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The Building New Realities Podcast
47 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Ep 17: The ethics & economics of the metaverse with Theo Priestley
In today's episode, Tim chats to futurist & metaverse consultant, Theo Priestley. Together they discuss topics ranging from NFTs and virtual influencers, to visions for the future of the metaverse. Topics discussed in this episode: • Introduction [1:03 - 3:43] • The new popularity of the metaverse [3:44 - 10:32] • Theo's earlier projects [10:33 - 15:04] • What is Theo excited by? [15:05 - 16:11] • Personal aspirations [16:12 - 20:20] • NFTs [20:21 - 26:08] • Motivations for the metaverse [26:09 - 30:00] • Virtual influencers [30:01 - 34:30] • VR as a tool for wellness [34:31 - 37:29] • Creator economies [37:30 - 40:27] • Favourite theories [40:28 - 41:44] • Book recommendations [41:45 - 43:14] • Favourite artists [43:15 - 44:25] • Abstract craziness [44:26 - 45:08] • Social programs [45:09 - 46:41]
42 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Ep 16: VR as a tool for empathy with Louise Liu
In today's episode, Tim chats to Louise Liu. Together they discuss topics ranging from how VR can generate empathy and understanding, to Louise's background before getting into XR at PwC. Topics discussed in this episode: • Background on PwC [00:41 - 02:37] • How did the XR department come about? [02:38 - 04:37] • Importance of a disruption team [04:38 - 07:10] • Louise's background [07:11 - 10:33] • The development of UX and VR experiences [10:34 - 14:09] • VR as a tool for empathy and understanding [14:10 - 18:24] • Future VR products [18:25 - 19:53] • Conversations with clients [19:54 - 21:16] • Greatest technical challenges [21:17 - 22:48] • Cross-device experiences [22:49 - 26:30] • Projects that changed the approach to a field [26:31 - 30:35] • Louise's curiosities [30:36 - 34:08] • What does Louise wish she knew when she started out? [34:09 - 35:54] • Building new realities [37:09 - 38:33] • Favourite theories [38:34 - 41:04] • Book recommendations [41:05 - 41:50] Highlight sections • Importance of a disruption team [04:38 - 07:10] • How 'In My Shoes' affected viewers [15:58 - 18:21] • Greatest technical challenges [21:17 - 22:48]
55 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
Ep 15: Challenging Preconceptions with Perri Lewis
In today's episode, Tim chats to Perri Lewis. Together they discuss topics ranging from challenging preconceptions and approaches to coaching, to ideas for social programs and the power of stepping away. Topics discussed in this episode: • Introduction 00:00 - 00:14 • Background on Mastered 00:15 - 06:00 • Perri's background 06:03 - 09:10 • Perri's approach to coaching 09:12 - 14:07 • Challenging preconceptions 14:08 - 19:05 • Problems with the medium of VR 19:06 - 22:13 • Mastered's interest in XR 22:14 - 23:20 • Perri's view on the XR workplace 23:21 - 27:15 • Unreal and Unity 27:16 - 28:40 • Problems with universities 28:41 - 34:19 • Greatest opportunities in Perri's field 34:20 - 27:26 • Rethinking your approach to a field 37:27 - 39:38 • Curiosities about other areas 40:00 - 45:23 • Building new realities 45:24 - 46:29] • Social programs 46:30 - 49:17 • Favourite theories 49:18 - 51:46 • Book recommendations 51:47 - 54:20
57 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Ep 14: The future of VR storytelling with Alex Rühl
In today's episode, Tim chats to Alex Rühl, founder of the VR production studio CATS are not PEAS. Together they discuss techniques for guiding people through VR experiences, curiosities about where VR is headed, as well as ways to creating a more balanced society. Topics discussed in this episode: • Origin of the name "CATS are not PEAS" [00:48 - 03:42] • Alex Rühl's background [03:42 - 10:47] • Views on narrative storytelling in VR [10:47 - 20:17] • Alex's favourite projects to have worked on [21:11 - 26:09] • Guiding people around VR spaces [26:09 - 30:38] • Shortcuts to starting in VR [30:38 - 34:04] • Curiosities about the future of VR [34:04 - 40:06] • How to help build a new reality [40:06 - 47:05] • Social programs [47:05 - 51:33] • Favourite theories [51:33 - 54:17] • Book recommendations [54:17 - 56:33]
55 minutes | Jun 29, 2021
Ep 13: Solving the future of XR with Antonia Forster
