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XR Connections covers Extended Reality (XR - AR - VR - MR), providing a weekly guide to items of interest in the worlds of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality. Hosted by Liam James O'Malley of Mars and Mercury - XR Strategy and Intelligence

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XR Connections covers Extended Reality (XR - AR - VR - MR), providing a weekly guide to items of interest in the worlds of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality. Hosted by Liam James O'Malley of Mars and Mercury - XR Strategy and Intelligence

    No. 19. Former Disney Imagineer Brian Collins on Transforming Education with XR

    No. 19. Former Disney Imagineer Brian Collins on Transforming Education with XR

    Episode No. 19. features former Disney Imagineer Brian Collins of The Brainstorm Institute and Magic Bytes on transforming education with XR, VR platforms AltspaceVR and Engage, and advice and insight on presenting in VR.

    Brian Collins

    Magic Bytes

    Brainstorm Institute

    FB The Mouse and the Imagineer

    Educators Who Love Disney

    Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

    Haunted Mansion Pepper’s Ghost Effect 

    AltSpace VR

    VRAR Global Summit

    Engage

    Victory XR

    Dr. Martin Rayala - Enso Education Institute

    Educators in VR

    Acknowledgements:

    Call Recording: Zoom

    Podcasting: Anchor

    Editing: Logic Pro X

    Music: "Are You There" by DR. MARS


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    • 32 min
    No. 18. VictoryXR's Steve Grubbs on building a Virtual Reality Classroom Environment and Developing a Standards-Based VR Curriculum

    No. 18. VictoryXR's Steve Grubbs on building a Virtual Reality Classroom Environment and Developing a Standards-Based VR Curriculum

    Steve Grubbs, founder and CEO of VictoryXR, discusses building a Virtual Reality Classroom Environment,  engaging a team to  develop and present a Standards-Based VR Curriculum, choosing the ENGAGE platform as VictoryXR's virtual campus, how hardware development is accelerating adoption of VR education, and some of his favorite educational VR experiences.

    VictoryXR 

    Steve Grubbs

    Pico Neo 2

    Engage

    Rene Gadelha

    Daniel Coyle

    The DAVE School

    Award-Winning VR Frog Dissection 

    SideQuest

    Vive Focus Pro

    ChalkBites VR Corporate Training

    Kai Liang

    EduLearn20

    AWE

    Anne Frank House in Virtual Reality

    1943 Berlin Blitz




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    • 35 min
    No. 17 Rene Pinnell on Cannes XR 2020, The VR Museum of Other Realities, Grants for XR Artists, and the Kaleidoscope Creator Community.

    No. 17 Rene Pinnell on Cannes XR 2020, The VR Museum of Other Realities, Grants for XR Artists, and the Kaleidoscope Creator Community.

    In Episode No. 17 Rene Pinnell of Kaleidoscope VR discusses Cannes XR 2020, The VR Museum of Other Realities, and how he and his wife have built Kaleidoscope and a community-funded grant model that helps artists migrate into the new medium of XR.

    Rene Pinnell

    Kaleidoscope

    Cannes XR - June 22-26 2020

    Elie Levasseur - XR program Leader - Cannes XR / Le Marché du Film & Head of NewImages XR Market

    AltSpaceVR 

    VRChat

    The Museum of Other Realities

    Tribeca Film Festival

    VEER Premium VR Experiences

    VHRAM! - Virtual Reality in Hamburg Virtual Festival 2020

    Oculus Rift

    Titans of Space VR Game

    Wired Magazine

    BattleScar Immersive Film

    Acknowledgements:

    ​Call Recording: Skype

    Podcasting: Anchor

    Recording: Logic Pro X ​

    Music: "Are You There" by DR. MARS




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    • 26 min
    No. 16 XR Rapid Prototyping with Preview Lab's Bernard Francois

    No. 16 XR Rapid Prototyping with Preview Lab's Bernard Francois

    EPISODE 016 SHOW NOTES:

    ​Featuring an interview with Bernard Francois, founder of Preview Labs, who discusses the unique challenges and benefits of rapid prototyping for XR, his company’s VR and AR projects for the National Institutes for Health and Yale University, and his experience presenting and networking at the online AWE 2020 Conference in May 2020.

    Preview Labs

    ​Global Game Jam

    ​Oculus DK1 Retrospective from Road to VR

    ​HTC Vive

    ​XR Health

    ​National Institutes of Health

    ​Yale University -  Play for Real Lab - Invite Only VR Vaping Prevention Game

    ​AWE 2020 Conference

    ​Preview Labs Blog

    ​Physics in Games and VR Simulations Presentation by Bernard Francois at NYU

    ​Game Developers Conference - August 4-6 2020 (Online)

    ​Boston Virtual Reality Meetup

    ​VRAR Global Summit

    ​Acknowledgements:

    ​Call Recording: Skype

    Podcasting: Anchor

    Recording: Logic Pro X ​

    Music: "Are You There" by DR. MARS


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    • 26 min
    No. 15 Virtual Reality and Education with Kai Liang of MEL Science

    No. 15 Virtual Reality and Education with Kai Liang of MEL Science

    EPISODE 015 SHOW NOTES:

    Featuring an interview with Kai Liang of MEL Science and Smart Stone Technology. Kai discusses how he got his start in Virtual Reality for Education, the role quality content plays in the adoption of VR for K-12 use, subjects that VR excels at, and his recommendations of VR education content providers.

    Kai Liang

    MEL Science

    Smart Stone

    Autostereoscopic 3D

    Dimenco

    Vassilli Philippov (MEL)

    Bernard Frischer (Virtual Rome)

    ​The Body VR

    ​CoSpaces

    ​Wild Immersion

    ​Catherine D. Henry

    ​Alan Smithson

    ​Alvin Wang Gralin HTC

    ​Leland Hedges PICO

    ​Acknowledgements:

    ​Call Recording: Zoom

    Podcasting: Anchor

    Recording: Logic Pro X ​

    Music: "Are You There" by DR. MARS


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    • 47 min
    No. 14 Participating in the MIT XR Reality Hack with Tom Buchanan, Co-Founder of haptic glove maker Contact CI.

    No. 14 Participating in the MIT XR Reality Hack with Tom Buchanan, Co-Founder of haptic glove maker Contact CI.

    EPISODE 014 SHOW NOTES:

    Episode 14 of XR Connections features an interview with Tom Buchanan, Co-Founder and Chief of Product for the haptic glove maker Contact CI. Tom discusses his experience as a participant of the XR-focused MIT Reality Hack, his team's award-winning  immersive Impact Journalism project, Rising Tide, haptic technology, the Varjo XR-1 Mixed Reality Headset, Contact CI's Maestro gloves and recent advancements in hand-tracking.

    Tom Buchanan

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    MIT Reality Hack

    Discord Voice and Text Chat App

    Rising Tide MIT Reality Hack Project

    Rising Tide Team Members:

    Liam Broza LifeScope Lab, Carlos Calva, Clair Chuff, Grace Ma

    Varjo XR-1

    Varjo XR-1 and Volvo

    Contact CI / Maestro Haptic Glove

    Cincinatti VR Meetup

    Vectre XR Development Studio

    Cincy Inno / American Inno Network

    Ultraleap, Leap Motion Tracking and Haptics

    Valve Index Controllers

    HandTracking/Oculus Quest

    NReal Glasses

    MagicLeap

    Acknowledgements:

    Call Recording: Skype

    Podcasting: Anchor

    Recording: Logic Pro X

    Music: "Are You There" by DR. MARS

    Hosted and Produced by Liam James O'Malley at Mars & Mercury


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    • 30 min

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