I was asked to participate on a panel for PauseFest 2017 which discussed Progress, Direction, & Diversity in VR.
I'm an introvert. Public speaking terrifies me. I'm not a huge fan of being in the spotlight but I like to challenge myself and push my limits regardless. So I said yes. . .
The panel was ;
Bringing together women participating in Virtual Reality (VR) development and research environments from across the country, this will be a stimulating discussion about content and technology production. Reflecting on the current progress of this emerging medium, we uncover the value of bringing diverse voices into the creation of meaningful, impactful content.
Sitting on stools makes for a whole lot of awkward and I was incredibly nervous but it was a well received panel. I was even quoted on Twitter a few times, much to my surprise!
Of course, many things I would have liked to have said never got spoken but the discussion flowed really well which is important in a panel. I've got to say, it was a relief when it was over!
Leah Bunny, Founder of Carousel Creative, Real World VR & Virtual Soup
Emily Harridge – Founder – Visual Playground, PLaTO Reality, Real World VR
Amy Nelson - Experience Designer, ABC R&D
Katy Morrison - Producer - VRTOV
Pranee McKinlay – Game Developer - FutureStateMachine