Chuck Olsen

Chuck Olsen

I love working at the intersection of creativity, technology, and social good.
Marketing • General Business
Minneapolis, US
Skills
  • Arts
  • Connections
  • Design Thinking
  • Digital Media
  • Digital Strategy
  • Digital Video
  • Television
  • Video Editing
  • Video Games
  • Videography
Experience
Visual, Inc.

CEO @Visual, Inc. • Co-Founder

Visual is a virtual reality media + technology company with a heart.

vizzual

vizzual • Co-Founder

Vizzual: A New Way of Seeing the Web

Amazing things Chuck's made
Visual sprang out of an interactive 3D experience for physical spaces called Futurekave.

Futurekave is a collaborative planet sculpting experience based on physical gesture and interaction. Players stand in front of a projection wall and appear as an avatar, floating above a smooth planet. As the player moves their arms, a Kinect senses the movement and sculpts into the planet or raises the terrain up into mountains, depending on the gesture.

Futurekave senses if players bump into each other, amping up the social fun. When players bump into each other, magic crystals appear in the collision and float away. The combination of interactions really gets people moving! We like to call it "old school social."

We can also bring live tweets into Futurekave and display them in 3D space, or even trigger 3D events in the game based upon hashtags.

Futurekave is built in Unity video game engine & was designed for physical spaces. We built a VR client as an experiment and it blew our minds!
Recommendations

Mike Schardin Public Relations at Betmar Languages recommended Visual, Inc. where Chuck is Co-Founder

Well let me start by stating these creatives are exactly that, creative. I've been coined the godfather of Minnesota's creative class and they are the real dream makers, the ones that see things differently. They're goofy genius and humble. I co-own an arts building in the arts district of Minneapolis where this fun bunch dwelled for awhile. They work in the future with respect for the past. I was and am inspired by their creativity.

Denise Fick recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

This is exciting!!!

Don Ball Co-Founder at Bob's Big Boy recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

You have my vote!

Ang Dezelske recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

recommended forever and ever amen

Matty Lang Filmmaker at mattylang.com recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

These folks are cutting edge so let them cut this edge!

Blake Iverson recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

VidTiger has seen the Future and it is Kave! So awesome!

Lori Erickson Employee at Minneapolis Institute of Arts recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

This is such a cool project - enter the Kave and blast off to the future!

Jennifer Whigham recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

You know the feeling you get when you watch top athletes compete? The feeling of, "Yeah, I'm seeing some magic here." VidTiger is the top of their field. Most creative folks on the planet. Get in on the magic.

Jason Barnett Program Manager at IoT Fuse recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

Anything this team does is golden! You'll find the future in the kave!

Lori Erickson Employee at Minneapolis Institute of Arts recommended Visual, Inc. where Chuck is Co-Founder

Visual is doing so many exciting things- I can't wait to see what comes next!

Mike Schardin Public Relations at Betmar Languages recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

The Kave is the intersection of engagement, responsive interaction and art. I highly recommend you exploring FutureKave and Vidtiger. Be where the "puck" is going, not where it's been!

Sharyn Morrow Jr Sys Admin at Clockwork Active Media Systems recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

Another fun project from some very fine folks

Bill Sorem Videoographer at The UpTake recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

A novel and exciting approach to our world.

Dana Nelson recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

The VidTiger team is creative, wacky, fun and smart! And they have heart.

Lynn Smith Employee at ShinyNewApp recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

Futurekkkkkkave! So fun.

Steve Garfield Consultant at stevegarfield.com recommended Visual, Inc. where Chuck is Co-Founder

Combining the web, video, social, and VR, Visual VR is in a great place to combine the things we know, with things that we don't, to make something new. I'm excited to see what develops.

Kate Iverson recommended vizzual where Chuck is Co-Founder

Cool project, excellent team!