My Metaverse: An Afro-Futuristic Dreamscape | Serwah Attafuah with Matt Hermans | TEDxSydney

Publication/Creation Date
February 2 2023
Serwah Attafuah (creator)
Matt Hermans (contributor)
Media Type
Web Series
Persuasive Intent
"The idea of living within a metaverse isn't new for Serwah Attafuah. The cyber world has long been a refuge and a place of experimentation for her. In this talk, which she delivers simultaneously from within a digital landscape and live on stage, Serwah shares how online places provide a place to exist and shape her identity. As metaverses become a more common part of our cyber reality, Serwah argues that we shouldn't rely on others making the online worlds we'll inhabit but seek to create our own as acts of creative, cultural and individual expression. Serwah Attafuah is a multidisciplinary artist and musician based on Dharug land/ Western Sydney, Australia. She creates surreal cyber dreamscapes and heavenly wastelands, populated by afro-futuristic abstractions of self with strong ancestral and contemporary themes."

She states, "I realize that having to create a digital space in order to feel safe and free was an unintentional, massive political statement in and of itself. I realized that a metaverse should be governed by the person who owns it. Perhaps unlike the real world, the metaverse can't be colonized".
HCI Platform
Relation to Body
Related Body Part
Entire Body, Eye

Date archived
April 10 2023
Last edited
April 11 2023
How to cite this entry
Serwah Attafuah. (February 2 2023). "My Metaverse: An Afro-Futuristic Dreamscape | Serwah Attafuah with Matt Hermans | TEDxSydney". TED Conferences LLC. Fabric of Digital Life.