Fryderyk Chopin University of Music
Dorota Błaszczak is a sound engineer who teaches a course titled Interactive Sound at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. She works with the sound collections of the Polish Radio Archives. She also participates in remastering and creating virtual reality projects. Błaszczak has worked on VR projects with the Banff Centre for the Arts. She designed sound for early computer games.
Falling Tree Productions / Radio Atlas
One of the Directors of Falling Tree Productions, runs Radio Atlas in her spare time. She's the series producer of BBC Radio 4's Short Cuts - a space for new, innovative short documentaries from around the world - and has produced long form documentaries on roller derby, Italo Calvino, riot grrrl and the art of professional wrestling amongst other things.
Emily Short is one of the best-known authors of interactive fiction, with works including the text games Galatea, City of Secrets and Counterfeit Monkey; she has also worked with companies including Failbetter Games and Telltale Games. Short creates game characters that use natural language and react dynamically to players’ decisions. She is now continuing her career in Spirit AI, working on digital personas that communicate with users.
Producer and the co-founder of Darjeeling, a production company created in 2009 and specialized in mixing new technologies and interactive mechanisms to narrative work, whether it is documentary, animation or fiction. His productions include the video games Homo Machina and Californium; as well as Web series such as Grounds, Iran #nofilter, A summer with Larry Clark’s kids. He also produced interactive documentaries such as Brèves
Ubisoft / DigixArt
Yoan Fanise is a game creator and sound designer (Beyond Good and Evil, and Rayman Raving Rabbids). He’s also project manager and writer for Valiant Hearts: The Great War. That game, which tells a story about the First World War, won a BAFTA for best original property (2015). Fanise has also founded his own company, DigixArt Studio. Its first production, Lost in Harmony, gained huge success by combining rhythm game mechanics with a story about overcoming …
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