XR star #23 - VR & Theatre
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This Week: Red Bull & Future Hack
This week: Catch me hosting Red Bull's Basement Bristol on Tuesday, and speaking at Shelton Fleming 's Future Hack event in London on Thursday! I've also just joined the #fediverse social media platform Mastodon - add me @firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Bourne, Andrew Reid, Teresa Crook, Julian Boram, 4Wall Entertainment, Teiba Ahmed, Adam Root, Samantha Payne MBE
#futurist #host #BasementBristol #RedBullBasement #FutureHack
Dragon in the Dragon's Den!
Excited to be a dragon 🐲 in the 'Dragon's Den' tomorrow night at Startup Picnic! Come, it'll be fun! https://locals.org/-ncu/28325/startup-picnic/
Sustainability & the Metaverse
Ever consider the environmental impact of the Metaverse? Here's a short clip featuring some of my latest research into this topic from AWE 2022 in Lisbon. (full TEDx Talk video to follow soon!): https://youtu.be/tMffXJ-Fx-g
#AWE2022 #sustainability #metaverse #genz #genalpha #workplace #environment #cop27 #climatechange #data #cloud #gaming #environmentalimpact
Today I was on the Moon!
Today I was on the moon! So much fun filming at 4Wall Entertainment's XR Studio with Shelton Fleming and Julian Boram, getting ready for the the upcoming Future Hack event!
#futurist #host #XR #XRStudio #XRStar #FutureHack #Studio19
The Big Reveal #47 - Out Now!
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Speaking at London Business School
One week from today - I am speaking at All in Tech in London at this Free event!
Great line up of speakers including:
Nina Jane Patel of Kabuni
Pancham Gajjar of Meta
James Whatley of Diva Agency
Anna Stoilova of Rogue Fox Guild
Coral Movasseli of All in Tech
Held at London Business School. Hope you can make it!
#AllinTech #WomeninTech #Metaverse #event #london
Inclusion in the metaverse
How can we build Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion into the Metaverse from the start?
Here I speak to Dionn Schaffner, MBA, Chief Diversity Officer of Aurea Software about what we must do today to ensure the future of the metaverse is inclusive and accessible to everyone.
Check out Part 1 of my interview here:
🚀 What does Inclusion in the Metaverse look like, and how can we measure it?
🤖 Any specific tools, best practices, or tips for people and companies working to design inclusive virtual spaces?
🥽 Can XR technologies bridge generational divides in the workplace?
... & more!
Special thanks to Brianna Soloski (she/her), Natalie Wires, Lauren O'Brien, John Burris, Chris Jones, Maura Welch, Ashlee Hunt, Daren Tsui, Damien Masterson, Shure UK
#diversity #diversityandinclusion #diversityequityinclusion #equality #equalopportunities #metaverse #blockchain #ESG #inclusion #equity #equityineducation
XR Star - Fashion in the Metaverse
Tried to capture all the awesome fun I had yesterday at AWE Lisbon exploring the cutting-edge of XR in this short video! Check it out!
Featuring Ian Beacraft, Vitruvian Virtual Reality, Gagarín, LightClash AR, VRWorkout, Alex Azzi, Nevermet, Shiftall, Panasonic, HaptX Inc., FFFACE.ME, VIRTUAL BEINGS, Vuzix Corporation, Rezzil, PICO XR, Antony Vitillo, Dr. Luise Frohberg, Ásta Olga Magnúsdóttir, Sarah Ticho, Muki Kulhan, Emily Kyriakides, Liz Rosenthal, Sam Ingram
Thanks Sonya Haskins for a wonderful day!
#AWE #AWE2022 #AWELisbon #Futurist #Host #keynote #speaker #womenintech #womeninXR #womeninthemetaverse #XRStar #Blockchaininthemetaverse
UC Berkeley - KEynote
TEDx TALK - Check!
Yesterday I was thrilled to do my first TEDxTalk examining the environmental impact of the metaverse! 🌱 🥽 🌎 (I'll share a link when the video's available)
Big thanks to Jamila Brown for getting me involved and introducing me to Sandeep Krishnappa - Thank you both so much! 🙏🏼
Honoured to be in such excellent speaking company as The Brothers, Lena Chauhan, Richard Pearson, Russell Dalgleish, Stephanie Itimi, Jamila Brown, and Julie Nguyen. Well done everyone! 👏🏼
And big thanks to Soho House & Co and all the volunteers who made it possible!
#tedxspeaker #tedxspeaker #tedtalk #tedx #futurist #speaker #tedxwoodlane #metaverse #environment #sustainability #data #energy #XR #VR #AR #AI #Blockchain
London Business School - Speaker
I’m excited to speak at "The Future of the Metaverse" event by All in Tech on Nov 8th at London Business School (Free entry). A great way to demystify what the metaverse actually is and how businesses can actually leverage it.
All in Tech is a social impact organisation transforming learning with technology by providing corporate learning and development programs that foster greater inclusivity in the workplace. Dedicated to making tech for everyone, they prioritise helping women and people of colour advance in the workforce by offering educational community events.
If you're in #London on the evening of Tues Nov 8th
Register here️: The Future of the Metaverse
#metaversenews #virtualworlds #virtualbusiness
So much fun seeing @miro_shot's secret London show last night, dubbed "The future of Concerts" at SXSW. Check out @ristbandinc to learn more. #VR #music #futureofmusic #futureofconcerts #metaverse
XR Star #21 - VR & Mental Health
As World Mental Health Day approaches, this special episode of XR Star offers insights into the powerful ways VR is transforming the Mental Health industry. 🚀Nina Salomons shares the inspiring personal story of how AnomieXR came to be, as well as many insights into the potential for this powerful technology in therapy and treatment.
