One of the most interesting exhibitions among the Dubai Design Week events is Design in the Metaverse, an exhibition by Dubai-based specialist MetaDecrypt. Visitors are invited to explore design’s new digital frontiers. The pavilion is created in the circular form and called a Dome.
Metaverse technology is pushing the boundaries of design. But what is, actually, the Metaverse? It is considered by some to be the next evolution of the internet. It can take many different forms like online communication and business meetings, where people meet and collaborate or digital games, where people interact via avatar of themselves.
“Imagine a virtual world in which people live, work, shop and interact with others — all from the comfort of their couch in the physical world. This is known as the metaverse”, David Needle from TechTarget says.
Some users can virtually travel over the metaverse for fun with no goal in mind, others can use avatars to represent themselves, communicate with each other and virtually build out the community. Avatars can use digital currency to buy clothes and many other items.
The design of the Dome mimics the forum space of the Babel 4.0 metaverse.
Dewan Architects created the Dome in a circular form. The screens are wraparound and the whole space is isolated from external distractions. This unusual space will give visitors an immersive feel of being in the Metaverse and will encourage more engaging discussions, exploring ideas and sharing design information with other members and visitors. Metaverse Talks Programme, which is going to be the part of the experience, will be held in Atrium 5.
To get more information about the exhibition, please visit its official web page.
You might also be interested in looking at the digital twin of the Burj Khalifa in the Metaverse.