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Here’s what you can see inside the Philly Tech Week metaverse kickoff

Don't ya wanna check out an NFT gallery inside a virtual Philadelphia Art Museum?

Agora founder Ethan Berg will see you there.

(Screenshot via Agora World)

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:

Register for the event

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

Featuring works by Aaron Ricketts, Will Stallwood, Kambel Smith and Peter Erickson, and collections from the crew behind the NFT Philly meetup.

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.

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See ya there.

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Companies: Agora World
Projects: Philly Tech Week
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