29 October – 30 October 2016
Let’s explore the exit and endless possibility with world-renowned speakers.
Gallery 2, TCDC
Dr. Stefan Wess
CEO of Empolis Information Management GmbH
Dr. Stefan Wess is a researcher, speaker and entrepreneur with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. He is a highly recognized technology industry veteran with multinational front-line technology and scientific leadership experience. He was a member of the Attensity Group management board, based in Palo Alto, out of which Empolis Information Management GmbH was spun off as an independent company in 2012. As CEO of Empolis Information Management GmbH, a Germany-based IT company, he is fascinated and excited about how technology transforms our lives, society and ultimately mankind. Stefan has written and published numerous books and articles on Artificial Intelligence. He is one of the internationally sought-after speakers in this area.
Kyle McDonald is an artist who works in the open with code. He is a contributor to arts-engineering toolkits like openFrameworks, and spends a significant amount of time building tools that allow artists to use new algorithms in creative ways. His work is commissioned by and shown at exhibitions and festivals around the world, including Ars Electronica, Sonar/OFFF, Eyebeam, Anyang Public Art Project, Cinekid, CLICK Festival, NODE Festival, and FITC. Kyle has formerly been a member of F.A.T. Lab and community manager for openFrameworks, adjunct professor at ITP, and resident at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon, YMCA in Japan, as well as Autodesk and Spotify
Sound Artist,Designer and Electronic Musician
Yuri Suzuki is a sound artist, designer and electronic musician with works that explore the realms of sound through exquisitely designed pieces. His work raises questions of the relation between sound and human and how music and sound affect human mind. Yuri founded Dentaku Co., Ltd. which produces OTOTO, the DIY musical instrument, comprising of a built-in synthesizer and sampler. Apart from OTOTO, his Colour Chasers was acquired to the permanent collection of MOMA New York. He is now teaching at Royal College of Art London and also began the associate position for Disney, New Radiophonic Workshop and Teenage Engineering. Yuri graduated from Royal College of Art, London.
Vice Creative Director of ART+COM studios
Prof. Jussi Ängeslevä is the Vice Creative Director of ART+COM studios in Germany. He also based at Berlin University of the Arts and Royal College of Arts, UK. He is actively involved in the ever expanding field of new media, working with digital materiality and interaction design. His design ethos is leveraging hardware, software, physical and graphic design in the search for elegance in highly specific solutions, where the meaning of a work is inseparable from the medium communicating it. His independent works have been awarded by Royal Society of Arts, NESTA, Art Directors Club of Europe, D&AD, Ars Electronica and ZKM.
Multidisciplinary Design Studio
Catalogtree is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Arnhem, the Netherlands and Berlin, Germany. The studio was founded in 2001 by Daniel Gross and Joris Maltha. Catalogtree specializes in information design. With strong interest in self-organizing system, Catalogtree believes in ‘Form Equals Behaviour’. Experimental tool-making, programming, typography and visualization of quantitative data are parts of their daily routine. Recent endeavours include bin-packing book design, etching chladni patterns and auto-detecting helipads in satellite footage of São Paulo.
Principal filmmaker for VR, Google
Jessica is the principal filmmaker for VR at Google. In 2009, she joined Google’s Creative Lab where she spearheaded numerous award winning shorts and documentaries before joining the VR team in 2015. Since directing, WORLD TOUR – the first VR film made with the Jump ecosystem – Jessica has continued traveling the world, filming and experimenting, all in an effort to better understand and help inform others about this emergent medium.
Managing Partner of 500 Startups
Khailee Ng is a managing partner of 500 Startups, Silicon Valley’s most active seed venture capital firm which has made over 1,600 investments in 50 countries including Southeast Asian tech startups, i.e. Grabtaxi, HappyFresh, Carousell, Bukalapak and other regional champions. 500 Startups’ portfolio is over 10 billion US dollars. As an entrepreneur, he founded Groupsmore, an e-commerce site acquired by Groupon and Says.com, a media company acquired by Catcha Group. His investment activity and opinion toward the industry are featured by Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal and Fortune.