PORTFOLIO HIGHLIGHTS

The Boolean

by Anne McKinnon


CONTENT MARKETING, STRATEGY, & REPORTS


Ristband is a metaverse platform where events taking place in the real world can have a digital twin of the physical world happening in real time, combining the excitement of a live event with the power and reach of digital social experiences. Accessible on Mac, PC and mobile. The Boolean is a part of Ristband’s founding team.

Innovate UK is the UK’s innovation agency, supporting businesses to grow through the development and commercialisation of new products, processes and services, supported by an outstanding innovation ecosystem that is agile, inclusive and easy to navigate. The Boolean was contrcted for the UK’s Global Expert Missions (GEM) to Japan, to support the Industrial Strategy’s ambition for the UK to be the international partner of choice for science and innovation. Led by Innovate UK KTN, the mission to Japan played a key role in building strategic partnerships, providing deep insight into the opportunities for UK innovation and shaping future bilateral collaboration programmes. The outcome of the mission is a report on the Japanese XR excosystem and oppotunities for collaboration to support private/public investment in the UK and to explore opportunities for the UK to collaborate with the best Japanese organisations and companies.

Geenee​is an advanced video and image recognition platform that uses patented technology to deliver dynamic, curated content into the moments of daily life. Combining AI and feature-based image recognition to connect the off-line, online and immersive realms. The Boolean directed Geenee’s content marketing to reach clients, investors and press leading up to the launch of their SaaS drag & drop WebAR builder.

BOLD+BEYOND is a global Digital Creative Agency, based in Paris and Los Angeles, providing business strategy, advertising campaign, digital and technology services to some of the world’s largest businesses and best-known brands. The Boolean worked with BOLD+BEYOND as a technology consultant, supporting clients across immersive technology and the aerospace industry.

VR Days Europe​ is a 3-day conference and exhibition in Amsterdam on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality content, creativity and innovation. Over 140+ expert speakers from the worlds of health, tech, business and the arts. The Boolean developed marketing materials and strategy to reach a global audience across the verticals of business, science and art in XR.

AfterNow is an award-winning augmented reality studio with a diverse portfolio of products ranging from practical applications to large-scale entertaining experiences. Clients include Anthem, TMobile, Hersey’s and Hyperloop. AfterNow is recognized for its unique UX process that has produced successful ideas for multiple companies. The company’s vision is to enhance the way humans interact with machines to work, learn, play, and socialize. The Boolean supported content marketing initiatives for AfterNow’s blog.


PARTNERSHIPS, CURATION, & EVENTS


Marche du Film Festival du Cannes, Cannes XR is a program from the Marché du Film dedicated to immersive technologies and cinematographic content. The Boolean hosted the XR track, introducing the partnerhip between Cannes, Tribeca, and NewImages Festivals, moderating the lead sponsor’s panel by VeeR VR, and hosting the feature session with Orange (5G), Terrence Malik, Sam Malik, Marshmallow LaserFeast and AtlasV.

Augmented World Expo (AWE) is the biggest conference and expo for people involved in augmented reality, virtual reality and wearable technology. It is organized by a non-profit organization named AugmentedReality.Org, with the mission of “Advancing augmented reality to advance humanity”. The Boolean was brought in to curate and host sessions on the Gaming, Entertainment, and Media Tracks at AWE USA (Santa Clara) and AWE EU (Barcelona).

Mirocolabs is a multimedia creative agency specializing in immersive events, from interactive installations to mixed reality concerts, that have been made for international festivals and galleries. Using cutting edge technology and creative techniques, Mirocolabs creates entirely new forms of interactive experiences that blend gaming technology, cinema, live music, AI and coding. The Boolean supports project management and partnerships.

East City Management is an artist management company based in London and NYC with clients including alt-J, Wolf Alice, and Will Joseph Cook. The Boolean supported partnerships, bookings, and public relations with electronic band Miro Shot’s live VR concert.


PUBLIC RELATIONS


MUTEK is an international organization dedicated to the promotion of electronic music and the digital arts. The Boolean supported MUTEK with the launch of their first Immersive Collection on Steam (three XR artworks reimagined from live performances) the release of their Independent XR Study, and Forum of talks. Coverage was secured in leading XR media outlets, XR influencer blogs, and in mainstream music outlets.

Believe Digitalis a global digital music company headquartered in France which provides digital solutions for artists and labels. Believe has several brands including TuneCore, Nuclear Blast, Naïve, Groove Attack and AllPoints. Believe is one of the world’s leading digital music companies. Miro Shot ​released their first EP on All Points and Warp Publishing in June 2019. As US Project lead for Miro Shot, The Boolean supported with PR and parterships securing coverage in the world’s leading technoogy and music publications, in addition to speaking oppotunities and bookings at festivals such asSXSW, Cannes XR, VRHAM Festival and more.

VenturePR is a public relations firm with two departments that serve B2B and B2C companies around the globe. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. The Boolean acted as a Senior Publicist with VenturePR, supporting clients across technology, law and entertainment


AWARDS/ RECOGNITION


2019: CES Tech Media Trailblazer featuring talented, promising and diverse voices in media.

2019: Virtual Futures London “Imagine” short story.

2018: British Science Fiction Association
Virtual Futures London “Memories Inc” short story.


