Nienke Huitenga (NL)

Meet the Makers - Non fiction stories

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

Nienke Huitenga is co-founder of Hackastory, where storytellers, developers and designers combine their powers. Hackastory sees experts from different fields working in separate worlds and speaking different languages. Hackastory wants to bridge this gap and bring these professionals together to increase understanding and foster collaboration to innovate in the field of digital and interactive storytelling. In workshops and hackathons the team strives to discover the endless online possibilities. Nienke is also a (movie)journalist and teaches communication and multimedia design in Breda. She designed the online media strategy for interactive projects Human Birdwings and The Modular Body of visual artist Floris Kaayk. Both stories went viral and are viewed tens of million times. She recently was awarded with a Gouden Kalf for best interactive work with The Modular Body.