Metaverse Makeovers, 2012. Image courtesy of Andrew Mac


Thea Baumann (VIC/Shanghai), Ben Ferns (VIC), Shian Law (VIC)

Metaverse Makeovers (LIVE) is a transmedia appstravaganza experienced as virtual manicures and mixed reality beauty treatments re-purposed for ISEA2013 in nail parlour salons in Darwin and Sydney.

This cross-cultural, transnational, inter-disciplinary team of specialists fuse knowledge of emerging technologies and Augmented Reality (AR), app development and user experience design to deliver social and immersive mobile experiences.

Come join the Metaverse team in Darwin and Sydney, be restyled by ‘Hologram Hostesses’ and see demonstrations of the Metaverse Nails appcessory – wearable augmented reality nail accessories that interact with a companion game app.

The Metaverse Nails appcessories are applied by the Hologram Hostesses and play out as intimate, tactile, face-to-face encounters between audiences/participants and nail technicians/Metaverse world.

Dazzling 3D virtual nail bling designs illuminate participants’ fingers, and are simulcast to mobile devices, large public screens, and online in a shimmering televisual display. Metaverse Makeovers (LIVE) ask you to become part of a new world, where techno beauty, AR digital cosmetics, future-forward appcessory products, and community performance converge.

Presented by Metaverse Makeovers Pty Ltd in association with APHIDS.


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