Video: Matthew Ball Talks About the Metaverse Road Map in Breakroom

On Thursday, October 21st, Matthew Ball, author of the influential Metaverse Primer and lead creator of the Ball Metaverse Index, was joined by Gene Park of the Washington Post and virtual world blogger Wagner James Au for a fireside chat in the virtual world of Breakroom. The chat covered a wide range of topics, including key trends to watch for, the mainstream adoption of the Metaverse, and the broader impact on society. Near the end, metaverse pioneer Philip Rosedale was also invited up on stage. You can read more about the event here.

Matthew Ball is a well-informed, articulate, and insightful speaker about the metaverse, and I highly recommend you watch the following 50-minute video of the well-attended event:

Please note that, as you watch this video, both Adam Frisby and Rohan Freeman of Sine Wave Entertainment, senior executives of the company who make Breakroom and Sinespace, were the ones responsible for spawning the dizzying array of items on and around the stage as the panel members spoke to the assembled audience.

I certainly don’t blame Adam and Rohan for wanting to flex the dynamic editing capabilities of their platform, especially in front of an audience full of big names in the metaverse! However, at first I thought it was a griefer attack! (I even DM’ed Adam to report the “griefer”, not knowing that it was him! How embarrassing.)

Anyways, I learned a lot from Matthew’s talk, and there were some great questions afterward from the audience, so I thought I’d share the video here with you. Stay tuned for news of the next in this free series of Fireside Chats in Breakroom!


This blogpost is sponsored by Sinespace, and was written in my role as an embedded reporter for this virtual world (more details here). 

Sinespace/Breakroom News: Matthew Ball Metaverse Road Map Event Today; Pictures from Last Night’s Zombie Ball

Don’t forget that venture capitalist and metaverse writer Matthew Ball will be speaking at an event in Breakroom (Sinespace’s corporate cousin) today, Thursday, October 21st, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time/GMT or noon Pacific Standard Time/PST. You can register for the event here, through EventBrite (it’s free). When you register, you will receive an email message with a special link you must click on to load the web-based Breakroom app in your web browser (which works surprisingly well, based on past Fireside Chats in the series!). More details here.

Here are some pictures I took this morning of the venue; the first shot shows you the user interface, which I think you’ll find very similar to the layout of the Sinespace client. (One of the things I like the most about Sinespace/Breakroom is that I can adjust my avatar’s shape to more closely resemble the real-world Ryan Schultz!)


Your intrepid embedded reporter also attended the Zombie Ball last night in Sinespace—and won 1,000 Gold (Sinespace’s currency) in a random draw! Here are some pictures I took at the event; please click on each thumbnail to see it in a larger size:


This blogpost is sponsored by Sinespace, and was written in my role as an embedded reporter for this virtual world (more details here). 

Halloween in Sinespace: Come to the Zombie Ball, on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021!

Don’t forget the Fireside Chat with Matthew Ball about the Metaverse Road Map, coming up in Breakroom on Thursday, October 21st, 2021…more details here.


Your Zombie Ball hosts, Mimi Marie and Spiral Silverstar

Beware! The Undead have awoken! Come celebrate with us zombie style in the virtual world of Sinespace. Come hungry for blood and for brains! Can you find the only cure for the zombie infection?

There will be dancing to Halloween music provided by DJ Spiral, costume contests (including an ugliest zombie contest!), a mirror photo booth, giveaways of Gold (Sinespace’s currency), plus random gifts from no less than 14 generous Sinespace creator sponsors!

The Sun Temple Crypt (site of the Zombie Ball)

The uprising begins at 5:00 p.m. PST/8:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021, at the Sun Temple Crypt on Island Fun in Sinespace (just click the Explore button in the Sinespace client software, and search for ‘island fun”, as shown below:

Here are a couple of videos (no sound) of the specially-created venue for the event, to give you a taste of what to expect:

If you have never visited Sinespace before, this is the perfect starting point for your journey—an opportunity to meet the wonderful community of people who make Sinespace such a friendly and welcoming place! Here are step-by-step instructions on how to get started. And, if you’re looking for something to wear (or perhaps a full zombie avatar), may I suggest the Sinespace Shop? But even if you don’t want to get dressed up, come anyways—we’d love to see you! Happy Hallowe’en!!


This blogpost is sponsored by Sinespace, and was written in my role as an embedded reporter for this virtual world (more details here). 

UPDATED! Formal Royal Music Event in Sinespace Tonight, Sunday April 18th

Heads up on a Sinespace event taking place this evening, Sunday April 18th, 2021 in the virtual world of Sinespace: a Formal Royal Music Event starting at 8:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. CST/5:00 p.m. PST.

Formal dress is encouraged, and the organizers ask you to support the many talented Sinespace creators and designers in selecting formalwear for your avatar (here’s a link to the Sinespace Shop to get you started).

See you there!

UPDATE April 19th, 2021: Mimi Marie shared some pictures and a video of the festivities—including a great picture of me on the dancefloor!


This blogpost is sponsored by Sinespace, and was written in my role as an embedded reporter for this virtual world (more details here).