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Jesse Damiani

Jesse Damiani

Jesse is an entrepreneur, advisor, journalist, curator, educator, 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, 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. 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 credits include: Brooklyn Horror Film Fest, DesignerCon, North Bend Film Fest, and XR For Change. He owns Bitcoin, Ether, and other altcoins.