Podcast Playing with Reality

Playing with Reality #1 "Life of an avatar"

What is life like living as a virtual avatar? Will the future the metaverse holds for our online personas be heaven, or a nightmare? Find out on this episode of Playing with Reality: Life in the Virtual World.

What is life like living as a virtual avatar? Will the Metaverse be a boon or a bane? Find out on this very first episode of Playing with Reality. Join our host Menno Van Doorn, Research Director at Sogeti, where he explores the Metaverse and its possibilities with industry experts, Beth Coleman and Martijn Klerks

Beth Coleman is an Associate Professor of Data & Cities at the University of Toronto, where she directs the City as Platform lab. Her research focuses on smart technology & machine learning, urban data, and civic engagement. In 2011, she published the book Hello Avatar, an examination of online identity and the ‘x-reality’ between the virtual and the real. 

Martijn Klerks is an infrastructure engineer at Sogeti. He is also a hardware specialist in VR technologies, working with Slime VR to create affordable and opensource VR technologies available to the public. 

Listen to Episode #1 - Life in the Virtual World

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  • Menno van Doorn
    Menno van Doorn
    SogetiLabs Director
    +31 6 51 27 09 85
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