Dance in the Metaverse: Tools for Accessibility
As the metaverse becomes the proposed next frontier for embodied connection, play, and performance, its current design, representation of bodies, and technological modes of interaction remain inaccessible to many. This panel will critically discuss the barriers to access and will give insight into practical design processes which centre disability. Focusing on dance performance, the panel brings together developers, performers and researchers to discuss sustainable and inclusive design practice; i.e. streaming tools for remote participation, and machine learning for adaptive modes of embodiment in virtual spaces. To fulfil the true potential of the cultural metaverse we must start to think about challenging its normative assumptions to reach for a concept of ‘collective affinity’.
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