Introducing the The Polys - 2020 WebXR Awards honoring the pioneers of WebXR and showcasing the importance of this growing medium to provide ubiquitous access to immersive content through the web. The power of being able to distribute XR content via URLs makes it possible for creators to publish and reach their audiences without being regulated by app stores and big tech companies and the WebXR Awards aims to celebrate creators and shine light on this up and coming medium for immersive content. Websites will soon no longer have flat displays of information that you scroll but virtual places you move around in. WebXR is the standard that lets us create immersive and interactive sites that you can inhabit and experience with other people.
This event will host many VIPs in the immersive technology industry that have laid the groundwork for the WebXR standards, including chairs of the W3C immersive web group. Kent Bye, of “Voice of VR” and the XR Ethics Manifesto, and “Mr. Doob”, Ricardo Cabello the creator of Three.JS will be receiving special honors.
The event created by Ben Erwin will be held live on Saturday, February 20th, starting at 11am PST with Sophia Moshasha, of the “Everything VR & AR” podcast, hosting the “Virtual Red Carpet” followed by the ceremony at 12pm PST hosted by Julie Smithson, of MetaVRse. The show will be streamed live into the “Meta-Multiverse”, where partners of the event will host watch parties in AltspaceVR, ENGAGE, Tivoli Cloud VR, Mozilla Hubs, and VR Chat. Along with the presenters and interviews, the event will also be taking a camera feed casting out of zoom into a live awards broadcast streaming into each of these worlds and room” with round trip feed back into the live show This novel configuration that will be remembered as a milestone in the history of entertainment, as it debuts the awards show for the medium of the 21st Century.
Watch party instructions will be sent to RSVP'd guests before the show!
Visit https://webxrawards.com in an immersive browser.