A one night event during the CMoDA festival in Beijing, bringing together a selection of the best minds in digital culture to speak about the experiences and future work.
Shane RJ Walter
Digital provocateur Shane RJ Walter is a creative director, producer, curator, writer and speaker. He co-founded onedotzero, the global-reaching contemporary digital art, film and design organisation, and onedotzero industries, where he produces and consults for the world’s best-known brands and bands. He has authored three books, produced TV series and dozens of short films and co-curated Decode: Digital Design Sensations at the V&A Museum, London which has since toured to CAFA Beijing, The Garage Moscow and Design Museum Holon. Shane has recently been shortlisted for the Prince Philip Designers Prize 2011, an award which recognises an outstanding contribution to UK business and society through design.
16:20 – 16:40
FIELD is a studio for digital art and design, led by Marcus Wendt and Vera-Maria Glahn. FIELD creates expressive audio-visual artworks and designs new creative formats for digital screens, installations, and live performances. Combining cutting edge technology, generative and interactive processes with a unique visual language, they strive for dynamic and animate images, and a modern language of storytelling. Based in London since 2009, FIELD have created work for the Museum of London, Deutsche Bank, Nokia, Aol. and Ninja Tune, while their films and installations have been shown at media arts festivals and galleries around Europe and in the U.S., such as Woodstreet Galleries in Pittsburgh, La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, and NODE10 in Frankfurt.
16:40 – 17:00
Artist/Designer, Associate professor, CAFA Media Lab, China Central Academy of Fine Arts.
Fei Jun holds an MFA in Electronic Integrated Art from Alfred University’s School of Art and Design in New York. Fei Jun is an associate professor in interactive media art and design at CAFA Media Lab, China Central Academy of Fine Arts as well as a working artist and designer. His art and design work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries, museums and festivals. His main research areas are Digital art, Interactive art, interface design, interaction design and digital publishing. He is particularly interested in the intersection of virtual space and physical space. His recent research has focused on creating locative social media for public engagement. He has also been exploring the value of virtual labor and interactive systems for empowering sustainability.
17:00 – 17:20
LAB212 is a French collective composed by digital artists & designers. Through interactive installations, LAB212 invites users to experiment new types of interfaces and to question his perception of the surrounding world. We create involving, sensitives, tangibles and surprising experiences, often with a playful intention in mind. We embrace a user-centric approach, putting both the context of use and the people at the center of our concerns.
Joon Y Moon
17:20 – 17:40
Moon is a programmer and a designer who is exploring the realm of art & technology. I had previously worked as a motion graphic designer in Seoul and New York. Drawn from these professional work experiences, my works focus on generative visuals for live performance, sound visualization and interactive narratives. Using code, I am trying to achieve things that I couldn’t with typical tools. Currently I am experimenting new visual experience with new technologies such as spatial dimensions and narrative environment of augmented reality.
17:40 – 18:00
Francis Lam [a.k.a dbdbking] [Installation: Nudemen Clock] New media artist and technologist based in Shanghai. He received his Master’s degree from the MIT Media Lab in 2006. His research focused on the social aspects of digital media and computer-mediated environments. He is also the founder of db-db.com, which is an award-winning web project for exhibiting online identities and connecting like-minded individuals. Recently, he's been keen on making iPhone apps that make people smile under the moniker ""db-db-db"".
18:00 – 18:20
AntiVJ is a visual label initiated by a group of European-based artists whose work is focused on the use of projected light and its influence on perception. Clearly stepping away from standard set ups and techniques, AntiVJ presents live performances and installations to challenge the senses featuring videomapping, tracking, stereoscopy and holographic illusions. Taking visuals away from the restrictions of flat rectangular screens and into the real world, AntiVJ artists transform objects, sculptures or buildings into hypnotising canvasses to create immersive site-specific experiences. Joanie Lemercier [AntiVJ / Fr / Bristol]. Exploring the links between projected light, optical illusions and perception.