Reality Quest

Exploring the Future of the Metaverse

Ep13 | Evocative Design with Miko Charbonneau & Mike Hines Part 1

2020-03-16 Kelly Campelia & Jay SilvasVirtual Reality

DISCLAIMER: The situation since recording has evolved further as of this March 16th, and the now prescribed method to combat the COVID-19 outbreak here is to temporarily avoid all social gathering spaces and non-essential facilities (ie. Grocery stores, pharmacies). There are many ways to continue supporting local businesses without visiting directly, and we want to encourage any present listeners to heed the latest official guidance on curbing the spread of COVID-19.

Welcome back to another week with us, fellow mind-spelunkers! In many ways, this week is anything but the usual run of the mill. For one, this pair of episodes comes at a time when much of the world is fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The reality of the situation only just began to sink in for many this past week in the United States. In light of the circumstances, we decided to break from our usual rhythms and record our intro and outros from a local cafe in Seattle. You’ll hear a bit of the background din and conversation at the beginning and end of each episode. It’s a small detail we hope will show that some normalcy had still been clinging on here in Seattle as people came out to grab a morning coffee and conversation with friends.

As for the main event, we’re excited to share with you our first group conversation episode. We brought in two lovely guests this time around to riff and waffle on the topics of storytelling and associated design challenges in the domain of immersive tech. Miko Charbonneau and Mike Hines join us to explore the space of possibilities, each bringing a wealth of knowledge gained through creating numerous games and interactive experiences both in XR and more traditional video games. They each brought their own unique energy to the conversation, and we are extremely happy with the results. We clearly had too much fun talking as a group, so you get the special treat of two episodes releasing this week. We just didn’t want to keep you waiting this time for part two. You’re welcome. :D

Show Notes (Full List in Part two)

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