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In recent years, the ‘metaverse’ has grown to one of the most used (and misused) buzzwords in the entertainment and gaming sector. There is no concrete definition, and visions on how the metaverse should look and who should control it differ wildly.
In the meantime, artists like Travis Scott and Lil Nas X have managed to reach millions of fans via concerts in Fortnite and Roblox, AB built the virtual concert hall ‘Nouvelle Belgique’ and virtual artists fill arenas in Korea while more and more artists are releasing their music as NFTs. This gives rise to a number of important questions.
Let's talk! Meet the panel:
The talk will be moderated by Allie Weiss. She is an Ethics Coordinator in International Game Development at HOWEST University of Applied Sciences in Kortrijk. In 2021, HOWEST won the prize for best game design course for their bachelor course Digital Arts and Entertainment (DAE).
Adalberto Simone is a associate professor at the Computer Sciences department of KU Leuven. He is in charge of a research team that searches for improvements in the user experience of virtual reality.
Marijke Wouters is a Knowledge Manager at Venly. Venly helps companies implement Blockchain technology (and, by extension, NFTs). They do this by minting (creating) NFTs and then selling them via the wallets they have programmed.
Roman Rappak is the co-founder of Ristband. Ristband is an acclaimed musical metaverse platform in which events taking place in the physical world are transformed into a digital twin, in real time. This combines the excitement of a live event with the power and reach of digital social experiences. Ristband is totally focused on innovation!
Pieter Van Leugenhagen
Pieter Van Leugenhagen is an entrepreneur who steadfastly looks for new ways to apply the metaverse and other technologies. As co-founder of the company Yondr, he helps companies to make use of the metaverse, virtual reality, augmented reality and other digital possibilities. Yondr is currently working with JBC to hold an interactive concert of the pop musician Camille on Roblox.