"Extracting Humanity" Book Launch in the Metaverse at Edinburgh Fringe

Caron Lyon, immersive events producer working from home as part of the PBH Digital Free Fringe. "If you Can't Be There, Be Here!" she says.
By: Stephen Oram
LONG EATON, U.K. - Aug. 15, 2023 - PRLog -- Stephen Oram, an acclaimed author known for his captivating near-future science fiction, is set to unveil his latest book, "Extracting Humanity and Other Stories," in the metaverse Spatial. The launch event will take place on Tuesday, 22nd August, as part of the Cybersalon Cyberia @ 39 Whitfield Street Experience. This immersive virtual gathering promises to be an unforgettable celebration of literature and the infinite possibilities of the Metaverse.

Cybersalon's Cyberia @ 39 Whitfield Street is an integral part of the PBH Digital Free Fringe, extending the esteemed Edinburgh Fringe Festival into the captivating realm of Cyberspace. Running from 5th to 27th August, this virtual hub will be a haven for the meta-curious, featuring live performances, video podcasts from digital artists, and gatherings to screenings of plays available on demand.

Cyberia, a faithful replica of the world's first internet cafe in London's Whitfield Street, opened its doors in 1994. Now, in Spatial.io, it serves as a multi-presence Metaverse experience, a digital home for Cyberians worldwide. The event offers a unique opportunity for old Cyberians to reunite, reminisce, and forge new connections, united by a shared digital past.

This virtual social cafe hub, Cyberia, will be accessible 24/7 throughout the fringe, hosting a diverse program of events, theatre trips, meetups for the theatre producers' network "Producers Pool," and engaging showcases featuring musicians, dancers, and artists.

PCM immersive's Caron Lyon says "This event transcends geographical boundaries, as attendees can access the virtual venue through a web browser, Spatial's mobile app, or a VR MetaQuest headset, making it an inclusive and immersive experience for all. Its perfect for a Stephen's book launch"

Stephen Oram's "Extracting Humanity and Other Stories" is a captivating journey through smart currencies, memorials, medical care, and social networks. These stories serve as a starting point for essential conversations about our future and the forces that may shape it.

To request review copies (epub or paperback) please contact Orchid's Lantern Press at caroline@orchidslantern.com.

For more information about Stephen Oram and his impressive body of work, visit http://stephenoram.net/.


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