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Docuverse presents a talk by Ingrid Kopp
March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
For our first Snapshots event for 2018, Docuverse presents a talk by Ingrid Kopp.
Ingrid Kopp will talk about the work she is doing with Electric South, incubating VR projects across Africa. She will also talk about supporting emerging media projects through her previous work with the Tribeca Film Institute – running an interactive fund and creating programmes like TFI Interactive and Tribeca Hacks. She continues to curate immersive work for the Tribeca Film Festival and will talk about the challenges and opportunities of exhibiting this kind of work – especially while often working remotely. Finally, she will talk about the need for more inclusion and diversity in this field, so that it can grow and become richer and avoid some of the pitfalls of technological hype and tech-utopianism.
Ingrid Kopp is a co-founder of Electric South, a non-profit initiative to develop virtual reality and innovative mobile storytelling projects across Africa. Until the end of 2017 Ingrid was a Senior Consultant in the Interactive Department at the Tribeca Film Institute and she still curates the Tribeca Storyscapes program for interactive and immersive work at the Tribeca Film Festival. Through the TFI New Media Fund Ingrid supported groundbreaking projects like Hollow, Notes on Blindness: Into Darkness and Do Not Track. Ingrid created the Institute’s other digital and interactive programs, including the TFI Interactive conference and Tribeca Hacks, bringing storytellers, technologists and designers together to explore new collaborations. Along with MIT’s Open DocLab, she produces Immerse, a publication for Medium on emerging storytelling. Ingrid is a frequent mentor, juror and speaker at festivals and conferences around the world. She started her career in the Documentaries department at Channel 4 Television in London before moving to NYC in 2004 and has been based in Cape Town since 2015.
Header Image: The Other Dakar by Selly Raby Kane