INIT

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

8 episodes of INIT since the first episode, which aired on 6 November 2019.

  • Panel – Insider Perspectives on Immersive Tech Trends

    13 December 2019  |  56 mins 11 secs
  • Panel – Space Innovation with Extended Reality

    6 December 2019  |  48 mins 13 secs

    Dave moderates a panel discussion about the use of VR, AR, and XR in space exploration and education. Panelists are Rob Ray of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Dr. Susan Jewell, founder of MarsAcademy USA and avatarMEDIC.

  • Current issues in haptic interaction design

    1 December 2019  |  53 mins 28 secs
    design tools, ethics, music

    Dr. Marcello Giordano is a research scientist at Chatham Labs. He has a background in HCI, music, and haptics, and previously worked at Huawei and Ultrahaptics (now Ultraleap). Discussion topics include haptic musical interfaces, metronomes and synchronization of performance groups, contrasts in experience working for small and large companies, mixed reality, ungrounded and mid-air haptics, robot and haptic ethics, and human enhancement.

  • Ghost in the Interface

    28 November 2019  |  34 mins 20 secs
    ai, neural implants, sensory substitution

    Laura Buecheler is the CEO and Co-founder of GHOST-feel it GmbH, a Berlin-based startup focusing on haptic user interfaces. Topics of discussion in this episode include product design trends, smart prosthetics, AI, sensory substitution, and neural implants.

  • Evolution of Touch Technology

    11 November 2019  |  1 hr 29 mins

    Dr. David Parisi is a professor specializing in emerging media. In this episode, we talk about his new book, Archaeologies of Touch: Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing, which traces the iterative development of haptics across four centuries.

  • Cool Heat

    8 November 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Inventor and entrepreneur Dr. Matthew Smith created the first wearable personal thermostat. In this show, he relates his experience starting his company, lessons learned from customers, the science of how we feel temperature and its profound impact on our subjective experiences.

  • The Signal and the Noise

    6 November 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Dr. Carolina Brum is an HCI expert with a background in music, gesture acquisition and signal processing. As part of Google's ATAP team, she helped create the radar-based gesture input feature for the Pixel 4. Topics of discussion include sensor fusion, AI, digital privacy, and cultural conventions for interpersonal touch.

  • Introducing INIT

    6 November 2019  |  11 mins 21 secs

    INIT is a show about technology, humanity, and the inventors of our collective future. In this short introductory episode, Dave talks about the idea behind the show and what you can expect to hear in future episodes.