1:1 meetings with experts - Thursday
1:1 meetings with experts - Thursday
The Digital Cultures conference is an opportunity to meet guests from leading international institutions that work with digital culture.
Get to know the experts that you’ll be able to meet with during the expert stands, and come discuss your project. The meetings allow face-to-face consultations with leading experts from the digital sector.
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Alexey Furman is a Ukrainian visual storyteller, University of Missouri alumni and co-founder of New Cave Media, an immersive storytelling studio based in Kyiv, Ukraine.
He covered the Ukrainian revolution of 2013/2014, the annexation of Crimea and the ongoing war in East Ukraine.
Alexey’s coverage of the conflict has been recognized by POYi, NPPA, PDN Photo Annual, and the Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents. His work has been published in TIME, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera America, 6MOIS, Der Spiegel, The Guardian, De Standaard, and Financial Times.
For two years, Alexey has been photographing heavily injured Ukrainian soldiers returning home. This work, entitled "Life after Injury", has received Grand Prize of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.
He co-founded immersive storytelling studio New Cave Media in summer of 2016. The studio creates immersive solutions for brands in Ukraine and elsewhere. New Cave Media’s recent clients include UNICEF, WWF, Mitsubishi, and GIZ. Studio’s personal project, a virtual reality documentary “Aftermath VR: Euromaidan”, received the Journalism 360 Challenge Grant from Google News Lab, Knight Foundation and ONA in July 2017.
The project premiered in March 2019 at International Human Rights Festival Docudays UA in Kyiv, won the Open Frame Award at goEast Film Festival and was nominated for the Best Digital Experience Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Journalist, video game historian, founder and director of the Video Game History Foundation, a non-profit organisation devoted to gathering and disseminating knowledge about game history. The Foundation’s activities include archiving and popularising game history, often in cooperation with the most important archives and museums with video game collections.
As a historian and designer Cifaldi has also worked on re-releases of classic games such as Mega Man Legacy Collection or Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.
Interdisciplinary artist, researcher, designer, director, cognitive scientist. Head of VR / AR Studio Visual Narratives Laboratory of the Film School in Łódź. She conducts research on a new paradigm of narrative spherical 3D VR film, as part of codification of the audiovisual language of virtual and augmented reality. Currently directing the cinematic VR experience: CITY, editing the interactive publication: XR (PWSFTviT) and designing VR game: The Curator (IAM). She develops the CVR experience scenario: Man With a VR Camera (Creative Europe, Development 2019). Doctoral candidate at Virtual Reality Lab and Psychophysiology at the Psychology Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences. Her publications concern the language of cinematic VR narration and bioethical consequences of development of virtual environments. Co-author of the research: The impact of VR technology on the effectiveness of transferring knowledge and film skills conducted by VRLab IPPAN for NCKF (PISF 2018). Co-founder of the XR Association. Jury Transatlantyk VR SpaceTime Award 2018. She conducted as a lecturer following courses: CinematicVR (Crash Course, Pro) and Film & Percepcja (DreamScreen, NeuroCinematics). Initiator and co-founder of the Narrative Systems Open Lab, interdisciplinary project implemented at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
(2016). Organizer of the Immersive Storytelling conference (ASP 2018). Dream Director at DreamJay, responsible for the audiovisual department and research of the Nightly app (2015/2017). Interaction designer of the exhibition Poland at EXPO2015 in Milan. Designer and producer [muzyka_ jest], opening of the National Forum of Music, by Extended Studio (2015). Creative director of the Copernicus Festival, ed. 1st Revolution (2014). She deals with broadly understood psychology of perception, new technologies and neuroesthetics.
Producer for the National Film Board of Canada's Digital Studio. He oversees the production and ideation of many of its core projects. He has recently completed Gymansia the first full immersive 360 stop motion VR animation. Following its Tribeca Film Festival debut, Gymnasia is being shown across the globe, including Korea, Italy, Canada, Poland and others. He also produced Canadian Screen Award winning VR experience Biidaaban: First Light, the Webby Award winning short video OK Google and the genre defining interactive documentary, Bear 71. His years of experience as a creative technologist in the advertising industry combined with his artistic background make his expertise invaluable in creating world leading interactive experiences.
Previously, Dana was the Creative Technologist and Technical Director at Dare / Cossette one of Canada's preeminent interactive advertising agencies. Some notable projects include the 2010 Olympic's first social media sharing website - CanadaCode, a social media portal for McDonalds Crew - StationM and numerous award winning advertising web experiences. He also has a Master's Degree in Fine Arts – New Media from the University of Western Ontario.
