Christian "Mio" Loclair, creative director at Waltz Bonaire, is a new media artist, computer scientist and choreographer from Berlin, Germany. He explores the fiction of nature colliding with data and digital procedures. Using cutting edge technology and artificial intelligences in interactive installations, audio-visual experiences, visual narratives and dance performances, he continuously explores the harmony and tension of the encounter of humans and machines . Mio is publishing his work on digital installations, unexpected galleries and theatre stages around the world for commercial and independent projects. In his talks Christian Mio Loclair, invites to an interdisciplinary and visually stunning journey to connect the impossible. From the drama of Narciss to the Taxi Drivers of New York. From Robot Dancing and Code Experiments to Cutting Edge Machine Learning ... illustrating a holistic view towards culture and technology to answer the question “WHY?”
Can Ai be a generator for a sustainable and meaningful paradigm shift? Can we read information and understand knowledge, that was never made for us? Can we use emerging technologies as a mirror to human nature and how do we create accessible narrations for people to participate in cultural change and understand the future challenges of society? His work has been featured by companies such as Google, IBM, Mercedes Benz, BMW and VW and presented at museums such as Ars Electronica, Today Art Museum Beijing and Centre Pompidou. christianmioloclair.com
Simo is a craftsman of the digital era: he has had a passion for real-time graphics, graphics design and userexperience for 20 years. He's been on a journey in the digitalmedium through graphics, to print design, mobile and browserdevelopment, front-end programming and even games, digitalmarketing and all the way back to real-time graphics. Simo, from Pori in Finland, is a demoscene hobbyist and open-source contributor and is always creating something (like his one-man award-stealing operation, the music visualiser APEXvj). Once a pioneer and award winning Flash developer, Simo has since expanded his knowledge to technologies such as JS, WebGL, Notch, Fuse, Unreal and Blender.
Simo has been a featured speaker on such highly regarded events as FMX, FITC and GROW Paris, and has given talks at several design and media conferences. Simo is a rare combination of comprehensive programmingskills and design eye. Simo has worked in roles of Designer,Lead Developer, Creative Director and collected 7 x FWAtrophies, 9 Demoscene awards and ~20 other national andinternational recognitions. www.simppa.fi
With a passion for visualizing data and facts, Jan Schwochow combines more than 30 years of expertise in infographic design and journalism. While beginning to study Design at the University of applied ...
With a passion for visualizing data and facts, Jan Schwochow combines more than 30 years of expertise in infographic design and journalism. While beginning to study Design at the University of applied science in Hamburg, he soon started off his career in journalism by working for the STERN magazine at the Hamburg publishing house Gruner und Jahr. Eventually, he worked his way up the corporate ladder to the position of Artdirector and director of the infographics department. To take on new challenges, Jan Schwochow moved from Hamburg to Berlin in 2004. Arrived in the German capital, he soon started to work for the Agency KircherBurkhardt where he successfully built up a division for infographic design. In 2007, Jan Schwochow founded the company Golden Section Graphics. Within 10 years, the company emerged to one of the most influential players in the infographic design sector. After the company was renamed in 2017, it was then known as the Infographics Group with more than 50 employees.
After stepping down as its CEO in 2019, the Infographics Group’s strategy was realigned and the company renamed to Sapera. Today, Jan Schwochow is no longer working for Sapera, as he decided to re-focus his work on visual storytelling through infographic design and data visualization. By now, he’s working successfully as a publisher and journalist, gives workshops and lectures in the field of infographic design, and is a member of the Art Director Club e.V.
Patrik is the Creative Director of Artificial Rome. It’s not always the easiest job when you’re dealing with a bunch of individualists and – let’s face it – nerds. Astonishingly, he manages to keep up with this matter-of-fact feature and still works as an excellent designer with an ingenious output.
Born in 1979 in Bochum, Germany, he started out by the age of 18 and was dragged along by the new economy hype. Aged 20 Patrik started freelancing at various advertising agencies (W+K, HiRes!, Leo Burnett, Tribal DDB amongst others), studying Communication & Illustration Design in the meantime. In 2004 he teamed up with Dirk Hoffmann, they would co-found Artificial Rome in 2014.
Since then, the team has, in successive years, received many awards in prestigious competitions including the Cannes Lions, the Art Directors Club, the Red Dot Award and the New York Festivals. Patrik has been a speaker at the OFFF Festival, Resonate, ADC Conference, Playground Festival and was Guest Lecturer at the HAW, FH Lübeck and the Miami Ad School. artificialrome.com