Dave Curry – VR @HBO, Host Say Something Worth Stealing

Hi there. If you’re looking for my podcast, please visit Say Something Worth Stealing, or scroll down to listen to an episode.

If you want to say something directly to me, please contact me on TwitterLinkedInor email me at dave followed by the @ symbol followed by davecurry dot net.


Latest News

📺 Guess what?!? I’ve started a new chapter in my professional career as a VR lead at HBO, and I could not be more excited about my new role. More to come on this, so stay tuned.

🏆 Judging XR hackathons is SO MUCH FUN and I had a blast judging the Seattle VR Hackathon! You meet tons of people, you get to experience and give feedback directly to innovative (+ exhausted) creative teams, and you get to play a small role in a movement that will ultimately change the way we interact with technology.

🌟 I am thrilled to have been part of Adobe’s Project Felix launch with mega-talented creatives from Adidas and POP (although seeing this on a 50 ft. screen at Adobe Max would have given me a minor heart attack).

🏆 There goes the judge! It was an honor to be a ‘your honor’ at MIT Media Lab’s Reality, Virtually, Hackathon, one of the most inspiring events I’ve ever been part of. Five hundred participants from around the globe assembled into seventy-four project teams to create virtual, augmented and mixed reality experiences over the course of 48 hours... Incredible.

🌝 Microsoft invited me and Eric Rak to give our Build presentation, “Improv, Not Screenplays: Iterative Holographic Design”, to an incoming Holographic Academy class, and then sent us over the moon by publishing our talk on the Microsoft HoloLens Youtube channel. (BTW, an ears-only version is also available as SSWS podcast episode #23.)

🎙 I spoke at the Seattle Interactive Conference with my good buddy Jonathan Faunce from HTC Vive. Our presentation focused on how virtual, augmented, and mixed realities present a once-in-a-generation opportunity for brands to engage with their customers in completely new ways. I recorded the talk, and with SIC’s permission, released it as SSWS podcast episode #24 for those that couldn’t catch it IRL.

🎙 I was invited to join a panel discussion at Digital Hollywood called “Advertising, Live and Brands in VR-AR-360 Video – from Mobile & Immersive to Experiential.” I joined influencers from Reel FX, Fuel, and Epicenter VR on stage for a rousing conversation we all had a lot of fun with, and there exists a somewhat blurry video of our talk on YouTube. 🤓

✍️ I wrote an article for Red Hat’s The Enterprisers Project — If you aren’t experiencing AR/VR for yourself, you risk falling behind.

🖖 The Seattle Channel filmed a segment on CreativeMornings Seattle during our talk on learnings from designing holographic experiences for HoloLens.

⚽️ Microsoft HoloLens published a video featuring the POP team’s holographic match-analysis tool built for Major League Soccer, alongside the other amazing agencies that participated in the HoloLens Agency Readiness Program.
👏 Check. 👏 It. 👏 Out. 👏

👯 MILESTONE ALERT! Sometime in mid-July, Say Something Worth Stealing, my lil’ podcast for creatives, about creatives, surpassed 10,000 downloads! Huzzah and thanks for listening!

⏰ On Thursday, July 14th, I ran a workshop at Seattle’s School of Visual Concepts: Understanding Our New Reality: An Introduction to VR/AR/MR, and it went REALLY GREAT! Special thanks to Valve for providing the Vive used for the class!

👁 Say Something Worth Stealing was featured in AIGA’s Eye on Design as one of the top 7 design podcasts you should be listening to.

🦄 Thinking about starting a podcast? I contributed thoughts to the AIGA Eye on Design companion article, Everything You Need to Know Before Starting a Design Podcast.

😁 I spoke at CreativeMornings Seattle on May 20th. Our talk was called Smashing The Screen: Holographic Design and the New Reality, and if you’re interested in designing holographic experiences for Microsoft’s HoloLens, I’ll link to the video when it’s available. UPDATE: Bad news. The generous team that records CreativeMornings lost the hard drive our talk was on, turning it into a real live case of “I guess you had to be there.” 😖

🤖 I made a bot version of myself for Facebook Messenger. You can chat it up at http://m.me/davecurrybot.

🎤 Say Something Worth Stealing was featured as New & Noteworthy on the podcast front page of iTunes.

✍️ Improv, Not Screenplays: Iterative Holographic Design is an easy-to-consume article version of a presentation I gave at Microsoft’s Build Conference.

👀 (I should remove this, RIP VINE) Here’s a Vine I shot of our MLS HoloMatch app, through the HoloLens, with an iPhone. It’s not perfect but it give you decent idea of what’s going on in our holographic match-analysis tool for soccer coaches.


Work

🤘I’m the UX Design Lead, VR at HBO and more to come on this, so stay tuned.

🤘Previously, I was VP Emerging Trends & Technology at POP and HoloLens agency partner.

For my full bio please visit me on LinkedIn.


Say Something Worth Stealing

🎙Say Something Worth Stealing is a conversational podcast for the creative community and I’m host, creator, producer, editor, mixer, and marketer. It’s a lot of fun (and a labor of love) and I think you’d enjoy it.

You can listen on iTunesGoogle PlaySoundCloud, or by dropping this link directly into your favorite podcasting app. (I recommend Overcast, it’s the best.) You can also  follow Say Something Worth Stealing on Twitter.

If you like the show please, please, please rate it on iTunes. Those stars really matter.

Here’s a short episode you can give a quick listen to.


Required Reading

🔖 For years I authored a weekly newsletter on Medium called Required Reading.

Issues were cross-published on POP’s site and may or may not still exist. 🙂


Projects, Press, Etc.

🔮 I gave a bunch of excited VR enthusiasts HoloLens demos at the Seattle VR Meetup

🌁 Improv, Not Screenplays: Iterative Holographic Design is a presentation I gave at Microsoft’s Build Conference, not once, but three times

📰 Developers Excited About HoloLens, Say It Needs a Whole New Way of Thinking – Ars Technica

💥 The Photo Album Is Your Phone’s New Junk Drawer – BuzzFeed

🎩 Member—Seattle Interactive Conference Advisory Board

🗣 Jury Member—CommArts Interactive Competition – Communication Arts

💬 GroupMe Won The SXSW Group Messaging Wars, Says Infographic – TechCrunch

⚗ Old Spice Goes Viral – Future Tense on APM

🛡 Earn Your Badge For Social and Gaming Success – iMedia Connection

📱 How to Survive Geolocation’s Looming Apocalypse – AdAge.com

🏅 Here’s an old nugget. Way back in 2007 Jason Kottke held a celebrity Mii contest and I won with my “brilliant Zach Braff” interpretation. Hah!

Zach Braff Mii


Find Me Online

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