After our four part series on RP1, we thought it would be good to discuss what the VR podcast is and how it can be an awesome place of sharing and spreading ideas. But I do want to shout out to all those who have been so encouraging and provided feedback for our project we call The Virtual Reality Podcast. We take feedback to heart and try to improve with each episode based on your comments…so keep them coming!
First, we are planning multiple ways for you to get information you want about immersion technology. Of course, this podcast is the home base, but we also have others. Right now, we have a blog that accompanies every episode from RP1 and we will continue that tradition with our next podcast. We DO special event where we not only capture audio, but video. These can be seen primarily on our youtube channel. We also do livestream on FB…just look for @thevirtualrealitypodcast. In fact, you will find a video we just did with the four of us in Oculus Rooms using the new Oculus Go on YouTube that we recorded using FB livestream. And then we have our website, thevirtualrealitytpodcast.com. It has all this information, plus embedded audio from the latest podcast, the blog, podcast venues you can find us on, like iTunes, Google Play, Anchor, Stitcher, and a host of others. If you have a favorite podcast application and we aren’t on it, DM us on Twitter or message us on FB…we will get our content on those platforms! We also have other social media we are slowly venturing into, such as Instagram and LinkedIn. The links to those can be found on our website. Another area of our website that we are getting closer to launching is our resources area. This will be chopped full of information on VR, AR, MR, AI, 3D, and anything else immersion tech. We will also have ideas for application in education and in business…and probably other enterprise solutions as well. If you would like to blog on our site or add a resource, let us know! We love highlighting what others are doing in immersion tech…mainly because we are complete geeks when it comes to this tech.
But moving beyond the ways we will make our content available, we want to engage with the community. We are building ways for this to happen and will be unveiling more in the coming months. For instance, we use the commonly used #vrpodcast hashtag to allow you to ask questions or post ideas on Twitter. We aren’t the only ones to use this hashtag, so other vr podcasters can also see your questions, comments, or ideas. This is what we want. We want to engage all of our community, including our brothers and sisters using like hashtags, such as #vrpodcast. Two groups that use this hashtag are VRHounds, I encourage you to check them out on YouTube by searching VR Hounds…they livestream under multiple usernames of the different hosts, and the very popular Voices of VR, which you can find on iTunes or at their website, voicesofvr.com. And this is just the first way we are engaging our community. We just recently got back from ImmersED 2018 in Marian Del Ray, California where we sat down with vendors, developers, school administrators, VR legends, and other immersion tech enthusiasts to share their story and pick their brain on immersion technology. One video is up already with guest Michael Fricano of I’olani School in Hawaii. Make sure to check out that vid on our channel and also Michael by going to edtechnocation.com or on twitter @edtechnocation. We will be posting more videos from ImmersED over the next few weeks, so be sure to subscribe on youtube to get updates. One of the beautiful things about Youtube is commenting, so please leave comments on the video, immersion tech, or about the virtual reality podcast. We are experimenting with interactive questions on our medium as well, so make sure to check out that Oculus Go video. One thing I forgot to mention about that particular video is what we shared. We each looked at an app we thought could have some educational implications. What was so awesome was Rooms actually ended up being the most impactful…and we didn’t realize it til we were in it. So I encourage you to get your hands on an Oculus Go to try out Rooms. If you do, and you try other apps, hit us up on social media with the #vrpodcast hashtag to share your experience.
If you want to connect with us in person, we have some events coming up, with the biggest being ISTE from June 24th through the 27th. Thats a Sunday through Wednesday, but a lot of people start arriving on Saturday. I know I will, and I think Amanda Fox and Steven Sato will be coming in that Saturday as well. And I think Alex Chaucer is trying to work out the timing to also be in attendance. We are going to be capturing audio and video…and having playground time with some awesome tech. Stay tuned for times and locations for that. Also, a couple of us are presenting at ISTE, so come on by and connect with us there. Make sure to mention the podcast so we can recognize ya. I think there are other events in between now and ISTE, so make sure to follow us and the #vrpodcast hashtag to see when and where.
And all of this is to showcase the awesome things happening in immersion tech. Whether you are a educator, student, administrator, sales rep, or a CEO, we want you to share your story and thoughts on immersion tech. Make sure to reach out if you want to come on the podcast, do a video with us, or just talk shop. We love connecting with others that have the same passion for technology.
As for what comes next, get ready for some cool series of episodes on the VR podcast, on location videos, and even video stream from inside virtual reality. We are so excited to share our passion and cannot wait to connect with all of you!