Welcome to our monthly podcast, Building New Realities. Future Visual’s CEO, Tim Fleming, discusses ideas and stories around building new realities with today’s XR thought leaders. A warm welcome this week to Tim's guest Antonia Forster. In today's episode, Tim welcomes Antonia Forster, an XR Technical Specialist at Unity. Together they discuss topics ranging from Unity and controllerless hand tracking, to AI and metaverses. Antonia gives some insight into the use of XR as a tool for equality, equity and empathy. Antonia's socials: Twitter: https://twitter.com/AntoniaRForster LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/antonia-forster/ Topics discussed in this episode: • Antonia Forster's background [00:18] • Technical and empathetic research in Unity [3:49] • Thoughts on VR as a tool for empathy [6:20] • Current projects in Unity [10:30] • Feelings on controllerless hand tracking [12:18] • Greatest technological challenges with hand tracking [13:18] • What we can learn from animal behaviour [17:13] • Investigations into decision making [23:08] • Greatest opportunities in XR [28:36] • Problematic results with AI [31:00] • Thoughts on how Metaverses may emerge [32:57] • Projects that changed your approach to your field [37:42] • How to help build a new reality [38:28] • Social programs [43:05] • Museums as a platform [45:33] • Book recommendations [50:49] • Theories and laws[52:21] Resources mentioned in this episode: Algorithms to live by [50:59] https://www.amazon.co.uk/Algorithms-Live-Computer-Science-Decisions Solving for happiness [51:39] https://www.amazon.co.uk/Solve-Happy-Engineer-Engineering-Uncovering Dunbar's number [52:54] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunbar%27s_number Unity Industrial webinars [54:14] https://create.unity3d.com/unity-for-industrial-series
57 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
Ep 12: Digital Transformation with Professor Karen Cham
Welcome to our monthly podcast, Building New Realities. Future Visual’s CEO, Tim Fleming, discusses ideas and stories around building new realities with today’s XR thought leaders. A warm welcome this week to Tim's guest Professor Karen Cham. Karen has an impressive 25 years experience in technology transformation and human centred design and she is an expert in harnessing human/machine convergence to drive complex socio-technical systems change. Karen also excels in R&D for Next Gen, ensuring the DX of values at scale by leveraging the user experience (UX). What makes Karen curious and why does she think we might be losing depth perception in lockdown? Tune in and find out.
65 minutes | Jan 12, 2021
Ep 11: Customer Experience In The Age of Immersive Technology with Claire Ellis
This week Tim Fleming's guest is Claire Ellis - Brand strategist, creative, business-leader and firm believer in the power of 'so what?'. Claire is the Managing Director of Strategic Sales and Marketing Agency, JPC. Claire has spent the last 22+ years building brands, cutting through complexity and devising imaginative strategies and creative ways to help clients more effectively engage and convert. What’s coming next for customer experience? Tune in and find out. #CX
52 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Ep 10: Connecting Technology to Experience with Jack X and and Sebastien Jouhans
This week Tim Fleming's guest is Sebastien Jouhans, Technology Director of Jack X at Jack Morton Worldwide. Jack X is Jack Morton’s innovation practice. Sebastien works with emerging technologies and creatives in order to inject cutting edge thinking and lead teams to deliver successful projects. Sebastien is passionate about technology, touch interfaces, natural interfaces, physical computing, Internet of Things, bots, NLP, Machine Learning and blockchain. How is Jack X connecting technology to experience? Tune in and find out.
51 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Ep 9: How Aggreko Is Deploying Immersive Technology with Walter Davis
This week Tim Fleming's guest is Walter Davis, Head of talent and learning technology at Aggreko and technology thought leader and strategist. Aggreko is a supplier of temporary power generation equipment and of temperature control equipment. They Power everything from large events to whole geographic areas that do not have the suitable infrastructure. How is Aggreko deploying VR and AR training? Tune in later today and find out.
