September 17, 2007
Singapore- Michael Naimark, co-founder of the MIT Media Lab, Apple Lab, Atari Lab, and Lucas Arts; Suresh Seetharaman, founder and president, Virgin Animation and Virgin Comics; and Jyri Salomaa, head of research, Nokia China, will be among the international mentors at X|Media|Lab Singapore from September 28-30. Themed “Media aRt&d,” the workshop/conference will highlight the meeting points of the creative and technological in converting creative digital media ideas into R&D projects and into intellectual property. The Pro Day Conference on September 28 will concentrate on media arts; R&D; new media, new geographies; and creative ideas and business plans. The Lab, held from September 29-30 at the new Art, Design and Media (ADM) Building at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), is seeking 12-14 great digital media project ideas that intersect media arts and/or R&D. The companies and project teams selected will work one-on-one with each of their chosen mentors on their project ideas. Among the other mentors are Isaac Kerlow, Dean, ADM NTU, board member of MDA and NRF; new media theorist Lev Manovich; Dave Vroney, creative director, Microsoft Advanced Technology Centre, Beijing; Lynda Brown, president, New Media BC; and Gokul K., director, Whistling Woods International (Mumbai).