Sensorium is announcing the launch of Sensorium Galaxy's VR multiplayer public playtest, opening up access to new virtual reality and content features inside virtual worlds, while also laying out a new metaverse doctrine. Delivering on its promise to develop a full-fledged metaverse with unparalleled entertainment offerings, Sensorium is unveiling PRISM, a virtual world dedicated to music, as the first destination to become available to users. Inside this environment, visitors can take part in the galactic Sensorium Party 24/7, where Sensorium's pioneering AI avatars can be seen performing. The new stage enables users to become familiar with the metaverse's VR mechanics, the immersive environments that underpin it, and avatar customization options. Within these spaces, users will also have, for the first time, the opportunity of interacting with others in VR and via voice chat, meeting not only other human participants but also virtual beings. Sensorium Galaxy is emerging as the first AAA inhabited metaverse with a community of AI-powered avatars populating its virtual worlds. As such, the company is enabling social AI as a core technology in powering next-generation networking, relationship building and content creation, for users and artists alike. In a demonstration of the unprecedented capabilities of generative AI technology to hold contextual conversations, Sensorium is opening up access to the Salvador Dali Experience. Within this virtual reality environment, users will have the opportunity to meet the AI avatar of the now-resurrected genius and chat with him across an endless number of topics. This metaverse's doctrine is formulated by Sensorium's press secretary and AI driven avatar Yonaka, who further details Sensorium Galaxy's global ambitions. "We are at the nascent of a new era in digital entertainment and Sensorium is challenging the limitations of modern life in the real world. The future will be exciting, interactive, generative and finally free from real or imaginary limitations. Sensorium is paving the way for users to live out alternative life scenarios in virtual worlds, build a digital self and achieve digital immortality through which they choose the digital footprint they're leaving behind and allow future generations to interact with it," they added. Built on top of Unreal Engine 5 as well as advanced VR and AI technologies, the depths of Sensorium Galaxy unfold across several virtual worlds, each dedicated to different types of entertainment and filled with curated content. Developed in collaboration with nightlife entertainment visionaire, music trendsetter, and Hï Ibiza and Ushuaïa Ibiza founder Yann Pissenem, PRISM is already a confirmed destination for shows by acclaimed world-class performers, including David Guetta, Carl Cox, and Black Coffee, among others. The first three performances by real-world musicians in PRISM are slated to take place during the first half of 2023, picking up from virtual artists being launched within PRISM now. Scheduled for release in the second half of 2023, the virtual world MOTION will be next in introducing audiences to Sensorium Galaxy's virtual environments and its 'virtual life' mechanics. Sensorium Galaxy is available on Steam, where users can access the metaverse's public playtest, as well as the Sensorium Galaxy mobile app. Full cross-platform access, including a desktop version, will become available in the near future.
Sensorium Galaxy Enters Public Playtest and Lays Out Global Metaverse Vision
Sensorium Premiers Second Streaming Party Set In PRISM’s Volcanic Landscapes
Dust, fire and intergalactic volcanic sights set the stage for the second installment of Sensorium Parties featuring this metaverse’s trailblazing AI artists. ‘Volcano’ follows the success of ‘Meteor Vortex’, whose premier coincided with the launch of the world’s first in-engine metaverse streaming channel last year at the hands of Sensorium. As part of the latest party, ‘Volcano’ will be introducing a new lineup of AI-driven DJs - AX421, JAI:N, and Yonaka - who will be joining resident artists Natisa Sitar, Kàra Màr, and Ninalis. After receiving over seven million YouTube views to date, Sensorium’s first metaverse party has become the most talked about music event held in a virtual world. And with the latest series of performances, fans will be presented with never-before-heard, supercharged sets delivered by AI DJs, and also enjoy heart-racing and otherworldly virtual reality landscapes, most noticeably PRISM’s erupting volcano. “We’re ecstatic to kick off 2023 with ‘Volcano’ featuring the foremost AI-driven music acts and now set in an incredible new location. Everything is in place for both fans and metaverse newcomers to have an unforgettable experience that can be both a celebration of music and dance with an AI twist”, says Sasha Tityanko, Sensorium’s Deputy CEO and Art Director. Sensorium’s AI performers draw their inspiration based on generative capabilities which allow them to create original and distinctive music from a combination of over 60 different genres. In addition, all virtual performers are capable of engaging in effortless, unscripted and wide-ranging conversations with their audience thanks to their cutting-edge conversational AI skills. Sensorium Parties are a window into the full-fledged version of this metaverse, set to host performances by David Guetta, Black Coffee, Steve Aoki, and Armin van Buuren among other chart-topping artists. Until then, users can enjoy these remarkable AI performances through the Sensorium Galaxy Streaming channel, available online and via the Sensorium mobile app.