53 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Ep 8: The Challenges Of Being A Futurist with Phil Rowley
This week Tim Fleming's guest is Phil Rowley, Media Futurist and Futures Director at Omnicom who demonstrates his extraordinary enthusiasm and passion for futurism as an art and science. Phil works with businesses and brands to imagine and fast-track their future via emerging tech and innovation. He converts thought-leadership and tech trends into actionable innovation strategies around the future of media and entertainment, future of audio, future of gaming, future of AR, VR & AI - and their application for the future of marketing. Tune in now to the future in this eighth podcast from immersive technology experts, Future Visual.
61 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Ep 7 How Embodiment and Virtual Reality Creates Presence? With embodiment expert Rachel Blackman
Rachel Blackman is an actor, improvisor, theatre maker, somatic educator and embodiment trainer and coach and creativity mentor. You may remember her with a shaved head and double barrelled bazooka as Chara in Matrix Revolutions. Tim Fleming and Rachel discuss the synergy between VR and embodiment and theories around Feldenkrais and neuroplasticity. Can you achieve what you can’t imagine? Tune in and find out......
49 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
Ep 6: Immersive Space - The HP Way with Joanna Popper
This week Tim Fleming’s guest is Joanna Popper, HP’s Global Head of Virtual Reality for Location Based Entertainment and leads Go-To-Market initiatives for XR. Joanna is a Hollywood and Silicon Valley Media executive and one of the most influential women in VR. Joanna talks to Tim Fleming about how HP is leading the way in the immersive space, building new realities with constant hardware innovation and taking advantage of embodiment to bring us the future of computing.
64 minutes | Jun 11, 2020
Ep 5: The Business of Body Intelligence with Simon Roberts
This week Tim Fleming’s guest is Simon Roberts, Business Anthropologist. Simon is one the world’s leading anthropologists in business. He advises some of the largest global organisations, including Intel, Facebook, Spotify, Google and many other Fortune 500 companies, through his London-based consultancy, Stripe Partners. His book The Power of Not Thinking is out now in e-book and Audio format and will be published on July 9th. Simon talks to Tim about how he helps companies understand people by conducting ethnographic research and thereby taking yourself into other people’s worlds. Companies can therefore construct meaning in pursuit of building better products and services by grounding truth and reality to businesses. The Covid crisis has rapidly accelerated the adoption of remote immersive collaboration technologies - Tim and Simon discuss Amara’s Law - will it prove us wrong as we assume everything is going to change quickly post Covid? In discussing his new book, Simon suggests that intelligence can be held in our bodies and that embodied knowledge is a real force - should we trust our executive brain or should we trust our gut? Find out in this fascinating discussion.
46 minutes | May 27, 2020
Ep 4: Are Startups Ready To Work In Space?
Katherine Courtney, STEM Ambassador and former CEO of the UK Space Agency talks to Tim Fleming about her shared passion for space and startups and how there is a strong connection between the two communities. Katherine shares her thoughts with Tim on how the future habitation of space might work, the impact of space data on the environment and the phenomenon of space debris.
57 minutes | May 13, 2020
Ep 3: Sitting at the crossroads of Intimacy, mental health & Immersive technology
Sarah Ticho, immersive health innovator and founder of Hatsumi VR, Project lead at VulVR, freelance producer of Explore Deep (Deep VR) and healthcare lead at Immerse UK, talks to Tim Fleming about how VR can make a difference to the future of health, why she is excited about developing interactive pleasure to alleviate sexual awkwardness and disorders and why environments are becoming even more important during COVID-19.
60 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
Ep 2: Can immersive programmes support the change coming for Employee Experience and Customer Experience? #EX-CX
Belinda Gannaway, strategy director of creative employee communications agency Fathom XP, with 20 years experience transforming cultures and helping to build brands from the inside out, talks to Tim Fleming about employee engagement and the need to challenge the status quo of organisational culture - will immersive experiences offer the solution? Tune in to find out.
70 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Ep 1: What happens when surgery meets immersive collaboration?
Ep 1: Charles Nduka the surgeon, technologist & co-founder of Emteq - a biofeedback enabled VR therapy platform - talks to Tim Fleming about what why he thinks VR experience and virtual collaboration are tools of the future? Tune in to find out.
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