How does technology change our relationship to our world, others and ourselves? Cris Beasley interviews neuroscientists, psychologists, artists, engineers and physicists about making ourselves and technology more human.
info_outline 21: Exercise for Clearing Your Early Bullshit Around Money 07/30/2019
21: Exercise for Clearing Your Early Bullshit Around Money This is a 30-minute guided exercise from Emotional Freedom Technique that will start to unwind the trauma and unhelpful conditioning we received from our first jobs. That teenager that got fired from the drive-through still lives within us, and it's our job to take really good care of them. It's not too late to be the wise, loving and nurturing parent to them we wish we'd had back then.
info_outline 19: Esoteric Tai Chi Meditation 04/23/2019
19: Esoteric Tai Chi Meditation Most of our parents had jangled nervous systems that we imprinted on from birth. Before we even spoke we already inherited the stress and anxiety of the people and environment around us. Fortunately, our body knows how to heal the nervous system as naturally as it heals a cut. This 60 minute guided meditation will help you tune into the place in your body from where tai chi naturally originates. Adapted from a meditation by Josh Whiton.
info_outline Bonus EP: Everett Harper on solving the world's most complex problems 01/23/2019
Bonus EP: Everett Harper on solving the world's most complex problems Everett Harper at Dent speaking about his framework, Move to the Edge, Declare it Center. Learn how a Manhattan housewife in the 1950s, a failed software launch and university president inspired a way of thinking, leading and learning in a complex world.
info_outline 17: GoogleX Co-founder Tom Chi Bridges Physics and Spirituality 12/04/2018
17: GoogleX Co-founder Tom Chi Bridges Physics and Spirituality Tom Chi speaks about transcending the pain of the collective consciousness to make work which transforms us all. He’s a literal astrophysicist, co-founder of GoogleX, and now working on rapid prototyping solutions to climate change.
info_outline Season 2 Teaser: We'll be back with full episodes Dec 4! 11/22/2018
Season 2 Teaser: We'll be back with full episodes Dec 4! We're shifting the focus in season 2 to the questions of "How does technology change our relationship to the world, others and ourselves?" and "If it's true that you can't create anything that's more human than you are, how do we become more human?"
info_outline 15: A Dancer's Guide to Room-scale Movement 10/27/2017
15: A Dancer's Guide to Room-scale Movement Who knows better than professional dancers how to use full-body movement in augmented and virtual realities? Aussie Kari Cuffe is a classically trained dancer who travels the world practicing her craft.
info_outline 14: The Ancients Thumped Bass: Sacred Acoustics of Temples 08/25/2017
14: The Ancients Thumped Bass: Sacred Acoustics of Temples The ancients in Sri Lanka built enormous temples shaped like a modern day subwoofer. Drummers surrounded the dome, which scooped up and amplified the music while rituals happened inside. Today, we can use digitally created resonance to enrich our experiences in VR and AR.
info_outline GUEST EP: a Talk Show in WebVR: Spaciblo by Trevor F. Smith 08/21/2017
GUEST EP: a Talk Show in WebVR: Spaciblo by Trevor F. Smith I travelled to the virtual lair of Trevor F. Smith to talk about what embodiment is and how I got roped into this wild ride of AR and VR.
info_outline 13: A Buddhist Nun's Take on Virtual Reality 08/18/2017
13: A Buddhist Nun's Take on Virtual Reality Yale-educated lawyer, Harvard visiting scholar and Buddhist nun, Venerable Yifa, dispels the notion that spirituality and technology are at odds. The lessons from Buddhism extend far beyond making meditation apps. All VR/AR creators must learn to be good stewards of their players' minds.
info_outline 11: Piping Brainwaves and Heartbeats into VR 08/11/2017
11: Piping Brainwaves and Heartbeats into VR Piping body signals into VR and AR opens up a brand new palette of colors we've only barely begun to explore. Sensors can record heart rate variability, brainwaves, and tiny changes in the tension in the facial muscles which will enable immersive experiences to interact with the player on a stunningly deep level.
info_outline 10: Ethics of Transformation Tech : Dr. Carole Griggs at Woodenfish Shanghai 2017 08/07/2017
10: Ethics of Transformation Tech : Dr. Carole Griggs at Woodenfish Shanghai 2017 VR is a powerful tool for rewiring brains. To responsibly wield that tool, we must first do no harm. Dr. Carole Griggs, PhD in human development, advises creators on how to be good stewards of people's minds.
info_outline 9: Creating Microdose: a VR trip by Android Jones 08/04/2017
9: Creating Microdose: a VR trip by Android Jones Most people stopped describing themselves as an artist by about six years old. Android Jones invites you to stop saying you can't draw and lose yourself in the simple joy of creativity.
info_outline 8: Grandfather of VR, Tom Furness on Embodied Cognition : AWE 2017 07/31/2017
8: Grandfather of VR, Tom Furness on Embodied Cognition : AWE 2017 The grandfather of VR, Tom Furness is the creator of the first head mounted display, a flight training helmet for the Airforce. He's been researching this for fifty years. FIFTY! We talk about the living room becoming a classroom where the whole family can learn together.
info_outline 7: Embodied Interfaces of the Future: M Eifler on VRUX 07/28/2017
7: Embodied Interfaces of the Future: M Eifler on VRUX The desktop computing interface of folders and windows is nearly four decades old. How will we relate to computers now that virtual reality is enabling us to use our whole bodies as the interface? M Eifler is building the studio metaphor which supports variable viewpoint and three levels of interface – body, object, and room scale.
info_outline 6: Hacking Consciousness Via the Voice : SoundSelf by Robin Arnott 07/25/2017
6: Hacking Consciousness Via the Voice : SoundSelf by Robin Arnott The sound designer of The Stanley Parable, Robin Arnott, has a new work which designs a trance via the music of the player’s own voice. SoundSelf accesses the deeper layers of consciousness via breath, music and technodelic visuals.
info_outline Weaponizing Art with VR : Deep by Owen Harris 07/21/2017
Weaponizing Art with VR : Deep by Owen Harris In this interview with Owen Harris, we talk about the political and artistic imperatives of the medium and Deep, the VR experience he created which was inspired by scuba diving. SUBSCRIBE LET’S CONNECT REFERENCES DEEP VR by Owen Harris Vive Jaffe – Art Imitating Life: How Urban Exploration Informs 3D Environmental Design Robin Arnott – Designing a Trance: Meditation and Game Design
info_outline Myth, Dance and Legend in VR: Kat Lintott Interview 07/19/2017
Myth, Dance and Legend in VR: Kat Lintott Interview Kat Lintott was one of the first employees of 8i, and went on to found the 20-person agency, Wrestler. Projects are everything from concerts by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, to a Maori myth experience. RESOURCES Secrets the Heart Keeps and Other Lessons of Heart Rate Variability by Dr. Richard Gervitz SUBSCRIBE LET’S CONNECT
info_outline Jared Peters – Emotional Character Animation with WebVR 07/18/2017
Jared Peters – Emotional Character Animation with WebVR Chat with the founders of Spontanimation about the latest developments in emotional autonomous characters. NOTES SUBSCRIBE LET’S CONNECT
info_outline Hey there! 07/17/2017
Hey there! This is Embodied Reality, a show about what neuroscience and cognitive psychology tell us about the future of virtual and augmented reality. We’ll be posting audio-only versions of certain episodes from our page on this account. Follow us on and to join the discussion! - Crystal Beasley