Rank #1: #24 VR, AR, MR: The “Reality” Opportunity for Brands w/ Dave and Jonathan Faunce
We’re in the early stages of a once-in-a-generation moment and virtual, augmented, and mixed “realities” present exciting new opportunities for brands to engage with their customers. In this talk recorded live at the Seattle Interactive Conference, Dave and Jonathan Faunce, Creative Director at HTC Vive, uncover unexpected ways for brands and marketers to leverage all of our new realities. If you’d like to click along with the slides, a PDF is available on SlideShare, search for 'Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed: The “Reality” Opportunity for Brands and Marketers'.
Rank #2: #23 Improv, Not Screenplays: Holographic Learnings w/ Dave and Eric Rak
Creating mixed reality experiences for HoloLens shatters the existing paradigms designers and developers have come to understand. As early Microsoft HoloLens partners, Dave Curry and Eric Rak were invited to speak to an incoming Holographic Academy class to provide useful insight for teams preparing to start working with HoloLens. If you’d like to click along with the slides from our talk, the PDF is available on SlideShare at Improv, Not Screenplays: Iterative Holographic Design.
Rank #3: #22 Jeff Weir, Senior Interaction Designer at frog
Who hasn’t dreamed of ditching the grind, taking a year off, and traveling the world? Jeff Weir didn’t just dream it, he did it. Jeff and I journey through the before, during, and after of his fascinating Maker Year.
Rank #4: #21 Will Robots Replace Creative Professionals?
Robots and artificial intelligence are part of our daily routine. Algorithms influence everything from what we see in our feed to where we go out for dinner and drinks. We have apps that make creative decisions, like choosing the best photos from our camera roll, but will robots ever replace creative professionals? At April and May’s CreativeMornings Seattle, Dave posed the question to the #cmseattle community and got a variety of thought-provoking answers from Royal, Jonathan, Dmitry, Jasmine, Archimedes, Joe, Jeremy, Matt, Brian, Colin, Marianne, Fancy, Megan, Per, Rob, John, Nicole, Taylor, Mark, Alexander, Peter, Emily, Kane, and Meredith. AND HOORAY! I’m Kermit-the-Frog-YAY excited about my new theme song, composed and performed by the mysterious Breakmaster Cylinder. Working with BMC was a huge treat for me and I keep pinching myself to prove it actually happened!
Rank #5: #20 Patrick Ascolese, Engineer at Presence Labs
The VR space is on fire right now and Dave and Patrick, a creative engineer who works in VR now and was part of the Kinect team back in the day, talk VR/AR/MR, the power of mobile, the Rift and the Vive, HoloLens, Amazon’s Echo, moving to Seattle, moving pizzas, and so much more. If you like the show, do me a huge favor and rate Say Something Worth Stealing on iTunes. More ratings means more creatives will find our show. Then do me another favor and get some sun. You look a little pale.
Rank #6: #19 Eva Hoerth, Design Researcher for VR
OMG, our first episode in 2016 and we’re kicking the year off right by covering all of the realities; virtual, augmented, and even mixed, with Eva Hoerth, design researcher for VR and community builder at the very epicenter of Seattle’s VR scene.
Rank #7: #18 Best of 2015 Clip Show
To round out 2015, I went back and hand-picked ten of my favorite moments from Say Something Worth Stealing’s past year, tossed them together in my editing software, and voila, I present to you this delicious holiday stew of an episode. And for your new year’s resolution you should help other creatives find us by rating Say Something Worth Stealing on iTunes. Trust me, it’ll make you feel like a million bucks.
Rank #8: #17 Career Advice from the CreativeMornings Seattle Community
At October's CreativeMornings Seattle, Dave asked a bunch of morning people what their best piece of career advice was, and got smart, thoughtful, and sometimes funny answers from Luz, Isaac, Shruti, Roya, Christopher, Jason, Marion, Jonathan, Kevin, Adrienne, Andrew, Maggie, Wayne, Austin, Jeremy, Emily, Caroline, and Dana. If you like the show, please help us out by rating the podcast on iTunes. More ratings means more creatives will be able to find our audio needle in the podcast haystack.
Rank #9: #16 Craig Fox, Design Director at Microsoft HoloLens
Dave sits down with Craig Fox, a UX design leader who knows all about designing and shipping consumer and enterprise applications. Craig and Dave cover acres of hallowed ground; studying jazz, the classic Commodore 64, the impact of Flash, how amazing the movie Tron was, and even running your own company. If you like the show, please rate us on iTunes. Dave is currently haunted by an evil spirit who insists that more iTunes reviews are required for him to return to hell.
Rank #10: #15 Dale Hart, ECD and Royal Stuart, Account Director at Digital Kitchen
Dave welcomes not one, but two very special guests; Dale Hart and Royal Stuart (who sound nothing alike), both from Digital Kitchen. We cover a lot of ground; growing up on farms, the importance of mentors, remaining creatively fulfilled, the power of everyday conversation, collecting letterpress equipment, going West, and much, much more. If you enjoy the show please rate us on iTunes, it really does help more creatives find us.