MIT Reality Hack Hackathon: Part 1

This is the transcript to accompany a GIIDE post. I just spent a wonderfully fun, intelligent, scintillating, and completely engaging 5 days at MIT at the \”Reality Hack\” hackathon as a mentor, and judge.  This is part 1, where I\’ll be talking about the experience and what happens in a hackathon like this.  Part 2 …

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MIT Reality Hack | Hackathon

I\’m extremely excited to have been chosen as a mentor and judge at the upcoming MIT Reality Hack, March 23-27, 2022. Five straight days of watching students and creators come together to create XR projects – the last one (in 2020) saw 75 teams create projects that included climate change visualizations in VR, AR storyboarding …

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What follows is the transcript for a GIIDE entry, audio storytelling softward that makes audio fully interactive. I\’ve seen so many articles and posts and pontifications and prognostications and just, well HYPE, about what the Metaverse means, since Mark Zuckerberg brought the concept into the public eye last fall with the Meta name change. Linkedin …

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The Gatherverse & a humanity-centered Metaverse

I recently spoke at The Gatherverse Summit, a conference focused around ensuring the development of the Metaverse stays human-centered. My talk featured my thinking around how this extends to the Future of Work, and how XR and 3d interaction plays a crucial role in making the work experience more humane (and, efficient as it turns …

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The future of work is virtual

Originally posted at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/future-work-virtual-linda-ricci #longpost #musing #futureofwork #XR #virtualreality When #Covid first hit, I don\’t think anyone could foresee just how huge – and ultimately, permanent – its impact would be. I\’ve been thinking a lot about the ramifications, through the lens of XR among others (but ultimately, rooted in human behavior!). From the beginning …

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A journalist asks: XR predictions for 2022

I was asked by a journalist to answer the question, \”What do you see as the biggest trends in AR/VR/XR in 2022?\” – and although I typically think a little further out than that, here are some of my thoughts on the matter. I took out the bits he\’s using in the article, and will post links to that when it comes out – but these are what I think some of the most important short term trends for XR will be next year.

The end of loneliness

Reposted from linkedin Heard a really sweet story today by Donna Z. Davis, Ph.D. at AWE (Augmented World Expo): she told the audience about an elderly woman with Parkinson\’s, who regularly \”meets\” her tuxedo clad physically distant son (avatar) in VR to go dancing with him. *That\’s* the power of VR for me. Not the whiz bang isn\’t …

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