New Speaking + Host Reel
I'd like to invite you to an upcoming discussion I'm hosting and sponsoring along with designer Freyja Sewell :
"F**k Cyberpunk: How female-led design & thinking can redefine the Metaverse"
We are on the cusp of co-creating a new world, the Metaverse. We can create whatever kind of world we want. It can be beautiful, biophilic, inclusive and diverse. Yet too often rather than exploring new visions and priorities, we face a self fulfilling prophecy of cyberpunk, commercialism and dystopia. This event is a conversation around how we can do things differently and aim for something better.
To be held online Thursday 30th March, 18:00 - 19:00 BST.
For more info and to reserve your free ticket, Please RSVP here.
FeatureD Article in AV Magazine!
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#OneTechWorld - 27 April
(Speaking of amazing women!) I recently had the pleasure to sit down with leading Web 3.0 expert Peg Samuel to talk all things Digital Collectibles (formerly known as NFTs 😆).
0:00-3:26 NFTs & Interoperability
3:27-6:21 Hermès Verdict: IP & "Cybersquatting"
6:22-8:35 Advice for Brands & Startups
8:36-9:42 Jobs in the Metaverse
Check it out now on YouTube: https://lnkd.in/eTD5PkWv
MetaJuice, Together Labs, IMVU #DigitalCollectibles #NFTs #NFT #blockchain #metaverse #blockchaininthemetaverse #web3
Honoured to be named one of the Top 12 leading female voices in London tech by Ironhack UK!
Happy International Womens Day!
As we celebrate women today, I am thrilled to share this interview with a personal hero of mine in the VR / tech space - "The Godmother of Virtual Reality" and the world's leading pioneer in Immersive Journalism - Nonny de la Peña, PhD!
Dr. Nonny de la Peña creates stories that you remember with your entire body, not just your mind. Her innovative, high impact, immersive journalism puts us in the middle of something we might normally see on the news, giving us presence and making you a participant rather than just a passive viewer. Tackling some of the most vital issue of our time, from climate change, the refugee crisis, and hunger; to police brutality, prison reform, abortion, and domestic violence, her work doesn't just tell stories - it allows us to live them.
In a huge step forward to making this technology more accessible and available, Emblematic Group have just launched the beta of REACH.Love, the first web platform for creating, remixing, and sharing volumetric VR. It allows anyone to make immersive volumetric VR from their own home using real people and places. A simple drag-and-drop interface lets users place themselves into high-res 3D environments, and then share the results via a simple web link.
Watch the whole interview on YouTube, or listen wherever you get your podcasts!
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY! 🙌 🙏🏼 🎉
#IWD2023 #internationalwomensday #womenintech #womeninAV #womeninXR
amazing women of AV Nation Media!
Celebrating #IWD2023 with Plaster
So much fun to celebrate International Women's Day in Bristol with all these incredible women in media and tech! Thank you Plaster for inviting me! & can definitely recommend Rick's Bar at The Bristol Hotel!
Web 3.0 Marketing - New Video
Marketing for Web 2.5 - What does every marketer need to know and what are the new opportunities and challenges Web 3.0 offers? In this (short) video, Web 3.0 expert Marketer & Strategist Peg Samuel explains - Check it out!
#Web3 #Web2 #marketing #digitalcollectibles #NFTs #blockchain #crypto #futurist
Congratulations to SoundWedge for winning 'Technology of the Year' at the Smart Retail Tech Expo today! It was tough judging, lots of great contenders, but impressed with their technology, innovation, and future vision!
#judge #futurist #smartretailtechexpo Daniel Himsworth, Isobel Ree, #SRTE2023 #retailtech #technologyoftheyear #retail #innovation #tech #technology
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Judge - Smart Retail Tech
XR Star #26 - Virtual Production
Issue #49 of The Big Reveal - out now!
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#OpenWorlds - BiRmingham
Honoured to be the opening keynote speaker at Birmingham Open Media's launch of #OpenWorlds inspiring creatives in the digital and virtual arts!
"Amelia gave the opening keynote at our immersive arts bootcamp Open Worlds. She blew our minds with her cogent, well researched account of how technology will impact society in the future, for better or worse. Such a kind, generous woman, and highly professional."
- Simon Evans, Head of Immersive, BOM
Judge - XR AWards
Excited to be a judge at the XR Awards! For more info and to download an application, visit: https://lnkd.in/e9WFiYZK
#judge #XR #XRStarpodcast #futurist #XRawards23
Such a fabulous week at #ISE2023 in Barcelona with so many amazing people! Hosted the Content Production & Distribution Summit, spoke at Avixa's Global Partner's event of 'The Future of AV: New Trends & Tech', recorded XR Star live with Sony, appeared on the How To AV show, and hosted the Smart Workplace Summit!
