On today’s show, we decided to discuss Extended Reality (XR) . We were joined by two guests:
- Emory Craig, who with Maya Georgieva, runs the New York-based Digital Bodies research and consulting company focused on XR and part of the ShapingEDU initiative (@EmoryCraig)
- David Lee King, Digital Services Director for Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library and Paul Signorelli’s partner on the current ALA Editions “Roadmap for Staff Success with New Technology (Technology, Libraries, and Learning)” online course that concludes this week with a module on XR. (@DavidLeeKing)
What does XR encompass? Extended reality encompasses things related to augmented reality, virtual reality, and mixed reality. This includes a broad range of things like Internet of Things, conversational systems (like Google Assistant and smart speakers), robots, drones, AI, and machine learning. Along the way, we talked about XR and copyright, privacy, and security.
Also on the call were Diane Huckabay, Paul Signorelli, Maurice Coleman, and Jill Hurst-Wahl.
- VR and AR: Learners as Creators and World Builders of Our Immersive Future
- In a Virtual World: How school, academic, and public libraries are testing virtual reality in their communities
- Google is discontinuing the Daydream View VR headset, and the Pixel 4 won’t support Daydream
- The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
- Beyond Reality: Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality in the Library
Our next show will be Dec. 19, 9 p.m. E.T.