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.
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.