Joseph McFarland @joexrjournal
Interests: Blogging, Synthetic Media, Extended Reality, Blockchain tech, Traveling
XR Blogger, Content Creator
For as long as I can remember (at least since 90s Crash Bandicoot), I’ve been very interested in virtual worlds. Immersive digital environments built by pure imagination, largely unbound from resource scarcity or the laws of physics. 3D open-world games kept me entertained for hours (The Sims).
Like many kids I revolved around several passions but my two main ones were creating immersive experiences, and journalism.
I took many after-school digital design and art classes. Whereas in college I mostly studied journalism, sociology, and psychology. I’ve taken that skillset / passion into my blog on extended reality (XR) @OverwriteXR.
Over the years post-college I danced between a lot of titles as a digital designer (UI designer, UI consultant, photo-editor, 3D modeler, motion designer, web designer, digital artist, infographic freelancer, visual content creator, etc) but all under the general title of graphic design for digital media.
I attempted two blogs post-college. A social media news blog (@WebShadowNews), and an entertainment blog specifically for graphic designers (@YuforiaStudio). Both are defunct. My latest project is @OverwriteXR, which I tend to pursue longterm.
Reporting, examining, and creating content on the Metaverse (and all the XR tools and user stories surrounding it) is my dream hobby that I aim to transform into a livelihood.
Outside of the digital world, I’m a casual shinnichi and an animal / sci-fi-tech lover. My secondary source of income is dog-walking/sitting (which also is my primary exercise and unofficial therapy).
What I Do Currently
Articles on XR and the Metaverse
XR content (I.e, memes) on social media
Research and investments in Metaverse related stocks, blockchains, NFTs, and crypto
3D models / 3D artwork
Studying AR / VR development programming