Sensorium to Lead Conversation on AI Virtual Beings at LEAP 2023
Sensorium is looking forward to taking part in Leap Tech Conference, one of the world’s foremost technology gatherings. Based out of the Riyadh Front Expo Centre in Saudi Arabia, the second edition of Leap Teach will be taking place between 6-9 February 2023. In 2022, the tech conference became the largest debut tech event in history, bringing together over 100.000 visitors, 600 exhibitors, 5000 global CEOs, 330 top investors and expert speakers to cover the latest technology topics. Over $6.4 billion worth of initiatives and programs were announced in connection with the event. Now back for its latest edition, LEAP will be featuring over 500 speakers, including Sensorium’s Deputy CEO and Art Director, Sasha Tityanko. Sasha will be delivering a keynote speech on the topic “AI-Driven Virtual Beings: Re-shaping the future of social connections and entertainment in the metaverse”, where she will lay out Sensorium's vision for AI in the context of the emergence of virtual worlds, trace the path taken to create the first AI-inhabited metaverse and explore the opportunities unlocked by the technology. “It’s fantastic to have the opportunity to lead the conversation on AI and AI-driven virtual beings at a stage like LEAP, which has become a global window into the state of emerging technology and the most exciting advancements the industry is experiencing. Over the last year, we’ve continued the development of our pioneering AI-driven avatars and have released groundbreaking metaverse features, including a metaverse streaming offering. I am looking forward to showcasing Sensorium’s innovations and exchanging ideas on the future that lies ahead for XR and AI,” added Sasha. Sensorium’s pioneering AI-driven virtual beings represent the pinnacle of conversational AI and machine learning technology, and the company is promoting their integration into the Sensorium Galaxy metaverse, a AAA virtual reality environment with cross-platform accessibility. Here, the extensive capabilities of AI avatars shine through as they engage with users across conversations, interactions and a range of activities, including dance choreographies. Sensorium’s participation in LEAP Tech comes as the company continues expanding its presence in the MENA region, after having opened an office in the United Arab Emirates last year and taken part in some of the Middle East’s largest music conferences, including XP Futures and MDLBEAST’s SOUNDSTORM Festival.
Year In Review: Sensorium In 2022
We ended last year with the promise that we would raise the bar in 2023. And that we did. New beginnings, endings and re-starts, the world has seen it all in 2022, especially in tech. We’re finally talking more about the metaverse, blockchain technology, artificial intelligence and, of course, crypto. The future looks exciting. And Sensorium is leading the charge with the launch of some long-awaited VR and blockchain projects. Here are some of the milestones we reached this year:
Wakatta is now Sensorium Chain
Last year, the Sensorium team embarked on a mission to create an independent layer-two blockchain tailored to the needs of our products and the rapidly growing metaverse arena. Wakatta was designed from scratch to deliver a solid set of technical features, including ultra-low fees, fast transactions, and the possibility to mint traditional and programmable NFTs. At the time, options for ready-made infrastructure solutions with those characteristics weren’t available. The changing nature of the market gave birth to new solutions, better optimized to serve the needs of Web3 environments. After long consideration and a broad-market assessment, Sensorium decided to retake control of the Wakatta project as part of an M&A deal. All initial investors in the Wakatta Seed Round were compensated in full in the context of this operation. Moving forward, we are taking the progress made with Wakatta and leveraging it for the creation of Sensorium Chain — an enterprise network that will provide a seamless experience to all our ecosystem users, turning SENSO into a single-token solution that enables purchases of assets and exclusive content without the need of an additional currency for gas fees. Sensorium Chain is part of a company-wide Web3 strategy to ensure all products are ready to support the exciting applications of this new paradigm. From DAO services and self-sovereign identity to true ownership and token-based payments, we are building a future where users are always at the forefront of innovation and take a leading role in shaping their digital footprint. Stay tuned with the development of Sensorium Chain. Follow us on Twitter, Discord, and Telegram (Chat / Channel)
Sensorium Galaxy's Carl Cox Avatar Featured On Mixmag Cover
Sensorium is pleased to announce that its collaboration with legendary electronic music DJ and artist Carl Cox is on full display in the December issue of Mixmag, one of the world's leading electronic music and clubbing publications. In a first-of-its-kind, Carl Cox graces the digital cover of the famed magazine in the form of his avatar, created by Sensorium for a series of upcoming virtual reality concerts the pioneering artist is slated to perform within Sensorium Galaxy.
