NonA Weekly: THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE 🔮
Dear readers and friends,
The metaverse 🌐 promises to revolutionize our way of life. By integrating immersive technologies like virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR), it hopes to add another layer to how we experience everyday life. It is suggested that the metaverse will create virtual spaces where people can meet 🤝 and share experiences regardless of geographical constraints 🗺️. The possibilities seem endless: exchanging knowledge 📚, encouraging professional collaboration 💼, developing and democratizing art 🎨, education 🧮, culture 🏺, and even enabling political engagement. Social interactions are at the core of the idea of a metaverse.
1. HOW TO STOP 🛑 THE METAVERSE FROM BECOMING THE INTERNET’S BAD SEQUEL
“The metaverse is already on fire 🔥, and we haven’t even built it yet,” says video game lawyer Micaela Mantegna. She lays out why the metaverse is at RISK of inheriting some of the internet’s worst traits, like unchecked surveillance 👮 – and shows how we could redirect its fate through new laws grounded in kindness and connection.
2. CAN PUBLIC SPACE ⛲ BE CREATED IN THE METAVERSE?
Virtual platforms are places of encounter 🧑🤝🧑 where anyone can curate their experience and, in some ways, control their exposure. This raises the question 🤔: how can the new, virtual spaces acquire the properties of public SPACES?
3. WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT METACRIME 🦹♂️
The Metaverse is experiencing a dizzying increase 📈 in users. Likewise, the number of crimes 🔫 is also increasing, from which it is increasingly difficult to defend oneself. The “METACRIME” in fact, is not regulated by laws or penalties that protect from any kind of abuse that is being witnessed in the virtual world.
4. METAVERSE: A FERTILE GROUND 🌱 FOR ARCHITECTS?
Virtual environments are becoming more common and ever more sophisticated as companies race to build platforms 🏗️ that will draw people to their respective corners of the METAVERSE.
5. 7 INTERVIEWS 🎤 WITH ARCHITECTURE PROFESSIONALS DISCUSSING DIGITIZATION, THE METAVERSE AND THE FUTURE OF ARCHITECTURE
Architecture as a profession is both deeply rooted in the past 🏛️ and driven by innovation 🤖. During the past few years, we have seen technology advancing at an unprecedented pace, developing tools and systems that change the way we understand the world. Digital spaces are becoming an accessible reality, as the METAVERSE is promising to enhance human interaction.
6. DISCOVERING ‘THE ROW’, VIRTUAL ARCHITECTURE DESIGNED ✍️ BY GLOBAL ARTISTS IN THE METAVERSE
Virtual residences 🏠. Digital art 🖌️. Virtual avatars 💻. Digital currency 💰. The untouchable intangibly embodied world of the metaverse, and its virtual real estate ecosystem, in particular, is set to become the next big thing in the DIGITAL SPACE, its unpredictable and boundless nature its most fascinating yet daunting attribute.
7. CAN THE METAVERSE DISRUPT 🔨 THE ARCHITECTURE WORLD?
Metaverse architect, Kirk Finkel, discusses with Fifth Wall how Web3 it could create a disruption ✂️ in the ARCHITECTURE world.
Stay creative and see you all next week! 👋