Tomorrow I’m taking a airplane for a world flight… once more. However earlier than telling you extra about this, let me want an incredible “Worldwide Ladies’s Day” to all of the great ladies of our ecosystem! And in addition to all the ladies which might be near us males in XR and that assist us every single day :)… and which might be near us even when we all the time speak about know-how and we prefer to put on luminous shoeboxes on our faces. I’m an enormous advocate for inclusion in our ecosystem and I’m glad to have collaborated over time with many superb ladies in our area… and I hope to collaborate with much more within the upcoming months.

In Italy, we present the mimosa flower on today. Often, I put up an image of the flower to have fun, however to make one thing totally different this 12 months, let me put up an image of the eponymous cocktail mimosa to cheer for all the ladies of XR!

Let’s have a toast for all the ladies in immersive realities, and tech usually! (Picture by The Limitless Meal)

As I used to be saying earlier than, tomorrow I’ll journey to the US. It’s going to be enjoyable for my physique going from China to Europe to the US in such a short while, however they are saying that what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger… which is a pleasant sentence, supplied that its first half proves to be true 🙂 I’m going to the US to attend the SXSW in Austin, Texas. SXSW is an occasion about know-how and creativity, that mixes individuals from the tech world (XR included) with individuals from music and cinema. It’s one of many largest tech occasions in the USA, so it is extremely cool to go there.

It’s the second time I’m going to SXSW and final 12 months it was among the best experiences of my skilled life: I had lots of enjoyable, I met many new associates, I did implausible enterprise for my firm VRROOM, I ate some nice BBQ… actually, the very best occasion ever. What I completely cherished concerning the SXSW is this environment of “happiness” and serendipity that floats round, and that makes everybody keen to meet new individuals and have enjoyable. I do not forget that I couldn’t perceive the distinction between once I was having enjoyable and once I was doing enterprise PR. It was simply me going across the corridors and assembly individuals, consuming horrible White Claw, making an attempt new VR experiences, then partying in the course of the night… and even assembly Paris Hilton!

The Sandbox social gathering the place I’ve been in a position to hearken to Paris Hilton performing a DJ set. She sucked (pun supposed), however the night time was enjoyable anyway!

Final 12 months was so excellent that I’m positive that this 12 months can’t attain the identical degree. However whoever has gone to SXSW has all the time good tales to inform, so I’m positive that this 12 months I’ll reside implausible adventures once more. And naturally, I’ll let you recognize all of them. And… even higher… why don’t you reside them along with me?

I will probably be there from the tenth to fifteenth, and in case you are there… effectively, let’s meet, and let’s speak about know-how, enterprise, and White Claws. You’ll acknowledge me as a result of I will probably be one of many few individuals in a go well with (I’m Italian, I’ve to indicate some fashion :P)

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Like this, however with extra beard

If you’d like you may also come and see the speech that my colleague Maud Clavier and I’ll give about the work we’re doing at VRROOM in constructing a social VR platform for concert events and liveshows. It will likely be on March, 14th at 2.30 pm on the Fairmont Resort, Manchester A room. As traditional, I gained’t do only a promotional speech or a fluff speak about the trillions of the metaverse coming in 5 to 10 years, however I’ll attempt to speak about classes discovered whereas performing some laborious work. And on the finish of the speak, after all, I will probably be open to chatting with whoever will probably be there! You could find extra information concerning the speech at this hyperlink.

And there’s much more! I’ve contributed to the digital actuality world of SXSW that you will discover on VRChat. And the live performance that we of VRROOM did on our new platform in January will probably be one of many chosen “XR Expertise Particular Occasions”! We’ll do an encore of it, with a revisited model of its digital FXs, so even you probably have tried it earlier than, you possibly can re-live it and nonetheless see one thing new taking place!

The trailer of our launch live performance (January version)

And… that’s it! I actually can’t wait to see how my SXSW will probably be this 12 months. However of 1 factor I’m positive: that it is going to be with you, and for this, it should already be superb!

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