Chad Mairn and Brian Pichman shared their incredible expertise in Extended, Virtual and Augmented Reality. We’re grateful they were willing to be part of our introductory pilot of Nexter Chats. Watch the chat or scroll down for the podcast:

  • how Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are evolving to Extended Reality (XR)
  • practical ways to use VR and AR tools to teach, train and collaborate
  • what Spatial.ioRumii, and other free and free companies offer today – and will be providing tomorrow.

Now is the time for libraries with AR and VR devices in their makerspaces and digital labs to use them with library staff and users to collaborate, meet, decide, learn and grow.

Chad is the Innovation Lab Manager at St. Petersburg College and a very active musician in 3 bands. A wild man – always know the best beer and is passionate about bringing people to new realizations using technology. Brian is the Manager of Personal Support Computers for Collegeis Education as well as the Director of Strategic Innovation for the Evolve Project. He has his Masters in Information Security and knows his stuff. He started Evolve to change how people perceive libraries; although he’s not a librarian, he wants people and suppliers to see libraries as trendsetters. Mon dieu – don’t we all!