Entering a World of Virtual Reality, with Mitch Gelman

Mitch Gelman joins us for this very special episode of The Innovation Engine podcast to talk about what to expect from the brave new world of virtual reality and the first wave of headsets that are hitting the market. Mitch walks several of us through the virtual reality experience using the HTC Vive and Samsung Gear VR.

Tune in to hear why billions of investment dollars are being poured into VR, why Mark Zuckerberg thinks it represents the next big computing platform, and to hear the reactions of several people going through their first experience with the HTC Vive and watching short clips like The Blu.

About Mitch Gelman

Mitch Gelman is a Senior Fellow in Media & Technology at the Newseum. He was previously VP of Product at Gannett, where he oversaw digital product development in key areas for properties that included more than 90 national and local news entities across the USA Today Network. Mitch was the Executive Producer on USA Today’s award-winning Harvest for Change VR series and has won awards including the Pulitzer, the News Innovation Award from the Knight Foundation, and the Best Use of Technology in Journalism from the National Press Foundation. Mitch was one of the co-authors of the Knight Foundation’s recently released whitepaper, Viewing the Future of Virtual Reality in Journalism.

Watch the Episode

In addition to the usual podcast audio, we also recorded this episode of the podcast in 360-degree spherical video. You can step inside 3Pillar’s Innovation Lab to watch Mitch Gelman and Will Sherlin talk about the future of VR via the YouTube embed below.

If you just want to see what virtual reality looks like (from outside the headset), this 3-minute clip of Andy Zipfel, Tony Orlando, and Michael Lisse experiencing the HTC Vive will give you a little taste of that.

Listen to the Episode

Interested in hearing more? Tune in to the full episode of The Innovation Engine podcast via the Soundcloud embed below.

You can also download and subscribe to The Innovation Engine on iTunes or tune in via the podcast’s home on Stitcher Radio or SoundCloud to listen online, via Android or iOS, or on any device supporting a mobile browser. You can also download the podcast’s dedicated iOS app from the iTunes App Store.

Will Sherlin

Will Sherlin

Senior Manager of Digital Marketing

Will Sherlin is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at 3Pillar Global. He oversees the 3Pillar website and other web properties, hosts 3Pillar’s ‘Innovation Engine’ podcast, and manages 3Pillar’s social media accounts. Prior to its acquisition by 3Pillar, Will was an Account Manager at PointAbout, a DC-based mobile app boutique that specialized in developing iPhone and iPad apps. He holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina.

Leave a Reply

Related Posts

The 3 Keys to Building Products That Drive Retention –... I had the privilege of being invited to speak at the Wearable Technology Show in Santa Clara this week, where I gave a bit of a reprisal of a talk I d...
High Availability and Automatic Failover in Hadoop Hadoop in Brief Hadoop is one of the most popular sets of big data processing technologies/frameworks in use today. From Adobe and eBay to Facebook a...
3Pillar CEO David DeWolf Quoted in Enterprise Mobility Excha... David DeWolf, Founder and CEO of 3Pillar Global, was recently quoted in a report by Enterprise Mobility Exchange on the necessity of understanding and...
How the Right Tech Stack Fuels Innovation – The Innova... On this episode of The Innovation Engine podcast, we take a look at how choosing the right tech stack can fuel innovation in your company. We'll talk ...
The Road to AWS re:Invent 2018 – Weekly Predictions, P... For the last two weeks, I’ve been making predictions of what might be announced at AWS’ upcoming re:Invent conference. In week 1, I made some guesses ...