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Immersive Arts Lab 8 – 'Adventures in the Metaverse' a Virtual Conference.

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· Networking
Welcome and Networking
Welcome and maybe try some networking - the team will be on hand to answer any questions in the CHAT as well... Welcome!
2021-02-11T15:45:00Z 2021-02-11T15:55:00Z Europe/London Welcome+and+Networking Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Mark Ashmore Introduction and welcome
Founder of Future Artists Welcomes you to this Adventure in the Metaverse!
Mark Ashmore
2021-02-11T15:55:00Z 2021-02-11T16:00:00Z Europe/London Mark+Ashmore+Introduction+and+welcome+ Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Keynote with Ian Forrester - BBC R+D on The Public Internet.
The fringe will become the mainstream but not as we knew it in the past. The next generation of the web promises this potential in an ethical and trusted way.
Mark Ashmore Ian Forrester
2021-02-11T16:00:00Z 2021-02-11T17:00:00Z Europe/London +Keynote+with+Ian+Forrester++-+BBC+R%2BD+on+The+Public+Internet. Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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First Steps towards building the Metaverse
Ryan Gill (Crucible), Lee Mason (Metageist) and Amy Peck (EndeavourVR) in conversation about the future of the Metaverse.
Mark Ashmore Ryan Gill Lee Mason Amy  Peck
2021-02-11T17:00:00Z 2021-02-11T18:10:00Z Europe/London First+Steps+towards+building+the+Metaverse Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Break or Networking, you choose
Join us for some networking, or have a break and soak it all in!
Mark Ashmore
2021-02-11T18:00:00Z 2021-02-11T18:30:00Z Europe/London Break+or+Networking%2C+you+choose Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Google Killed Poly? - But a community of developers are making an open source version.
Google announced it was shutting it down Poly. But now, a small team of developers has decided to create an open-source version – find out more.
Mark Ashmore Mike Nisbet
2021-02-11T18:15:00Z 2021-02-11T18:30:00Z Europe/London Google+Killed+Poly%3F+-+But+a+community+of+developers+are+making+an+open+source+version. Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Side Quest – Empowering Indie Video Game Developers and VR Creatives to upload VR to the Oculus Quest headsets.
Side Quest is a developer led community who want to create for the Oculus Quest headset, With CEO Shane Harris and VR Rosie
Mark Ashmore Shane Harris Rosie Summers Rob Scott
2021-02-11T18:30:00Z 2021-02-11T19:30:00Z Europe/London Side+Quest+%E2%80%93+Empowering+Indie+Video+Game+Developers+and+VR+Creatives+to+upload+VR+to+the+Oculus+Quest+headsets. Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Interaction in the Metaverse
For the Virtual to be real – we need to be able to interact with it beyond the game controller. With Luca (Mefistofiles) and Antonia (Unity)
Mark Ashmore Antonia Forster Luca Mefisto
2021-02-11T19:30:00Z 2021-02-11T20:30:00Z Europe/London Interaction+in+the+Metaverse Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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History of the Future - Virtual Gigs and Art happenings inside the Metaverse, what can we learn from the past, to create the future?
FreepartyVR + Lost Horizons has a chat with Annabeth Robinson about early Metaverse spaces (second life and such) and what we can learn from the past.
Mark Ashmore Annabeth Robinson Lewis Hackett Kaye Dunnings
2021-02-11T20:30:00Z 2021-02-11T21:30:00Z Europe/London History+of+the+Future+-+Virtual+Gigs+and+Art+happenings+inside+the+Metaverse%2C+what+can+we+learn+from+the+past%2C+to+create+the+future%3F Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
End or Networking - Optional (Virtual Pub)
Wind down and chat about everything you have learnt - maybe grab a wine, beer or soft drink from the fridge!
Mark Ashmore
2021-02-11T21:30:00Z 2021-02-11T22:30:00Z Europe/London End+or+Networking+-+Optional+%28Virtual+Pub%29 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)


Mark Ashmore

Future Artists Founder

Rob Scott

VR Manchester Chair

Ian Forrester

Senior Firestarter Producer BBC R+D

Luca Mefisto

VR + DEV Expert

Kaye Dunnings

Lost Horizon

Antonia Forster

Unity Expert

Amy Peck

VR + Blockchain Expert

Annabeth Robinson

Animation and Metaverse Expert

Ryan Gill


Lee Mason

XR Specialist

Mike Nisbet

Open Brush

Lewis Hackett


Rosie Summers

VR Artist and Performer

Shane Harris

SideQuest VR

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Future Artists

'Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible' Future Artists An open arts collective, we founded the Immersive Arts Lab in 2017.

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