Chief Assistant to General Producer Knowledge Capital Association
Keisuke Innami was born in Osaka in 1989. He received a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Language and Culture (Portuguese) at Osaka University.
He worked as a unique communication specialist of Knowledge Capital (KC), “Communicator”, for 2 and a half years since its inauguration. Currently, he is the Chief Assistant to General Producer at KC, mainly working for both internal and external relations, including international projects. He is also a Lecturer of Training Course of Medical Interpreter at Osaka University.
Director and producer of documentary films, artist and creative thinker. She studied at the filmschools in Munich and Lodz. Her works as director have been awarded internationally (Vision du Réel, TRT and others). Since 2016 she started to dive into Design Thinking and learned at Berliner Ideenlabor and openmjnd. While engaging in the cultural and educational sector she also gives workshops in Design Thinking for life. Her aim is to combine different fields of expertise to open new horizons for participants and users: mind, art, film, images, creativity, body, problem solving skills... Field Trip was her first interactive project, which she accompanied intensely for two years as producer. She loves the possibilty to create spaces for contrast and multi-perspective.
Studied geography. After graduation, he made his debut as a director with the feature film 53:15 Berek, which was qualified for the off-cinema competition at the 32nd Gdynia Film Festival (2007). In 2014, he graduated from the Łódź Film School with a degree in cinematography. During his studies, he made several etudes. He is currently completing his doctoral studies at that very school.
Director and cinematographer of feature films, documentaries, animations, producer of several dozen commercials and television programmes. Licensed diver and underwater cinematographer.
His passion is stop-motion animation. Currently, co-founder of the Laboratory of Visual Narration, within the framework of which he will lead the S3D studio.
Film and cinematic VR producer and director. In 2004, together with Agnieszka Janowska, he founded the Centrala company producing documentary and feature films. Centrala has produced twenty-five films to the date (mostly international co-productions) that have received several dozen awards at international film festivals, including over a dozen Grand Prix. His documentary Gugara (2008 - producer, screenwriter, director (together with A. Dybczak), editor) was selected for screenings at the Cannes film festival and was purchased for the collection of the Centre Pompidou Museum of Contemporary Art in Paris.
Co-founder of Circus Digitalis company (2012), which creates solutions in the field of digital 3D imaging. Initiator and leader of the Cinematic VR language research project at the Łódź Film School. Since 2016, he has been organizing Czasoprzestrzenie (Spacetimes) showcase of cinematic VR to promote virtual reality as an artistic field. His VR documentary "Whispers" (2019 - producer, screenwriter, director together with Patryk Jordanowicz) won the Biennale College Cinema VR 2019 and premiered at the Venice Film Festival.
Taras Nazaruk is head of Lviv Interactive project (lia.lvivcenter.org) at the Center for Urban History of East Central Europe. His main responsibility is in building communication between scholars, editors, technical and visual specialists for developing digital public history projects about Lviv. His background is in communication design (University of Wrocław) and journalism (University of Lviv). Areas of interest: digital history, digital storytelling, history of digitization in Eastern Europe, history of communication, media literacy.
Artist working mainly with photography, lecturer, art historian. At the Film School in Łódź, he coordinates the activities of the Visual Narratives Laboratory, where he also head of the Interactive Forms Studio. Recipient of a Fulbright Junior Research Grant at Hohns Hopkins University (2009-2010), and grants, among others, from the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education, the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, and the Shpilman Institute of Photography. Headed and participated in grants from the Polish Minister of Science and Higher Education, the National Science Centre, and the National Programme for the Development of Humanities.
Author of Archeologia modernizmu. Michael Fried i nowoczesne doświadczenie sztuki [An Archeology of Modernism. Michael Fried, Photography, and the Modern Experience of Art] (2017), as well as of: Allan Sekula / Thomas Struth [The (Post)Modern Fate of Images] (2013). Edited the volumes Object Lessons: Zofia Rydet’s „Sociological Record” (2017) and The Archive as Project (2011). A collection of his translations of essays by Allan Sekula was published by the Warsaw University Press in 2010. Participant of PLAT(T)FORM 2012 at the Fotomuseum Winterthur. His project, Lives of the Unholy (2009-2012), was presented at C/O Berlin. Editor at View. Theories and Practices of Visual Culture.