339 episodes

Everything VR & AR is a weekly podcast covering technologists, enthusiasts, and companies with real world deployments of virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. Learn from interviews with the leaders in gaming, entertainment, productivity, enterprise, social, education, medicine, software, hardware, psychology and more. This podcast covers everything that is VR and AR including the hottest topics and news in virtual reality and augmented reality. Nathan Pettyjohn, Founder of the VR/AR Association is your host.

Everything VR & AR The VRAR Association

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    • 4.7 • 39 Ratings

Everything VR & AR is a weekly podcast covering technologists, enthusiasts, and companies with real world deployments of virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. Learn from interviews with the leaders in gaming, entertainment, productivity, enterprise, social, education, medicine, software, hardware, psychology and more. This podcast covers everything that is VR and AR including the hottest topics and news in virtual reality and augmented reality. Nathan Pettyjohn, Founder of the VR/AR Association is your host.

    Tom Emrich, Director of Product AR Platforms at Niantic

    Tom Emrich, Director of Product AR Platforms at Niantic

    This week the VRARA podcast team welcomes back Tom Emrich. Tom is Director of Product, AR Platforms at Niantic. Tom leads product strategy and development of Niantic’s Lightship Unity SDK (ARDK), WebAR platform (8th Wall), and AR Ads. Come listen as we catch up with Tom and discuss the advancements Niantic continues to bring to the AR development space. 

    Listen Here: http://thevrara.com/podcast-posts/tom-emrich-niantic
     
    Check out these links if you want to dig deeper after listening to the episode.
    www.8thwall.com
    www.lightship.dev
    www.Nianticlabs.com
     
    Follow us on Social Media:
     
    Tom Emrich: LinkedIn
    Tyler Gates: LinkedIn / Twitter
    Sophia Moshasha: LinkedIn / Twitter  
    VRARA DC: LinkedIn / Twitter
     
    Subscribe to the podcast wherever podcasts are found or listen to past interviews at www.TheVRARA.com/podcast
    Do you have an interest in being a guest on our podcast or have a guest recommendation?  Email vicki@thevrara.com and let us know!
    Visit the VR/AR Association at www.TheVRARA.com for more information about how you can get involved with this worldwide organization to help gain exposure and share ideas and best practices with other experts in the industry.
    The Everything VR/AR Podcast is produced & sponsored by the DC Chapter of VRARA, in conjunction with Brightline Interactive.

    • 57 min
    Nima Zeighami, Director of Product for Leia Inc.

    Nima Zeighami, Director of Product for Leia Inc.

    On this week’s episode we are joined by Nima Zeighami. Nima is the Director of Product for Leia Inc. where he architects the company’s strategy and manages development across its entire product line. Listen as we discuss how he grew into the field of immersive technology and the ways Leia Inc. is creating new innovation in our field. 

    Listen Here: http://thevrara.com/podcast-posts/nima-zeighami-leia
     
    Check out these links if you want to dig deeper after listening to the episode.
    https://www.leiainc.com/ 
    Leia Inc. Debuts Award-Winning 3D·AI Lume Pad 2 at SXSW for Glasses-Free 3D Calling, Gaming, Streaming and Content Creation | Business Wire
     
    Follow us on Social Media:
    Nima Zeighami: LinkedIn / Twitter 
    Tyler Gates: LinkedIn / Twitter
    Sophia Moshasha: LinkedIn / Twitter  
    VRARA DC: LinkedIn / Twitter
     
    Subscribe to the podcast wherever podcasts are found or listen to past interviews at www.TheVRARA.com/podcast
    Do you have an interest in being a guest on our podcast or have a guest recommendation?  Email vicki@thevrara.com and let us know!
    Visit the VR/AR Association at www.TheVRARA.com for more information about how you can get involved with this worldwide organization to help gain exposure and share ideas and best practices with other experts in the industry.
    The Everything VR/AR Podcast is produced & sponsored by the DC Chapter of VRARA, in conjunction with Brightline Interactive.
     

    • 48 min
    Steve Lukas, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

    Steve Lukas, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

    We are joined this week by Steve Lukas. Steve is the Director of Product Management, XR Ecosystem at Qualcomm and heads up Developer Experience for Snapdragon Spaces. He is helping to lead this team to develop and create amazing tools, software and SDKs for headworn immersive platforms. Listen in as we talk about his experience and what Qualcomm is doing to push the Immersive Tech field forward. 

    Listen Here: http://thevrara.com/podcast-posts/steve-lukas-qualcomm
     
    Check out these links if you want to dig deeper after listening to the episode.
    http://spaces.qualcomm.com/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcjExFfciws 

    Follow us on Social Media:
    Steve Lukas: LinkedIn / Twitter
    Tyler Gates: LinkedIn / Twitter
    Sophia Moshasha: LinkedIn / Twitter  
    VRARA DC: LinkedIn / Twitter
     
    Subscribe to the podcast wherever podcasts are found or listen to past interviews at www.TheVRARA.com/podcast
    Do you have an interest in being a guest on our podcast or have a guest recommendation?  Email vicki@thevrara.com and let us know!
    Visit the VR/AR Association at www.TheVRARA.com for more information about how you can get involved with this worldwide organization to help gain exposure and share ideas and best practices with other experts in the industry.
    The Everything VR/AR Podcast is produced & sponsored by the DC Chapter of VRARA, in conjunction with Brightline Interactive.

