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Virtual Reality

Monetization Tactics for Facebook Horizon

Oh man, what an exciting week this was. Lots of talk from OC6 about Facebook Horizon. Who will use Facebook Horizon? How long until they start running ads on the platform? What kinds of monetization strategies will they use? What will Facebook do with our data? First. Let’s do a recap of marketing in VR […]

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Culture Virtual Reality

What’s on the Horizon? Facebook Horizon.

The drama over Facebook Horizon continues. Horizon is Facebook’s newly announced social VR world. You can theoretically build your own stuff within the world, play games, paint, explore endlessly, and make friends with strangers on the internet. The question is, why is Facebook’s social VR platform drumming up so much commotion when there are others […]

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Culture Technology

The Future is Private. Not.

At F8 2019, Facebook declared that the future is private. They also released the Oculus Quest. The Quest is a new VR headset that runs without cables, light boxes, or a computer. It’s an all-in-one virtual reality device. The Quest let’s you walk around your house without leaving VR. Its cameras map your space and […]

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Technology Virtual Reality

The Future of Social VR: Facebook Horizon

Oculus Connect 6 came with some big announcements including hand tracking and Facebook Horizons. I was an early adoptor of Facebook Spaces. I even figured out how to rig my HTC Vive to use it. It was fun to be in an environment that didn’t expect anything of me. I could take selfies or call […]

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Women in Tech

My Beef with the “Women in Tech” Movement

Here we go again. Another quote about women in tech. Let me tell you something. I never thought, “can I be in tech?”. I just did it. I knew I liked computers. Ever since I was a kid and my brother and I were small enough to sit in the same chair to co-play Decent […]

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Virtual Reality

The Real Social VR Experience

Right now my husband and his sister are upstairs playing Raw Data. Raw Data is a VR game where you fight corrupted robots. This is his sister’s first time in virtual reality. She’s using my HTC Vive. I hear my husband walking her through how to select different weapons and what buttons to press to […]