JRJ360 is a immersive video creator that’s experimenting with VR video (VR360 & VR180 3D) about technology and the future. Initially, there’s an emphasis on Tesla and other EVs because my new Model 3 is my current obsession, but over time I’d like to add subjects including exploration of sustainable energy, artificial intelligence, space exploration, and the impact of automation on society. The one subject matter promise I can make is that it will always take a futurist bent. My hope is that this channel becomes a small community of people with similar passions. If that’s you, I hope you’ll come along for the ride and subscribe on YouTube or follow on VeeR.
The first couple dozen videos are definitely experimental, I’m just trying to get the tools in place, and the kinks worked out of my workflow. However, I have much more ambitious plans that include integration of 3D models, virtual environments, and 360/180 video into a single mixed reality experience. I’m also exploring how best to tell a story, and relay information effectively in a VR video while still making something that’s consumable on a traditional screen without scrolling around. None of this is monetized, and I have no plans to change that. Instead, this is best described as a very involved process of converting my free time and money into pixels (voxels?) and my wife definitely agrees with that assessment. 😏
My name is Joseph R. Jones, and I have been interested in Virtual Reality (and later augmented reality) and immersive video since the Oculus DK1 kickstarter in 2012. (Really since I read Snow Crash as a kid, and played with a Nintendo Virtual Boy in the 90s.) In my previous job I was (among other responsibilities) driving immersive video (360 degree content in VR and AR) strategy for the Adobe Primetime team. In 2018, as VR had transitioned out of the lab and into the hands of consumers, I shifted to a new professional journey at Adobe, but my passion for immersive technologies and experiences remained. I have a dedicated 16×16 space in my home I’ve nicknamed the “JRJ Holodeck” with an Oculus Rift and HTC Vive (with more headsets on the way) but lately most of my time in VR has been in the Oculus Quest.