Everything VR & AR

Everything VR & AR
By The VRAR Association
About this podcast
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.
Latest episodes
Feb. 22, 2018
We are joined by Dr. Sana Farid, Co-Founder of Munfarid Consulting which is located in Dubai to discuss the significant and growing impact VR is having on healthcare and education, and the VR ecosystem in the Middle East. Dr. Sana Farid has been featured as one of the top 100 Bahraini notable women who transformed Bahrain, and the Ultimate list of 101+ Women leading VR/AR, Ambassador for Women of Wearable in Bahrain, KSA, and UAE.  Munfarid is a Learning & Development consultancy firm, focusing on Technology Aided Solutions, mainly eLearning, mLearning, Game Based Learning, and Virtual Reality based Education. Munfarid has also been listed as one of the foremost Virtual Reality companies based in the Middle East. For more information on our guest, please visit: http://thevrara.com/podcast-posts/munfarid And to learn more about the VR/AR Association, simply visit: http://thevrara.com to learn how to get involved in this worldwide organization.  
Feb. 15, 2018
Joining us on this episode of the Everything VR & AR Podcast are Nino Sapina, the Co-Founder and CEO of Realcast and Craig Vezina, who is the Co-Founder and CBO (Chief Business Officer) at Realcast. Realcast offers interactive AR experiences on Hololens and Apple’s AR kit and we discuss their unique approach of leveraging Nino’s experience as a game designer and executive, along with Craig’s experience in education, to build educational mixed reality and augmented reality showcases. We also discuss the growing XR ecosystem in Paris, France where Realcast is headquartered and where they think the XR industry is headed in the next 5 years related to education and entertainment. Connect with Realcast at [email protected] or at www.realcast.io.   For more information about joining and getting involved with the VR/AR Association, please visit: http://thevrara.com
Feb. 8, 2018
We are joined by Ray Kallmeyer, CEO of CreateAR. CreateAR is a leading Augmented Reality design and development firm and is a part of the Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner Program. We talk about CreateAR’s work with Mercedes Benz in Japan and their strategy for refining mixed reality user interface design. We also talk about the current landscape for recruiting talent to build, design and develop new AR, VR, and MR applications and how app developers and game developers are converging more than ever in this ecosystem.   Connect with Ray by visiting www.createAR.co. For more information on the VR/AR Association, we invite you to get involved at: http://thevrara.com
Feb. 1, 2018
On this episode, we are joined by Charlie Rosenbury who is the Owner of Self Interactive. Self Interactive provides interactive development services ranging from websites to custom applications for startups, agencies and large corporations and the business is growing significantly in creating virtual reality & augmented reality experiences. We talk about the VR training platform that Self-Interactive has deployed with a major manufacturer and how it adapts into other verticals like healthcare, as well as how it will evolve into AR and MR training. We also talk about a new AR marketing initiative being deployed with Mother’s Brewing Company. Along the way, Charlie discusses the software tools and hardware being used to create these new solutions, along with the key metrics businesses are looking at to achieve success. Connect with Charlie at www.selfinteractive.com or by email at [email protected]   To learn more about the VR/AR Association, we invite you to visit http://thevrara.com!
