Lance Weiler (US)

KEYNOTE

CONFERENCE FOR THE CURIOUS | VPRO MEDIALAB EXPLORES THE FUTURE OF MEDIA AND STORYTELLING

Lance Weiler is considered one of the leading voices in 21st Century storytelling. Wired described him as ‘one of the 25 people that contribute to the reinvention of entertainment and thus changing the face of Hollywood’. In a sense Weiler is a storytelling agnostic: his work is not limited by running times, mediums or platforms. His projects mix digital and real-world elements. While they embrace emergent technology, it is critical that the tech serves the story and emotional core of the piece. Lance blends film, tv, games, art, data and code and design experiences that reach millions of people in theatres, via mobile phones and online. For example, his project Body/Mind/Change is a multiplatform immersive and narrative/play simulation. It is a digital experience extension of David Cronenberg film exhibition combining techniques as 3Dprinting, AI simulation, IoT and VR. Lances teaches at Columbia University in New York. In his keynote at Conference for the Curious, the cultural hacker and next-level filmmaker will talk about his projects and the future of telling stories.