Nina Jane PatelCo-founder and Director of Metaverse Research at Kabuni
Considered cutting-edge in her field, and a thought leader on the implications of safety, psychology and physiology of human interaction in the Metaverse, Nina has been featured in Financial Times, India Times, CNBC, Newsy, British Vogue, Glamour Magazine, The Daily Mail, The Grid, Money control, USA Today, Good Morning America, The Independent, News Week, New York Post, TechCrunch, and The Insider.
Nina Jane Patel is the co-founder and VP of Metaverse Research for Kabuni - on a mission to unlock the design potential in every child, and elevate life. We are dedicated to providing the safest space in the Metaverse for kids aged 8-16 to LEARN, GROW & EXPLORE - within a classroom environment and at home.
Designed for children to improve retention, engagement, speed, and health - based on our unique, evidence based methodologies. Aboard registered Movement Psychotherapist and a fellow with the RSA, ISPA, and APAP, Patel is a doctoral scholar and received the Wilkie Calvert Scholars award - “Unlocking the Potential of Immersive Experiences for the Future of Human Society: Investigating the physiological and psychological impact of the Metaverse."
Working at the intersection of culture, mental health and technology and an advocate for innovation, creativity, education and mental health - Nina has collaborated with artists, body-based practitioners and technologists to generate innovate projects, programs, performances and consultations to consider the how exponential technologies will alter representational forms of human movement and interaction in the near future. Examining multi-identity evolutions of human movement within the context of a world in which virtual and physical spaces are increasingly blended. Considerations of the body and human interaction within intercultural, intergenerational and interdisciplinary explorations of a near future of collaborations co-existing with AI, avatars, immersive worlds, telepresence and real-time presence within creative places, cultural environments, interactive entertainment and play spaces and its cumulative impact.
In 2022, Nina was commissioned by the Canada Council for the Arts, Greenhouse Digital, for new research investigating the relationship of the body, creativity, movement and self-expression in the Metaverse.