About Micah Blumberg

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Jan 8, 2018 · 7 min read

Contact Micah via email at micah@vrma.io

Updated March 12, 2019

I am a developer journalist who writes for developers, records audio podcasts, edits video, uses professional tools (microphones, dslr cameras, adobe premiere) who writes software related to webxr with aframe, threejs, javascript, json, jquery etc, and who writes code for brain computer interfaces (like integrating EEG into WebXR) and who analyzes science & the technology industry for news articles.

My voice as a writer/journalist brings into the narrative the voice of an enthusiastic technology researcher, a natural market analyst, and a bci webxr software engineer working at building next generation brain computer interfaces, webxr, and deep learning on exotic geometry.

I’m a journalist for Silicon Valley Global News, I organize weekly workshops with NeurotechSF and events with San Francisco Virtual Reality,

I represent a software developer called the Vision Agency (as a brand ambassador) so I can demo MicrodoseVR at events. I admin almost 30 Science and Technology Facebook groups in the Virtual Reality Media Alliance representing well over 200,000 people.

I trace the convergence of science & tech, my interest spikes when any of these topics combine: Deep Learning Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Blockchain, Self Driving Cars, Brain Computer Interfaces, Affective Computing, Data Visualization, Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Bots, Cryptocurrency, Homomorphic Encryption, Category Theory, Category Theory Encryption, Cryptography, Smart Cities, Sustainable Cities, Neural Lace, Art.

References to projects I’m involved in:
This is the meetup I host every week https://www.meetup.com/virtualreality/
I’m a brand ambassador for: Vision Agency http://microdosevr.com
I organize the San Francisco chapter of NeurotechX which has 21 chapters worldwide, each in a different major international city. NeurotechSF http://neurotechx.com
I founded Silicon Valley Global News which has three plus years of articles by myself and many contributors http://svgn.io
I host a high tech science & technology podcast called the Neural Lace Podcast http://vrma.io
This is the name of one of several meetups I organize San Francisco Virtual Reality http://sfvr.net and San Francisco Virtual Reality 360 http://sfvr360.com
I admin 30 Facebook Groups in the Virtual Reality Media Alliance reference: http://vrma.work
A discord I manage and am growing. Neurohaxor http://neurohaxor.com

I’ve been studying computational neuroscience, neuroscience, computational biology, biology, computer science, and artificial neural networks since about 2005 after reading Jeff Hawkins book On Intelligence and watching most of his online lectures.

The reason that I write for Silicon Valley Global News, host podcasts and shows, host groups on Facebook and Reddit, and organize science and technology events is that I primarily because I find these activities to be synergistic with my efforts to discover new technologies, exciting new projects and super smart people. It’s my passion in life to speak to software and hardware developers on the cutting edge of new science and new technology.

I organize events at San Francisco Virtual Reality reference http://sfvr.net and http://sfvr360.com
SFVR is one of San Francisco’s leading virtual reality gatherings

I’m sponsored by TPCAST
http://tpcastvr.com

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In 2012 for about two years I founded and ran a Neurofeedback business called Neo Mind Cycle that took signals from a 300 dollar EEG headset, added light and sound tracks to those signals, combined the light and sound patterns with neuro-stimulating isochronic beats, and piped them into LED light glasses and headphones such that users were immersed in a light and sound data visualization of their own eeg signals.

Experience

Silicon Valley Global News
Company Name Silicon Valley Global News
Total Duration 3 yrs 8 mos

Title WebXR Software Engineer
Dates Employed Apr 2018 — Present
Employment Duration 1 yr
Location San Francisco Bay Area
I’ve led a team that successfully combined EEG with WebVR in 2018. Now working on combining Deep Neural Nets with PointClouds.

