Georg Tschurtschenthaler is an Emmy-nominated and Grimme-Prize awarded producer and showrunner forfilm and interactive projects at Gebrueder Beetz FilmProduction in Berlin. He has earned some 35 producer credits for his work. In addition he regularly teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts.
Barnaby Steel is an Artist and Creative Director of London based studio Marshmallow Laser Feast. This experiential art collective works in the liminal space between art, technology and the natural world. Barnaby’s art practice combines a wide range of disciplines including sculpture, installation, live performance, and mixed reality.
Lucia Pietroiusti is Curator of General Ecology at Serpentine Galleries, London, as well as the curator of Sun & Sea (Marina), the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. Publications include More-than-Human (with Andrés Jaque and Marina Otero Verzier, upcoming).
Francesca Panetta is a Creative Director in the MIT Centerfor Advanced Virtuality. As an immersive artist and journalist, she uses emerging technologies to innovate new forms of storytelling that have social impact. Previous to MIT, she worked at The Guardian as Executive Director of VirtualReality where she pioneered new forms of journalism.
Since 2011 Thomas Oberender has been the Artistic and Managing Director of Berliner Festspiele / Gropiusbau. He was the founder of several new formats for performance, literature and cultural programmes, and created time based exhibitions. He is currently working as Artistic Director of the transmedial programme ‘Immersion’, which also opens planetariums as spaces for artists of the digital age.
Following studies in fashion and graphic design, Maude Thibodeau has been designing interactive anden gaging projects for over ten years in Montreal. She creates experiences using strong immersive narratives at Dpt., an award winning immersive experience studio at the intersection of film and gaming, art and code, design and research.
Jonathan May is currently Acting Director for AbandonNormal Devices. As an arts producer and programmer he leads ambitious cross-disciplinary teams to create arts events from building-wide festivals in the favelas of Bogota; installations in Mexico nightclubs; to public artworks at Tate’s Turbine Hall.
Co-founder of iNK Stories, Vassiliki Khonsari is a producer and director across multiple screens, including film, games, installations, and virtual reality. Recent titles include HERO, multi sensory/location based VR; FIRE ESCAPE, interactive VR series made in partnership with Google; BLINDFOLD, interactive VR and 1979 REVOLUTION, a cinematic video game.
Phil Harper is a BAFTA award winning VR director. Since helping to setup Alchemy VR in 2014 he has written and directed many VR documentaries, including one featuring Sir David Attenborough. His film ‘The Antarctica Experience’ is showing in specialist cinemas across Australia where it became one of the highest grossing documentaries of 2018.
Dr Sandra Gaudenzi is an internationally acknowledged authority in the field of interactive and immersive documentary practice. Coming from TV production, she has been consulting, mentoring, researching, lecturing, writing, speaking and blogging about interactive factual narratives for the last twenty years.
She is Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster and course co-leader for the Digital and Interactive Storytelling LAB MA – a place to explore, experiment and excel in the storytelling forms of our digital culture.
Anrick is an award winning cross-disciplinary new realities director, exploring immersive storytelling through VR, AR, film and games, and beyond. His work is research focused, and lies at the intersection of narrative and experiential technology.