One of Italy's leading jazz pianists, Danilo Rea received a solid musical training, obtaining his degree from the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome. He made his debut with the Trio di Roma (with Roberto Gatto and Enzo Pietropaoli) in 1975. Rea has performed with, among others, Chet Baker, Lee Konitz, Steve Grossman, Phil Woods, Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller and Kenny Wheeler. He is widely sought after in pop music, and has performed with Mina, Domenico Modugno, Pino Daniele, Riccardo Cocciante, Claudio Baglioni, Fiorella Mannoia and Gianni Morandi. He participated as a solo artist in 1989 in "Requiem for Pierpaolo Pasolini" by Roberto De Simone at the Teatro San Carlo in Napoli. In 1998 he founded the trio Doctor 3 together with Fabrizio Sferra and Enzo Pietropaoli, elected three times best Italian group of the year by the magazine Musica Jazz.
Paolo Scoppola is an interactive media artist who graduated in Computer Science. He realizes video installations, interactive performances for music, dance and theater shows. He is also a lecturer and coordinator in Interaction Design at Quasar Institute for Advanced Design in Rome, Italy. Paolo specialization is at the crossroads between art and science, sounds and images, where he has collaborated with international research centers, festivals and artists such as the National Institute of Nuclear Physics, the Science Museum of Trento, the Kaust University in Saudi Arabia, the Art Science Museum of Singapore, the choreographer Valentina Moar and many other. In addition, he has participated in several advertising campaigns for international brands including Gore-Tex, Barilla, Lines and Wurth.
Project Manager Pop Sandbox
Tristan Tiggeloven is an established project manager, emerging producer and entertainment industry professional that has worked across multiple different platforms including film, TV and interactive media. Tristan is currently a Producer and Creative Director for the ON-FOOT Mobile App. He began working with Pop Sandbox through the competitive CMPA National Producer Mentorship Program. Starting as an Associate Producer, he worked on the 10th anniversary KENK Interactive Graphic Novel, Inside KENK broadcast documentary and LOUD on Planet X videogame. Prior to joining Pop Sandbox, Tristan worked on several award-winning interactive projects including the Digital Emmy Award nominated Time Tremors. He worked for the interactive production company Xenophile Media for three years in a variety of roles including Business Affairs Manager, Project Manager and Assistant Producer.
Visual Artist, Architect and Director Living Architecture Systems Group
Philip Beesley is a multidisciplinary Canadian artist and architect. Beesley’s research is recognized for its pioneering contributions to the rapidly emerging field of responsive interactive architecture. He directs Living Architecture Systems Group (LASG), an international group of researchers and creators. He is a professor at the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo and the European Graduate School. His recent work Grove is currently featured at the 2021 Venice Biennale of Architecture. The work of the LAS evolves through collaborative exchanges with an international network of scientists, engineers, and artists including engineering leads Rob Gorbet and Dana Kulić, Atelier van Herpen, Salvador Breed and 4DSOUND in Amsterdam, among many others. Collaborations with LAS artists, scientists, and engineers has led to a diverse array of projects, from haute couture collections to complex electronic systems that can sense, react and learn. This experimental architecture explores the subtle phenomena and constantly-changing boundaries at the outer edges of current technology.
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