Sunday, May 21 • 3:05pm - 3:20pm
Lightning Talk: Tamiko Thiel

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Since 1994 I have been creating virtual reality artworks as “empathy machines,” putting users in situations they hopefully never encounter in real life, e.g. as prisoner in an internment camp or an interrogation by secret police. I drew on music, urban planning and classical drama to create and teach my own theory of dramatic structure in interactive experiences, with the user as protagonist in first person experiential perspective in interactions with the virtual world.

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Tamiko Thiel

Artist, Eyebeam Mentor, Eyebeam Art & Technology
Tamiko Thiel is an internationally acknowledged pioneer in creating poetic spaces of memory for exploring social and cultural issues in both virtual reality since 1994 (Starbright World with Steven Spielberg) and augmented reality. A founding member of the artist group Manifest.AR... Read More →

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Eyebeam is a nonprofit studio for collaborative experiments with technology toward a more imaginative and just world. By providing generous support to artists for research, production and education, Eyebeam makes ideas real.

Sunday May 21, 2017 3:05pm - 3:20pm
CTW Conference Hub at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway 1871 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

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