Resources that focus on metaverses and virtual worlds. We listed here the different examples, articles or reports to feed your reflections on the topic.
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A web3 circle that explores the history of the digital art and cyberpunk culture. With a focus on creating physical and virtual happenings.
multi-chain Metaverse platform provider
A platform to create virtual exhibitions
Art in the Metaverse - A new space for place making and public art by Stina Gustafsson, Portion.io (June 2022)
Article reflecting on the display of artwork in the metaverse
AVATARA, a documentary about Onlive Traveler and its inhabitants (made in 2003) by 536 Productions of Vancouver, BC, Canada. Onlive Traveler was released in 1996.
Sinders has written extensively on framing technology/ digital design around ethics. An important aspect when considering the rules of engagement/guidelines in metaverses and other digitals spaces
Based on Ethereum, a virtual world of galleries and collections
A virtual world owned by its users based on Ethereum
Dimoda 4.0 Dis/Location
Virtual exhibition compromising of three artworks focusing on the theme of Dis/Location
A collection on contemporary Chinese art which now has a virtual museum
Facebook’s Centralized Metaverse a Threat to the Decentralized Ecosystem? by Nikolai Kuznetsov, Cointelegraph, (November 2021)
An article on how the centralised nature of Meta is a threat to decentralisation.
FEELINGS Exhibition, Synthesis Gallery
FEELINGS Exhibition in the metaverse by Synthesis Gallery
Lessons From 19 Years in the Metaverse by Charlie Warzel, The Atlantic (March 2022)
An interview with Wagner James Au, a journalist that has written extensively about virtual worlds such as Second Life, they discuss the lessons that could be learnt from virtual worlds
This feature-length documentary follows a group of people whose lives are dramatically transformed by a virtual world -- reshaping relationships, identities, and ultimately the very notion of reality.
Modern Dream: How Refik Anadol Is Using Machine Learning and NFTs to Interpret MoMA’s Collection by Refik Anadol, Casey Reas, Michelle Kuo & Paola Antonelli, MoMA, (November 2021)
Interview between these artists discussing DeepDream, metaverse, and new ways of creating, sharing and communicating about art
A metaverse example to collect, exhibit and display NFTs
Museum of Crypto Art - ROOMs
Paper explaining MOCA’s approach to metaverse architecture
New Art City
A virtual gallery and exhibition toolkit for digital art
New Art City Festival 2022
A celebration of the work that has pushed the boundaries of the toolkit provided by the platform
A metaverse example to explore, play and create your own metaverse
Metaverse example to display NFTs
Royal Shakespeare Company to Stage Live Play in Virtual Midsummer’s Nights Dream Forest by Jennifer Hahn, Dezeen, (March 2021)
Article on the RCA’s virtual showing of Midsummer’s Nights Dream in a metaverse/VR
company offering a subscription AR studio app and customized AR experiences for art
Snowcash is a touring NFT Art exhibition that tells the story of the metaverse
Metaverse compatible with Ethereum and Solana
The auction house Sotheby’s own metaverse
A metaverse for exhibitions and events
The Flowers I Have Never Seen in my Garden by Synthesis Gallery
Exhibition opening 24th March 2022 featuring works by Chris Golden, Sabrina Ratté, Mohsen Hazrati, and Lauren Moffatt. Constructed in the free-floating space of Mozilla Hubs, the works on view utilize this programmable backdrop to examine how gardens might appear in the wake of ecological and social cataclysms.
The Promise of Art in the Metaverse by Doron Fagelson, Dataart, (January 2022)
An article that presents two types of metaverses, Sotheby’s and Meta’s
a virtual reality/metaverse/game
The Wrong Biennale
‘Sound becomes site: symphony for the metaverse
To the Metaverse and Beyond by Habib William Kherbek (February 2022)
A critical perspective on metaverses and ownership
What is the Metaverse and Why Does it Matter to the Art World? XR Panel, Art Newspaper (January 2022)
Article with Carole Chainon, Eron Rauch, Robert O’Leary, and Tina Vaz, discussing metaverses and examples of how these spaces are being used for arts
A metaverse example and marketplace
Will Museums & Cultural Institutions Find a Place in the Metaverse? Cuseum (March 2022)
An article outlining what metaverse are, and how might they work for traditional museums
‘You Literally Got Me Into KAWS Fam’: What Game-Playing Teens Think About the Artist’s New Project on Fortnite Vivienne Chow (January 2022)
Article on younger audiences experiencing the KAWs exhibition through Fortnite