I have no certified expertise in any of these areas. I am informed and actively engaged in them. That is all.

Virtual Reality

This is my most active topic with over 50 articles related to VR linked, (below the picture). They range from think pieces to narrative evocations of VR community.

The…


Briefs on Social VR in the Metaverse

Image by David Denton

Social VR Platforms . . . . . . People . . . . . . Companies . . . . . . Society


Briefs on Social VR in the Metaverse

Image by David Denton

Social VR Platforms . . . . . . People . . . . . . Companies . . . . . . Society


Builders, Creators, Hosts, and Participants

Many factors come together to help determine the nature of Social VR in the Metaverse. Technologies, platforms and corporate strategies all play a role. But so do people, people as an aggregate force and people as individuals who lead from the front, middle, or rear. People who inspire.

Rattles


The Place for Events

The company’s current slogan, The Place for Events, is a rarity in company slogans. It’s true. It has been for at least three years and it still is now.

It’s true because of two simple and obvious features: Event Moderation tools and Event Publicity tools, neither…


How Is VR Being Used?

Is Social VR a Use Case?

This Section contains brief articles about Social VR; ie, VR with human interaction, being used to for specific usage scenarios, especially ones that enable extended access to important services.


The Corporations Driving the Sizzle

Brief updates on individuals and organizations that own the major Social VR Platforms comprising the early Metaverse.


Places for People to be Together in VR

Welcome to the Featured Platforms Page. Social VR Platforms are not the Metaverse, but they should drive it and be driven by human needs.

AltspaceVR … Engage XR … Fortnite… Horizon Worlds … Hubs … Rec Room … Roblox … VR Chat … VTime XR … Wander


Fo Guang Shan Buddha Memorial, wikimedia commons

The entity we now call Buddha really nailed it in his very first teaching gig there at Deer Park. …


The Grey Lady Takes on Spatial Media

I am not a Virtual Reality advocate or evangelist.

I am a Virtual Reality critic.

I am highly critical of the characterization and direction of Virtual Reality as a Game. Games fit established publishing models. …

Tom Nickel

Learning Technologist focusing on VR, Video, and Mortality … producer of Less Than One Minute and 360 degree videos

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