XR Connections Podcast Episode #12 with Thomas Jackson

Episode 012 presents an overview of leading-edge XR tech and hardware as seen at MIT Reality Hack 2020 in an interview with Thomas Jackson, founder of XR design and development firm Covalent Reality. A volunteer at this year’s MIT XR Hackathon, Jackson discusses the Human Bionic Display of the Varjo VR headset, the open source AR platform Project North Star, his favorite Hackathon projects and who he follows to keep up with XR developments.MIT Reality Hack 2020 

XR Connections Episode 012 with Covalents Thomas Jackson on MIT Reality Hack 2020 …
XR Connections covers Extended Reality (XR – AR – VR – MR), providing a weekly guide to items of interest in the worlds of Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality. Hosted by Liam James O’Malley of Mars and Mercury – XR Strategy and Intelligence

XR Connections is an Extended Reality (XR) podcast discussing Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality.

Listen on:





MIT Reality Hack 2020

Thomas Jackson


MIT Hackathon VR Tech:

Oculus Rift

Oculus Quest

Vive Pro

HP Reverb


MIT Hackathon AR Tech:



Project North Star

nReal Light

MIT Hackathon Projects



Ryan Kopinsky

Thomas Jackson’s Follow Recommendations:

John Carmack, AI researcher, Consulting CTO Oculus VR

Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist, Oculus

Timmy Ghiurau, Volvo

Jacob Cedulf, Volvo

MIT Hackathon Team

Eswar Anandapadmanaban

Sarah Pillai

Scott Greenwald

Maria Rice

See Also:​

MIT Reality Hack Projects Site

MIT Reality Hack Outro Video


Call Recording: Anchor App

Podcasting: Anchor

Recording: Logic Pro X ​

Music: “Are You There” by DR. MARS

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