Fernlander Spotlight is our new blog series where you can learn more about the work and life of our team members. For our first entry, get to know the story of CEO Nikk and his thoughts about life and VR!
一些生活的分享 Personal Life
1. 你之前有些什么生活经历，让你来到了西顾国？How did your life journey bring you to FXG?
To tell the full story it would take a novel so here's a brief overview.
30年前，我出生在非洲肯尼亚一个名为基贾贝的小村庄，自此开启了我的人生旅程。 我在加拿大完成了K-12学校教育，18岁的时候来到了中国开始冒险之旅。 我先在东北度过了7年的时光，随后在现任FXG CTO 李文松老师的邀请下，来到了杭州这座美好的城市。
My life journey began 30 years ago in a small village named Kijabe in Kenya, Africa. I did my K-12 schooling in Canada and at age 18, I began my China adventure. I spent my first 7 years in Dongbei before an invitation of visitation from FXG's current CTO, Wilson Lee that introduced me to the great city of Hangzhou.
在初中时，我开始了创业之旅。 我母亲教我如何用钩针编织，我织了帽子和一些简单的衣服，卖给其他小朋友。 差不多同时，我自学了音乐制作，开始卖我自己的音乐CD。 不过我的音乐不是很好，卖得也不太理想。 高中开始，我从Ebay上批发CD，然后零售出去。 高中快结束时，我学会了丝网印刷而且创建了自己的T恤品牌“Visual Noise”（视觉噪音）。 高中之后，我还从事了不少其他业务，涉猎广泛，从娱乐到教育都有。
While in Junior High school, I began my entrepreneurial journey. My mother taught me how to crochet and I made hats and other simple clothes which I sold to other kids. Around the same time,I taught myself music production and began selling CDs of my music. Unfortunately, my music wasn't very good so it didn't sell well. Once I got to high school, I started buying CDs in bulk from Ebay and then selling them individually. Near the end of high school, I learned silk screening andstarted my own T-shirt brand called Visual Noise. After leaving high school, I did many other kinds of business from entertainment to education.
5年前，我创办了一家小型视频游戏公司，计划制作手机游戏。我们用了6个月的时间做第一款手游，而这时我有机会通过Oculus DK1的开发者头显第一次知道了VR视频。我意识到，这就是未来！就在那天我放弃了已经完成一半的手游。 那个星期，我的合作伙伴大龙和我一起创立了中国第一个VR社区Oculus-China.com，也就是后来的VR-China，我们在这个社区深耕两年后，在Oculus被收购期间，Facebook收购了我们。
Five years ago, I had started a small video game company with the plan to make mobile phone games. We were 6 months into the development of our first phone game when I learned about VR through a video of Oculus' DK1 developer headset. I knew this was the future and abandoned my half-finished mobile game that day. That week, my partner, Da Long and I founded China's first VR community, Oculus-China.com (later known as VR-China). We spent the next 2 years deep in the Chinese VR community until we were bought out by Facebook during the Oculus buyout.
After that first Hangzhou invitation by Wilson Lee, I returned to work as CTO of VICI, a hot, local VR content company. I spent 2 years working with Wilson and the passionate VICI team to build a lot of great VR content for health care and other industries.
At the start of 2017, I decided I wanted a platform to try some of my wilder ideas on, so I left my old team and FXG was born.
2. 休息的闲暇时间是怎么度过的？What do you do to relax after work?
Play and create.
Play video games and drink!
Create video games, experimental video, music, poetry, miniature brick archways, yummy meals, and other random things.
3. 你最喜爱的______？ (自由回答)
What's your favorite ______ ？(Fill in the blank by yourself please.)
My favorite food is Olives.
4. 你觉得对你影响最大的人，或者能带给你能量去解决问题的人是谁？为什么？Who do you think has the most influence on you, or who can give you the inspiration to solve problems? Why?
FXG的艺术总监白伟。 他一直一直在创造！我从未见过如此高质高产的人。 当我看到他进行了那么多创造时，就会受到启发，自己也去创造更多。 他将传统艺术与现代主题，图像和技术相结合的方式也是我希望FXG可以做到的。
Bai Wei, the art director of FXG. He is ALWAYS creating. I have never seen someone with such a high output of quality. When I see how much he makes, I am inspired to create more myself. The way he combines traditional art with modern themes, imagery, and technology is what I want to see from FXG.
5. 你觉得未来三天你的生活会发生什么？是否满怀期待？What do you think will happen in your life in the next 3 days? Are you looking forward to it?
I will stay home all weekend. Yes I am so excited.
(PS：采访时是上周五。It's because the interview was on last Friday.)
Has anything interesting happened to you recently that you'd like to share?
During my recent trips to LA, I learned how to golf. It's a lot of fun if you are looking for a sport that is mostly just walking around and standing in the sun.
一些工作的分享 Some Things about Work.
What is your favorite project that you have been involved with at FXG?
My favourite project has been Tripping With Nikk. It has given me the opportunity to travel the world capturing everything that interests me.
What do you think VR will do for the future?
VR将带来自农业发明以来史上最大的改变。 在农耕以前，人们都是狩猎采集的，食物在哪里人就去哪里，后来耕种开始，人们就聚集在了城镇里。 这种迁移已持续了数万年。 除了少数的例外，人们多是聚集而不是分开。 当我们在一起时，可以结合资源并共同努力从而实现更多目标。
VR will cause the biggest change in history since the invention of agriculture. Before people farmed they were hunter gatherers and traveled freely following their food. Once we started farming, people began to gather together in cities. That migration has been going on for 10s of thousands of years. With few exceptions, people congregate instead of separate. When we are together, we can combine resources and work together to achieve more.
VR将意味着人们不再需要实际地坐在一起工作。 将来，我能够回到加拿大或肯尼亚，每天还能与FXG的小伙伴“见面”。 再结合无人机交付和3D打印，这意味着我们可以舒适地生活在世界任何地方，在完全不同的地方却一起工作。
The invention of VR means that people won't have to be physically together to work together anymore. In the future, I will be able to move back to Canada or Kenya and meet face to virtual face with my FXG team, everyday. This combined with drone delivery and 3D printing will mean that we can comfortably live anywhere in the world while working in a completely different place.
This is only one of the ways that VR will change how we work and live!
What is your favorite movie and why?
City of God. Amazing story, beautiful cinematography, and an awesome soundtrack.
Second favourite is Pi.
What are your expectations for FXG?
A giant VR conglomerate involved in every industry on every continent, and one day on other planets!
To then use our artistic passions and gifts combined with high tech to make the world(s) a little bit more fun and beautiful.
You've gotten to know the inner-workings of Nikk's mind. If you want to know more about him, you can leave us a message! Stay tuned for our next story from a different FXG Fernlander!
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