Dance in the Metaverse: Tools for Accessibility

Mar 14, 2023

10:00am – 11:00am CT

Recording: Dance in the Metaverse: Tools for Accessibility, Mar 14, 2023

Figural Bodies is exhibiting in the XR Experience:

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’.

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

photo of Kat Hawkins
Kat Hawkins

Coventry University

photo of Clarice Hilton
Clarice Hilton

Goldsmiths, University of London

photo of Ashley Noel-Hirst
Ashley Noel-Hirst

Queen Mary University of London

photo of Daniel Strutt
Daniel Strutt

Goldsmiths University of London

Primary Access
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
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Film & TV Badge
Interpreted (ASL)
Closed Captioned