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Liv Erickson (Livi)
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Bringing Virtual Reality to Everyone!
Bringing Virtual Reality to Everyone!

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It’s been less than a week since Viva Tech 2017 wrapped up, and I’m still considering all the ways that I can make it out there again next year for one of Europe’s largest technology and innovation conferences. Now that I’ve been solidly re-adjusted to…

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Fresh off of Viva Tech, I wanted to take a few minutes to jot down some thoughts that I’ve been having after being surrounded by a constant stream of innovation, experimentation, and thoughtful technologists. I’ve lived in Silicon Valley for almost 4…

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Trying out Icaros at Viva Tech!

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of flying in virtual reality – so when I had the opportunity to try out Icaros here at Viva Tech today, I was so ready to jump in. I honestly could not stop giggling throughout the experience, and it did not disappoint!…

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Voice is the New UI (and it Matters for Immersive Tech)

While at first glance, AI seems largely separate from virtual and augmented reality, the convergence of the two is rapidly approaching. During Day 1 of VivaTech today, artificial intelligence was center stage, featured heavily in the keynote and…

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I'm in Paris for Viva Tech!

I could not be more excited to have landed in France this morning for VivaTech, a showcase conference for future-oriented technology and startups here in Paris. The conference begins tomorrow, and I’ll be roaming the show floor to catch up with VR and…

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A Few Notes on Natural Language Processing & XR

A few weeks ago, I spoke briefly on a new passion project of mine, combining natural language processing and virtual reality to start harnessing our tendencies towards conversational interactions to build out a new degree of engagement in a virtual space.…

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Practicing with Textures & 3D Models

Happy Sunday, everyone! In an attempt to learn more about the pipeline for creating virtual reality experiences, I’ve been on a personal mission lately to dip my toes into the 3D art side of the process. I’m incredibly fortunate to have a few amazing 3D…

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A week or so ago, I was filling out a form online and skipped over the “Are you a Robot” checkbox. Captchas have gotten pretty good, and Google now has an algorithm that allows you to bypass the box altogether, but I couldn’t help the bit of delight that…

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I Survived my First GDC!

It’s 11am on the Saturday following my first-ever GDC, and I’ve finally gotten a bit of time to sit down, collect my thoughts, and finish up my 2017 recap series for this year’s Game Developer Conference. First of all – as much as I really loved the talks…

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GDC Wrap Up - Day 2! Sessions & Oculus Demos

During conference weeks, it’s kind of amazing to me to see how much seems to happen over the course of a single day or two. Today was the second day of the 2017 Game Developer Conference, but I decided to take a half day to keep on top of work and start…
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