Play, Perform, Participate


Our mediatized culture invites us to access and interact with artistic productions and technological objects through play, performance, and participation. This panel will look at how these practices overlap in public, private, and virtual spaces.

Rachel Ginsberg Strategist

Rachel Ginsberg
Strategist

Rachel Ginsberg
Strategist // Panel Moderator

As a multidisciplinary strategist, Rachel Ginsberg explores the space between brand and experience, and designs initiatives to bridge it. Rachel’s work has been executed widely across organizations large and small, ranging from brand strategy to experience design for clients like Target, L’Oreal, Yale Medical Group, Caleres, and Clean. Additionally, Rachel works with Columbia University's Digital Storytelling Lab to design methodology that merges storytelling, collaborative practice, and emerging technology, and can be used to address pressing global challenges. Whenever she can make the time, Rachel loves taking epic road trips, and getting lost in the woods with her dog, Beatrice.

Tau Zaman Head Writer at LIMINUS

Tau Zaman
Head Writer at LIMINUS

Tau Zaman
Head Writer at LIMINUS

Tau Zaman is the Head Writer for Liminus, premiering at the MIT's 2016 Hacking Arts festival. He uses his Bachelor's degree in Political Communication from Emerson College to tell unconventional stories in equally unorthodox formats. He served as Assistant Producer for Cyclops at the Oberon Theater, and now also writes for ars Paradoxica in his rare free time. You can follow Tau on Twitter: @tauzaman

Theo Watson Creative Director, Design I/O

Theo Watson
Creative Director, Design I/O

Theo Watson
Creative Director at Design I/O

Theo Watson is an artist, designer and experimenter whose work is born out of the curiosity and excitement of designing experiences that come alive and invite people to play. He is a co-founder of Design I/O, a creative studio specializing in interactive installations and is also co-founder of the openFrameworks project, a cross-platform, open-source toolkit for creative coding in C++.  In 2010, he was awarded Prix Ars Electronia's Golden Nica in Interactive Art for his work on the Eyewriter project.  His work has been shown at MoMA, Tate Modern, Ars Electronica, The Sundance Film Festival, Res Fest, REMF, Cinekid, Montevideo, OFFF, SHIFT, ICHIM, The Creators Series, Deitch Projects, Eyebeam, Pixel Gallery, Museum N8 Amsterdam.  

Rachel Chanoff Founder and Executive Director, THE OFFICE Performing Arts + Film

Rachel Chanoff
Founder and Executive Director,
THE OFFICE Performing Arts + Film

Rachel Chanoff
Founder and Executive Director at THE OFFICE Performing Arts + Film

Rachel Chanoff has been working in performing arts and film for over thirty years and is the founder and director of THE OFFICE performing arts + film, a New York City-based programming, consulting, and production company. She is the Curator of Performing Arts and Film for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), Director of Programming of the CenterSeries at the '62 Center for Theater and Dance at Williams College, Consultant to the Feature Film and Theater Programs for the Sundance Institute and consultant to the Rawi screenwriters lab in Jordan, Chair of the New York Jewish Film Festival selection committee, and Curator of Music and Family programming at 92YTribeca, and the Artistic Director of Celebrate Brooklyn!, New York’s longest running free outdoor performing arts and film festival. Rachel is also proud to serve on the board of the 52nd Street Project and Working Films. She is a long time participant in the Theater Development Fund’s Open Doors program, which introduces underserved high school students to the theater.

Daisy Nam Assistant Director, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University

Daisy Nam
Assistant Director, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University

Daisy Nam
Assistant Director at Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University

Daisy Nam is currently the assistant director at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University. She has over a decade of experience working in educational and art institutions. Previously she was the assistant director of public programs at the School of the Arts, Columbia University, curating programs and working with artists to engage with the campus community and public at large. At the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum she developed initiatives to support the museum’s collection, exhibition and educational programs. She holds a master's degree in Curatorial and Critical Studies from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in Art History from New York University.