Legal Lab Live: Forging Creative Agency in the Metaverse
Join via Twitch: @serpentineuk
Thursday 23 June 2022
1 – 2pm BST
How can artists and cultural organisations forge their agency within the metaverse, and how can a deeper understanding of their legal rights and responsibilities assist with this process?
The metaverse, an always-online, persistent, spatial ‘second’ world and an emerging internet megastructure, is a landscape Serpentine Arts Technologies has been interrogating through artistic commissions and culturally-led research and development. Under the leadership of Serpentine Legal Lab’s Principal Investigator Alana Kushnir, legal issues in the metaverse concerning intellectual property, moral rights and Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property are ongoing areas of discussion. Addressing these considerations is key to securing the future roles of both artists and cultural institutions in the metaverse.
Join Arts Technologies Research and Development Strategic Lead, Victoria Ivanova, and Serpentine Legal Lab Principal Investigator and Director of Guest Work Agency, Alana Kushnir, for the first Legal Lab Live session as they walk through the key legal definitions and pinch points associated with the entry of artists and institutions into the metaverse.
What does it mean to be an ‘author’ in the metaverse? How are licensing arrangements evolving to respond to this new context? How are artists adapting to the shift from ‘analog’ law to tech-driven opportunities?
This event will be streamed live Thursday 23 June from 13:00 BST/22:00 AEST/09:00 EST in real time with the opportunity to ask the presenters questions specific throughout the conversation via our Twitch channel interface.
You will need to create a Twitch account to join the conversation in real-time and take part. This is free and instructions can be found here; https://help.twitch.tv/s/article/creating-an-account-with-twitch?language=en_US