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Dec 25, 2017
This week's episode is a live panel discussion from VRScout's monthly mixer all about Social + VR, feat. guests Reggie Watts (VR/AR enthusiast & creator, currently on the Late Late Show with James Corden), Abbey Tate (Technicolor Experience Center), Aaron Lemke (TheWaveVR), Julie Young (SH//FT Spotlight), Bruce Vaughn (Dreamscape Immersive), and moderated by Malia Probst (VRScout, the WXR Venture Fund). We chat about the current (mis?)conception that "VR is isolating and AR is social,” how the panelists are integrating social aspects into their respective immersive concentrations, preventing VR chat rooms from becoming virtual trolling/griefing platforms, and what it's like to be the first comedian to do standup in VR.
 
Hosted by Malia Probst

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

 

Dec 19, 2017

Apple releases VR video editing tools & positions the new iMac pro for VR creators, Snap releases tool to create your own AR effects called Lens Studio, Facebook opens up its AR creation platform & tool to everyone, Nickolodeon is working on VR arcades, the investment wrapup, and more...

Hosted by Malia Probst

Feat. Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360), VRScout Co-founder & Editor in Chief

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

 

 

Dec 12, 2017
On this week's episode, Malia and Jonathan discuss the new trailer for the ‘Ready Player One’ Movie, how 360° filming was integrated into the traditional production of upcoming feature film "Speed Kills," recent news from Sony (2M+ PSVRs sold along with some innovative ways to entice consumers to buy headsets), the just-announced immersive content line-up of Sundance's New Frontier Program, and the investment wrapup...
 
Hosted by Malia Probst

Feat. Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360), VRScout Co-founder & Editor in Chief

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

 

 

Dec 5, 2017
Oculus’s standalone VR headset just started shipping to developers, Google is already expanding Poly-- their platform for 3D assets, Google launches a social awareness VR initiative called Daydream Impact, you can now do "Dolphin-Assisted Therapy" in VR, and the investment & funding wrapup...
 
Hosted by Malia Probst

Feat. Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360), VRScout Co-founder & Editor in Chief

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

 

 

Nov 28, 2017
Crazy experimental humanoid robot uses VR, Amazon launches Sumerian (a big bad browser-based tool for building AR/VR experiences), Facebook releases first game for social VR, virtual headstones could solve Hong Kong’s crowded cemeteries, investment & funding wrapup…
 
Hosted by Malia Probst

Feat. Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360), VRScout Co-founder & Editor in Chief

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

 

Nov 21, 2017
This week Malia and Jonathan talk about China’s enormous billion dollar VR theme park, HTC officially announces its standalone VR headset for China AND cancels their standalone headset partnership with Google, become your favorite Justice League superhero at IMAX Experience Centers, Pixar releases its VR debut with Coco, and the investment & funding wrapup...
 
Hosted by Malia Probst

Feat. Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360), VRScout Co-founder & Editor in Chief

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Nov 14, 2017
This week we talk about the upcoming Harry Potter AR Game, new reports that Apple is dialing up work on an AR headset, now you can type in VR with a VR keyboard, crowdfunding campaign for magic shoes with tiny VR treadmills, the investment wrapup, and more...
 
Hosted by Malia Probst

Feat. Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360), VRScout Co-founder & Editor in Chief

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Nov 7, 2017
This week we talk about Amazon's augmented shopping, Google launches new platform for sharing 3D objects called Poly, Billy Corgan made a VR music video with Tilt Brush and Blocks, Google's new "Resonance Audio" wants to give spatial audio to everyone, you can find a new Star Wars VR experience in select Nissan dealerships, and the investment wrapup...
 
