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Virtual Worlds, Social VR and the Metaverse

Opportunities for the Arts and Entertainment Spheres
Monday, 6 September 2021 - 15:00 to 16:30
Spazio Incontri (Hotel Excelsior) and VPB Live Channel
Pass holders and public

Over the past 18 months, we’ve witnessed a huge growth in the use of social VR platforms to work, play and experience new forms of art and entertainment.

This session explores the present virtual worlds ecosystem and predict where it's heading.

Panellists will discuss how they and other creators are pushing the boundaries to create real-time multi-person experiences ranging from festivals, live performance, games and new artistic forms.


Moderator: Liz Rosenthal (Expert programmer consultant to the Artistic Director of the 78. VIFF with specific reference to the Venice VR Expanded Competition)

Guest Speakers: Kiira Benzing (Creative Director, Double Eye Studios), Rick Treweek (Co-Founder, Eden & Founder, Metaverse Community), Theo Priestley (Futurist, Author & Metaverse Consultant)


Hosted by the Venice Production Bridge