20.00 – 20.45
Keynote

Decentralized Storytelling – where AI, the blockchain and metaverse intersect

We find ourselves in a unique moment where traditional systems are being decentralized. From banking to retail to education to entertainment – consumers, students and fans are taking control. The blockchain is ushering in new opportunities for storytelling, collecting and the monetization of digital assets. This combined with advancements in AI, gaming engines and mixed reality based technologies is giving rise to the metaverse – a collective shared space that has the potential to bridge the virtual and the physical in unexpected and powerful ways.

Speaker

Lance Weiler
Co-Founder and Director Columbia University School of the Arts Digital Storytelling Lab

An alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, Weiler is recognized as a pioneer in mixing storytelling and technology. Wired magazine named him “one of 25 people helping to reinvent entertainment and change the face of Hollywood.” His projects include Collapsus: The Energy Risk Conspiracy, Body/Mind/Change in collaboration with David Cronenberg, Frankenstein AI, Where There’s Smoke, and Bear 71.