Jesse is a writer, curator, producer, entrepreneur, and public figure in emerging technology. He is Deputy Director of Emerging Technology at Southern New Hampshire University, Editor-at-Large of VRScout, Series Editor of Best American Experimental Writing, and CEO of Galatea, a screenwriting and project management tool for VR and AR stories. He covers XR, blockchain, AI, art, and media, with work in Adweek, Billboard, Entrepreneur, IndieWire, HuffPost, Quartz, and The Verge; and syndication in CBS News, CJR, The New Digital Storytelling textbook, and REDEF. He was listed as a top global VR influencer in 2017 by Onalytica, was interviewed as an expert source in the AP guide for immersive journalism, and runs “Immersive Writers & Storytellers” and “Blockchain XR.” He has served as a mentor in the YouTube VR Creator Lab and worked with Google in their initiative to develop educational content for the VR/AR industry as Curriculum Writer/Editor and on-camera instructor on their “VR and 360 Video Production” and “Introduction to Augmented Reality and ARCore” courses.
A regular speaker and host, he has appeared at conferences, shows, and events such as SXSW, Cheddar, and the School of the New York Times. He hosts TECH TOCK, a talk show in Microsoft’s SocialVR platform, AltspaceVR. He was the Curator/Producer for the XR art exhibition, SPATIAL REALITY, at sp[a]ce gallery; Co-Curator of VIRTUAL FUTURES with LACMA for LA Art Show; and Co-Curator of SIM-CINEMA with FLOAT and Wevr.