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Background

In 1992, Neal Stephenson's science fiction novel "Snow Crash" introduced the concepts of "metaverse" and "avatar". The plot of the book takes place in a future setting where real humans live in a virtual space with virtual humans via VR devices.

In 2020, under the new epidemic quarantine policy, the online practice of the whole society grows significantly, the "home economy" develops rapidly, and the online life becomes the norm from the previous short period of exception, changing from a supplement to the real world to a parallel world with the real world. Connecting Online and offline, the real life of human beings has started to migrate to the virtual world on a large scale. Human beings are becoming an amphibious species of reality and digital. The virtual is no longer spurious, much less irrelevant.

2021, the first year of the meta-universe.

Meta-universe is a new type of virtual-real Internet application and social form generated by integrating multiple new technologies. It provides immersive experience based on extended reality technology, generates a mirror image of the real world based on digital twin technology, and builds an economic system based on blockchain technology. Meta-universe closely integrates the virtual world with the real world in terms of economic system, social system and identity system, and allows each user to produce content and world editing.

Meta-universe is still a growing, evolving concept, and different participants keep enriching its meaning in their own ways.

AIM Challenge

What should my home in the metaverse look like?

Will it be decorated with a lot of equipment and NFT collections like a museum of human civilization, or will it be like the most Wabi-sabi garden scene on earth? Is it an augmented reality that is closely related to our real world, or a completely virtual time travel? Is it a social time square full of massive information, or is it a harbor or a light to soothe your soul?

AIM invites you to become the first metaverse architect. You can design your home in any scenario and any time, medieval castle, Jurassic Park, Westworld, Inception, Warcraft, Marvel Universe, or travel to the Spring and Autumn Warring States, Three Kingdoms era, the Age of Sail, the Age of Mars, and so on.

In the world of metaverse, when gravity and capital no longer become the primary conditions limiting construction, will architecture become more human-oriented? When structure and material are more arbitrary, will designers have more energy to focus on the psychological demands of users?

How can the eight elements of immersion, virtual image, home space, teleportation, interoperability, privacy and security, virtual objects, and natural surfaces be reflected in the metaverse?

We expect creative designers to create new spatial logic, application scenarios in the metaverse environment, and even reconstruct metaverse architecture and living philosophy, becoming the pioneers and founders of this field.

Come on. Let's start a new era of metaverse voyage together and go full speed ahead to the unknown sea!

Evaluation Criteria

30%

Highlight the many possibilities of space in the metasverse

20%

Discuss the way of life in the metasverse

20%

Aesthetics of space and time in the metasverse environment

20%

Multiple concerns for users in a metaverse environment

10%

Commercial exploration in metasverse environment

Competition Schedule

Competition Judges

Xing Jie

Author of China's first metaverse book "Metaverse Pass
Chairman of Wisdom City Industry and Finance Investment

Wang Dong

Executive Vice President of Metaverse Working Committee of China Private Technology Industrialists Association
Vice President of Digital Economy Branch of China Communications Industry Association Digital Culture and Tourism Expert Group Leader

Yang Dong

Technical Director, Greater China Platform, Unity

Song Xiaoyu

Chairman and CEO of Radiant City (Chongqing) Technology Co.
Director of China Survey and Design Association Construction Industry Branch

Shen yang

Professor and Director, School of Journalism, Tsinghua University
Executive Director, New Media Research Center, School of Journalism, Tsinghua University

Wang Xu

General Secretary of SMART solution group , Chairman of AIM competition committee
Deputy Executive Dean of Boao Culture and Creativity Institute AIA, LEED AP

Xing Jie

Author of China's first metaverse book "Metaverse Pass
Chairman of Wisdom City Industry and Finance Investment

Wang Dong

Executive Vice President of Metaverse Working Committee of China Private Technology Industrialists Association
Vice President of Digital Economy Branch of China Communications Industry Association Digital Culture and Tourism Expert Group Leader

Yang Dong

Technical Director, Greater China Platform, Unity

Song Xiaoyu

Chairman and CEO of Radiant City (Chongqing) Technology Co.
Director of China Survey and Design Association Construction Industry Branch

Shen yang

Professor and Director, School of Journalism, Tsinghua University
Executive Director, New Media Research Center, School of Journalism, Tsinghua University

Wang Xu

General Secretary of SMART solution group , Chairman of AIM competition committee
Deputy Executive Dean of Boao Culture and Creativity Institute AIA, LEED AP

BONUS
(ALL THE BONUSES ARE PRE-TAX)

50000.00

Metaverse Space Innovation Award

50000.00

Metaverse Lifestyle Award

50000.00

Metaverse User Experience Award

50000.00

Metaverse Business Model Award

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Metaverse Designer Finalist Honorable

Submission

(I) Application form (download information from the official website)
(II) Work proposal
1. Four A1 size (841MMx594MM) design plans, with unlimited horizontal and vertical layout. The finished file should be submitted in JPG format with a precision of not less than 300dpi. 2、Introduction video: In order to better present the intention of the work, a short video should be submitted to introduce the design concept and design plan in any form. MPEG, MP4, AVI are the best video formats. 3、Participants should also submit a number of sketches, working photos and other creation process materials (pictures in JPG format, precision not less than 150dpi).
(III)Submission Method
Please submit the above works on the AIM competition website before April 30, 2022.

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