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Metaverse Makeovers

Transnational, cross-cultural, collaborative, future-forward company based in Melbourne, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Online.

Metaverse Makeovers (MM) is an interdisciplinary team of artists, developers, technologists, and marketers.

We design, develop, and commercialise mixed reality products and immersive mobile experiences for emerging markets and the Internet Generation.

 

METAVERSE MAKEOVERS expands the sensorial, seductive, and cultural scope of augmented, virtual, networked, and real spaces.


 

 

Meet Natasha Ritchie- the newest member of the MM team!

We are pleased to announce Natasha Ritchie as our newest Digital Intern.


Focussing on Beauty Technology, Natasha brings her wealth of experience in the beauty industry to assist with product development and R&D for our debut Augmented Reality product ‘Metaverse Nails‘.

Natasha is a Melbourne based hairdresser, makeup artist and musician, interested in the intersections of fashion, beauty and technology. Natasha studied beauty, cosmetology and hairdressing at the age of 16 and since moving to Melbourne in 2006, has worked alongside creative agencies, fashion designers, artists, videographers and musicians in a variety of roles including Hair and MUA, Stylist, Model, Performer and Creative Director.

Natasha’s personal interest lies in Augmented and Virtual reality crossing over into the fields of beauty, art and fashion. She is excited about the creative vision of the MM team; the potential outcome of new worlds being discovered, innovative products bringing IRL experiences into the VR/AR and vice versa.

See some of Natasha’s work here: http://vimeo.com/78315637

 

 

#MMLIVE @Patternation for Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

 

 

 

MM will be streaming our augmented reality holograms LIVE off participants’ nails as part of PATTERNATION for Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Watch ‪#‎MMLIVE‬ here: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/metaverse-makeovers

PATTERNATION

O.T.T by Lia .T presents PATTERNATION, a pop up exhibition as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program 2014.

PATTERNATION brought together two generations of iconic Australian artists and designers who are renowned for their innovative and fearless use of pattern.

This pop-up featured  fashion, accessories, art, installation and nail art designs.

Featured designers include: Ken Done, Linda Jackson, Jenny Bannister, O.T.T. by Lia .T, DI$COUNT UNIVERSE, Reg Mombassa, Desert Designs, Sara Thorn, Kate Durham, Kara Baker, Tettmann.Doust, Alexi Freeman, Shag, above., Alexandra Blak, Limedrop, Fionnbharr Pfeiffer, BRUSTMAN+BOYD, Edgeley, Why Die?, Kmossed

Featured artists include: Constanze Zikos, Kate Rohde, Holly-Anne Buck/Collagism, Garrett Huxley, Kate Geck, Lucas Grogan, Gavin Brown, Hotham Street Ladies.

Nail art by I Scream Nails and Metaverse Makeovers.

 

Tom Penney joins MM Team in Melbourne – Digital Intern

 

Tom is a new media artist and PhD student. He teaches digital media at RMIT University. Tom has experience with 2D and 3D digital art as well as interactive media. Tom loves cyberpunk, virtual worlds, games and experimenting with digital content, and looks forward to building the Metaverse brand with this futuristic, fashion-forward team!!!

www.tompenney.com.au
Instagram: tpenney


PLAYWEAR: FASHION, INTERACTIVITY & TECHNOLOGY for Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival

MM SPEAKING ON AUGMENTED REALITY WEARABLE TECH @PLAYWEAR

The Tiny Machine Collective offer a unique perspective into the ways in which fashion is influenced by technology, gaming, and interactivity through Playwear, the app they have developed for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Cultural Program 2014. Its exclusive online-only content will feature interviews with designers, artists and experts, and will run alongside a competition for festival goers to try their hand at designing their own ‘glitched’ fabric. The Playwear launch event will see experts in the field come together to discuss the intersection between fashion and technology. Special guests include: fashion designer Nixi Killick, and Thea Baumann and Kati Elizabeth of Metaverse Makeovers.

13 MARCH 2014
6:15pm
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Max: New Digital Intern in Shanghai

Max was born in 1991 in Latvia, but grew up in Kazakhstan. He moved to Shanghai to study in 2009. He is currently studying in Donghua University for his Bachelor’s degree in Chinese.

