DLuBrQbUMAA6Lbo.jpg-largeWelcome, my name is Alexandria Heston!

This is my website! Or is it? After all, reality is simply our brain’s attempt to understand and learn from our surroundings. For the sake of time, we’ll say that it is. If you look deep enough in this website, however, you can see me constructing my own realities in virtual and augmented spheres. I have spent the past couple years involved in the concept of how Human-Computer Interaction and Reality Systems are combined together.

I have built about four different realities myself, and have examined an infinite number more. I am familiar with 3D softwares and engines such as Maya and Unity, along with Blender and Unreal3D. I have studied the impact and implementation of all of these applications in my university and abroad studies, and applied them to everyday use in personal VR projects, including music videos and puzzle games.

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My blog is satirical, heavily opinionated, full of sass, and probably contradictory in some places…

The reason I started a blog was because I realized 140 characters wasn’t enough room for me to express my ideas, thoughts, emotions, and opinions appropriately. Also I didn’t think my Aunt Karen wanted to hear my rants on how inefficient code commenting is when everyone in undergrad preaches about it like it’s the miracle of all miracles. Basically, I wanted an excuse to write down the experiences I have and the things I learn along the way. Some are more education-based articles, some are more opinion-based articles. If you don’t like it, don’t worry – no one’s making you read this. In fact, there are other places you can go where I don’t share my opinion at all, and instead just talk about my work.

Anyway, I’ve been designing for about 8 years now and programming for about four. My start was in graphic design, and slowly but surely I realized my real passion was a combination of software development, digital design, and innovative technologies. I was confounded by the amount of information out there I had to search for just to get by, so I decided to store it all in one place.

I hope you enjoy what you read here!

*All views are my own.

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