Preparing for the Metaverse: Discussions on the Challenges and Opportunities of a 3-D Immersive Internet Platform or Platforms

IEEE Computer Society Team
Published 11/11/2022
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This episode was produced in partnership with the IEEE Computer Society New Jersey Coast Section Chapter. On June 9, 2022, Facebook’s name officially changed to Meta, a change originally announced in October 2021, reportedly as a push toward establishing the metaverse – a view of the Internet as a universal, virtual world that promises not only to be expansive and immersive, but also interactive. Listen to the discussion, which focuses on the challenges and opportunities of immersive 3-D platforms.


  • Katherine (Kit) Grace August, PhD – Research Guest at Stevens Institute of Technology


  • Joachim Jorge, PhD – IST, the School of Engineering of the University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Lisa Messeri, PhD – Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Yale University
  • Andre Oboler, PhD LLM – CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute