The Voices of VR is a podcast published three to five days a week featuring interviews with the pioneering game developers, enthusiasts and technologists driving the resurgence of virtual reality. It’s hosted by Kent Bye, who has traveled to the top VR gatherings around the world since May 2014 to bring you a diverse range of VR perspectives and insights from over 500 makers and seasoned academics. Kent is a VR developer himself, so his journalism is informed by both his technological expertise as well as a deeply embedded need to uncover best creative practices and social applications.

Fans of his podcast know that he asks the same question at the end of every interview, “what do you think the ultimate potential of virtual reality is?” He is currently working on a book to be published in 2017 about the best answers he has received to that question and what that might mean for the future of humanity. You can sign up to receive updates regarding this project at triplicitymedia.com.

Feel free to follow his tweets on Virtual Reality at @kentbye, contact him at kent@kentbye.com, or consider donating to his Voices of VR Patreon campaign so that he can continue his podcast series.

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  1. Fredrik May 31, 2014

    Great interviews. My favourite so far was maybe the Nonny one. Extremely interesting to hear someone experimenting with more serious subject matters. And also a woman. But just listened through all your latest interviews thanks so much for doing this for the community to enjoy and be inspired by!
    Thank You.

  2. Benjamin Lok Apr 30, 2015

    Kent, just discovered this podcast and wanted to say ‘bravo!’ (i listened to the lindeman interview). keep up the fantastic work, i think you are helping spread ideas and knowledge very quickly amongst the VR community!

    i sent your link to several other vr researchers. i’m not sure how much publicity your blog has in the academic community, but may i suggest posting to the IEEE VR facebook page and twitter feed, and to possibly ping next year’s IEEE VR’s chairs (Sab Babu and Larry Hodges – Clemson University) and see if they can do something unique. please keep it up!

  3. Bernie Roehl May 30, 2015

    Hi!

    I’ve been listening to your podcast for a long time, and I love it — you’re a great interviewer. I’ve just backed you on Patreon.

    One suggestion — you may want to put a link to your Patreon on your website. That way people can find it without having to go to Patreon and search for it.

    Keep up the great work!

  4. Francisco Oyarzo Jun 4, 2015

    Hi Kent
    Just wanted to thank you for all the effort on producing these podcasts. They are a source of knowledge and inspiration for everyone interested on the potential of VR.
    All the best from Chile.

  5. Salvador Cantellano Jun 8, 2016

    Keep up the good work. I am really excited about finding this podcast. Thank you

  6. Petra Gates Jul 27, 2016

    Dear Kent-
    Dear, dear Kent; you are a treasure!
    We are incredibly lucky to have you so deeply thinking and questioning in this era of shifting realities.

    As a person who has followed this contemporary rise of VR/AR/MR on a daily basis since John Carmack showcased the proto-Rift, I can not describe the depth of my gratitude to you for being doggedly inquisitive, for unceasingly diving deep into this unknown frontier of humanity’s obsession with self expression & curiosity.

    And the breath of your inclusiveness takes my breath away. As a person who identifies outside the gender binary, and has long felt a strong solidarity with the struggle of people outside the insider’s club of white, straight, moneyed, and cisgendered male privilege, I celebrate you as someone who greets others with open eyes and a welcoming, collaborative, heart; even now, this feels like a sadly rare gem.

    My consuming interest in all of this has finally prompted me to attempt the ascent, the submersion, the expansion & contraction required to learn the necessary skills for content creation. The interviews you have conducted, especially those with the pioneers and visionaries in this newly accessible art, have inspired me to imagine, to dream what might be possible, what might be fashioned into some sliver of the ultimate potential of virtual reality.

    And for that, I thank you from the very bottom of my heart.
    Sincerely,
    Petra Gates

  7. Your candid summary of connect3 was awesome, Kent, thank you!
    This level of authenticity in journalism (without bashing them or being a hater) is refreshing. Let’s hope Facebook listens carefully to the concerns you had the courage to share.

  8. What a brilliant reporting, inspiring choice of topics, impartiality and a great analysis, Voices of VR is my essential podcast. Big thank you for an excellent work!

  9. Appreciate the depth of your podcast. It is rich with information. I often listen to each episode 3 or 4 times because there is so much to take in. I appreciate the journalistic style and the quality of the content that you explore. I always learn so much.
    Thank you