I’m a tech consultant and passionate VR/AR explorer/researcher with a particular focus on social vr. I’ve made a great livelihood these last 3 decades working as an independent creative advising publishing companies on ways they can embrace new tech. I want to introduce my clients to VR/AR/MR and the new possibilities which that will open to them.
Have heard about HF since it’s inception. I’ve followed the work of Philip Rosedale with great interest over the years. I’m one of the ones that spent far too much time in Second Life. My interest in this type of work started as a teenager with my first company - a holography and laser entertainment business. Took the first courses in holography that UCLA offered in the 1980’s. Experienced my first VR experience in an arcade in the 1990’s. It blew my mind at the time.
I want to build my own unique and sparkling worlds in HF as a place to experiment and explore and see how far a non-coder can get with world building experiments. I’m interested in putting together some outrageous homes and magical places to hang out in as well as for demo purposes for friends and business folks I work with.
I’d love to help new people coming into HF get acclimated and act as a sort of tour guide for them showing them the most interesting and beautiful worlds and creations. Love meeting new people! I have a lot of business development experience, marketing, sales and pr. I’m exploring how that might be helpful to the growth of HF.
Outside of tech I’m passionate gardener and work with a number of organizations in the forefront of urban gardening/vertical farming and other innovators in horticulture. I like trying out new areas of the world and tend to move with my life partner every year or two to cities, towns, regions, countries I’ve never lived in before - for the sheer adventure of it. (must have great broadband!) I’m also a voracious reader who loves a nice mix of fiction and non-fiction. I devour podcasts!
My main HMD is the Oculus Rift with controllers for use in HF. Love the portability and great demos I can give with the Samsung Gear VR. Will be ordering a HTC Vive soon to add to my VR tools collections in my studio. Eager to try out full body tracking when my Vive arrives.
I like double dense rich chocolate cake - chilled.
Have a female cat named Gypsy who has been my familiar for over a decade now (and loves new houses!).