Author Archives: Ron

Samsung HMD Odyssey for Windows Mixed Reality – a review

While I wasn’t exactly *thrilled* to learn that I’d need to add yet another HMD to the list, in fact I’m really eager to play around with Microsoft’s Mixed Reality platform.  And earlier this week I finally received my first … Continue reading

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Microsoft Mixed Reality announcement

Microsoft held a press conference on Oct. 3rd in San Fransisco, where they announced a few interesting things about their OS support for mixed reality, due to  be public with a Win10 update mid month. They bought Altspace VR There’s … Continue reading

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The Mars Bus keeps rolling along…100 awards and counting!

I’m really surprised at how well the Mars Bus has been received. It was a cutting edge VR project using technology never put together before, but so far the total is a staggering 100 awards – many of them the … Continue reading

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Virtual Computing

Mike Abrash – chief Scientist at Oculus, gave, as always, an inspiring keynote at this year’s F8 conference. He gave a great talk, coined the term “virtual computing” to glom together VR, AR, the cloud, and how it’ll all mix … Continue reading

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The Soul of a New Machine? 1st move – Avatar firm gets VC Investments

(to repurpose from Tracy Kidder). A number of years ago I was dev lead for a groundbreaking company called LifeF/X , we made fairly believable avatar heads – ones that were pretty far down the uncanny valley – believable enough … Continue reading

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‘The Field Trip to Mars,’ the Single Most Awarded Campaign at Cannes

Inside ‘The Field Trip to Mars,’ the Single Most Awarded Campaign at Cannes 2016 McCann and Framestore dissect their Lockheed Martin marvel – so reads the Adweek headline discussing the Lockheed Martin Mars Bus, and its huge success at the … Continue reading

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Let The Computer Figure It Out: PID Controllers-theory

I’m going to start some posts on how to “Let The Computer Figure It Out”. I see rational folks sometimes use trial and error to figure something out – a totally valid methodology – but occasionally there’s a need for … Continue reading

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Largest shared VR installation ever?

I’m currently pretty busy building out and managing the development of what may be the largest shared VR installation ever. It’s designed to surround up to about 25-30 people and they will be sharing a virtual experience, so while one … Continue reading

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