Rock band veteran with extensive recording and gigging/touring experience. Performed at hundreds of concerts and studio recording sessions as bassist, backing/occasional lead vocalist for rock band Superior Olive.
Co-organizer of 15 consecutive annual Decemberchild Benefit Concerts in Santa Cruz County, featuring world famous music acts.
3D artist and developer for the VR game Cry of Athena (CofA), an expansive, epic battle simulator.
Cry of Athena was awarded the Oculus Launchpad grant in 2022 and is currently in development.
A doer, but also a thinker with a philosophical side.
The Future of Live Music in the Metaverse: An opportunity for Equality?
Talk Description :
Live Performances in the metaverse: What are the implications when it comes to equality and inclusion of performance artists from diverse backgrounds. Are there issues with equality and inclusion in the traditional music industry/pop star model? Can we leverage emerging VR, AR, and ER technologies to make a positive experience for all musicians, including the underrepresented and marginalized?