Title Journalist, Editor, Neuro-Technology Researcher
Dates Employed Aug 2015 — Present
Employment Duration 3 yrs 8 mos
Location San Francisco Bay Area
I’m a conference organizer with SF VR, and a workshop organizer with NeurotechSF sfvr.net sfvr360.com neurotechx.com neurohaxor.com deathstarrobot.com

Acrovirt, LLC.
Advisor: Machine Learning and New Technology
Company Name Acrovirt, LLC.
Dates Employed Dec 2016 — Present
Employment Duration 2 yrs 4 mos
Location California
Acrovirt is creating an all day wearable AI that predicts user emotion and intention with real time cloud based deep learning of multiple sensor inputs returned as an API in real time.

NeuroTechX
Workshop / Meetup Organizer for NeurotechSF part of NeurotechSF
Company Name NeuroTechX
Dates Employed Feb 2018 — Present
Employment Duration 1 yr 2 mos
Location San Francisco Bay Area
Marion Le Borgne wanted to pass the baton on from organizing NeurotechSF to someone else. She knew that I was going to create a Neurohacking Guild, that I was organizing meetups with San Francisco Virtual Reality featuring Neuroscientists like Tim Mullen, and that I was the host of the Neurolace Podcast so she gave me a shot at taking over the reigns of the Organizer of … See more

Vision Agency
Ambassador
Company Name Vision Agency
Dates Employed May 2017 — Present
Employment Duration 1 yr 11 mos
Location San Francisco Bay Area
Our Vision
The advent of a new technology as profound as Virtual Reality demands entirely new ways of creating art. We see VR has the power to merge visual art, music and dance into a visceral experience, never before possible, and in the process engage the minds of players into a… See more

San Francisco Virtual Reality
Company Name San Francisco Virtual Reality
Total Duration 3 yrs 11 mos
Title Conference Organizer, Workshop Organizer, and Hackathon Organizer
Dates Employed May 2016 — Present
Employment Duration 2 yrs 11 mos
Location San Francisco Bay Area
Conference Organizer at San Francisco Virtual Reality (see prior work experience — Social Media Manager for SF VR) After being the Social Media manager for SF VR for about a year I gained permission to create San Francisco Virtual Reality conferences without permission from Matt Sonic the creator of San Francisco Virtual Reality. It took me a while to final create an official e… See more

Title Social Media Manager
Dates Employed May 2015 — May 2016
Employment Duration 1 yr 1 mo
Location San Francisco Bay Area
I was the main social media person for San Francisco Virtual Reality from May 2015 to May 2016 and primarily that was through creating and updating the SF VR Facebook group and page, and also sharing event announcements on other platforms such as twitter, google plus etc https://www.facebook.com/groups/sfvrtech/... See more

Adobe
System Security
Company Name Adobe
Dates Employed Dec 2014 — Dec 2015
Employment Duration 1 yr 1 mo
Location San Francisco Bay Area
Global System Operations Center or GSOC. I led a team of people that had a broad scope of responsibilities related to the Global Security of Adobe Employees, that included disabling stolen laptops remotely, making sure that only authorized persons gained access to Adobe buildings, and crises management in the event of natural disaster.

Neo Mind Cycle
Founder
Company Name Neo Mind Cycle
Dates Employed Apr 2012 — Dec 2014
Employment Duration 2 yrs 9 mos
Location San Francisco Bay Area
Neo Mind Cycle was a Neurofeedback Salon, it involved an EEG headset, a MindMachine that included LED glasses, and software that I customized to create light and sound effects that were driven by EEG signals and encoded with Isochronic Beats. The goal was to optimize the human mind. The company ran out of funds in 2014.

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SVGN.io

Written by

SVGN.io

Silicon Valley Global News: VR, AR, WebXR, 3D Semantic Segmentation AI, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Brain Machine Interfaces, Light Field Video, Drones

Silicon Valley Global News SVGN.io

Silicon Valley Global News: Stories, Research, Advanced Concepts RE: Virtual Reality, AR, WebXR, AI Semantic Segmentation on 3D volumetric data, Medical Imaging, Neuroscience, Brain Machine Interfaces, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Drones, Light Field Video, Homomorphic Encryption.

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