Anaïs Guilet is Associate professor (tenure) in comparative literature and information and communication sciences at Savoie-Mont Blanc University. She is attached to the research group LLSETI, and is an associate member of FIGURA, at UQAM. Specialized in digital humanities, her research focuses on digital and transmedia aesthetics, on the place of books in contemporary culture, as well as representations of the body in a digital context.
Her website: www.cyborglitteraire.com
Karleen Groupierre is an associate professor (tenure) at University Montpellier 3, in the RIRRA 21 (Representing inventing reality from romanticism to the 21st century) laboratory and in the Theatre and Cinema department. Associate researcher at INReV (Digital Pictures and Virtual Reality) of the University Paris 8 and active member of the collective of researchers OMNSH (Observatory of Digital Humanities).
Doctor in Aesthetic, Sciences and Technologies of Arts, her PhD thesis, directed by Marie-Hélène Tramus, is titled « Issues of transmedia fiction in terms of creation and reception » (2013).
Specialized in new digital medias and multi-format fictions, she has curated many interactive art installations, short films, and transmedia fictions exhibited in France and abroad including at the Art Gallery of Siggraph Asia in Hong-Kong, at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) in Melbourne, or at Ars Electronica (Austria). Using a Research-creation approach, she explores and studies the integration of new digital technologies into innovative narrative machinery.
Collective and collaborative intelligence Mentor
Doctor in Information and Communication Sciences, Marie-Julie Catoir-Brisson is lecturer and Communication at University of Nîmes.
She's work falls within an inter and transdisciplinary perspective between Design Sciences and Information and Communication Sciences.
Her research focuses on social innovation through design, media and new media, and the uses of digital interfaces and connected objects, which she analyzes from a critical perspective, from the semiotics and anthropology of communication.His current research concerns social and digital innovation (particularly in the field of mobile health and care), interaction design and aims to contribute to a creative ethics of technologies.
Her website: mjcb.me
Simon is Head of creative development within National Theatre Wales, one of the 4 Open Access partners.
He graduated from Dartington College of Arts with a degree in Contemporary Theatre and Choreographic Practices and has since then been working as a performer/deviser, producer and facilitator. He joined National Theatre Wales in 2013 where he was responsible for WalesLab, a unique initiative that placed artists across the landscape of Wales to develop new performance ideas. Now as the Head of Creative Development, he is overseeing the various research and development projects undertaken by the company as well as supporting the development of independent artists through the company’s new Creative Development framework.
He got into theatre and performance from a young age. As a result he has become really passionate about community-focused / participatory projects and looks to share the things he has picked up with anyone who will listen. He continually looks for new ways to involve people in the work that he does.
Artist Monitoring Mentor / Expert
John is associated within National Theatre Wales, one of the 4 Open Access partners, he continues the work led by Simon.
He is a Creative Producer, he is part of the group Blast Theory that creates interactive art drawing on popular culture, performance, technology and games, the work often blurs the boundaries between the real and the fictionalJohn studied Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he formed the artists’ group non zero one with five friends.
John is a founding member of interactive theatre company non zero one.The company’s work is often interactive, interested in exploring relationships between people through private and shared experiences and has been shown at venues including BAC, the Barbican Centre, the Bush Theatre and the National Theatre.
John is a photographer with his company RULER, working in theatre, portrait and fashion editorial. John’s photography work has appeared in Time Out magazine, The Stage, British Theatre Guide, BBC News, Telegraph online, and in posters and brochures for Barbican BITE and Sundance Film Festival.
He is also a keen member of GoodGym, a national organisation that uses running to do good in local communities.
OPENDOC - The OA web-documentary
Sébastien Augier is professor in Applied Arts at the Department of Multimedia and Internet Business (MMI) at the University Institute of Technology (IUT) in Montbéliard since 2004. He mainly teaches audiovisual media applied to new media.
He graduated in applied arts, he has developed since the mid-90s, an artistic activity through various audio or video-digital installations exploring the notions of identity or intimacy in the public space.
Director of the professional webdesign license of the IUT of Belfort Montbéliard (2007 to 2015), he was also founder and co-president of the art center "The House of Workshops" in Baume les Dames between 2015 and 2018 .
Holder of a Master of Arts, Multimedia Products and Services in 2018, he is currently starting a PhD on the question of documentating a creative process.