Paul Reynolds has pioneered advanced technologies for the internet, mobile devices and both virtual and augmented realities for more than two decades, and for some of the most lauded tech companies in the world, including Atari, Electronic Arts, and Magic Leap.
In episode 2 of the New School VR Podcast, we sit down with Paul to discuss the educational experiences he developed for the Monterey Bay Aquarium, what he’s up to with his new company, Vertex Labs 3D, and why he made the 3,000 mile move from Dania Beach, FL to Portland, OR in the summer of 2016. (Spoiler: Because Portland is the jam.) We also riff about tools currently available to both technical and non-technical educators.
Of particular note was the conversation around one student’s use of Tilt Brush, a VR painting app, to work through calculus equations with an instructor. The video can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=froQGXZ-NcE. In just one example of many to come, we find people using creative resources intended for one kind of activity (painting) for something seemingly unrelated (math). These explorations and discoveries are exactly the kind of “aha! moments” that will unquestionably lead to a new generation of tools and interactive environments unique to virtual and augmented reality-based learning experiences.
Find Paul Reynolds Online:
Official Site: http://www.VertexLabs.co
Portland VR/AR Map: https://kumu.io/MugOfPaul/portland-vrar#vr-ar-mr/community