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SXSW 2021

No Spectators: Community-Built Virtual Multiverses

Upon cancellation of physical experiences, events were presented with a conundrum: how to translate the magic that happens when humans interact on virtual lands? Some have managed to beautifully transform the physicality into amazing multiverse-like experiences: Burning Man, the contra-culture community built eight virtual versions of its temporary city in Nevada - from 2D to a high tech photorealistic VR city. C2 Montreal, known for reinventing the tech conference experience, served as a platform for thousands of one-to-one and one-to-many conversations proposed by its virtual attendees. The band Courier Club hosted a music festival inside Minecraft with over 5000 gamers. They all sparked a quantum kaleidoscope of real human connections. Their secret? Make the community build it together

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Vanessa Mathias, CO Founder, White Rabbit

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  • Tags: Connection & Culture
  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Connection in Disconnection
  • Level: Beginner
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