There's a new metaverse-oriented podcast for you to listen to during your work day, your work-out, or even your commute, and the very first episode certainly isn't lacking in content. The Drax Files Radio Hour is the latest project from Draxtor Despres, acclaimed machinimatographer and creator of the ongoing mixed-reality mini-doc series The Drax Files: World Makers. As the talented woman behind the 1920s Berlin sim, Draxtor's podcasting co-host Jo Yardley was even the subject of an episode of The Drax Files last March.
The pair (along with several guests) have put together a tightly-packed and informative show that's well worth listening to. They touch on the recent NSA controversy surrounding virtual worlds, probe the potential and promise of the Oculus Rift, and discuss fitted mesh with both designers and fashionistas in-the-know. Of course there's plenty more. Read a complete summary or listen to the first episode for yourself here.
Iris Ophelia (@bleatingheart, Janine Hawkins IRL) has been featured in the New York Times, and has spoken about SL-based design at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and with pop culture/fashion maven Johanna Blakley.