, (spent the whole episode inside the Valve Index). Come learn about the latest VR use cases, how there's more to VRchat than just memes plus combining AR/VR in one seamless experience and more! Show notes: 1:00 Expect lots of cheese and bread at Oculus Connect 2:00 VR as an anxiety relief tool for the masses. 4:00 Trying to understand the value of untethered 6dof VR. 8:00 The merging of gaming and exercise is coming 11:00 VR biometric data for exercise games -- https://yur.fit/ 13:00 Linking your meat vehicle to real time biometric data will be manifested in VR. 14:30 Using VR to teach yourself to have more bravery, courage and discipline. 17:30 VR has the potential to open the door to new forms of "suffering porn" 19:00 No Man Sky teaches you the consequences of bad resource management. 23:00 Can VR experiences give us visceral reactions like some movies can? 27:00 Windlands is a great but it gives me too much vertigo 29:00 What will it take to accelerate VR? 31:00 The dream of the ultimate MMO for Spatial Computing. 34:00 Red Dead spoiler alert 36:00 The Red Dead open world needs to come to VR 39:00 Being inside the temple of time is hard to describe. 42:00 VRchat connections are great, reconnecting back to people in VRChat is hard, but why? 44:30 " I just came here for the memes. " 49:00 VR is here to stay and it's okay for it to take its time to reach the masses. Thanks to Bella, Evan and Jesse for being true scholars of virtual reality and thank you for listening! https://www.patreon.com/SideQuestVR https://hubs.mozilla.com/
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