It’s the week before E3 (that’s Electronic Entertainment Expo for you non-gaming folks), so Jason and Joe are straight-up clawing for survival. Send help…and snacks. No matter, though! This week’s episode of Presence features a topic that’s dear to our hearts as VR slowly continues growing. Microsoft’s Liv Erickson joins us to talk empowering women in VR and AR development, as well as developer evangelism. Learn where she thinks the VR industry workforce stands to go and her killer secret to getting into VR development.
Refresh Rate (the newsy stuff)
- HTC Vive promises 72 hour shipping after ordering
- Jason’s Big Day Out to Computex for New Vive Games
- China is getting VR theme parks…eventually
Field of View (the big guest feature)
This week we’re joined by Liv Erickson, developer evangelist at Microsoft and co-organizer of AR/VR Women. Empowering others to create in VR is something every company seems to be investing in, with the Oculus Launch Pad and Vive X accelerator program. Learn how Erickson approaches fostering diversity and creativity in a space with a long history of barriers to accessibility. Find more of her work here. Needless to say, we loved being able to talk about how important industry players are making it easier for a diverse array of individuals to create the VR experiences of tomorrow, and we hope you enjoy it, too.
Extra Special Thanks:
Kubbi for allowing us to use his melodic, chiptune-infused rock and roll. Go check it out! Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp.
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