    • 39 min
    Tony Liao, University of Houston

    Tony Liao, University of Houston

    This week we are joined by Dr. Tony Liao, director of the new CougAR lab at the University of Houston (www.uhcougARlab.com). Dr. Liao has taken over as the program coordinator for the Digital Media program at UH, introducing brand new AR/VR courses to the UH curriculum, and expanding the program toward what he believes is the future of Digital Media.

    Listen Here: http://thevrara.com/podcast-posts/tony-liao-CougAR
     
    Check out these links if you want to dig deeper after listening to the episode:
    VR and Children: Could the Virtual Dinosaur See You
    https://jvwr-ojs-utexas.tdl.org/jvwr/index.php/jvwr/article/view/7361 
    AR Crime Information and Perception of Space
    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/2050157919899696 
    Mapping 10 Years of Promises and Futures in the AR Industry
    https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1461444820924623 
     
    Follow us on Social Media:
    Tony Liao: LinkedIn 
    Tyler Gates: LinkedIn / Twitter
    Sophia Moshasha: LinkedIn / Twitter  
    VRARA DC: LinkedIn / Twitter
     
    Subscribe to the podcast wherever podcasts are found or listen to past interviews at www.TheVRARA.com/podcast
    Do you have an interest in being a guest on our podcast or have a guest recommendation?  Email vicki@thevrara.com and let us know!
    Visit the VR/AR Association at www.TheVRARA.com for more information about how you can get involved with this worldwide organization to help gain exposure and share ideas and best practices with other experts in the industry.
    The Everything VR/AR Podcast is produced & sponsored by the DC Chapter of VRARA, in conjunction with Brightline Interactive.

    • 49 min
    Damir First, CCO & Co-Founder of Matterless Studios

    Damir First, CCO & Co-Founder of Matterless Studios

    This week we are so excited to be joined by Damir First. Damir is the Co-Founder and CCO of Matterless Studios, a cutting-edge startup that is pioneering the field of augmented reality gaming. Listen as we talk through the ways AR and immersive technology can help to pave the way for more meaningful and unique shared experiences.

    Listen Here: http://thevrara.com/podcast-posts/damir-first-matterless
     
    Check out these links if you want to dig deeper after listening to the episode:
    https://matterless.com/ 
    https://thecyberdelicpodcast.buzzsprout.com/ 
     
    Follow us on Social Media:
    Damir First: LinkedIn  /  Twitter 
    Tyler Gates: LinkedIn / Twitter
    Sophia Moshasha: LinkedIn / Twitter  
    VRARA DC: LinkedIn / Twitter
     
    Subscribe to the podcast wherever podcasts are found or listen to past interviews at www.TheVRARA.com/podcast
    Do you have an interest in being a guest on our podcast or have a guest recommendation?  Email vicki@thevrara.com and let us know!
    Visit the VR/AR Association at www.TheVRARA.com for more information about how you can get involved with this worldwide organization to help gain exposure and share ideas and best practices with other experts in the industry.
    The Everything VR/AR Podcast is produced & sponsored by the DC Chapter of VRARA, in conjunction with Brightline Interactive.
     

    • 54 min
    Liv Erickson, Director of Mozilla Hubs

    Liv Erickson, Director of Mozilla Hubs

    This week we are joined by Liv Erickson. Liv leads the team building Mozilla Hubs, an open source immersive virtual world platform that provides decentralized technology for creating online 3D social VR worlds. Listen in as we discuss the ever evolving world of technology and the ways we can bring different people and projects together to make that technological evolution more meaningful. 

    Listen Here: http://thevrara.com/podcast-posts/liv-erickson-mozilla
     
    Check out these links if you want to dig deeper after listening to the episode.
    http://mozilla.org 
    http://hubs.mozilla.com



    Follow us on Social Media:
    Liv Erickson: LinkedIn 
    Tyler Gates: LinkedIn / Twitter
    Sophia Moshasha: LinkedIn / Twitter  
    VRARA DC: LinkedIn / Twitter
     
    Subscribe to the podcast wherever podcasts are found or listen to past interviews at www.TheVRARA.com/podcast
    Do you have an interest in being a guest on our podcast or have a guest recommendation?  Email vicki@thevrara.com and let us know!
    Visit the VR/AR Association at www.TheVRARA.com for more information about how you can get involved with this worldwide organization to help gain exposure and share ideas and best practices with other experts in the industry.
    The Everything VR/AR Podcast is produced & sponsored by the DC Chapter of VRARA, in conjunction with Brightline Interactive.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Steve@LBXImmersive ,

A ‘Go To’ Podcast that acts as Handbook for XR Enthusiasts!

This Podcast represents an absolute ’Go To’ Handbook if you are interested in #SpatialComputing. Both Tyler and Sophia are deeply connected into the XR Industry and have a stellar lineup of guests. I have found that each episode is full of rich and rewarding content well worth the investment of time.

All4Gators ,

VERY Qualified 4stars

This should be called Tyler pontificates about AR/VR. Sadly Sophia is not a co-host but a rarely occasional contributor. Some of the best episodes are when she was lead because Tyler was out for some reason. The topics and interviewees are extremely interesting and is the ONLY reason I continue to listen. Tyler loves to hear himself talk. He loves giving an intro, he loves “recapping” in an outro and he hijacks many of the interviews. One series of episodes he was at a conference “interviewing” leaders but when you listened it was him fawning over them and then hijacking their time so he could demonstrate his vast knowledge vs learning about what they were there for. Sometimes he repeats what the guest just said so he can overcome his imposter complex. Ask better questions, let the guests talk, listen to what your guest is saying and shut up.

El Don McGuap ,

Sony SRD episode

This was an inspiring listen!

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