Come into the metaverse, friend. Today. At like 4:30 p.m. ET.
Kick off the 12th annual Philly Tech Week presented by Comcast with a weird tour through a virtual world filled with Philadelphia landmarks and digital art. Powered by Philly-founded Agora, #PTW22 will formally start virtually — though events are already underway for this weeklong festival of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation. Tickets are free:
The system is built on gaming platform Unity and is lightweight enough that most any web-enabled laptop can handle it. It does require the download of Agora, so give yourself a few minutes to get set. It is the early days of the web-powered metaverse still, after all.
Once you’re in, here’s what you’ll find inside the virtual world.
An NFT art gallery inside a virtual Philadelphia Art Museum
Virtual adaptions of Philadelphia landmarks
- The PMA (with an NFT gallery)
- Independence Hall
- Philadelphia History Museum
- Philadelphia City Hall
- Citizens Bank Park
A few surprises
Beneath City Hall, you’ll find a virtual bar, jazz club and theater, all of which have trailers and multimedia curated by the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival.
See ya there.-30-