The Easel

21st December 2021

What Will Art Look Like in the Metaverse?

A call to action. Facebook’s promotional videos for its new corporate entity, Meta, use famous art images extensively. Why use art? Perhaps Facebook/Meta wants to be “a platform for creative self-expression” and thus define the coming ‘metaverse’ – whatever that will turn out to be. Artists have long expressed new ways of seeing the world. They should more actively exploit current technologies to do this for the metaverse, rather than leaving it to “technologists.”