Welcome, Tony Parisi

Welcome, Tony Parisi
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Tony has just joined us as an advisor, and is also working with us on some secret High Fidelity stuff that is coming soon.  His bio is here.   He's a perfect person to add to the High Fidelity team.

I moved to San Francisco in 1994, and even then was obsessed with the idea of creating a shared virtual world across many computers.  The internet revolution had just begun, and my new city was the epicenter.  Coming from San Diego, I had been used to feeling like I was the only person crazy enough to be thinking about this stuff.  Then one night I wandered into a virtual reality user group meeting at the Exploratorium, and these two guys were presenting this new language they had co-created for doing exactly this: describing and sharing 3D scenes and objects across the internet.  Those guys were Tony Parisi and Mark Pesce, the language was VRML, and I ate up everything I could find on the early internet about it.

What we we are building at High Fidelity is a bigger project than any one designer or company.  To bring virtual reality to everyone will mean a broad set of standards and open systems, and Tony has been designing and championing big pieces of those standards for his whole career, most recently with WebGL.  Here is a recent slideshow from Tony on this very topic: