Communication Technology and Other People

This is a new series of mine exploring collaboration as a function of communication principles and community norms. In Part One, I explored some initial framing that I’ve developed internally about the process of communication. In this post, I’ll briefly talk about the initial considerations that come to mind with communicating across individuals with social… Continue reading Communication Technology and Other People

On Asynchronous Communication & the Value of Chat

The concept of ‘time’ as a resource has come up in several conversations that I’ve been a part of recently, and a recent discussion led me to think more deeply about time’s role in communication. Last year, I gave a talk at SkillsMatter exploring social technologies and online communication. You can break down technological communication… Continue reading On Asynchronous Communication & the Value of Chat

Thoughts on “GDC in VR”

The conference world has been thrown for a loop with the wide-reaching recommendations for COVID-19 discouraging or prohibiting large gatherings. As the games and VR industry raced towards March, the month where both GDC and SXSW were scheduled to overlap, cancellations have meant that almost everyone has had a change in plans Naturally, VR Twitter… Continue reading Thoughts on “GDC in VR”

Authoring Immersive Environments with glTF for Multi-User Mixed Reality Web Applications

I was invited to give a lightning talk at the W3C Inclusive Design for Immersive Technology workshop about what we’re doing with scene authoring through Spoke for Hubs. As with many of my talks, I think they make better blog posts, and I’m excited to share this one with you today. About Hubs & Spoke… Continue reading Authoring Immersive Environments with glTF for Multi-User Mixed Reality Web Applications

Captioning Three.js WebGL Canvas Elements with Machine Learning

I just skimmed back into an earlier blog post and realized that while I posted about leaving High Fidelity, I never actually updated with where I was headed. I didn’t post it here, though I did an announcement on Twitter with the news: I joined Mozilla back in March to work on their Mixed Reality… Continue reading Captioning Three.js WebGL Canvas Elements with Machine Learning

Let’s Talk about Social VR!

Hi from Austin, everyone! I’m here in town for South By Southwest, a giant conference that takes over the city of Austin, Texas and has tracks across all sorts of themes relating to immersive media, virtual reality, technology, music, politics, and beyond. It’s been a little overwhelming and a lot exciting, and it will culminate… Continue reading Let’s Talk about Social VR!

Getting Started with Open Source Contributions for VR & AR

A couple of weeks back, I saw a request on Twitter for information about how to go about starting or contributing to open source software and projects, and I wanted to share what my experience with OSS has been, and my recommendations for anyone looking to get more involved with it (especially focusing on virtual… Continue reading Getting Started with Open Source Contributions for VR & AR