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Dezeen Club’s metaverse meet up

 Dezeen Club’s metaverse meet up
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Come duze!

Dezeen has announced plans for a digital membership club called Dezeen Club. Its first event, called “metaverse meet-up,” will be held at a virtual rooftop bar on 7 April.

 

The invitation-only evening will feature a panel discussion about the rise of parallel digital worlds including digital fashion, virtual reality and the phenomenon of NFTs.

 

Speakers are Space Popular, Andrés Reisinger, Amber Slooten and Charlotte Taylor.

Come to Dezeen Club’s metaverse meet-up on 7 April

The free event will be held from 5:00pm-7:00pm on Wednesday 7 April at Dezeen Club’s digital rooftop terrace overlooking a virtual cityscape (above).

To attend: if you would like one of a limited number of press passes, contact press@dezeen.com

Date: Wednesday 7 April 2021

Venue: Dezeen Club’s virtual rooftop bar

Doors open: 5:00pm UK time

Panel discussion: 5:30pm UK time

Digital networking: 6:15pm UK time

The club, which features a bar, a roof terrace, seating areas, a green room and a lecture theatre, has been built in Gather, a spatial video-chat environment that has been described as “Minecraft meets Zoom”.

Gather allows you to walk around a virtual environment simply and intuitively by using the arrow keys on your keyboard. As you approach other guests, you are able to video-chat with them.

At the event, 250 invited guests will be able to network and enjoy a panel discussion exploring how the design world is migrating to the digital world to both work and socialise.

Find out more about the event ›

Speakers

Dezeen Club’s metaverse meet-up will feature a panel discussion involving pioneering digital architects and designers:

Andrés Reisinger

Andrés Reisinger is an artist and designer who is exploring the boundaries between the digital and real worlds.

His Hortensia chair (above) was one of the first pieces of furniture to be sold in digital form and he recently sold a collection of “impossible” digital objects in an NFT auction.

Amber Jae Slooten

Amber Jae Slooten is co-founder of digital fashion house The Fabricant, which creates garments for digital avatars. The ground-breaking studio made history last year when it sold the first virtual dress at an auction.

Charlotte Taylor

Charlotte Taylor is a designer and artist who runs Maison de Sable, a studio that creates fantasy digital architecture and interiors.

Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg of Space Popular

Architects Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg of Space Popular have pioneered the development of virtual architecture. Last autumn, they designed the world’s first architecture conference to be held in a VR environment.

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