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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 […]

Take the #30in90 Hill Climb Challenge!

This winter I’m launching a new challenge for my cycle students – do 30 hill climbs in 90 days! In-door cyclists can take any of my weekly classes or Kathy Parker’s classes at the Pearl LA Fitness in NW Portland from Thanksgiving day to the end of February 2016. Each class counts as a hill […]

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 […]

Lectures May Be Dead But Do We Still Need Teachers?

  Technology has DISRUPTED education, to use a popular phrase from the valley. Most traditional institutions are clinging to their linen cardstock degree certificates fearful that a shift to online learning will render them worthless. The paradigm shift underway due to the marriage between technology and education has many innovative thinkers questioning the need for […]