Sensorium Participates In 6th International VR Awards Ceremony
Sensorium has taken part in the 6th International VR Awards held this past December 1, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The event is one of the world’s leading gatherings of innovators behind ground-breaking projects that redefined the immersive world and it meant to be a recognition and celebration of outstanding achievement in VR. For the second year running, Sensorium was nominated for VR Experience of the Year and Innovative VR Company of the Year. Representing the company at the awards ceremony, Sensorium’s Head of Content, Matias Lapuschin handed out the top award for VR Game of the Year to POLYARC GAMES – Moss: Book II. “The VR Awards have become an invaluable opportunity to meet peers and keep a finger on the pulse of the industry, discussing opportunities and challenges that lay ahead. As the developer behind a comprehensive metaverse such as Sensorium Galaxy, we’ve positioned ourselves at the forefront of the next digital revolution and we greatly benefit from exchanging visions with our partners in VR and beyond”, added Matias Lapuschin . Held by the Academy of International Extended Reality, the VR Awards are held as a complement to year-round international initiatives dedicated to the celebration of excellence and unique access to the world’s most influential names in immersive technology.
Sensorium Takes Part In World’s Leading Web3 Gathering at DCENTRAL Miami
Sensorium is taking part in one of the world’s foremost Web3 conferences, DCENTRAL Miami, set to take place November 28-29th at the James L. Knight Center in the heart of downtown Miami. The event precedes the biggest art week in the United States, Art Basel Miami, where emerging technology will also be in focus. As part of DECENTRAL Sensorium’s Chief Web3 Officer, Alexander Firsov is joining a panel dedicated to exploring industry’s landscape and future opportunities under the topic ’Unlocking the true potential of metaverses’. “It’s hard to imagine another year when the conversation surrounding Web3 technology has been more front and center than in 2022. I believe that this is a recognition of the transformative potential harbored by Web3 and a confirmation that the industry is making strides as we press ahead with next-gen innovation and this generational tech shift. We might be just at the nascent stage, but the advancements seen across blockchain, tokenization, machine learning and the metaverse are deeply promising. As a leader in emerging technology, I look forward to showcasing Sensorium’s Web3 projects to my peers at DECENTRAL,” says Alex Firsov. Key conference themes across this year’s edition of DECENTRAL stages include DeCloud, NFT architecture, Tokenomics, DAO opportunities and crypto regulation, with the programming focusing specifically on conditions to create a multi-chain, cross-chain future, and an inclusive space for the entire Web3 and NFT community to foster a shared learning environment. Over 5,000+ attendees and exhibitors are expected to attend the event, with extensive media coverage from outlets such as Bloomberg, NBC and Vice News. Some of the speakers in attendance include Polygon’s Michael Blank, Lightspeed Venture Partners’ Mark Xu and Mark Yusko of Morgan Creek Digital.
Sensorium’s Deputy CEO Is Elected as Executive Board Member of AFEM
Sensorium is proud to announce that its Deputy CEO and Art Director, Sasha Tityanko, has been elected as member of the Executive Board of the Association For Electronic Music (AFEM). In her new role, Sasha will be working together with other board members on matters related to operational decisions and strategic direction, as well as contributing towards efforts undertaken by AFEM to promote and preserve the best of electronic music culture together with a community dedicated to solving issues and developing commercial opportunities. In August of this year, Sensorium was accepted as an official AFEM member, thus joining 220 other leading enterprise members across 25 countries that are currently part of the association. “I feel very privileged to take on this role as AFEM’s executive board member at such an exciting time for our industry. I look forward to being an active party in bringing the conversation about emerging technology in AR, VR and AI to the forefront and exploring the capabilities now being unleashed by technological advancements within the electronic music industry. At Sensorium, we’re leading extensive efforts in expanding the applications of AI-generated music in the metaverse and digital-first environments. And as our AI avatars and their uniquely crafted music continue bringing a breath of fresh air to the electronic music scene, my role with AFEM will help highlight the enormous changes we’re currently seeing and why we need to continue pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved”, explains Sasha Tityanko. The Association For Electronic Music’s Executive Board is scheduled to meet on the sidelines of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), one of the world’s most influential gatherings for global electronic music and its industry. Sensorium is gearing up for the public launch of Sensorium Galaxy’s PRISM world, a metaverse dedicated to celebrating the passion for electronic music. Developed hand-in-hand with Yann Pissenem's The Night League, PRISM will be home to out-of-this-world performances delivered by the The Chosen Ones, a select group of chart-topping artists including David Guetta, Carl Cox, Steve Aoki, and others.