Avatar for the Metaverse

individual self-expression in immersive & social spaces

WIIT – Women in Immersive Technologies

Project date

March – April 2022

We joined the WIIT’s Metaverse Creation Lab – a month-long series of workshops around the definition and representation of “self” in a digital context as well as around aspects of responsible creation for online, social XR spaces. It was centered around building a virtual avatar that might express a female or diverse identifying individual better in comparison with existing models whilst above all establishing a sense of safety in the metaverse.

DRAGON KISSED avatar OF Prof. Binh Minh Herbst

Dragon kissed humans were born with birthmarks in the physical world. This avatar is the first reborn in the Metaverse, marked by dragons to retell the narrative of skin defects. With a positive body image, the „port wine stain“ becomes a symbol of self-confidence, showing that our uniqueness makes us beautiful.

— Prof. Binh Minh Herbst

Shader Testing – black, Unity

Shader Testing – white, Unity

“Individual self-expression in immersive, online social spaces as well as learning new skills and creating content with new peers is at the heart of this Lab. With Meta’s funds, we at WIIT want to support a diverse group of people to participate in the responsible creation of the Metaverse.“
— Sara Lisa Vogl, head of workshop

Unity Domain Wrap Shader Testing

Shader Testing

If you like what you see, you’re just the kind of person we’d love to work with. 

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