Kent Bye (Voices of VR) on the Ultimate Potential of VR (Part 2)
Kent Bye is the creator and host of the Voices of VR podcast. He’s recorded more than a thousand interviews featuring the pioneering artists, storytellers, and technologists driving the resurgence of virtual & augmented reality.
Kent is a philosopher, oral historian, and experiential journalist helping to define the patterns of immersive storytelling, experiential design, and the ultimate potential of XR.
He’s speaking about the ethical & moral dilemmas of mixed reality at the 2019 AWE conference happening later this month, and he was a co-organizer of the VR Privacy Summit at Stanford University in 2018.
In this, the second part of my conversation with Kent, we get into Kent’s perspective on a question he asks all of his guests: What is the ultimate potential of VR?
In achieving that potential, Kent talks about the importance of creating a model of the human experience. And he describes how VR & AR can enable something that is more important than having access to money and resources.
Kent makes a ton of references, and I tried to capture them all below.
If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate, and review the podcast from your favorite player.
Links From The Episode
- Person: Dr. Anita Allen - UPenn Law School Professor and President of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division)
- Person/Podcast: Internet Co-Inventor Vint Cerf on Decentralized Internet Challenges on the Voices of VR (Wikipedia on Vint Cerf)
- AWE Session: Virtual World Society Present Kent Bye on “The Ethical & Moral Dilemmas of Mixed Reality”
- SXSW Session: Virtual Humanity: Designing Ethical Immersive Worlds with Kent Bye, Rori Duboff, and Jessica Lauretti
- Conference: Laval Virtual held annually in April in Laval, France.
- Person/Podcast: Sam Roberts on the Future of Play as Immersive & Experiential on the Voices of VR podcast
- Person/Podcast: Sarah Downey on VR as the Most Powerful Surveillance Technology or Last Bastion of Privacy on the Voices of VR podcast (Road To VR article too)
- Person: Lawrence Lessig and his personal website. Podcast featuring these principles: Tech, Law, Culture, & Markets: A Holistic Look at the Decentralized Web Summit on the Voices of VR podcast.
- Concept: Restorative Justice
- Person/Podcast: Jaron Lanier – a “founding father of VR” who was a guest on the Voices of VR podcast: Jaron Lanier’s Journey into VR: “Dawn of the New Everything”. Also his personal website and Youtube video on the future of VR
- Person: Tom Furness – the “Godfather of VR” and an interview by Steve Bambury inside VR
- Person: Asad J. Malik, Augmented Reality artist and CEO of 1RIC, created A Jester’s Tale with pop-start Poppy
- VR Game: Superhot VR
- Person: Jeri Ellsworth former co-founder of CastAR
- Concept: An Elemental Theory of Presence - Kent’s construct shown in a graph and discussed in a podcast episode: An Elemental Theory of Presence + Future of AI & Interactive Storytelling on the Voices of VR podcast
- Book: The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image by Leonard Shlain. Also the book website and Youtube video
- Book: The Ever-Present Origin by Jean Gebser
- Article: Kohlberg's Stages of Moral Development on Simply Psychology
- Book: Seeing Through the World: Jean Gebser and Integral Consciousness by Jeremy D Johnson
- Book: Process and Reality by Alfred North Whitehead
- Article: Process Philosophy Overview on the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Books: by Carlo Rovelli - The Order of Time, Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics. Youtube video on The Order of Time
- Book: The Idea of the World: A Multi-Disciplinary Argument for the Mental Nature of Reality by Bernardo Kastrup
- Book: The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind by Brian McLaughlin, Ansgar Beckermann, and Sven Walter
- Book: Proof and Other Dilemmas: Mathematics and Philosophy by Bonnie Gold
- Support Kent Bye and the Voices of VR podcast on Patreon