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👓 LIFE AT HBO
I’ve been busy doing a lot of interesting things (I can’t talk about) since joining HBO and I’m lucky to be working for such a well-respected company and brand. When checking in at Oculus Connect 4, the enthusiastic youth handing over my badge just about burst with excitement, “Wow HBO?!? You must have a freaking awesome job!” And yeh, she’s right. I do have a freaking awesome job. 😃

Oculus Connect

🎧 PODCAST UPDATE
It’s been awhile since my last episode of Say Something Worth Stealing and people keep asking if I’m going to do more episodes, or if SSWS has run its course. I wish I had better answer than this, but I’m not sure. I really would love to do more episodes, but I haven’t been able to commit to the surprisingly abundant amount of time podcasting takes. Stay tuned.

📺 NEW BEGINNINGS
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.

🏆 SEATTLE VR HACKATHON
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.

🌟 ADOBE PROJECT FELIX
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).

🏆 MIT MEDIA LAB’S REALITY, VIRTUALLY, HACKATHON
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 HOLOLENS TALK
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.)

🎙 SPEAKING AT SIC
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.

🎙 DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD
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. 🤓

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

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

⚽️ MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER HOLOMATCH
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!

TEACHING VR/AR/MR AT SVC SEATTLE
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!

👁 AIGA TOP DESIGN PODCAST!
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.

🦄 PODCAST 101
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.

😁 SPEAKING AT CREATIVE MORNINGS SEATTLE
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.” 😖

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

🎤 SSWS IS ITUNES NEW & NOTEWORTHY
Say Something Worth Stealing was featured as New & Noteworthy on the podcast front page of iTunes.

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

👀 RIP VINE
(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 for VR/AR and emerging technology 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 email newsletter called Required Reading that I also published on Medium. But after growing weary of Medium, I removed them all. No big deal, they’re out of date now, but if you’re interested, some can still be found on my LinkedIn profile.

Required Reading was also cross-published on POP’s site, and may or may not still exist there. 🙂


Older Items, 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

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

🎩 I was invited to join the Seattle Interactive Conference Advisory Board.

🗣 Communication Arts
Jury Member—CommArts Interactive Competition

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

⚗ Future Tense on APM
Old Spice Goes Viral

📱 Advertising Age
How to Survive Geolocation’s Looming Apocalypse

🛡 iMedia Connection
Earn Your Badge For Social and Gaming Success

🏅 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