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Past events

[The Brain] 24 Nov 2018 at 20:00

Discover what it’s like to be part of a collective brain: a self-organizing, complex system that generates autonomous output.

Doclab Live: Jacco Gardner’s Somnium 23 Nov 2018 at 20:00, 22:00

Sensory live performance in the ARTIS planetarium of Jacco Gardner’s new album Somnium and the kinetic installation Volverium by Thijs Biersteker.

DocLab Academy: Workshop Day at Lava Lab 20 Nov 2018 at 9:30

A full day of hand’s on workshops by several professionals, taking place at design and technology innovation lab Lava Lab.

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Nonny de la Peña

CEO of emblematic group and fondly nicknamed the godmother of virtual reality

Nonny de la Peña has been called “The Godmother of Virtual Reality” by Engadget and The Guardian. As CEO of Emblematic Group, her digital reality media company, she uses cutting edge technologies to tell stories that create empathic engagement on the part of viewers. Emblematic is also pushing the envelope with branded content, and an experiential volumetric search platform. From positional goggles to hand controllers, Emblematic has constantly innovated in the field.

A Yale Poynter Media Fellow and a former correspondent for Newsweek, de la Peña is widely credited with creating the genre of immersive journalism and her virtual reality work has been featured by the New York Times, BBC, Mashable, Vice, Wired and many others. Showcases around the globe include the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals, The World Economic Forum in Davos, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and Games For Change.

Profile details

Works at: Emblematic Group Based in: Los Angeles, California Website

Field of expertise

Virtual Reality, Journalism, Production

Official Website

www.emblematicgroup.com/