La Bourse - Rops
Hours and dates
- Oct 26 from 12:00 to 12:40
Alysha Naples works at the intersection of art and technology to create experiences that are authentically supportive of the bodies, minds, and spirits of those who will participate in them. She spent more than a decade teaching at some of the top arts institutions in the United States and has received numerous awards for her innovative solutions, including a DA&D Silver Award, a Webby Award for Best Services Website, and distinction as a Gold Instructor from Graphis New Talent.
Most recently, Alysha was the Chief Experience Officer for Tin Drum, a content collective creating transcendent mixed-reality experiences. Her work has been shown at the Serpentine Gallery in London, the Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum in London, Pioneer Works and The Shed in New York City, and the Manchester International Film Festival, and Alysha served as a juror for the VR section of the Venice Biennale in 2019. She lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Transceive, Transport, Transcend
Transport yourself to a happy place. A place that you like to return to. A place where you feel connected, calm, and cared for. A place where you feel safe to explore and eager to engage. Where is this place ? What are its characteristics ? How prominent is technology in this scene ?
Much of the present experience of technology is specifically designed to steal your attention, hijack your time, and transfer your presence from the real world.
Alysha has spent most of the last decade designing holistic, immersive experiences in augmented reality that center contemplation and presence. This work brought her into collaboration with various performers, including actors, artists, dancers, and musicians who all desired to connect with their audience. Let’s explore how we can use technology to create transcendent experiences.