PUBLICATIONS 


2022: Virtual Futures’ Near-Future Fiction Volume 2. Contributing Author. Release date: January 2022.

2019: Associate editor and contributing author to  Charlie Fink‘s “Convergence” on 5G and AR. Released at SXSW, 2019.


SPEAKING | MODERATING | HOSTING HIGHLIGHTS


2022: Wallifornia Music Tech Summit (multiple sessions on music, gaming, and the economics of the metaverse)
2022: SXSW “Across the Metaverse: Independent Music in XR” (speaker)
2021: AWE Augmented World Expo (Moderator: Music x Metaverse x Gaming, and XR for Telepresence and Brand Activations), Presentor of the Indie Developer Auggie Award
2021: Cannes XR Festival de Cannes Moderator (Hosting: Evolver Prologue panel, VeeR panel, and Cannes XR, Tribeca and NewImages Panel)
2021: Wallifornia Music Tech Summit- “Augmented Venues”
2021 Athens Music Week: AR-VR Music Festivals & Gaming
2021 AWE (Augmented World Expo)- Telepresence for XR Collaboration
2021 Unlimited Realities– The Future of Industries “Virtual Concerts- the Future of Live Music?”
2021 Amplify Music– The Virtual Now “Livestreaming, Gaming, and New Experiences in 2021”
2020 5G, Music & Emerging Fan Experiences, Presented by Verizon 5G Lab & WXR Fund
2020 XR Intelligence panelist “What Are the Major Adoption Challenges & How Are Companies Tackling Them?” – online
2020 SXSW The Future of Live Music: Blended Realities, online- live session on demand now available

2019 XR Intelligence Gaming Seminar host, San Francisco, moderating:
What can VR Esports tell us about the wider VR gaming community?
The chicken & egg problem: Business models for content creators
Gaming focus: Trends, challenges, solutions & opportunities for VR gaming


2019 XR Intelligence VRX PitchFest Judge, San Francisco
2019  VRX Startup Track session host, Amsterdam
2019 VR Days Europe Music & XR Track host and curator, Amsterdam
2019 The Influx Reality Mixer, by The Influx Lab. Moderator: Can You Augment Creativity?
2019 VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival) presenting in the Co-Production Market on the future of live entertainment with immersive technology.
2018 The Influx Lab panel moderator Augmenting Creativity with AR


WRITING & BROADCAST


2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 VRScout journalist- see VRScout author, Anne McKinnon
2022, 2021 ARInsider Guest Writer (example)
2019 VR Voice Sundance New Frontiers live broadcast
2018 The Startup Monthly


ADVISOR


2021 & 2022 Wallifornia Expert. Wallifornia is an Entertainment & Technology hub based in Liège (Belgium), where startups, professionals & investors develop the future of their industries. Our core focus: MUSIC, SPORTS, ESPORTS & GAMING.

2019-2020 Kaleidoscope Fund Board of Directors. The Transformations Grant awards a monthly cash prize to XR projects that explore the future of the performing arts.

2018-2020 Current: The In.flux Lab is an event bringing an eclectic mix of creatives, technologists, business development executives and more, across the full spectrum of mixed reality advertising, content & commerce.

2019 Capitol Records Capitol Royal Innovation Event: VR experience curator

2019: CX:XR: LA’s premiere event connecting leaders in marketing, media and entertainment with VR & AR experiences and expertise.


MENTOR


2020: Women in Music Information Retrieval program, with support from Pandora and Spotify.

2019: Collision Conference Women in Tech Mentor Program Toronto, Canada 2019. Discussing change with mentees in one-on-one sessions.


THE BOOLEAN IN THE PRESS


2021: Unreal Engine’s Real-time roundup: the growth of interactive 3D and emerging 2021 trends, featuring The Boolean blog post on Tomorrowland festival

2020: Replay Magazine: VRX Conference, Discussing what VR esports tell us about the wider VR games community 

2019: XR for Business Podcast, Attending Digital Concerts in XR with The Boolean’s Anne McKinnon

2019: Forbes, Miro Shot Explores The Future Of Live Music With VR

2019: Free The Bid: Woman in Innovation, Women Directors Telling Groundbreaking Stories in VR/AR,” a West Coast gathering of all-star women working within the VR, AR, new media and innovation space.

2018: British Science Fiction Magazine – Virtual Futures: Near-Future Fictions Vol. 5 ‘Virtual Persons’


AFFILIATIONS


The Boolean is affiliated with the Miro Shot Collective, a global collective of content creators from musicians and roboticists to award-winning VFX and VR artists. They have created CONTENT, a live immersive concert that will tour the world in 2019.  The Collective is open for all to join.


MEDIA CREDENTIALS


The Boolean covers major events in tech, digital arts and music. These include but are not limited to:

CES Consumer Electronics Show
Sundance Film Festival New Frontiers
VR Days Europe, Amsterdam
VR/AR Global Summit, Vancouver
VRLA Virtual Reality Los Angeles
AWE, AR/VR Conference and Expo
E3 Gaming Convention
Wired Energy, London
Nuit Blanche, Paris
DEW Digital Entertainment World
Tribeca Film Festival (Immersive)

Please contact if you are interested in media support.

Grammy Awards, Los Angeles 2020