Jan. 25, 2018
We are joined by Dan White, Co-founder and CEO of Filament Games, and Brandon Pittser, Director of Marketing and Outreach at Filament Games. We discuss how Filament Games is applying their mission of creating playful experiences that improve people’s lives to game-based learning. Filament games has over 100 games they’ve produced for clients like National Geographic, The Smithsonian, McGraw Hill Education, and universities including MIT, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Wisconsin Madison. We discuss two upcoming VR titles that will launch on Samsung Gear, HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift and one recently built for Encyclopedia Britannica on Cardboard. Dan and Brandon discuss the unique gaming and education considerations that go into building different types of VR experiences, and give us predictions on how things will look in the coming years. Connect with them via email at [email protected], on the web at www.filamentgames.com or on Twitter @filamentgames.   Make sure to visit us at http://thevrara.com
Jan. 12, 2018
Tom Westerlin is the Creative Director at Nice Shoes, a creative design studio headquartered in New York City. Nice Shoes works with some of the biggest consumer brands in the world serving as a creative studio and color and finishing production company. On the show we talk with Tom about how brands are starting to use VR and AR for experiential marketing and also as a sales tool. We explore some fascinating case studies, the importance of 360 sound, and a look into what the future might hold as we move into an ecosystem with mobile AR and even always-on AR glasses.   Connect with Tom and Nice Shoes at [email protected] , on Twitter @niceshoesonline or online at www.niceshoes.com. Full shownotes available at: http://thevrara.com/podcast-posts/niceshoes
Jan. 4, 2018
We’re joined on the show by Jacob Koo who is the chief executive officer and co-founder of VR't Ventures, a company that is focused on developing virtual reality (VR) applications that affect everyone. On the show we discuss VR't Ventures virtual reality (VR) applications that capture and archive artistic expression through the power of 360-degree immersive technology, using volumetric photogrammetry and laser scanning to bring the best of museum experiences to VR.   We talk about VR't Ventures’ first project, “Kerry James Marshall: Mastry,” featuring a retrospective exhibition from renowned artist as seen at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. We discuss the balance of preserving the authenticity of the artistic works and museum experience, with new immersive experiences only made possible by VR, along with a fascinating new project VR't Ventures will be launching soon. The “Kerry James Marshall: Mastry” immersive experience is available for free on the Samsung Gear VR app store operated by Oculus, and will soon be downloadable on PC and Mac. For more information, visit VRtVentures.art, or follow the company on Instagram and Twitter. Have a listen and let us know what you think about this episode by sending us an email to [email protected]   Connect with Jacob Koo and VR't Ventures: Web - VRtVentures.art Instagram - @VRtMuseums Twitter - @VRtMuseums Facebook - VR't Ventures on Facebook   Full shownotes available at: http://thevrara.com/podcast-posts/vrtventures  
Dec. 21, 2017
On this episode we are joined by Alan Smithson, an entrepreneur and investor and currently the CEO of MetaVRse, one of North America’s leading consultancies for virtual reality and augmented reality. Alan is a globally renowned keynote speaker on the topics of VR and AR. On the show today we talk with Alan about VR and AR and how it’s impacting training, marketing, and enterprise. We discuss Magic Leap One, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook and the rapidly changing ecosystem. Connect with Alan on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/alansmithson or with Metavrse at http://metavrse.com/. Have a listen and let us know what you think about this episode by sending us an email to [email protected]   Connect with Alan Smithson and MetaVRse: Web - MetaVRse.com LinkedIn - Alan Smithson on LinkedIn   Full shownotes available at http://thevrara.com/podcast-posts/alansmithson  
Dec. 7, 2017
David Trainor, Founder and Principal of Sentireal joins us this week on the Everything VR & AR Podcast. Sentireal specializes in developing apps that deliver personalized education and training experiences using VR/AR. David discusses how VR/AR content itself is generated using machine learning and artificial intelligence technology so that each user automatically gets a tailored experience. Sentireal serves many industries including medical and healthcare education and training and other other safety-critical training areas in industries such as health & safety, law enforcement, construction and aerospace. David is also currently Co-chair of the Training Committee which derives best practices and recommendations for using virtual and augmented reality for training applications. You can apply to join the committee at www.thevrara.com/training. Have a listen and let us know what you think about this episode by sending us an email to [email protected] Full shownotes can be found at http://thevrara.com/podcast-posts/sentireal
Nov. 30, 2017
Pleased to be joined by Jim Malcom, the General Manager of Humaneyes Technologies in North America. This is a fascinating discussion on the current and future state of VR and 360 video. We talk hardware, software, distribution, monetization opportunities and the recent Vuze VR Camera being on the International Space Station in partnership with National Geographic and much more. Have a listen and let us know what you think about this episode by sending us an email to [email protected]    Connect with Jim Malcom and Humaneyes Technologies: Web - Humaneyes.com Email [email protected]   Full shownotes can be found at http://thevrara.com/podcast-posts/humaneyes