Vincent Houzé uses modern computer graphics techniques to create interactive art, performances, and large-scale multimedia installations. His practice centres on dynamic simulations and systems in which simple rules give rise to complexity, richness, and realistic motion.
Houzé was born and raised in Paris, where he studied computer science and graphic design. Before embracing interactive art he worked in Paris and London as a visual effects designer for films, commercials, and video games. He now lives and works in New York City, where he was previously a member at NEW INC, the New Museum incubator for art and technology. Houzé’s recent work has been exhibited in the first two editions of the Day for Night Festival in Houston at Google I/O 2017, La Gaîté Lyrique in Paris, the Société des Arts Technologiques in Montreal, and at the Times Art Museum in Beijing. His works has also been featured in several online magazines such as Creators and Creative Applications.
Ben Benhorin (b.1977) is a designer, educator, and digital artist based in Tel Aviv. He is an alumni of the Bezalel Academy's Visual Communication Department in Jerusalem and now serves as senior faculty member and head of Interactive Design Studies at the Shenkar College of Engineering & Design, Tel Aviv.
Benhorin is the founder of wuwa.org, one of the leading interactive design studios in Israel and has created several projects and initiatives that merge design, art, and technology. He serves as a consultant on major start-up companies in Israel and has worked internationally on a number of successful web projects and products, among which he won the prestigious TechCrunch Disrupt Award. He currently heads the design system team at wix.com, defining and building the design infrastructure for products used by over 150 million users. He specializes in meaningful interaction design solutions, systems thinking, and generative art installations.
Ofir Liberman is a Tel Aviv based artist and designer. His work bridges a wide range of disciplines: sound,graphics, coding and electronics, and focus on the relation between the human and technology in the perspective of Spiritual awareness .Ofir is a senior faculty member in Shenkar, and an expert in interaction, generative audio-visual design and game design.
350 TouchDesigneurs coming from all the corners of the world.
The Summit takes place on the beautiful and spacious Couer des Sciences / UQAM campus in Montreal centre-ville very close to Place des Arts. We will be occupying several spaces in the campus, but the main entrance and registration will be in the “Chaufferie” building which will also act as the ‘lab’ or community space. Please see attached map for access routes.