The Creative Technologies Café at Sónar+D brings together leading names in the field of interaction and the most sophisticated digital experiences, whether in the realm of art, commercial, or stage design projects. The “creative technologists” are an essential creative community in discovering new languages made possible by technological research and the unlimited exploration of their potential.
This year the CTC (the forum explaining the development process of its most ambitious projects) will include the participation of the following speakers:
Greg J. Smith, from the Creative Applications Network, a blog since 2008 that has documented everything that happens in the digital art world: works, disciplines, platforms, tools and innovations. He is also editor of Holo magazine and deputy editor at Creative Applications. He will act as conversation moderator.
Kamil Nawratil, from the Volvox Labs new media design studio based in Brooklyn. Experienced creators in merging the physical with the digital environment, who are responsible for the visual and onstage work of Hybrid, the spectacular live show by Iranian producer Dubfire.
Joanie Lemercier, reputed founder, and former member of audiovisual collective AntiVJ and pioneer in creating visuals away from the constraints of the standard club set-up (screen + projector); Lemercier will present his new show, Blueprint, at Sónar 2015.
Emmanuel Biard, a lighting design specialist and creator of new forms of lighting that pass or bounce across different surfaces, through the use of kinetic tricks and mirrors -in “Archimedes”, the 2012 show for musician Daedelus- or in the use of smokescreens, as with the immersive Evian Christ live show, which can also be seen on stage at Sónar by Day.