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Metaverse Series Speakers

A fall lecture series with the leading voices in the Metaverse hosted by Elizabeth Strickler at the Creative Media Industries Institute. The goal is to deeply research, reflect on and understand the Metaverse and how we will work and play within it. 

Schedule (subject to change)

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Superworlds: Connecting the Real and the Virtual

Hrish Lotlikar

Co-Founder & CEO, SuperWorld, The Virtual World in Augmented Reality; Co-Founder, Rogue Initiative Studios, Hollywood Film, TV, VR & Gaming Studio

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Collaborative Storytelling in the Metaverse

Lance Weiler

Storyteller working in film, tv, theatre, games & code - Founding Member & Director Columbia University Digital Storytelling Lab

  • LinkedIn
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Intersecting Anthropology and the Metaverse

Teddy Pahagbia

Mr. Metaverse 🌐 | Personal data sovereignty advocate 🗣️ | Afronaut futurist 🌍 | Helping Brands & Companies create value in the digital economy ✨

  • LinkedIn
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Megaverse, Multiverse, Metaverse

David Orban

Alert analyst of the global technology landscape, applying cycles of accelerating technological change to the needs of high-growth organizations. 

  • LinkedIn
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Equitable BLockchain Business Models

Nancy Giordano

Strategic Futurist || Global Keynote Speaker || Gatherer || Advisor || Author of LeaderING: The Ways Visionary Leaders Play Bigger

  • LinkedIn
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The Challenges of WorldBuilding

April Arrglington

Experiential Producer of XR Atlanta's Immersive XR Art Showcase || ARchimeral Inc. Co-Founder || Producer of The Age of Turing || Integrated Content 

  • LinkedIn
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Framework for Utility in the Metaverse

Jeremy Gilbertson

Co-Founder of Tunewelders, Head of Music for Infinite World, 20+ years at the intersection of technology and music, music 

  • LinkedIn
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 Future Fashion Consumption

Kadine James

Top 100 Women UK Technology | Creative Technologist at  @RYOT Studios @VERIZONMEDIA Founder @TheImmersiveKIND

  • LinkedIn
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Funding the Metaverse with the Metapurse

Twobadour

Twobadour is the Steward of Metapurse, the world’s largest NFT fund. The fund is estimated to be worth $189 million and owns the $69 million Beeple.

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NFTs, Metaverse, and Rise of Digital Humanism

Krista Kim

NFT Artist / Techism Founder

  • LinkedIn
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Building the Metaverse As I live in it

Kalila

Living exceptionally and freely is the goal, I can't think of another way to achieve that other than the metaverse. Full steam ahead for me with VR, AR,& XR.

  • LinkedIn
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Metaverse-ing - The Rendered and the Real: Principles, Priors and Possibilities

Benn Konsynski

Professor Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Professor Goizueta Business School

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Framework for Utility in the Metaverse

Jeremy Gilbertson

Co-Founder of Tunewelders, Head of Music for Infinite World, 20+ years at the intersection of technology and music, music 

  • LinkedIn
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Creating Engaging 3D Community Experiences

Peter Perez

  Army Veteran and entrepreneur, Peter has a passion for innovation with a history in blockchain, gaming, events, and festivals. 

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Presentations are every Thursday at 4 PM EST in September, October and November, 2021