Meet the People of Amsterdam. Here we will showcase a different Amsterdam native every week. Every Amsterdam native will share a little about their lives during quarantine, sharing their favorite spots, and what makes Amsterdam so special to them. These interviews showcased another perspective that influenced their lifestyles. Read about how each individual continues to work on their work-life balance. Take it all in. After all, the People of Amsterdam know Amsterdam best. This week: Mila Moleman and Sammie de Vries, Immersive Technologies Creatives/ Co-founders @StudioVRij
Because we work with VR, it is easy to adapt to the changing circumstances. We love to collaborate in VR, which means we can work from any place and still feel like we are together, but we prefer to work in the same physical space.
Because we want to bring people together with technology, we feel that, in the current landscape, everybody has to isolate themselves, we can do a lot of good.
How do you continue to build relationships with the people you work with?
We still video chat with most of our customers, but we think that in the very near future, people will be using VR a lot more to connect. In VR the digital and the physical are connected, which can even create the sensation of touch. When you are together in a virtual world, using your body, you’re also creating lasting memories. This is a much more powerful way to build a relationship than video chat can ever be.
We find it important to spend time on Friday afternoon together because we are really good friends as well. Our favorite spot is café De Drie Flesjes.
We understand that not everybody will immediately adapt to VR, we want to create a solution for connection and eye contact during video chat. We are building a piece of hardware called the Eyecatcher to achieve this.
We help each other! We love to work together and being in each other’s company.
Our collaboration started during the lockdown and we love it! So we will definitely keep it going till after the pandemic.
For most people, life went at a slower pace during the lockdown, but we realized this was the time for us to work even harder. In the end, it was a good time to start a VR company, and we are really happy with what we achieved so far!
We love Restaurant Alba! It just opened up before the lockdown. They have the best natural wines and great food.
The gym! We love to work out and stay strong, especially during a pandemic.
The Netherlands is a beautiful country so we will spend it here!
The lockdown created an unprecedented amount of focus. This is something we would like to keep doing.
Check out VR! The technology is better and cheaper than ever. It is such a great way to connect and build memories with loved ones and clients.