Immerse, a web magazine focused on emerging media, is having its 5th anniversary in October 2021! To kick off this momentous occasion, the 40th issue will focus on Making the Metaverse. Immerse is currently seeking stories that imaginatively reflect on topics relating to the Metaverse. Pitches should be 200 words or less and submitted to by October 7th, 2021. Read more about the Metaverse and proposal requirements here

Geometric shapes photographed with warm bright light centered
the Ethereal Empyrean Experience — Credit: Sylvia Lisse

Don’t miss the latest stories in Immerse:

  • To kick off Making the Metaverse, Immerse commissioned a videographic essay from VRChat documentarian Joe Hunting.
  • Ambar Reyes interviews Tamiko Thiel on the guerrilla potential of AR, dramatic arcs, and the politics of visibility.
  • Sarah Wolozin interviews artist Lara Baladi on public spaces, documenting protest movements, and AR as a way of healing collective trauma.
  • This month we bid adieu to our amazing engagement editor, Ngozi Nwadiogbu. Thank you for everything, Ngozi — you will be much missed. Take a look at her latest ICYMI installment.
The ancient worlds of Troy and Mycenae given a dystopian sci-fi spin … Punchdrunk’s The Burnt City
Photograph: Julian Abrams

Each month, Ingrid Kopp also curates a selection of resources for the Immerse newsletter— subscribe here.

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