Being In The World Not Of It

The Bobcat Fire (Photo by KYLE GRILLOT/AFP via Getty Images) (Getty Images)

The Momma Tree

More than three decades ago I moved from New York City to Los Angeles. I had actually been in a movie theater on East 86th Street watching the film “10” with Bo Derek. In my head, I heard “It’s time…

Jing. The Chinese Character for the “Well”

I have noticed that, even in “so-called” normal times, I can drift away from the connected center of myself and soon be at the effect of circumstances, feeling both off-balance and powerless. …

I want to begin this essay by saying that I personally have tremendous faith in humanity and our ability, working together, to solve the most complex of challenges. The operative word in that sentence is humanity, defining not just the beings that inhabit the planet but also our ability to…

As the New Year begins, I wanted to send these wishes to you.

May your blessings increase and may you stop to count them each day.

May both your good days and your bad days be filled with inspiration and love.

May the smiles, the kindness and the time you…

When I was a kid and we went to the movies my dad would say, “Let’s sit towards the back. I want to watch the movie not be in it!” My how times have changed. Welcome to the world of immersive entertainment and welcome to ‘Live Action VR 101’.

Producing…

The buzz is so loud you long to get inside a VR head mounted display just to escape. VR is a hyper-accelerated market. It seems not a day passes without a significant announcement. If you think being inside a VR experience can be dizzying, try tracking the developments on behalf…

Khumbu Icefall, Nepal

“You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” Dr. Suess. Oh The Places You Will Go

Last year, I was invited to speak in Abu Dhabi, which for the curious means, “Father of The Gazelle.” My excitement at the invitation…

Immersive Journalism + Social Good

Perhaps, if you are into pop/rock classics, you’ll remember Joe South’s “Walk A Mile in My Shoes” (also covered by Elvis.) But what does this have to do with #VR? Consider that as you read the lyric.

If I could be you
And you could be me
For just one hour
If we…

I had every intention of covering the “physicalization of content” in this post. It was going to be a noble post about the use of #VR to give physically challenged individuals and wounded warriors the opportunity to enjoy amazing immersive sensory experiences. I was going to talk about the ability…

As we all know, immersive experiences aren’t new. Perhaps you’re old enough to remember being trampled by a herd of horses of the American West as you held on to the railing at Disneyland’s Circle-Vision 360° watching “America the Beautiful.” Or, maybe the 3D Captain EO butt rumbling ride into…

Brian Seth Hurst

Chief Storyteller StoryTech® Immersive. Writer, Producer, and Metaphysician.

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