Come and swing onsite & online with your avatar on invitation of The Hmm, affect lab and MU Hybrid Art House as a part of the Innovatielabs research program Toolkit for the Inbetween. Get your tickets here.
Can we dance in a metaverse? And if we can, how does that work? Is there only one metaverse - defined as 'persistent, shared, 3D virtual spaces' - or are there many? And how can we playfully take back the narrative of the metaverse, which companies like Facebook are trying to co-opt, capitalize and own?
The concept of the metaverse is a hot topic, but you can also say it doesn't quite yet exist. That is why we think this is THE MOMENT, now that the metaverse is just coming into being, that opens up space for us to experiment with our own ideas of what a metaverse can be.
Meet us on Thursday 27 October in the midst of the Dutch Design Week. Doors open for onboarding onsite at19.30, and the program starts at 20.00. Rather stay indoors? Join us online and release your virtual dancer on screen - the link for this will be sent to you after registration.
Expect an evening with several metaverse experiments (and experiences!):
First AR-guru Sander Veenhof will present three of his latest hybrid experiments: Being Robot Beings, Supermarket Game en Spatial Memory.
After the break the architect of our Metaverses Cha-Cha-Cha, creative coder Babusi Nyoni, will introduce everyone to the hybrid dancefloor and how to take over the stage with your best moves.
DJ Vir the Sir will be joining on the decks to weave together the soundtrack of the night.
For ONSITE visitors:
Don't forget to bring a fully-charged smartphone (or a full charger at hand) to be able to dance as long as you want. If you didn't manage to make your own avatar in one of our workshops, we'll make an avatar-for-the-night for you to download on your smartphone and dance with.
For ONLINE visitors:
To bring your METAVERSES CHA-CHA-CHA avatar to life using next generation AI and several open platforms, we have created a manual for you. After registering for your online entrance ticket, it will be sent to you. The only thing you need to create your avatar is a laptop and smartphone: no VR required! Make sure to create and upload your avatar before Wednesday October 26 at 17.00, so we can give you a spot in our online dance hall.
When: Thursday October 27 from 20.00 (doors open at 19.30) | Where: MU Hybrid Art House, Torenallee 40-06, Eindhoven | Tickets: via Eventbrite on basis of the pay-what-you-think-it’s-worth principle