It has been a long journey for our crazy VR game show, from the mad dash in 2017 that earned us a spot at GDC and SIGGRAPH, to bootstrapping the company with Azin for nearly two years, then bringing on HTC as our exclusive development and launch partner. Finally, VR Trivia Battle (formerly known as […]
I remember when I first interviewed with the three Quest founders to join as the head of marketing. I laid out a plan to earn their first million fans, and explained that, to do it, the company would need to create a content studio. They thought I was joking. Back in 2011, a branded content […]
Humans are nothing, if not predictable. Say we can’t do something and, damnit, we are going to do it, or scream about how ‘they’ wont let us. While the IHOB campaign short circuited our need to gossip, the Exclusive Mural zeros in on both our need to belong, and our fear of being excluded from […]
What helps drive mainstream audiences toward new technologies? Is it celebrity endorsement? Big budget special effects? No? Well what about the humble game show? Content and technology have a vital symbiotic relationship. Just ask any VR developer (ahem) about the need for great content to support a new medium of entertainment – You can’t have […]
Kodak, originally known for still photography, transformed culture forever and set a precedent that would go on to last for over a generation. In 1891, Kodak released a transparent roll film, which inventor Thomas Edison used to develop the first motion picture camera. Technical limitations often dictate a medium. Kodak’s film was created in the […]
In the late 1800s electricity was the technology de jure, ready to change the world. But no one was sure how. City planners, enamored with the possibilities, were unsure how to get around the cost and complexity of stringing wires to every home. They came up with what they thought was an easier solution. Electric […]
Who do you think has the top mobile payment app in the US? Apple? Google? Maybe Samsung? None of the above. It’s Starbucks. Of the 55 million Americans who used a mobile payment app this year, more than 40% will have done it on the Starbucks app. It’s an amazing example of how a strong […]
Imagine getting your top competitors to announce a new product for you…. The human brain is incredibly lazy. It has so much information to process that it will do whatever it can to simplify and quickly come to a conclusion. The best thing about these lazy brain quirks is that you can consciously know them, […]
This is a photo from New York in 1887. Electricity and telegrams were new technology in the late 1800s. While it was clearly an advancement for society, the practical application was messy.
Have you ever run into someone that you sort of know on a street halfway across the world? There’s something magical and fun about the serendipity. A neighbor you might ignore in your elevator you are suddenly ecstatic to see on the streets of London. Oculus Venues has captured that magic with their social seating.