Max is a creative, energetic and easygoing person who is always ready to explore new things and challenges. He has a great interest in marketing, fashion and any manifestations of art. His passions are painting, photography, video and sound production. He is looking to expand his marketing skills during his Digital Internship with MM. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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METAVERSE MAKEOVERS in Dazed Digital

 

The future is now: virtual reality cosmetics explode in a gigabyte beauty bomb.

Read our latest interview with Dazed Digital about how Founder/CEO Thea Baumann invented Metaverse Nails appcessories by combining app development, Augmented Reality, gaming, and social networks.

MM takes residence @The Big Apple

Metaverse Makeovers is pleased to unveil our new Melbourne office space at he&eve and the big apple creative industries hub.

Set amongst gorgeous Northcote bushland on the banks of the Merri Creek, the studio is close to several local cafes and is a stone’s throw away from CERES, a much-loved community farm. The MM team is very excited to be working alongside Co-Founders Erin and Henrik Enders, as well as a broad community of creative talents. The new studio space will be a great complement to our existing office at Weiden + Kennedy in Shanghai and we hope this connection will be a conduit to more exciting collaborations in the future between Australia and China.

Meanwhile, MM will be fast-tracking the soft launch of our first generation Metaverse Nails to the market through nail bar partners and online stores. We will be doing a series of shoots in the lofty warehouse space and are looking forward to exploring the creative potentials of the cyclorama (yes you heard that right!) when construction is complete!


he&eve and the big apple
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Thea/MM speaks on The Green @W+K+


MM’s CEO Thea Baumann will be presenting as part of Wieden+Kennedy’s new residents introductory event.

New faces, Interesting projects.

When: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 3:00 PM-4:00 PM. (UTC+08:00) Beijing, Chongqing, Hong Kong, Urumqi
Where: The Green, 3F Wieden+Kennedy HQ

http://www.wkjia.com/

Timothee Engel Joins MM as Digital Intern in Shanghai

MM is strengthening our transnational mobile office – and welcomes our new intern – Timothée Engel – currently manning the fort at our W+K+ base in Shanghai.

Born and raised in Germany, schooled in France and educated in Europe and South-America, Timothée has always been immersed in an intercultural and multilingual environment. He is currently finishing his tri-national study program in International Business Management, and has decided to combine his graduating internship and thesis with his passion for Asia by coming to Shanghai in 2013.

In addition to his role as a communication coordinator, Timothée will be immersed in MM’s mobile and flexible team environment where he will be writing his Bachelor thesis on “Multi-cultural virtual teams and the impact of a surrogate language on team dynamics”. So, he’ll be surrounded by multicultural virtual team #digitalgen #language in action !

Cade Diehm joins Metaverse Makeovers as Lead Product Designer


Chart-topping app designer, Cade Diehm, has been a familiar face at MM LIVE events. With a keen eye for User Interface Design (UID) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Cade has long been interested in the creative potentials of Augmented Reality and wearable technology.

As a designer, Cade has created and prototyped digital products for government bodies, blue chip companies, startups and other global clients. He is a recipient of an Apple Scholarship for work created as part of his in-progress Masters thesis in Interface Design and Generative Music Theory. Cade also composes electronic music, audio-visual art, and is completing an innovative iOS music app.

MM is thrilled to announce our new addition to the team, and Cade’s unique direction in polishing up our appcessory products in anticipation to the launch of Metaverse Nails to market.

 

 

@MTVSMKVRS

Ai Kido #WonderlandNailRoom and #MetaverseMakeoversLIVE . Book for #virtualmanicures #http://bit.ly/12jlCMp http://t.co/dGA2VDB5e2
10 months ago
#DistributedEnablersintheNewGrid talk at #MCA #VIVID booked out today. Wanna know what it means!? #ArtTelematicsNetworks talk 15june.
10 months ago
Photo: Metaverse Makeovers Pop Up Nail Salon http://t.co/C2SK1Q5JcJ
10 months ago
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Products

Metaverse Nails

METAVERSENAILS.COM

Fashion Accessories powered by a 3D app.
First Collection Coming Soon !

