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Subcultured Nominated for a Webby Award

Voting is Open Through April 20

April 4, 2023

Metaverse clubbing

April 4, 2023 (St. Paul, MN) — The Webby Awards have announced their 2023 nominees. Subcultured – produced by Twin Cities PBS (TPT) for PBS Digital Studios – received a nomination for the episode “I Went Clubbing in Virtual Reality.” The Webby Awards honor excellence on the Internet.

Subcultured is an original documentary series in which filmmaker Josef Lorenzo explores the origins of different subcultures and what makes those communities unique and important spaces. In “I Went Clubbing in Virtual Reality” Lorenzo meets the creatives that invented an underground dance scene in the metaverse. Using the platform VRChat, people design unique worlds and avatars. These avatars track to a user’s full body movements. The episode explores how this new technology led to the formation of a VR dance scene, beginning in 2018 with the club Dance Dance VR.  

The episode was nominated in the Video: Technology category. Webby Awards are determined by popular vote. Vote for Subcultured through April 20th.  


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