Ron Martinez – Understanding Artificial Intelligence (AI), synthetic voices, NFTs, and other new tech for writers
Nonfiction Authors Association Podcast | June 7, 2023
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About Ron Martinez
Ron Martinez is an inventor and accomplished intellectual property professional, entrepreneur, designer, writer, and developer.
As the founder of Headcanon and Postlinear Entertainment, he’s engaged in the continuing reinvention of storytelling through voice, video, and conversational user interfaces, interactivity and narrative simulation, and new commerce models. As a pioneer in non-linear narrative, Ron continuously explores the potential for reimagining how stories are experienced, as both a designer and developer.
At Invention Arts, Ron’s interest in evolving interactive publications evolved into the Aerio Retail Network, a distributed content commerce marketplace delivering “retail-as-a-service” to suppliers, sellers, and consumers. Aerio, and BookShop.org, launched in 2016 and now powers tens of millions of dollars in sales, putting revenue that once went to centralized platforms into the hands of indie booksellers and authors.
Prior to Invention Arts, Ron served for four years as global Vice President, Intellectual Property Innovation for Yahoo!, where he drove and managed the development of hundreds of patent applications and resulting product innovations. There, he was also responsible for Content IP Strategy and Operations. He currently holds more than sixty issued patents covering a range of increasingly interconnected fields that includes media, mobile, social, advertising, and commerce.
Over the course of his career, Ron has written, designed, or coded branching pathway books (Be An Interplanetary Spy paperbacks), interactive fiction (as one of its pioneering practitioners) including for marquee properties like Star Trek, narrative simulations (e.g., the acclaimed Hidden Agenda), graphic adventures (e.g. Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous With Rama), realtime massively multiplayer games (the groundbreaking 10Six, for Sega’s Heat Network), commerce systems (the pioneering virtual property system with in-game purchasing), and educational software (for Scholastic Springboard), multiplayer live-action role playing games (Murder Party for EA), and others
Ron is an advisor to Licium.org, a decentralized identifier project that implements a distributed IP licensing model, highly applicable to new rights formulations required by Web3 media.
Ron is an advisor to Licium.org, a decentralized identifier project that implements a distributed IP licensing model, highly applicable to new rights formulations required by Web3 media. He also developed Transium, a platform for everyday tokenized commerce with redeemable attachments, an easy onboarding and purchase experience to sell physical and digital goods, real world event ticketing, early access product purchases, and more.
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