Innovation @ the Edge: Into the Metaverse – Future Trends and Opportunities (hosted by UC San Diego Innovation & Design)
Join leaders of UC San Diego affiliated companies whose work is shaping the Metaverse – a shared digital twin or mirror of the real world!
The Metaverse is a shared digital twin or mirror of the real world, first described by science fiction writer Neal Stephenson and now the stated goal of major companies like Facebook, Epic Games, Unity, and Roblox, among others.
To realize this goal, the Metaverse must be interactive, immersive, collaborative, and interoperable, accessible via 2D screens, immersive headmounted displays, and everything in between—the next generation internet, playing host to myriad economies, communities, and modes of engagement, impacting the future of work, healthcare, entertainment, and more.
At this Innovation @ the Edge event, we talk to the leaders of four UC San Diego affiliated companies whose work is shaping the Metaverse – discovering where the field is going and what future career opportunities may look like.
NOTE: Zoom link will be sent in registration email.
Partner: Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination
Gregory Horowitt (Moderator), Director of UC San Diego Innovation & Design
Patrick Coleman, Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination
Catherine Eng, Co-Founder at OurWorlds, Inc.
Alex Howland, Co-Founder & President at Virbela
Kilma Lattin, Executive Producer & Technologist at OurWorlds, Inc.
Steve McCloskey, Co-Founder and CEO at Nanome
Trisha Williams, Co-Founder, Origami Air