Rebecca Poulson has what she calls a strange job. We’d call it a really cool one. Rebecca is the Technical Program Manager for Emerging Platforms at Northwestern University Knight Lab, where she gets to work on experiments designed to push journalism into new spaces. Rebecca takes us along her journey of writing plays to writing code and shares a surprising benefit of VR. Plus, career advice and the Olympics!
You could say that Kamal Sinclair is an art doula. She's the Director of the Sundance Institute's New Frontier Labs Program, a consultant to the Ford Foundation's JustFilms program, and was an artist and producer on the Question Bridge: Black Males transmedia art project. Kamal takes us on her journey from dancing Off-Broadway to fostering interdisciplinary work on a daily basis. She also shares why breaking rules and fumbling forward are both excellent strategies and weighs in on what's going on with VR.
We’re talking with Ross Crain, actor, director, VR filmmaker, and Cate’s fiancé. That’s right! Our two-part series on partnership is back! Ross and Christina discuss Occam’s Razor, Mixed Reality, what baseball and portfolio theory have in common and more. Plus, why Ross first thought that Cate was “bizarre.”
We interview Eugene Chung, a film director, tech investor, and founder and CEO of Penrose Studios, a virtual reality and augmented reality startup that is being called the Pixar of VR. We discuss what it's like to be creating an entirely new medium; why mixed reality is the perfect place for human Venn diagrams; how to merge storytelling, business, and technology into one incredible career; and of course, Pokémon GO.