Hosted by Malia Probst

Feat. Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360), VRScout Co-founder & Editor in Chief

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Nov 1, 2017
This week we talk about some of the best scary content out there, a VR experience just won an honorary Oscar, Jaunt launched their app on Windows Mixed Reality platform, a VR headset called Pimax just overtook the Oculus Rift as the most crowdfunded VR headset ever, and the WXR Fund (Women in XR) opens submissions to their inaugural Pitch Showcase on Jan 6th - https://womenxr.com/

Hosted by Malia Probst

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

 

Oct 25, 2017

This week's show features very special guests: two of our favorite YouTubers, Cas & Chary (@CasandChary), join us in the studio for an impromptu interview. We discuss some of the highlights of OC4, new and upcoming VR tools from Adobe, and the Windows Mixed Reality VR headsets. Based in the Netherlands, Cas & Chary were traveling in the U.S. so they swung by and shared some of their favorite VR experiences with us. Check their YouTube channel at http://bit.ly/CasandChary

Hosted by Malia Probst

Special Guests:
Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360)
Cas & Chary (@CasandChary)

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

 

Oct 17, 2017
This week’s episode features an interview with Amitt Mahajan, co-founder of Presence Capital-- a $10M early stage fund focused on VR and AR that launched in December 2015. We chat about Amitt’s past experience building the mobile game FarmVille for Zynga, and how that story could be a lesson to VR content creators about early-mover advantages on emerging platforms. We talk about a few of the companies in Presence’s portfolio like Baobab Studios (the seemingly omnipresent content studio), STRIVR (immersive training-- for NFL quarterbacks to Walmart cashiers), and Sky Lights (making flying on airplanes less painful)-- and the reasons why Presence invested. Amitt also addresses augmented reality, the limitations of mobile AR, and the advantages and limitations of ARKit for iOS - https://www.presencecap.com/

 

Hosted by Malia Probst

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Oct 12, 2017

In this week's news update covers all the breaking news from Oculus Connect 4, Google spends $1.1B to acquire HTC’s smartphone talent and IP, Google’s ARCore bring augmented reality to Android, Microsoft Acquires VR Social App AltspaceVR, the investment & funding wrap-up, and more….

Hosted by Malia Probst

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Oct 2, 2017
Jenna Seiden is Head of Content Acquisition & Partnerships at Viveport for HTC Vive, and we talk about Viveport as a content platform (also in relation to HTC Vive in context of Valve’s Steam store), what defines good content, and how the company sources that content. Jenna goes in depth on the Viveport Arcade program, how she thinks about branded content, and shares some great VR experience recommendations as well - https://www.viveport.com/

Hosted by Malia Probst

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Sep 27, 2017
This week's episode is a series of mini-interviews from Digital Raign's Reality Summit at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, CA in September 2017. United around the common thread of emerging technology, social impact and mindfulness, the episode features Dr. Tom Furness (aka "Grandfather of VR" and founder of the Virtual World Society), Cassandra Vieten (President, Institute of Noetic Sciences - IONS), Marco DeMiroz (investor, Venture Reality Fund), Melissa Sutor (Dragonfly Healing Center), Joanna Popper (Singularity University), Sari Stenfors (cyborg anthropologist, Augmented Leadership Institute) - https://www.digitalraign.com/ and https://www.esalen.org/

Hosted by Malia Probst

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Sep 19, 2017
This week's episode is a live recording from the panel conversation at VRScout's most recent monthly mixer, which was all about Health & VR. This is a fascinating conversation showcasing a variety of perspectives on the huge range of healthcare and wellness applications utilizing immersive technology. Guest hosted by Kristi Hansen Onkka (founder at HealthiAR), the panel features Carrie Shaw (founder at Embodied Labs), Dr. Brennan Spiegel (Director of Health Services Research at Cedars-Sinai), Shauna Heller (founder of Clay Park VR and Executive Director of VR Med Tech Initiatives), Jacki Morie (founder and Chief Scientist at All These Worlds), and Dr. Wen Dombrowski (Chief Convergence Officer of CATALAIZE).

Hosted by Malia Probst

Special Guest Host: Kristi Hansen Onkka (founder at HealthiAR

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Aug 15, 2017

NFL uses VR to train referees for football season, MLB expands VR content, Sports Illustrated cover feat. AR, W Magazine uses AR to make Katy Perry come to life, eye implant platform wants to power continuous AR, now you show off your real-life DJ skills in VR, and the investment & funding wrapup...

