David has enjoyed 30+ years of international experience as an award-winning digital executive producer/producer, storyteller, writer, media educator, investor, venture catalyst, speaker, philanthropist, board member and/or advisor to or for numerous creative projects, startups, institutions, multi-national and government entities. His mission: the delivery of compelling, positive content at the intersection of mass media storytelling, intelligent technologies and immersive content delivery systems (e.g., VR, AR, MR, Volumetric Video [Real Holography], AI, IOT, etc.)
In his 30th
year of VR activities, David’s first VR project in 1989 was the design of a VR-targeted ‘psychodynamic holodeck’ as his thesis at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, with support studies at the MIT Media Lab and Harvard’s Business School. His second VR project was serving as primary VR consultant and Display Graphics Producer for the 1992 feature film, THE LAWNMOWER MAN, the first movie to introduce VR to the masses ($250m in revenues). During the 90’s David co-wrote/co-produced multiple award-winning 3D/immersive videos games in the music business, including ON THE ROAD WITH BB KING and THE PROMISED LAND, with additional digital collaborations with Peter Gabriel, U2, The Moody Blues, the Second City Comedy Troop, MSN and others.
During VR’s hiatus David began executive producing social impact feature films and television, including JOBS (Executive Producer: 2013) and BRONX BULL (Co-Producer: 2016). Current film projects in development include RISE, THE GRID, RICKSHAW GIRL, DEPORTED and QUEEN OF THE DANCE HALL
With respect to present VR/AR activities David is currently collaborating with Aemass.com (patents enabling Volumetric Video/Holographic Character Capture); Eyemyndbvr.com (patents enable brainwave-driven machine control, emotions); PantomimeCorp.com (patents enabling VR content experience to be shared across a wide variety of devices simultaneously by multiple users), and various other international industrial, entertainment and educational VR/AR companies. David is currently executive producing the VR music video CATCH ON FIRE, featuring Director Brett Leonard (LAWNMOWER MAN) and the music of Danish pop star Claes Clem; and is contracting to Executive produce LAWNMOWER MAN REBORN (the LAWNMOWER MAN Sequel).
David speaks globally at VR/AR conferences (SVVR, AWE, Vision Summit, Digital Hollywood, etc.), has been published 30+ times across numerous publications – including his late 1980’s articles on the use of VR for Education (published in books by both Microsoft Press and Carnegie Mellon press), and serves as an Ambassador for the Immersive Technology Alliance (http://www.ita3D.com
), a non-profit industry group focused on the evolution of a robust VR /AR industry. David is awaiting word on a “VR in Education” patent with 16 claims he has recently commenced filing.
In 1984 David earned his undergraduate degrees in rhetoric and film with honors from the University of California at Berkeley. His focus was the application of Soviet propaganda techniques to the positive evolution of educational media.