@August 31, 2022 7:00 PM (GMT+8) → August 31, 2022 9:00 PM (GMT+8)
Everyone is talking about the metaverse nowadays, but what exactly is it, and why are we even trying to build it?
The hype around the metaverse promises that it will be the next step in the co-evolution of humans and technology as we finally escape our physical forms and unleash ourselves into a shared digital reality. Will it be a place where we can explore new forms of governance and communication, or where we can find new ways to work, live, play and express ourselves? The metaverse is a hive mind of multiple virtual realities that will usher in the next age of shared "immersive experiences". This webinar brings together some of the region’s mavericks of the metaverse who are building the businesses and platforms that open up conversations about the way that we think about the metaverse.
This webinar organised by Y-Lab—a product innovation lab at the National Gallery of Singapore—will feature presentations from Dr Loretta Chen (CEO, Smobler Studios) and Duncan Bass (Curator, Singapore Art Museum), and Pey Chuan Tan (Curator, Meta Open Arts). The presentations will be followed by a group panel moderated Shengen Lim (New Media Artist, National Gallery Singapore).
Panel of Speakers
Dr Loretta Chen
CEO of Smobler Studios
Diversity and Inclusion in the Metaverse
Dr Loretta Chen is an award-winning creative director, bestselling author and respected professor. Hailed as “a force of nature”, “Asia’s Anna Wintour” and “Top 100 Women of the Future” Loretta made her mark as an arts and cultural icon with her provocative theatrical productions and independent films. Loretta was shortlisted as a Nominated Member of Parliament and is International Consultant to the investment arm of the Royal Government of Bhutan. An experienced presenter and keynote speaker, she led this year’s International Women’s Day festivities for YARA and was a featured speaker in SXSW 2022. Previous positions held include being co-founder of The Activation Group helming campaigns for Samsung, Louis Vuitton, Nike, Absolut Vodka and World Wide Fund and Business Development Advisor of Tesla. She is currently a leadership, branding and performance studies professor at University of Hawaii, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University and Carnegie Mellon. She co-founded Smobler Studios, a leading virtual architecture firm.
Singapore Art Museum
Artistic Adventures in the Multiverse
Duncan Bass is Curator at the Singapore Art Museum. His writing and curatorial projects explore the intersections of art and contemporary culture with an emphasis on the societal implications of emerging technologies and the politics of visuality.
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