Product Director, Sansar / Linden Labs
Jason Gholston heads Sansar Studios within Linden Lab, the makers of the pioneering virtual world Second Life and its VR optimized spiritual successor Sansar. Sansar Studios was established to push the boundaries of the Sansar platform and build exemplary Social VR experiences for partners.
Jason joined Linden Lab in 2012 as a producer on Second Life. He soon learned firsthand about the social, economic, and technical challenges that are unique to user created virtual worlds. He became a founding member of the Sansar team and created the foundational designs and prototypes. Lately he has focused on developing strategic partnerships, and building experiences in Sansar for Intel, Warner Bros., and others.
Jason has had experience in visual effects, UI/UX, and game design. He received a Bachelor of Fine Art in Film from Art Center College of Design.
Shared/social virtual spaces must set high standards of conduct, safety, and respect. We’ll explore social norms, how virtual interactions affect the way people build relationships, and what creators and participants can do to keep things going in the right direction.