I recently watched “The Billion Dollar Code” limited-series on Netflix, which claims that Google Earth is a rip-off of a project called TerraVision, created by the German art collective ART+COM. The show chronicles their lawsuit against Google, which ultimately failed.

I am drawn to stories of inventors having their work…

Facebook shifts the burden of privacy protections to the consumer once again

Facebook might have considered putting the on/off switch in a more visible location, so others nearby could tell if the glasses were set to “Ray” or “Ban” incoming images. This rendering is not overly serious.

It’s easy to criticize Facebook for its consumer “spy glasses,” officially sold as Ray-Ban Stories. …

I don’t get to name anything.

And that’s a shame. Because if I did, Spatial Computing would make a lot more sense, or at least be a lot more memorable.

We’ve argued for years over the various Rs: first Virtual, then Augmented Reality. …

Please use your mobile device to see this kinetic artwork in AR. Copyright Holliday Horton, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

This list is inspired by all the people who bring fresh, original thinking to the field of Spatial Computing: XR/AR/VR/MR.

They may not call themselves “influencers” or have lots of followers or a Wiki page. But when they speak, we should always listen, because they’re likely sharing something important that…

Image from Market St, San Francisco, from Google Earth Pro. The text labels are optimized to avoid overlaps.

I’ve spent the last 30 years working on XR, and the last twelve focusing on what’s so special about AR: what will we want or not want from it?

In 2008, I moved to Seattle (for the third time) and started working for Microsoft. I’d previously written blog posts about…

Avi Bar-Zeev

XR Pioneer (~30 years) former HoloLens, Apple, Amazon, Google Earth, Second Life, Disney VR, and more…

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