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65 – VR with Pascal Auberson

Iain is joined by VR developer Pascal Auberson of Lumacode to talk all things virtual reality, from patio furniture and motion sickness, to Unity and Unreal.

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64 – JavaScript electronics with Espruino

Seb interviews Gordon Williams, the inventor of the Espruino, a JavaScript electronics prototyping platform. Gordon tells the story of how he built a JavaScript interpreter and how he ran his successful Kickstarter campaigns.

Check out Gordon’s latest Kickstarter campaign- puck.js

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63 – Brexit shell-shock

In this rare political episode, Seb and Iain mourn the impending loss of their European Union citizenship. And also touch upon the Unity3D profiler and capacitive touch sensors. But mostly just sulk. Normal service will return next week.

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References/Links:

FactCheck: everything you need to know about immigration 
“Even a large influx of migrant workers is only likely to affect average hourly wages in the UK by a few pence an hour, either upwards or downwards. Compared with the impact of changes to the tax system (for example), the effects of immigration are negligible.”

FactCheck: Express goes bananas over EU
Debunking the Express listicle

Rupert Murdoch – “When I go into Downing Street they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice.” Quoted by the Evening Standard.

Sarah Vine, wife of Conservative leadership candidate Michael Gove, in leaked letter suggesting that Boris Johnson was not popular with Murdoch/Dacre. Guardian article

Michael Gove – “People have had enough of experts”

Infinite Ammo Podcast

Wait but Why AI posts

Universal Basic Income will likely increase Social Cohesion

Guy Standing – The Precariat

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62 – Regency Solitaire creator Jake Birkett

Iain is joined by game developer Jake Birkett, owner of Grey Alien Games, creator of Regency Solitaire. We talk about the development of Regency Solitaire, his new game Shadow Hand, and running a games business in general.

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61 – Coding rainbows with Dan Shiffman

The inimitable, irrepressible, and quite simply wonderful Dan Shiffman joins Seb as co-host, talking about his work with the Processing Foundation, P5.js, live coding, and his incredible catalog of videos that help artists to learn programming. And of course, rainbows.

Coding Rainbow website

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60 – Cate Huston talks to Seb about managing coders

Cate Huston is Director of Mobile Engineering at car-pooling start-up Ride and advisor to the crowd-funded laser cutter start-up GlowForge. Seb and Cate talk about the difficulty of transitioning from coder to manager, mobile app development, and colours.

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59 – Lasers and Cathode Ray Tubes

Seb and Iain meet in real life and catch up with recent projects and research. Iain is nauseated by VR headsets and Seb explains how lasers are just like cathode ray tubes. Kind of.

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58 – PixiJS with Mat Groves

Iain catches up with former colleage Mat Groves, founder of game studio GoodBoy and creator of PixiJS, the browser based WebGL rendering engine.

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57 – Part 2 of Iain’s guide to game design

Continuing on from episode 53, Iain continues sharing his nuggets of game design wisdom, this time focusing on how to use the design and graphics in your game to tell a story and get the necessary information across. Part two of an increasingly inaccurately named trilogy of four.

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56 – Vectors and pixels with Sara Soueidan & Mariko Kosaka

Seb is joined by regular guest co-host Val Head at the Render Conference in Oxford. Val is our roving reporter for this episode, and she interviews two of the Render Conference speakers Mariko Kosaka, and Sara Soueidan.

Mariko talks about how she got deep into HTML5 canvas via a knitting machines and Sara shares her extensive knowledge of SVG.

Mariko Kosaka – @kosamari kosamari.com
her slides: http://kosamari.com/presentation/render-2016/
the scrollytelling talk info: vallandingham.me/think_you_can_scroll.html

Sara Soueidan – @SaraSoueidan sarasoueidan.com
The view box article: sarasoueidan.com/blog/svg-coordinate-systems/
Her articles on SVG: sarasoueidan.com/articles/

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55 – Seb and Iain catch up on the news

Seb and Iain catch up on the latest news, including Seb’s new IoT workshop and the Hackaday and Render conferences.

They also talk about learning bash, wave goodbye to the Xbox 360 and reminisce over old school multimedia application Director.

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54 – Daniel Leaver from indie game studio Dreadbit

Iain talks to Daniel Leaver about his new game Seraph, a skill-based acrobatic shooter, running a small indie game studio with a distributed team and his history with Media Molecule and his work on multiple award winning Playstation game Little Big Planet.

www.seraph-game.com
Talk from GDC – Obsessive compulsive development by Matt Gilgenbach

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