Technological advances are continuously reshaping how people interact, engage, and communicate with one another in the digital world. But how will people navigate social situations in the metaverse? Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Guo Freeman about how people form relationships in social VR.
Dr. Guo Freeman is an assistant professor of human-centered computing at Clemson University. She has a number of published papers and her research focuses on how interactive technologies shape interpersonal relationships and group behaviour.
Avinash Akhal is a behavioural analyst at Canvas8. He holds a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Manchester and formerly worked as a researcher at the Education Policy Institute. Outside of work, he is either crafting his boxing skills, listening to a podcast or losing money on the stock market.
The metaverse holds the potential to offer virtual utopias for all. But with racism and sexism commonplace in existing digital spaces, there are doubts that Web3 will be any more inclusive. Canvas8 spoke to the artist LaJuné McMillian about how brands can create more welcoming online worlds.
Digital developments are transforming the ways people showcase their status online, with gaming worlds and the metaverse providing new platforms through which to distinguish themselves from their peers. But what kinds of status symbols resonate in the new virtual economy?
How are people engaging with blockchain tech? Why is data privacy more important than ever? How will the world of AR and VR merge with NFTs? And In this part of the 2022 Expert Outlook, we speak to three experts about the world of technology and what is most important to consumers.
The Sandbox’s partnership with Snoop Dogg has introduced a previously detached community to the blockchain, NFTs, and the metaverse. With emerging metaverses competing for users as interest grows, how important will established celebrities, brands, and intellectual property be?