Live Performance In The Metaverse

Mar 12, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: Live Performance In The Metaverse, Mar 12, 2023

This panel will focus on the emergence of performers who do their jobs in real time - inside of VR - as an avatar. TMF Jonny is a streaming celebrity, performer and musician creates hours of content every day in his anime wolf “boi” persona, part of a larger phenomenon of virtual celebrities, most popular in Asia. Samantha Gorman is the founding Artistic Director of Tender Claws, a game, art and tech studio which created The Under Presents, a VR and Immersive Theater hybrid with a live, remote cast. A video game company has created a co-op game driven by a live performer who plays the villian. Broadway shows will soon be able to sell the virtual best seats in the house for a fraction of the price. The implications for art, business and society are profound.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Charlie Fink
Charlie Fink

Forbes/Chapman University

photo of Samantha Gorman
Samantha Gorman

Tender Claws

photo of TFM Jonny
photo of Joanna Popper
Joanna Popper

Laurel Beach, Previous CAA, HP, NBCUniversal

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