Monthly Archives: July 2018

Episode 91: Blending Realities – Where the Digital and Physical Intersect



Join the Crew host Brittney Lanni, and co-host Rachel Schwerin as they welcome their guests:

Alex Hertel – Founder & CEO at Xperiel
Garrett Fuselier – Creative Director at HYPNO

Brittney and Rachel talk with their guests about VR, the future of immersive technology, and the human condition. Garrett begins by describing the VR game he developed in just over a year and a half – an adventure into a world of his own nightmares. This leads the conversation to a philosophical investigation into the power and responsibility immersive tech developers shoulder as they craft new realities.

Inspired by the recent World Cup, Brittney asks Alex about Xperial’s collaboration with sports organizations. How fans interact with the game in a stadium leads to questions about attendee experience and its impact on the event itself – what should the role of the audience be in our contemporary culture of short attention spans?

What it means to be human plays a significant role in both Xperial’s and HYPNO’s conceptual bases, as both companies consider first and foremost – how do we want our product to make people feel?

The conversation concludes with mutual admiration of each others’ tech endeavors, and enthusiasm to continue the compelling conversation.

Sit back, plug in and find out what it means to be human in these guests’ worlds as we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 90: IoT, AI, OOH, Data and the Marketplace



Join the Crew Corey Moss, JoAnn Arcenal and guest host/moderator Richard Ventura as they welcome their guests:

John DuBois – CEO at Oculus360
Kym Frank – President at Geopath
Steven Keith Platt – Director and Research Fellow at Platt Retail Institute and Research Director at Retail Analytics Council, Northwestern University

After Corey talks with Rich about his recent trip to Croatia (and we find out that one of the guests is a huge soccer fan), along with Integrated Systems Europe and the move to Barcelona in 2021 he turns this episode over to Rich and the three topic expert guests – their companies and organizations:

Oculus360 – AI-powered Insights Platform: in a digital world where you may never meet your customers and competitive barriers to entry are evaporating, the brands that best understand their marketplace and consumer landscape will win.

Geopath is an agile, integrated, passionate, forward-looking organization. They are the OOH industry standard that is powering a smarter OOH marketplace through state-of-the-art audience location measurement, insights and market research innovation.

Platt Retail Institute – Focused on improving the customer experience, PRI helps retailers understand how to use technology to influence customer shopping behavior.

An engaging conversation that involves IoT, AI, robotics, Out-of-Home (OOH), data, analytics and much more – topics of great interest to AV and tech, along with markets served. Rich ends with some future outcome predictions from each of the guests.

Sit back, plug in and listen in to this enlightening (and different) discussion as we live…

The AV Life.


Episode 89: AV, and the Daily Discussions in the Industry (Part 2)



Make sure you listen to Part 1

Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett, JoAnn Arcenal and guest Crew member Gabe Moronta (Zoom Video Communications) as they welcome their guests:

Nic Milani – Director, Commercial Product Marketing at Crestron
Megan Dee Durocher – AV/IT Solutions Architect at University of Southern California
Brandy Alvarado – Marketing & Business Development Manager at rp Visual Solutions

This part two discussion continues with conversation about AV, and the following:

Big Data Analytics – discussion led by Megan
Marketing – discussion led by Brandy
Security – led by Nic

All to go along with convergence, integration, experience and engagement.

…and some of the fun “what did you bring to the table” conversation The AV Life is known for. 

You sat back and plugged in for Part 1, keep listening to this Part 2 conversation – and of course continue to live…

The AV Life.


Episode 89: AV, and the Daily Discussions in the Industry (Part 1)



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Katye McGregor Bennett, JoAnn Arcenal and guest Crew member Gabe Moronta (Zoom Video Communications) as they welcome their guests:

Nic Milani – Director, Commercial Product Marketing at Crestron
Megan Dee Durocher – AV/IT Solutions Architect at University of Southern California
Brandy Alvarado – Marketing & Business Development Manager at rp Visual Solutions

First – yes Katye is back (we know you missed her)! After an announcement about Zoomtopia which takes place in October, this part one discussion takes off with conversation about AV, and the following:

Cloud – discussion led by Nic
UX – discussion led by Megan
Digital signage led by Brandy

All to go along with convergence, integration, experience and engagement.

Tune in for this insightful discussion brought by these AV industry guests and the Crew.


Episode 88: 9 – Creativity, Content, Videowalls… VIRTULARIUM



Join the Crew host Corey Moss, Michelle Loret, Alan Brawn, Jonathan Brawn, Steve Picanza and JoAnn Arcenal as they welcome their guest:

Jon 9 – CEO at Holonyne and Techno-Shaman at VIRTULARIUM

On June 21, Jon 9 and his team opened the doors to the public for the first time to experience the future of digital art and entertainment – the VIRTULARIUM VIDEOWALL Gallery.

On this extended episode, in the first half you’ll hear Jon and the Crew talk about the VIDEOWALL Gallery, WALLSITE,* “Gabriel 2..0..2..5” videowall movie, along with creative, digital content and the growth of the videowall market.

In the second half, after a brand new segment brought by Steve Picanza (JoAnn gets in on this too), and the return of the Tier PM ‘Hot Jobs’ (AV and IT), Jon takes over the host seat and asks each of the Crew members a (surprise) technology question – starting with a futuristic one for Jonathan. Jon brings visual harmonics discussion in his conversation with Alan, and talks technology and branding with Steve. Corey gets a different kind of question, where he talks about Jon as the Techno-Shaman of the industry.

At the end of the show, Alan, Jonathan (well, he tries) and JoAnn team up to bring ‘The Final Word.’

Sit back, plug in, and listen to the creative videowall technology mastermind behind VIRTULARIUM as we live…

The AV Life.

* WALLSITE – post-digital experiential media delivery system – a 9th generation videowall platform that includes integration of new technologies emerging in the digital space including AI, VR/AR/MR, Deep Learning, Big Data, IoT and more. WALLSITE is available as a service offering through HOLONYNE.