 

 

 

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TEAM

Team

 

CEO:
THEA MAI BAUMANN
thea@metaverse-makeovers.net

CTO:
BEN FERNS
ben@metaverse-makeovers.net

DIRECTOR MARKETING (CHINA):
LULU LIU
lulu@metaverse-makeovers.net 

LEAD PRODUCT DESIGNER:
CADE DIEHM
cade@metaverse-makeovers.net

PRODUCT MANAGER:
KATI ELIZABETH
kati@metaverse-makeovers.net

FACE  OF THE METAVERSE + COMMUNITY:
SHIAN LAW
shian@metaverse-makeovers.net 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROJECTS

Products

MULTIPLAYER MANICURES

The Portals
Presented by ISEA2013
Darwin<>Sydney

 

MM Live _The Portals_Next Level Nails from metaverse-makeovers on Vimeo.

Metaverse Makeovers (LIVE) –  is now MULTIPLAYER - experienced as augmented manicures simultaneously taking place in nail bars in Darwin and Sydney.
Broadcast as live streams to urban public screens in both cities. and HERE onto our website. ALL via our Metaverse Nails appcessories.

Through a period of community engagement in Sydney and Darwin, the MM team restyled nail salon technicians training them up on how to apply our Metaverse Nails appcessories: fashion nails that interact with a 3D game app. The experience played out as intimate, tactile, face-to-face encounters between audiences/participants and nail technicians/the Metaverse Social Network.

MM(LIVE) is part of The Portals, a program of five telematic artworks linking the two cities of Darwin and Sydney for ISEA 2013. The project connects these two communities in realtime through networked and interactive artworks which require the physics of high speed broadband.

ISEA2013 Program Downloadable Here.

The Portals on Facebook.

For LIVE streams to The Portals screens in Darwin and Sydney.
From within our Metaverse Nails appcessories.
Direct to MM’s USTREAM Channel.
Watch HERE

LAB

Lab

R+D, prototypes, and workshops in augmented reality, wearable technologies, and connected experiences.

 

I♡IDORU


I♡IDORU Posts.

TECH + EXPERIMENTS: Investigations with AR technology and HMDs.

MOODBOARD: Material to shape the look and feel of the date experiences.

IDORU SOUND: Pop. Singers. Soundscores. Chip music.

DATE SITES: Cybercafes. Cocktail bars. KTV Clubs.

Follow. Us. For IDORU ♡♡♡.

Augmented Reality Cocktail Workshop at XinCheJian, Shanghai
March 17, 2012

A workshop on how to design and create a Hologram Cocktail at XinCheJian hackspace.

No programming experience needed, just a smartphone and a laptop with blender, as the focus was on AR techniques over software implementations.

http://xinchejian.com/event2/?ee=113


 

 


Virtual Idol – Courtney Wing

While in Shanghai for the tour of Metaverse Makeovers to JUE Festival in 2012, we ran into multi-instrumentalist musician Courtney Wing, and decided to turn him into a virtual idol for his performance at the flagship Shanghai Apple Store that evening.

6 short hours later and laser-surfing iPad-app – Wing was ready to join his doppelganger at the gig.

 

 

 

 

Contact

Contact

CEO:
THEA MAI BAUMANN
thea@metaverse-makeovers.net

CTO:
BEN FERNS
ben@metaverse-makeovers.net

DIRECTOR MARKETING:
LULU LIU
lulu@metaverse-makeovers.net 

LEAD PRODUCT DESIGNER:
CADE DIEHM
cade@metaverse-makeovers.net

PRODUCT MANAGER:
KATI ELIZABETH
kati@metaverse-makeovers.net

FACE  OF THE METAVERSE + COMMUNITY:
SHIAN LAW
shian@metaverse-makeovers.net 

Follow Us
@MTVSMKVRS

@MetaverseNails

 


Company Details

Metaverse Makeovers Pty. Ltd.:
ACN 158 115 658

Metaverse Pty. Ltd.:
ACN 155 109 256