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Since moving to Silicon Valley in 1989, Todd developed two parallel careers, technical and artistic.  

Leveraging a degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin he fulfilled his first career goal working at NASA Ames Research Center’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. During that time he was inspired to begin exploring the artistic and spiritual potential of digital media.  He founded Paradise2012 and began performing live projection visuals at PsyTrance events under the stage name Dr. Paradise.  

After a few years he transitioned into the special effects industry at Abekas Video Systems, earning the Post Award for creation of a revolutionary new video effects animation system for the flagship video effects system.  

He later fulfilled his second career goal at Silicon Graphics (SGI) as the sole Digital Media Solutions Engineer, earning special commendation from the VP of Advanced Projects at IMAX, and contributing to work that lead to a patent. All the while Todd continued development of his custom graphics performance software and sometimes performing worldwide.  

In 2015, Todd achieved his third career goal of starting his own business, VoxLux, and  wishes to thank all those whose support and encouragement made it possible!

In 2019, to kick off a new stage of life, Todd changed his name to Xavier Paradiso, put almost everything in storage, bought a new SUV and RV and went mobile, serving clients almost exclusively via remote desktop.  Novel perhaps but clients appreciate being able to phone up and get instant support, no driving!

VoxLux a fully incorporated entity for IT Support and AI Solutions and for .Xavier’s passion for Digital Artistry… 

Resumés for professional and artistic pursuits:

Here’s an experimental layout to see how both paths evolved over time:

Todd graduated with a degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin and began his career at The Lockheed AI Center in Austin

1986

 

He moved to Silicon Valley and achieved his first career goal of working at NASA Ames Research Center’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

1989

During this time he began exploring the artistic and spiritual potential of digital media. 

 

1991

Todd founded Paradise Productions and began performing live projection visuals at PsyTrance events under the stage name Dr. Paradise.  

Then Todd transitioned into the special effects industry at Abekas Video Systems which was later purchased by Scitex and then Accom.

1995

Continuing to do live performances, Todd began interweaving his professional and artistic lives by creation of a revolutionary new animation system he named OrbitalFX, for the flagship video effects system.  This was recognized with the Post Award featured HERE

He later fulfilled his second career goal at Silicon Graphics (SGI) as the sole Digital Media Solutions Engineer, earning special commendation from the VP of Advanced Projects at IMAX, and contributing to work that lead to a patent.  HERE

1999

Leveraging best-in-class video and graphics hardware, and the knowledge that came with it, Todd began building a unique software system he used to perform live-interactive visual projections.  The system was called The Metaverse until that term became popular, then The Paradise Metaverse…  During this time “Dr. Paradise” performed with many of the founders and biggest names in the chosen musical genre, and was invited to perform internationally.

Around this time the “Dot Com Bubble” burst and SGI crumbled and Todd moved from R&D / Manufacturing closer to end-users, freelancing as an assistant editor and edit suite engineer

2001

Todd continued developing his visual creation system and performing at live events.

With a strong technical background Todd then entered the IT / Tech Support world. 

2006

Still performing…  Many interesting events and experiences…

Todd achieved his third career goal of starting his own business, VoxLux the corporate umbrella for both IT work and his artist passion

2015

Still developing The Metaverse software and performing at events…

Continue IT Support as VoxLux, Todd made some sweeping changes!  He packed the majority of his possessions into storage, bought an RV and SUV and began life as a “Digital Nomad” meaning complete mobility, making a living over the internet…  The SF Bay Area has a lot to offer but the reduction in expenses resulted in paying off both the SUV and RV in half the time allowed by the loans!

2019

This transition included a spiritual side and Todd changed his name to Xavier, a name and identity more aligned with spiritual development.  Covid ended live performances so Xavier moved in to VR, making new friends around the world, even falling in love!   And exploring ways to bring his artwork into VR, all while enjoying a fun new lifestyle in Tahoe National Forest!

While supporting other small business and residential clients, Todd was hired as the part-time IT Director for a medical clinic near Grass Valley.

2020

Software development for The VoxLux Metaverse has wound down while exploring new VR and related technologies…

The AI Revolution reached a level of stability and is now a big part of the new direction for VoxLux. 

2023

On the artistic side, the obvious benefits of AI Generated art, but also video, and soon 3D VR worlds.  Less obvious is the benefit of AI Assisted coding which will enable the rebirth of a new generation of The VoxLux Metaverse.

Work as IT Director for the clinic concluded giving Xavier time to refocus on AI for personal and business use.  Xavier designed and build this website with critical assistance from AI in various forms…

Currently VoxLux is focusing more and more on AI Solutions Engineering, which just means using various forms of AI tech to solve problems that would not be practical to solve in other ways.  There are also many possibilities for AI to benefit individuals.

 

NOW

2024

Most of the images on this website were created with Generative AI.  MANY ideas and plans for deeper integration of AI into The VoxLux Metaverse are in the works.

By now VoxLux will have expanded it’s client-base both in IT and AI Solutions. 

2025 +

By this time VoxLux will have established outlets for a wide range of products with his artwork mapped on it, something he has been exploring already for many years.  Starting with “Festivalwear”, clothing especially suited for festivals and parties. 

Technical Solutions since 1991… now with the Power of AI!