Emotions in VR, AR and more: Tom Emrich
Tom Emrich, Investor from Super Ventures joins Az to talk about the prevailing trends of AR in 2019. Topics discussed: - Focals by North Smartglasses - XR vs. Spatial Computing - cultural implications of all-day AR glasses - AR Cloud…
Unity’s XR Ad Strategy + Future of AR Ads
Tony Parisi is the Head of AR/VR Ad Strategy at Unity Technologies, and he’s committing to taking an ethical approach to advertising. Much of the advertising at Unity is done within the context of a mobile game, and so there is…
Ethical Web Principles: Daniel Appelquist
The W3C Technical Architecture Group (TAG) published a set of Ethical Web Principles on May 30, 2019 in order to provide an ethical framework when evaluating new standards. The TAG group doesn’t have any formal power in the W3C, but their recommendations…
Privacy-First Architecture for the Open Web: Selena Deckelmann
Selena Deckelmann is the Senior Director of Firefox Browser Engineering, and she gave a great talk at Mozilla’s View Source conference titled “Our privacy and the web” that covered a lot of the work that she’s been doing to protect user…
The Challenges of Privacy Engineering: Diane Hosfelt
Mozilla’s Diane Hosfelt is the Privacy and Security Lead on Mozilla’s Mixed Reality Team, and I had a chance to sit down with her again a two months after our SIGGRAPH panel discussion. Hosfelt has been spending a lot of time writing academic…
State of Civil Liberties Online: Danny O’Brien
Danny O’Brien is the Director of Strategy at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which has been around since 1990. He describes it as the ACLU for geeks on the Internet as they’re made up of technologists, activists, and lawyers who are…
Neuroethics & XR + BCI Privacy Risks: Sophia Batchelor 
Sophia Batchelor is a recent neuroscientist graduate from UC Berkeley who focused on immersive technologies and neuroethics. We talk about the power of XR for creating new memories, the moral implications of experiential design when XR can be so salient, the…
Eye Tracking Privacy Risks: Avi Bar-Zeev
Avi Bar-Zeev has been involved with immersive technologies for over 27 years, including working on the very first prototypes of Microsoft’s HoloLens back in 2010. He’s mostly been working on secret projects for the last 11 years, and so I got…
Open AR Cloud Panel Discussion on XR Privacy: Panel
Open AR Cloud held it’s first symposium before the start of Augmented World Expo this year, and I participated on a panel discussion on XR Privacy & Security which included the following panelists: Brian D. Wassom, Author of Augmented Reality…
Values-Driven Design for AR Prototypes: Daniel Robbins
Ethics in Mixed Reality is a hot topic, and I moderated a panel discussion at SIGGRAPH. This panel was attended by a number of people in the immersive industry including HTC’s Daniel Robbins, who works as a principal UX designer at HTC Creative…