Listen & Subscribe on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1dM2...
Watch & Listen on AVNation Media: https://avnation.tv/podcast/xr-star-2...
Nina Salomons is a filmmaker, diversity advocate and XR consultant. But most importantly, she is a storyteller. Her films have been screened at film festival, won awards and her documentary ‘In State of Transit’ is still being used by the U.N. to help refugees today. She founded the Women in VR meetup group in London in 2016 and has worked in making the immersive space more inclusive by leading the VR and XR Diversity Initiative since 2018. She is currently working on bringing VR into prisons for well-being, and is still working on implementing this. During the pandemic she co-founded AnomieXR ltd. is a client-led VR therapy and coaching software solution aimed at therapists and coaches. It helps their clients express feelings with customisable tools in a safe virtual space of their own making.
Twitter: @anomieXR @nina_salomons
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ninasalom... https://www.linkedin.com/company/anom...
Token 2049 Singapore
When and where
Date and timeWed, September 28, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
About this eventHow do you find mentorship in the nascent Responsible Tech ecosystem? Whether you are looking to expand your career as a public interest technologist, Trust & Safety professional, Responsible AI researcher, or at the intersection of tech & democracy (reducing hate speech, misinformation, disinformation), it is often difficult to understand the landscape, job titles, skills required, and make relationships with individuals who can assist you in your career growth.
All Tech Is Human is here to help! Our non-profit is committed to connecting and expanding the nascent Responsible Tech ecosystem, with one of our core activities focused on diversifying the traditional tech pipeline with more backgrounds , disciplines, and lived experiences. The future of technology is the future of democracy and the human condition, so it behooves us to have a multidisciplinary pipeline that can best tackle thorny tech & society issues.
All Tech Is Human is a non-profit committed to connecting and expanding the Responsible Tech ecosystem so we can co-create a better tech future. We do this through a variety of activities focused around three key areas: multi-stakeholder convening & community-building, multidisciplinary education, and diversifying the pipeline with more backgrounds and lived experiences. Our organization has a large community Slack group, regular summits & mixers, a mentorship program, university ambassadors program, open working groups that develop reports, office hours, a job board, and our Responsible Tech Guide. You can see all of our projects here. Our organization also just launched a Responsible Tech Talent Pool.
Our most recent Responsible Tech Mentorship cohort had 180 participants (135 mentees, 45 mentors) and we will soon be opening up our Fall mentorship cohort. If interested, you can sign-up for our waiting list to be notified when the applications open up. Our mentorship program is entirely free. All Tech Is Human is supported by the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, Ford Foundation, and other key foundations that allow us to serve this important role. Read an overview about All Tech Is Human here.
Sep 19: mentorship fall 2022 cohort applications open (for mentors and mentees)
APPLY TO THE RESPONSIBLE TECH MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
Sep 30: mentorship fall 2022 cohort applications close
Oct 17: Pods are announced (each mentor is matched up with three mentors for a pod of four).
SPECIAL GUESTS FOR THIS LIVESTREAM
Sneha Deo, Responsible AI Lead at Microsoft
"I love translating human problems into the language of math so that we can use AI to drive the right solutions for the broadest and deepest-felt pain points. I'm currently a PM at Microsoft, where I drive Responsible AI efforts for the Experiences + Devices organization. I'm also a contributor to the Montreal AI Ethics Institute and advisor to the AI Policy Exchange Research Network. Building meaningful products starts with deep curiosity about the human condition.
I've found I'm better able to feed that curiosity when I break out of the tech bubble, so I've found complementary roles in non-profit leadership. I've worked on increasing voter turnout and civic engagement for South Asians in Washington State with SAAT-WA, improving oversight of policing practices in San Francisco with the League of Women Voters SF, and addressing access and equity in education on the board of the Hatch School, a new independent school in Seattle."
Kevin Fumai, Assistant General Counsel at Oracle
Kevin Fumai is an Assistant General Counsel at Oracle, where he oversees the legal affairs of three lines of business. He focuses on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and other emerging technologies, including with respect to data privacy and cybersecurity.
Amelia Kallman, leading London futurist, speaker, & author
Amelia Kallman is a leading London futurist, speaker and author. As an innovation and technology communicator, Amelia regularly consults brands, agencies, and governments on the impact of new technologies on the future of business and our lives. She forecasts global trends and behaviors, helping clients navigate innovation, build strategies and deliver industry leading initiatives.
She specializes in the emerging opportunities - as well as the risks - of XR, AI, big data, and IOT. Recent areas of study include the future of the metaverse, NFTs, tech responsibility, and the surfacing human rights issues of tomorrow. She produces and hosts the annual XR Summit as part of ISE and also hosts XR Star for AV NationTV. Amelia's writing is often featured in WIRED UK, IBC365, and The Big Reveal, her popular innovation newsletter and YouTube channel. Clients include Unilever, Tata Communications, Vodafone, Lloyd's of London, and UK Parliament. She is a mentor, activist, and is currently writing her third book.
Issue #46 - The Big Reveal - Out now!
TOKEN 2049 - Singapore
Looking forward to covering #TOKEN2049 on 'Blockchain in the Metaverse'! Subscribe to make sure you don't miss it! #NFTs #VCOIN #VCORE #blockchain #crypto https://www.youtube.com/c/AmeliaKallman