Media Under Dystopia WISPer edition: a public XR metaverse
"Media Under Dystopia WISPer edition: a public XR metaverse" Exhibition to Open at MUD Foundation.
Mark your calendars for a remarkable exploration of the digital frontier! The "Media Under Dystopia WISPer edition: a public XR metaverse" is set to unveil its doors at the MUD Foundation on November 29, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., and will run through June 30, 2024.
As our interactions with technology evolve, transcending boundaries and embracing these new immersive narratives becomes a necessity. The name "WISPer" derives from the fusion of "Whisper" and "WISP," which stands for Wireless Internet Service Provider, reflecting our commitment to making digital art accessible to all.
The MUD Foundation's project stands at the forefront of the extended reality (XR) revolution, establishing connections among a diverse array of artists, communities, and educational institutions within the immersive landscape of our MUD-verse. Through an array of workshops, eTalks, and our innovative XRLab, we aim to create a dynamic hub for artists and organizations actively participating in, or aspiring to be part of, the exciting future of XR and its profound impact on art, education, and beyond.
The exhibition, taking place from November 29 to June 2024, will showcase artists, projects, and organizations dedicated to exploring and constructing XR ecosystems as an integral part of their community engagement. The confirmed artists include Gretchen Andrew, Dhiren Dasu, Richard Garet, Laurence de Valmy, Connie Bakshi, Leo Castaneda, Amelie Schläeffer, Alba Triana, Jose Hernandez, Martin Carrillo, Rodolfo Peraza, and Ariel Baron-Robbins with the LOOP Critique project.
"Media Under Dystopia WISPer edition: a public XR metaverse" will be activated through the MUD Foundation's WISPer program (Digital Art in Public Space) and the XRCamp program (Art, Tech, and Immersive Interfaces). These initiatives will offer a series of workshops, enlightening talks, and captivating public art installations, seamlessly bridging the realms of art and communities with XR technology.
Our heartfelt appreciation goes out to our esteemed sponsors, whose unwavering support has brought this exhibition to life. We extend our sincere thanks to the Knight Foundation for their generous support of Onland XR technology. We also acknowledge the contributions of the National Endowment for the Arts, the State of Florida Cultural Affairs, Miami Dade Cultural Affairs, and our esteemed tech startup partner and founder, Next Reality Digital.
Stay tuned for our extended press release revealing the coming workshops and XR activations.