Join the Crew host Brittney Lanni and co-host Rachel Schwerin 

As they welcome their guests:

Jesse Damiani – Co-Founder and CEO/Galatea | Editor-at-Large/VRScout, 
Curator/sp[a]ce gallery Ayzenburg

Emory Craig – Cofounder, Digital Bodies (Speaker/Futurist/VR, AR, XR)

With a brief recap of their events whirlwind this fall, Rachel and Brittney welcome their two guests:

Jesse is an entrepreneur, advisor, journalist, and public figure in emerging technology – Editor-at-Large of VR Scout, Series Editor of Best American Experimental Writing, and CEO of Galatea, a writing and project management tool for VR and AR stories. He covers XR, blockchain, AI, and media, with work in Adweek, Billboard, Entrepreneur, IndieWire, HuffPost, and Quartz; and syndication in CBS News, The New Digital Storytelling textbook, and REDEF. 

Emory is the Cofounder and Partner at Digital Bodies, a popular website for news and analysis of immersive technologies. As a futurist and writer, he focuses on VR, AR, Mixed Reality and their creative and disruptive impact on media, organizations and educational institutions. In 2017-2018, he co-authored a series of articles for EDUCAUSE: “VR and AR: Stepping into the New Frontier of Learning.” 

Brittany and Rachel learn about both Jesse’s and Emory’s work, and how they originally became invested in VR/AR/MR. The concept of narrative potential compels discussion about storytelling and how emerging technologies are changing the nature of experience. Jesse and Emory share anecdotes about ground-breaking and memorable story-based VR, including Carne y Arena, a virtual reality installation simulating the human condition of immigrants and refugees. 

They address broader ethical implications and the responsibility creators have when crafting immersive experiences, and learn what Jesse and Emory see in the future of VR/AR/MR. The conversation wraps on passionate note, opening the door to our next dive into these powerful topics.  

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