"(Amelia) lit up the whole room with inspiration and ideas." - Avixa
Big thanks to all the organisers and congrats on a successful and memorable event!
Michael Blackman, Integrated Systems Europe (ISE), AVIXA, Veronica Newson, Carla Charlton, Bob Snyder, Ciaran Doran, Lee Dodson, Sarah Joyce, Samantha Ward, Tanya Houston, Wildwood Plus, Cécile Laurent 👏🏼 🙌 🎉
#futurist #host #keynote #avtweeps #Barcelona
Also starring... ARHT, Carys Green, Stuart Mitchell, Bernt K Johannessen, Stacia Pfeiffer, Sebastian Leske, Mitchell Toolen, Chris Edwards, Lee Styles, Jeff Day, Lara Paemen, Philip Ross, Ken Dooley... and finally, the original influencer himself! 😆 🙌 🕺
Birmingham - 13th Feb.
Hosting & Speaking At ISE 2023!
What's next for Crypto & NFTS?
After a turbulent year for crypto and NFTs - what's next? Utility, affordability, consolidation... Weddings?!! - You heard it here first!
Awesome predictions and future vision from a CEO who is successfully navigating and leading the industry in 'Blockchain in the Metaverse'! Check out Part 2 of my interview with the brilliant Daren Tsui or Together Labs here: https://youtu.be/upLJfWdtqRg
#NFTs #NFT #blockchain #metaverse #2023predictions #crypto
Future of Social Media - Out Now!
Social media today is not what we originally signed up for, and if you're like me, you're getting itchy for something better...
This interview really underlines the powerful potential the metaverse has to replace the inauthentic, polarising, hyper-normalised, ad-based social media structures we accept today with something that legitimately generates, nurtures, and fosters human connection in a way we haven't yet achieved / experienced in the digital age.
Check out what Daren Tsui, the CEO of one of TIME's 'Most Influential Companies' Together Labs, has to say on the future of social media, dating, 'situationships', the science of friendship, and the significant opportunity we have right now to redefine communication and connection.
Stay tuned for Part 2 - Covering 2023 Trends in NFTs and crypto!
XR Star #24 - Better Body with VR
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AV Week Appearance
Invasive PrivacyIt’s the very last regular show of AVWeek for 2022, but if Bradford Benn is hosting than it’s anything but regular. Either way, we are committed to bringing you the latest news in the commercial side of the AV industry. Joining Bradford this week is Futurist and host of XR Star Amelia Kallman, Kirkegaard Partner & Principal of Integrated Systems Design Bren Walker and AV Solutions Engineer Chrissy Sara.
Occupancy monitors aren’t a new thing, but this article has them in a new light: Students rebel against heat sensing crotch monitor surveillance devices. Yes, you are reading that title right. Northern University students found these devices in off all places the Cybersecurity & Privacy Institute. After finding the sensors, the students removed them and have made something of an art piece out of them. We discuss the way that surveillance has had an impact on AV.
Amazon Studios has opened up a new virtual production stage, along with a new department solely based on virtual productions. This is similar technology to the ones used for Disney shows like The Mandalorian, instead of traditional green screens. For AV, it’s very important since those walls are giant LED screens to display that technology. We look at the future of broadcasting and productions.
Host: Bradford Benn
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Future of NFTs - Part 1 & 2, Out Now!
Such great insights from Nischal Belthan on the future of NFTs and crypto - from what we can expect in 2023, and beyond! As he says, "The genie is out of the bottle," and blockchain technology is turning everything we think we know about finance and ownership on its head, offering us the potential to re-evaluate traditional structures and create a more equitable global society.
Check out Part 1 & 2 of this fascinating interview now:
Special thanks to Lauren O'Brien, Together Labs, MetaJuice, IMVU, John Burris, Claudia Olah, Chris Jones, Maura Welch, Ashlee Hunt
#crypto #blockchain #NFTs #metaverse #finance #future #BlockchainintheMetaverse
The big reveal - Issue #48, Out now!
Futurist Amelia Kallman's monthly innovation newsletter, The Big Reveal, brought to YouTube. Subscribe at www.ameliakallman.com to get your free digital copy. This month features a 'new vision for the metaverse', a crypto casino, updates on killer robots, brain chipping, free-standing holograms, and more!
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