Research VR Podcast - The Science & Design of Virtual Reality

Is OTOY's RNDR the only Blockchain technology that makes sense? - 072

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OTOY's Head of Blockchain Kalin Stoyanchev joins the podcast to talk about how they plan to crowdsource people's dormant GPU's, and use them to complete rendering jobs (in exchange for some crypto).

Is this the only VR + Crypto idea that actually makes sense?

Topics discussed:
- Crowdsourced rendering
- Is decentralization that important?
- How does OTOY's current centralized rendering system work?

recorded: May 2018

Creating a fun, social Art gallery in VR w/ Colin Northway and Robin Stethem

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Colin Northway and Robin Stethem talk about their unreleased VR Art Gallery called the Museum of Other Realities.

Topics discussed:
- removing "elitism” from Art & museums
- Art pieces turning into hangout spots
- Architecture generated out of noise
- Digital art’s scarcity/value problem
- Using Etherium as a way to tie value to digital art

recorded: May 2018

Why Beat Saber FEELS so GOOD w/ Jan “Split” Ilavsky

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard of Beat Saber launching on Steam and Oculus Home. Lead developer Jan “Split” Ilavsky joins Az and Petr to discuss theories as to WHY Beat Saber feels so good, and what were the factors that have made it so successful.

Full Body Haptic VR w/ Teslasuit - 66

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Teslasuit CEO Dimitri Mikhalchuk joins Petr to talk about the science behind how their Full Body Haptic VR suit works.

Thank you Philip Wogart from the VRARA Hamburg Chapter for making this episode happen!

Interaction Design Sprints Wrap-up w/ Leap Motion - 65

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Designers Martin Schubert and Barrett Fox join the Podcast to talk about their biweekly Design Sprints at Leap Motion, working on one of the most important aspects of VR and AR.

Apologies in advance for the non-ideal audio quality for this episode.

Animating in VR w/ AnimVR - 64

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Creating beautiful, human-like animations in 2D apps has always had a STEEP learning curve. Today, we talk to NVRMIND's cofounders Milan and Dario about AnimVR: a tool to create animations completely with your hands.

About this podcast

The Podcast behind the Science and Design of Virtual Reality and Spatial Computing.

By combining our background in Cognitive Science and VR Research, we break down important Neuroscience to extract Design principles.

Each week, we feature the companies, founders, and researchers that are shapers of this Immersive Tech Industry.

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by Azad Balabanian & Petr Legkov



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