The MA Media Design program at HEAD – Genève presents its next Distortion Series: Possible Verse(s).
Possible Verse(s) proposes to critically and speculatively examine the “metaverse” concept in the context of a school of art and design. It will present and discuss a series of alternative virtual spaces created by artists, designers and researchers to counter dominant commercial ambitions. By doing so, this conference intends also to contextualize the idea of the metaverse through the history of technology, showing therefore that other possibilities already exist and have existed for a long time. Held online, this colloquium will be articulated between online lectures and the virtual worlds’ research and prototypes undertaken by students of the Master Media Design programme of HEAD - Geneva.
The first part of the conference will address the history of metaverses, their origins and the different attempts that emerged to create such spaces through the last decades. The second part will explore and revisit virtual universes developed by artists and designers to extend the definition of such spaces towards new narratives, interactions and audiences. The third and final part of this colloquium will focus on issues related to the design and production of these environments.
Christian Mio Loclair
Visit the event website for the full schedule: mastermediadesign.ch/possible-verse.s