Hosted by Malia Probst

Special Guests: Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360)

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Aug 8, 2017

Social VR pioneer Altspace shuts down, ‘Second Life’ successor Sansar launches open beta, WebVR comes to Firefox, Disney wants you to be a Star Wars jedi in VR, the funding & investment wrapup, and more…

Hosted by Malia Probst

Featuring special guest Sophia Dominguez, co-founder of SVRF.com (the first search engine for immersive content), and creator of AllThingsVR, a weekly VR/AR newsletter - https://www.svrf.com/

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Aug 1, 2017
This week's episode is a live recording from the panel discussion at VRScout's most recent monthly mixer, where we talk all about Hollywood & VR/AR. We chat about opportunities to grow name-brand franchises into more interactive content, compare 360 video to immersive theater/talk about bringing real-life immersive theater to VR, what it means to be a multiplatform entertainment company these days, how VR fits into the traditional content verticals, and more. In the discussion we have David Karlak (Director, RSA Films), Rachel Skidmore (Director of Media Development, Skybound Entertainment), Chris Prynoski (Founder, Titmouse Animation, and Michael Koperwas (Industrial Light & Magic - ILM).

Hosted by Malia Probst

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Jul 25, 2017

Lenovo’s new AR concept headset & Disney partnership, all the VR/AR goodies at Comic-Con, Steven Spielberg’s trailer for Ready Player One is finally here, new industry landscape shows 60% increase in enterprise augmented reality, the investment & funding wrapup, and more...

Hosted by Malia Probst

Special Guests: Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360)

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Jul 18, 2017
Live stream your cartoon virtual avatar on Facebook, stealth AR company unveils its new AR headset-- and it involves Apple, join your friend to play with art together, Facebook’s standalone headset is coming, the investment & funding wrapup, and more…

Hosted by Malia Probst

Special Guests: Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360)

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Jul 2, 2017

Apple acquires computer vision company, the hidden 3D map feat. in iOS 11 public beta, Google is experimenting with VR ads, go golfing in Google Earth, and the investment & funding wrapup...

Hosted by Malia Probst

Special Guests: Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360)

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

Jun 24, 2017
YouTube releases app for heatmaps and announces a new VR180 video format (and cameras!), VidCon’s fun interactive VR activations, diving into Apple’s AR plans, a VR headset changes the taste of your food, Intel’s focus on sports through VR, and more...

Hosted by Malia Probst

Special Guests: Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360)

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

 

 

Jun 18, 2017
Mario Kart & Spider-Man come to VR, we chat all about news from E3, Intel's new VR eSports league AND wireless VR solution, the investment & funding wrapup, and more...
 

Hosted by Malia Probst

Special Guests: Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360) & Steve Ip (@poor_musician)

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

 

 

Jun 12, 2017

Apple finally talks about VR while taking a (very solid) swing at AR, Walmart will use virtual reality to train employees, you can grow better weed with AR + AI, and Q1 VR headset sales…

Hosted by Malia Probst

Special Guests: Jonathan Nafarrete (@Jonathan360) & Eric Chevalier (@ekChevalier)

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

 

May 30, 2017

This week’s episode is a live recording from the panel discussion at VRScout’s most recent monthly mixer, which addressed the topic of Investing in VR. We chat all about how investors are thinking about the VR/AR industry, as well as insight from funded VR/AR companies about their journey to secure financing. From the VR/AR side of things we have Nancy Bennett (CCO & GM of Two Bit Circus), Gil Baron (CEO of Mindshow), and Ikrima Elhassan (co-founder of Kite & Lightning). From the investor perspective we have Peter Rojas (who founded Engadget and Gizmodo and is investor at Betaworks), and Amanda Robson (investor at Norwest Partners which was founded in 1961 and is an investment firm with approximately $5 billion in capital). We also chat a bit about Women in XR, which is a fund and initiative connecting female founders and leaders to capital, resources, and each other. Sign up at: www.womenxr.com

Hosted by Malia Probst

http://www.VRScout.com/podcast

Special thanks to @JoeWilsonTV for the voiceover magic

 

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