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Virtually Real Experiences (with Gabriel Valdivia)

At the intersection of reality and virtual reality, Gabriel Valdivia and Facebook are forging the vision, technology, and tools to usher in new immersive experiences.

55 Minutes

Virtually Real Experiences (with Gabriel Valdivia)


Many people lavish in immersive experiences when they hear VR, but companies like Facebook strive to push the boundaries of how people can and will interact with their social network, businesses around them and places around the globe. Gabriel Valdivia talks about his work exploring the possibilities of VR technology for Facebook and the importance of the tools to work in and on VR will be.

Coming from a background of product design and visual storytelling, Gabe discusses making the leap to VR, a field that is still being defined.

“I am wired this way. I’m excited by new problems that haven't been figured out yet and that’s kind of where I thrive. There’s a lot of people like that in VR today.”

In the episode of Hustle, Gabriel Valdivia and Anthony Armendariz talk about his work exploring the possibilities of VR technology for Facebook and how they are seeing an opportunity to introduce the technology in media already familiar to their users.

On this episode we discuss:

  • The intersection of design and VR
  • Spectrum of VR and AR technology
  • Rapid growth of VR startups
  • Business challenges of developing new technologies
  • Resources for learning about VR technology
  • Facebook offers resources for design and VR at http://facebook.design/vr

You can learn more about Gabe Valdivia and his current projects and podcasts at http://www.gabrielvaldivia.com