Leap Motion launch at SFVR #12

https://youtu.be/kfk78-GV-gc February 20th, 2016 - San Francisco's largest VR meetup returns to the Gray Area Theater for an incredible night of virtual reality demos and presentations from ground-breaking companies that are inventing virtual reality's evolution. Watch Leap Motion's CTO and Co-founder David Holz, introduce Orion: The Next Generation of Leap Motion Technology and download their new hand tracking …

Off Planet VR open call for entries

Gear up Thursday December 3rd, 6-9pm for Off Planet,  an evening exploring the Metaverse. I'm thrilled to announce Quirkeley is producing Off Planet VR, a 3-hour showcase of virtual reality and 360 video experiences from the architects, developers and dreamers who are charting this radical new territory.  Thursday December 3rd from 6-9pm join me and scores Bay Area VR …

#Berkeley Video Gift Guide

Give the best of Berkeley this holiday by shopping the city’s independent stores. #Lisa gets the top recommendations from ACCI gallery, Moe's Books, Old Yak Bazaar and Missing Link Bicycle Cooperative. Subscribe to Quirkeley for fresh, local and organic videos every week on YouTube. Featured merchants: ACCI Gallery  Moe's Books Old Yak Bazaar Missing Link …

Eat the Street: Caffe Strada

Invention, tradition prevail at Berkeley's revered outdoor cafe.  Originally published on Berkeleyside.com Nov. 4, 2013 In a new occasional series, Berkeleyside’s Siciliana Trevino sets out to eat at, and report on, every restaurant on College Avenue — from Bancroft to Broadway — taking in the gourmet goldmines that are the Elmwood and Rockridge neighborhoods in between. …

Eat the Street: Elmwood Café

A timeless neighborhood cafe defines community. Originally published on Berkeleyside.com, July 18, 2013. In a new occasional series, Berkeleyside’s Siciliana Trevino sets out to eat at, and report on, every restaurant on College Avenue — from Bancroft to Broadway, taking in the gourmet goldmines that are the Elmwood and Rockridge neighborhoods in between. First on …

First Contact

Cape Cod and The Norman Mailer Writers Colony. I’m originally from San Francisco where brick buildings are an earthquake hazard.  Our famous rock, Alcatraz, was a prison. For two hundred years the fog hid the bay from Spain. In 1769 Gaspar De Portolá first saw the Golden Gate from land while aiming for the shores …

Guantánamo Couture

Author Alex Gilvarry Redefines the term fashion victim. The best thing about publishing From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant, says debut author Alex Gilvarry is, "Just to know that you're being read. People have been sending me letters and emails telling me about their reads…that's just incredible to me." We're in the dark vintage …