Note / What is a Metaverse Writer?
What follows is what I think becoming an MW will involve and where I stand on the road to being one.
Learning tools like Unreal Engine and Sandbox
I don’t have any real computer skills, especially not coding or design.
Understanding video games
I was terrible at Mortal Kombat in 6th Grade.
Learning about the world of virtual reality
Experienced a VR shark attack once four years ago. I’ll buy a headset soon, though.
I walked around Decentraland and The Sandbox for about 15 minutes last night
I did the Apple art walk once!
Getting involved with NFTs and DAOs
Learning how immersive theater writers do it.
I'm enrolled in workshops through LaMama and Third Rail Projects in January and February 2022.
And a number of other things!
Here's my most immediate plan to become a Metaverse Writer.
In January, I will
Be active daily in the Jenkins the Valet Writers Room Discord while updating "In the Jenkins Writers Room: Notes for an Essay" on an ongoing basis.
Participate in and document my experience with Culture Hub's Writing for Electronic Formats workshop led by playwright Erik Ehn
Join Third Rail Projects' Winter Experiential Practices Workshop Series with Tom Pearson
In February, I will...
Continue with the Third Rail workshops
Take "Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative" through Coursera
Publish one interactive story made in Twine on itch.io
In March, I will...
Finish "Online Games: Literature, New Media, and Narrative" through Coursera
Adapt one or more unproduced short screenplays through Unreal Engine
Publish one interactive game on itch.io
I'm probably planning ahead too much, but I'll continue to update my progress here! Until tomorrow.
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