Palmer Luckey’s mentor, VR pioneer moves to Microsoft
Microsoft just nabbed one of the most influential people in virtual reality.Mark Bolas, virtual reality researcher and mentor for folks like the creator of the Oculus Rift and the team behind VR shooter Raw Data, recently left his job as a researcher and professor at the University of Southern California for a job at Microsoft, Polygon has learned.A university spokesperson confirmed today his departure, telling Polygon only that he is now working at Microsoft.
Gawker Lives: Palmer Luckey’s Girlfriend Harassed Off Twitter After Gizmodo Hit Piece
SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERPalmer Luckey’s girlfriend deactivated her Twitter account after Gizmodo, Gawker’s technology vertical, published a hit piece that delved into her private life, personal Instagram pictures, and exposing her political views, despite her lack of newsworthiness.In their article reporting on the recent revelations that Luckey has been funding a pro-Trump organization, Gizmodo reporter Bryan Menegus dedicated over half of the piece to Luckey’s non-famous girlfriend, posting information and pictures from her private life, whilst criticizing her pro-GamerGate and Trump views.SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER“Luckey is also in a longterm relationship with Nicole Edelmann, aka Nikki Moxxi, a cosplayer, vocal member of the GamerGate movement, and active Trump supporter,” wrote Menegus, dedicating more words in the piece to Luckey’s girlfriend than the millionaire himself.
Oculus chiefs speak out on Palmer Luckey’s alleged funding of anti-Clinton memes
The revelation that Oculus Rift inventor Palmer Luckey is a Donald Trump supporter hasn’t exactly gone unnoticed, and now two of the key players at Oculus have addressed the matter directly in a pair of statements.SEE ALSO: Zuckerberg Wishes Facebook Could Have Built VR Without OculusThe first is from CEO Brendan Iribe, who took care to distance the company from Luckey’s political leanings while also supporting his right to have a privately help political opinion.Iribe posted the statement on his Facebook page.