Visit Mars in VR with the HTC Vive

I used the Valve Destinations Workshop Tools to visit Mars in virtual reality today.

Playing Duck Hunt in VR with the HTC Vive

I managed to grab a copy of Duck Hunt VR created by Joseph Delgado. Duck Hunt VR is an excellent recreation of the classic NES Zapper light gun game. Here’s some video from a quick play session.

Wireless VR Streaming to an iPhone

Wireless VR Streaming to an iPhone

I’ve been tinkering with my new HTC Vive VR headset and was recently able to wirelessly stream the stereoscopic image to an iPhone 6. This was accomplished using Moonlight for iOS, a HTC Vive VR HMD, and a gaming rig loaded with a i7-6700k 4GHz CPU and a 980ti Hybrid GPU. This setup currently only mirrors what is displayed on the Vive.

Immigrant Apparel Seeks To Unite Us All, CEO Betty Penate Discusses the Birth of a Brand

Immigrant Apparel Seeks To Unite Us All, CEO Betty Penate Discusses the Birth of a Brand

I met Betty Penate last summer at the Amber Rose Slut Walk in Los Angeles. Betty is the Founder and CEO of Immigrant Apparel. Betty was there to showcase her clothing line and show support for the event dedicated to combating gender inequality, sexual injustice, and derogatory labeling.

A Love Letter to Mindy Kaling

A Love Letter to Mindy Kaling

As a Latina, the daughter of an immigrant, an aspiring writer, a pop-culture enthusiast, and a lover of comedy, Mindy Kaling is definitely a hero of mine.

NASA Announces Video Idea Winners for the Asteroid Grand Challenge

NASA Announces Video Idea Winners for the Asteroid Grand Challenge

Did you win in the idea phase? Find out and submit a pitch to possibly win $9,000 in the next phase of the AGC video challenge.

How the “Mother of All Demos” Changed our Lives

How the “Mother of All Demos” Changed our Lives

I recently learned about a computer demonstration dubbed “The Mother of All Demos” given 40 years ago by Douglas Engelbart at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco. Douglas showed off the NLS computer to a crowd of 1000 computer pros.  The demo of this system given on December 9, 1968 is now considered one of the most important in modern computing history.

How to create a 3D model of the surface of Mars using photogrammetry software and NASA Curiosity Rover navcam data

Let’s go to Mars! This video shows how I used Photoscan to generate a 3D model from stereoscopic images taken on Mars by the NASA Curiosity Rover.

Hell’s Club Mashup by AMDSFILMS Answers the Question of How Many Famous Movie Characters Can Be in a Single Awesome Video

Hell’s Club Mashup by AMDSFILMS Answers the Question of How Many Famous Movie Characters Can Be in a Single Awesome Video

Al Pacino walks into a bar…and so do Ewen McGregor, Robert De Niro, Patrick Swayze, and many many others. This extraordinary edit introduces some of film’s most famous characters to a place called Hell’s Club.

Burger King Proposes Fast Food Truce with McDonalds to Promote the International Day of Peace

Burger King Proposes Fast Food Truce with McDonalds to Promote the International Day of Peace

What if I told you that two mega fast food chains proposed a marketing campaign to bring awareness to the International Day of Peace? Would you support the idea, would you criticize their business practices, would you consider purchasing their product?