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Empathy, Embodiment and Empowerment in VR: Augmented World Expo 2018 – Here I Come!

Coming off the heels of moderating an extremely engaging VR panel at the Immersed Conference in Portland, I’m excited to be covering a similar topic at Augmented World Expo this year. May 21st I’ll be taking the stage with several VR colleagues to discuss how VR and immersive technology is providing positive psychological benefits. The […]

VR can already help people heal — and it’s just the beginning

By Lisa Peyton, originally published on Venturebeat.com  Fran gracefully glides around the grand ballroom, sparkling pink ball gown flowing at her heals and the firm grip of her son’s arm around her waist. They are surrounded by friends and family as they elegantly move around the room in perfect harmony, looking as though they must […]

Immersed Conference Spotlight: VR Artist, Stephanie Mendoza

Next week, I’m thrilled to be attending the Immersed Conference in Portland, Oregon. The conference is a two day event focused on immersive technologies like VR and AR and how they are impacting the world around us. I’ll be moderating a panel discussion on empathy, empowerment and embodiment in VR featuring my colleagues and friends […]

VR My Valentine: The technological evolution of love, connection, and intimacy

By Lisa Peyton, originally published on Venturebeat.com Connection is difficult. With more distractions, demands on our time, and mediated communications like texting and social media, making time for intimacy and love can be challenging. Holidays such as Valentine’s Day can serve to reinforce this realization, further isolating singles and those who choose alternative lifestyles. There […]

VR Transforms Health Care: 3D human model coming to a school near you

By Lisa Peyton, originally published on Venturebeat.com Above: SimVis’ 3D VR modeling of the human head and neck. Surrounded by darkness, the looming 20 foot skull is so close I can touch it. With the click of a mouse, the 3D model of the human head and neck pivots and I’m inside the eye socket […]

Power couple: Mixed reality will help businesses cash in on both AR and VR

By Lisa Peyton, , originally published on Venturebeat.com Historically, VR and AR have been seen as two separate technologies both having unique case uses. VR has been embraced by gaming enthusiasts as a way to make their gameplay more immersive and relies on a display that is worn over the eyes, tricking the mind into […]

The Future of VR: Top 10 Commercial VR, AR and MR Predictions from the Experts at #VRWorld 2017

By Lisa Peyton, originally published on Intel Business Last week I was fortunate enough to be part of VR World in London. I was extremely impressed with the brands and businesses that attended and the continuing advancements in the commercial VR sector. Businesses are harnessing the power of new technologies such as VR and AR to do […]

Virtual Reality for Business: According to experts, business implications for commercial VR and AR broadens

By Lisa Peyton, originally published on Intel Business I’ve been interested in the business uses of immersive technologies for over a decade. I’m NOT embarrassed to admit that I ran a global publication, ‘SLentrepreneur’, dedicated to the virtual world of Second Life. The digital magazine focused on the real-world, business uses of Second Life and […]

VR’s Breakthrough Moment: What Will it Take?

By Lisa Peyton, originally published on iQ In just a couple of decades, virtual reality has moved beyond science fiction to become a very real part of people’s lives. Experts describe advances setting the stage for VR to go mainstream. Surrounded by clear blue water, a diver examines the bow of a sunken ship. A stingray gracefully glides […]

Peyton’s Immersion Grid: A model to compare immersive media experiences

What causes immersion? As the digital revolution rages on, technology has been both blamed and lauded for capturing more and more of our attention. We have been given the tools to tell stories in new and exciting ways, access to data that has never been available before and the ability to connect to a fully […]

Power2 LeaderLab: Building Your Executive Presence Online

I was recently asked to present at Power2 Leaderlab’s Happy Hour of Power in Portland, OR. The group wanted information on how to extend their leadership qualities online and use social media to expand their network. Here’s my presentation, enjoy! About Power2 LeaderLab Power2 LeaderLab brings together women leaders who are committed to being their […]

Living and Learning: Potential of immersive technologies in education

Advances in digital technology and communications are radically changing the way we live. Can they change the way we learn? YES! One of the areas digital technology has the potential to make the biggest impact is education. I’ve been a teacher for over a decade and currently teach both online and offline courses. I’m excited […]

#AR Augmented Reality or Augmented Brands?

Augmented Reality or AR is the process adding a digital layer over our real world environment with the hopes of adding value to the experience. During my journey researching some AR projects, I was impacted by two very different areas of exploration. The first included multiple stores and experiments demonstrated on the Augmented Reality Overview […]

User Generated Content and #VR: A VIRTUAL world experiment in Second Life

In the final chapters of his book, Convergence Culture, Jenkins (2006) outlines the characteristics of a paradigm shift to a ‘participatory culture’. He cites many examples of the tensions that are arising between the old mass media and the new media revolution. The digital tools that have allowed the average consumer to find a voice […]

Engagement and Learning Styles: SuperHero strategies to engage both online and off

Today’s teachers are finding it increasingly challenging to engage students. Considering the unique learning styles of our students and catering teaching techniques to support these styles can improve student performance (Dunn, R., Beaudry, J.S. & Klavas, A., 2002) and increase student engagement. Research indicates that learning styles are the result of many influences including biological, […]