International Guests

Be Another Lab

An international, interdisciplinary collective dedicated to investigate embodied and telepresence experiments. They believe that the understanding of the “self” is related to the understanding of the “Other” and that more than individuals; we are part of a broader system called humanity. Under this perspective, they search for innovative possibilities on the concepts of embodied interaction, extended body and extended mind by mixing low-budget digital technology with social relations, Web and neuroscience methodologies. They Include investigators:

Philippe Bertrand (BR), Christian Cherene (UK), Daniel González Franco (ES), Daanish Masood (US), Marte Roel (MX) and Arthur Tres (DE).

Dapne Lora

Daphne is Program Coordinator for the Interactive Department of the Tribeca Film Institute. She has seven years' experience in TV Production in France where, as a Script Editor (Endemol Group, Gaumont) she guided screenwriters for local and international TV scripted drama. Prior joining TFI Daphne was working in the Event Industry in New York for non-profit organizations.She has a Master’s degree in Culture and Media (Sciences-Po, Paris) and in Media Management (ESCP Europe Business School(.

Francesca Ferrando 

Dr. Francesca Ferrando, Ph.D in Philosophy, M.A. in Gender Studies, is a philosopher of the posthuman. She teaches Philosophy at NYU, at the Program of Liberal Studies. Dr. Ferrando has published extensively on the topic of Posthumanism; she was awarded the Philosophical Prize "Vittorio Sainati" (2014) with the Acknowledgment of the President of the Italian Republic. In the history of TED talks, Dr. Ferrando was the first Speaker giving a talk on the subject of the posthuman. Actively involved in the international debate as a visionary thinker and organizer, she is one the founders of the NY Posthuman Research Group. Info: www.theposthuman.org

Jörg Piringer

Jörg is a radio artist, musician, sound and visual poet. He has a master degree in computer science and is a member of the institute for transacoustic research and of the vegetable orchestra. His performances include real-time generated visual and sound poetry. image and sound are created immediately during the performance by speaking and vocalizing into a microphone and modifying the voice through signal processors and samplers while the software is analyzing the sound to create animated abstract visual text-compositions.

Karim ben Khelifa

Karim Ben Khelifa is a photojournalist who freelances regularly for Time Magazine, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Stern, GEO and dozens of others. He is also the co-founder ofEmphas.ism an online platform that connects audiences and freelance journalists in order to create global communities and alternative funding models for visual storytelling. He is currently the 2013 Carroll Binder Fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University.

Karolina Sobecka

Karolina Sobecka works with animation, design, interactivity, computer games and other media and formats. Her work often engages public space and explores the way we interact with the world we create. Karolina received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and her MFA from Calarts in Experimental Animation/Integrated Media. She has also studied and taught in the University of Washington's Digital Arts and Experimental Media PhD program. Karolina's work has been shown internationally. She has received awards from, among others, NYFA, Creative Capital, Princess Grace Foundation, Rhizome, Platform International Animation Festival, Vida Art and Artificial Life Awards, and the Japan Media Arts Festival.

Neil Harbisson 

Neil is a Catalan-raised, British-born contemporary artist and cyborg activist based in New York. He is best known for being the first person in the world with an antenna implanted in his skull and for being officially recognized as a cyborg by a government. The antenna allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours such as infrareds and ultraviolets via sound waves as well as receive images as sounds, videos as sounds, music or phone calls directly into his head via external devices such as mobile phones or satellites.

Since 2004, international media has described him as the world's first cyborg or the world's first cyborg artist, for expressing himself artistically through a new sense created by the permanent union between cybernetics and his brain. In 2010, he co-founded the Cyborg Foundation, an international organisation that helps humans become cyborgs and promotes cyborgism as an art movement.

Moon Ribas 

Moon is a Catalan choreographer, dancer and cyborg activist best known for developing and attaching an online seismic sensor to her elbow that allows her to feel earthquakes through vibrations. Her choreography works are based on the exploration of new movements developed by the addition of new senses or sensory extensions to the dancer.  She is the co-founder of the Cyborg Foundation, an international organisation that encourages humans to become cyborgs and promotes cyborgism as an art movement. 

Opeyemi Olukemi

Opeyemi has managed the TFI New Media Fund since 2011 and expanded the Interactive department to include TFI Interactive—a day-long immersion into the world of digital storytelling, Interactive Playground—an arena showcasing immersive technologies and projects, Tribeca Sandbox—an interactive resource report, and Tribeca Hacks—a creative incubator, which mentors storytellers and technologists into creating interactive prototypes.  She also programmed DEF CON—the world’s largest underground hacking conference, into the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.  Previously, as a Senior Project Manager at ScrollMotion, she worked with and oversaw teams of designers, programmers and third party vendors in the production of new media applications for clients such as Disney, Oprah Magazine and Genentech.

Peggy Weil

Peggy Weil is a digital media designer and artist.. Weil's immersive design work spans genres including digital urban signboards, VR and game engines, mobile apps and games. A graduate of Harvard University, she received her Master's Degree at M.I.T. As an original member of the Architecture Machine Group / M.I.T. Media Lab from 1980-1982. Weil acts as an Advisor to the LACMA Art + Technology Lab, coordinating an ongoing series of conversations on art and technology. Her work is has been exhibited and presented at academic, industry and art venues internationally including MMOMA (Moscow Museum of Modern Art and MediaForum), LABoral in Gijon, Spain , Games for Change, The Center for Human Rights at UC Berkeley, MIPDOC and MIPTV in Cannes, Arte e Ciencia in Benasque, Spain, RAVE in Barcelona, ARGFest, and PICNIC Amsterdam. . She is currently Adjunct Professor at USC School of Cinematic Arts in both Graduate Production and Interactive Media Divisions.

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