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Jesse Damiani

VRScout
Editor-at-Large
Jesse is an entrepreneur, advisor, journalist, curator, educator, and public figure in emerging technology. He is Editor-at-Large of VRScout, a Contributor at Forbes, Series Editor of Best American Experimental Writing, and CEO of Galatea, a screenwriting and project management tool for VR and AR stories. Other work can be found in Adweek, Billboard, Entrepreneur, IndieWire, HuffPost, Quartz, and The Verge; and syndication in CBS News, 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 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. He also served as a mentor in the YouTube VR Creator Lab. 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. Other programming, producing, and curation for: Brooklyn Horror Film Fest, DesignerCon, and North Bend Film Fest.