CARLY LAVE - 

PROJECT LEAD/ CHOREOGRAPHER 

Carly Lave’s choreographic interests employ contemporary dance, ballet, and dance theater practices onstage; she also brings her embodied practice as a dancer when experimenting with new technologies.

 

CHRISTIAN SCHMACHTENBERG - 

PROFESSOR OF EXPERIENCE DESIGN

Christian Schmachtenberg holds a unique career designing spatial experiences. His passions lie in creating narratives, journeys, and accessible content for big industry and academia alike. He studied Communication Design in Maastricht, Melbourne and Düsseldorf and majored in Experience Design. His creative direction for Totems (Amsterdam/Stuttgart), Jung von Matt (Cologne) and MDLab/cheil (Munich/Seoul) set famous industry creative trends. In the past, Prof. Schmachtenberg fostered experiences for global brands such as Samsung, Nikon, Singapore, Germany and other renowned clientele.

 

OSE (ARUSHI JAIN) / GHUNGHRU -

VR SOUND DESIGN & ORIGINAL SCORE

OSE is the moniker of Arushi Jain fka Modular Princess. She grew up in Delhi, studying Hindustani classical music. She has trained at the Prayag Hindustani Music School and the Ravi Shankar Institute in Delhi. Arushi has performed at Wiener Musikverein (the Golden Hall) in Vienna, the Rashtrapati Bhawan in India with the Mozart Choir of India, and the Stanford Bing Auditorium with Stanford Laptop Orchestra. She completed her B.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University, where she was introduced to computer generated sounds and synthesis via audio programming languages at the Centre for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). 

As OSE, Arushi brings out the vibrancy of Hindustani music in modern electronica, by composing electronic music heavily inspired by her background as an Indian classical musician. She uses modular synthesizers, analog drum machines, and her voice to craft an interplay in Hindustani music with ambient textures, a heavy emphasis on distorted rhythm and disorienting glitch. Her lush synths create an aura of familiarity & comfort, with just enough hair-raising elements of glitch. ओस (os) means dewdrop in Hindi. Arushi is the founder of GHUNGHRU (www.ghunghru.fm), a radio series and record label based out of San Francisco. Ghunghru creates a space where sound is sound without needing to be music, curating ambient and experimental sound art. With this label, she hopes to create more acceptance of experimental sounds, synthesis as therapy, and concept art. 

 

WILL HAMILTON / INDEXTHUMB -

GRAPHIC DESIGN & PRODUCER

Will is a freelance filmmaker & photographer, dedicated to creating images that subvert our assumptions about identity, etiuette, and models of reality. Ranging from narrative to music videos, his work explores the versions of ourselves that we're taught to repress. Originally from London, Will now lives in Berlin, running Indexthumb, a media service offering custom video and photography for clients such as Tricky, and Bad Breeding, and underground events such as Strictly Forbidden. His films have screened at some of the U.S. and Europe's most competitive film festivals, such as Cannes, Hollyshorts, and Austin. He holds a B.A. in Film and Media Studies from Stanford University, where he also taught screenwriting and filmmaking for two years as President of the Advanced Film Workshop. For more of his work, please see www.indexthumb.com

 
 

TOM LILGE - CREATIVE/TECHNICAL LEAD

Thomas Lilge founded gamelab.berlin 2013. In addition to his research on cultural techniques of games, he advises companies and organizations on topics of gamification and human centered design. He holds Gamification Expert Level 3 of the Engagement Alliance and Certified Octalysis Framework users.

MATTHIAS PFAFF - 

PROFESSOR OF VIRTUAL DESIGN

Prof. Matthias Pfaff studied interior design and founded the virtual photography studio pixellab right after. Today he is Chief Innovation Officer of ZREALITY, a VR/AR experience company based in Kaiserlautern and Luxembourg. As a specialist for virtual environments and 3D design he became professor of Virtual Design at the University of Applied Sciences Kaiserslautern. Prof. Matthias Pfaff is an internationally reknown expert and innovator in the field of Virtual Reality and Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) and is widely asked as one of very few university researchers in the field of virtual photography. He gives lectures at trade fairs, congresses and universities (e.g. the master class by Prof. Andreas Gursky). In addition he is a permanent keynote speaker one of the most prestigious design colleges in China. Prof. Pfaff is member of the Art Directors Club of Germany

 
 

MELISSA FERRARI

Melissa Ferrari is a young and energetic dancer currently based in Berlin. Melissa started dancing in her hometown in Italy. Driven by her passion at the age of 13 she moved to Hamburg where she studied at the Hamburg Ballet School John Neumeier. In 2018 Melissa decided to move to Berlin where she started training in different dance styles and working as a freelancer. Why does she dance??? “To discover herself and the world that around her, to express and communicate, to forget everything and just be a body in movement."

 

CHENG-JUNG TSAI

Cheng-Jung Tsai was born and raised in Taiwan where she started her performance and dance training at age 9. In 2010, at age 18 she moved to America to pursue a degree in dance in Miami, Florida. Two years after, she transferred to Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where she completed her BA in Dance. During her study in Jerusalem, she had performed dance works of Israeli choreographers such as Ohad Naharin Sharon Eyal, Idan Cohen and Hofesh Shechter. In 2012, she participated Batsheva Dance Company’s Batsheva Excellence Program in Tel Aviv. 



In 2016 she moved to Berlin and started to work as a freelance dancer. She has worked with Berlin-based artists Valentin Tzin, Kerem Shami, Saori Hala and Carly Lave. Besides dancing, she also focus on the underground music scene/ queer community in the city. In 2017 she joined INTERZONE collective throwing parties and publishing zines. In 2019 INTERZONE started its own label "SWISH.”

 

Cheng-Jung Tsai was born and raised in Taiwan where she started her performance and dance training at age 9. In 2010, at age 18 she moved to America to pursue a degree in dance in Miami, Florida. Two years after, she transferred to Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, where she completed her BA in Dance. During her study in Jerusalem, she had performed dance works of Israeli choreographers such as Ohad Naharin Sharon Eyal, Idan Cohen and Hofesh Shechter. In 2012, she participated Batsheva Dance Company’s Batsheva Excellence Program in Tel Aviv. 



In 2016 she moved to Berlin and started to work as a freelance dancer. She has worked with Berlin-based artists Valentin Tzin, Kerem Shami, Saori Hala and Carly Lave. Besides dancing, she also focus on the underground music scene/ queer community in the city. In 2017 she joined INTERZONE collective throwing parties and publishing zines. In 2019 INTERZONE started its own label "SWISH.”

JANAN LAUBSCHER

Janan Laubscher was born in the U.S. and graduated from Las Vegas Academy of the Performing Arts majoring in dance for 4 years. Shortly after, she moved to Israel where she was accepted into the 5 month Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company MASA program dancing and performing with 30 international movers. While living in Israel she trained with KCDC, Batsheva Dance Co, Vertigo Dance Co, Emmanuel Gat Dance Co and Inbal Pinto to name a few. After leaving Israel she moved to New Zealand, where she danced with Meghan Rowe's Contemporary Ballet Dance Co performing in festivals on both the North and South Islands. Janan is now a freelance dancer based in Berlin.

 

JOHN SNYDER

John, from Los Angeles, studied dance and performance in university, while completing a doctorate in physics at University of California, Irvine. He received an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship for research in applications of machine learning to electronic structure theory at Technische Universität, Berlin. John is currently a freelance artist based in Berlin, and co-founder of tensoralpha, a crypto-currency quantitative investment fund.

 
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