Lance Weiler is a storyteller, entrepreneur and thought leader. An alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriting Lab, he is recognized as a pioneer in mixing storytelling and technology. WIRED magazine named him…

Lance Weiler

Lab Director

As a multidisciplinary strategist, Rachel Ginsberg explores the space between brand and experience, and designs initiatives to bridge it.

Romy is a strategy and communications designer and a writer. She is currently exploring the role of imagination and narrative…

Ira Deutchman has been making, marketing and distributing films since 1975, having worked on over 150 films including some of the most successful independent films of all time.

A leading authority on the future of media, Frank Rose is the author of The Art of Immersion and a frequent contributor to The New York Times and other publications.

Dr. Park is Dean of Strategic Initiatives at Columbia University and a member of Columbia University’s Institute for Data Sciences and Engineering New Media Center…

Maureen A. Ryan is a producer based in New York concentrating on feature films and documentaries and is currently the Chair of Columbia University’s MFA Film program.

Barrie Adleberg is a multimedia artist, experience designer, educator and activist. She collaborates with multi-disciplinary producers to bring cross-cultural stories to life using emerging technologies.

Mark Hansen joined Columbia Journalism School in July of 2012, after a decade of shuttling between the west and east coasts. In Los Angeles, he held appointments in the Department of Statistics…

Nick Fortugno is a game designer and entrepreneur of digital and real-world games based in New York City, and a founder of Playmatics (, a game development company.

Dr. Desmond Upton Patton is an assistant professor at the Columbia School of Social Work and a Faculty Affiliate of the Social Intervention Group (SIG) and the Data Science Institute.

Sarah works as a User Experience Strategist, designing for a wide range of industries, from government technology to narrative experiences. She creates data-driven design methods

Magalis Videaux’s work lives at the intersection of experience design, immersive storytelling and experiential learning.

William Frey is a researcher at Columbia University’s School of Social Work and coordinator of the SAFElab.

Tenen is a co-founder of Columbia’s Group for Experimental Methods in the Humanities. The group’s interests fall into one of three categories, built on the strengths of Columbia’s community

Susie uses her background in education, cognition, and entrepreneurship to reimagine the future of learning.

Amir Baradaran is a New York based Iranian-Canadian ARtificial artist. As the Creative Research Associate at Columbia University’s Computer Science department (CG and User Interfaces Lab), his pioneering Augmented Reality…

Olivia Powell is a writer, experience designer, and storyteller who wonders what else stories can be and do. With a particular interest in metafiction…

Char Simpson (they/them) is a non-binary artist, interactive writer, and creative producer. They specialize in the crafting and mapping of compelling immersive stories.

Karol is an Austrian-born American entrepreneur and media industry innovator with broad motion picture, publishing, broadcast, event, and Internet backgrounds including leadership in the American independent film industry.

Considered one of the world’s most innovative marketers, Paul Woolmington has launched two successful media and communications concerns and in January 2016 was named CEO of a third, Canvas Worldwide.

I primarily work in: art, film, design, photography, and immersive experiences as well as film production. I am an art and cultural worker at APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon)

Yves is an AI researcher and the director of the “AI & Blockchain in Media” Project at USC’s Entertainment Technology Center (ETC).

Tanya Vlach is a transdisciplinary artist, storyteller, and producer, born and raised in San Francisco, CA.

S.C. Smith is a generative dramaturg and creative strategy consultant.