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.
Eugene (Evgeniy) Afonin (b. 1983) was born in Moscow. He has worked with video art since 2003, performing as a VJ at clubs and festival venues. Since 2008 Afonin has worked in the field of digital art and new multimedia technologies, interactive design, generative systems, and natural human-computer interaction. His work focuses on designing and constructing immersive interactive environments, as well as kinematic models and specialized object-control software.
He co-founded the Moscow-based creative company Russian Visual Artists. Since departing from RVA in 2012, he became the co-curator of Curiosity Media Laboratory and has worked on more than a dozen theatrical productions as a video and media artist, in gallery exhibitions as well as on commercial projects.
Richard Burns is an interactive developer specializing in the field of projection mapping. Previously he worked at ProjectionArtworks in London, UK. He has developed diverse projects that include car simulators, interactive ping pong tables, projection mapping, and tracking systems. In his spare time he performs VJ sets at various locations in the UK and teaches TouchDesigner. He recently moved to Tokyo.
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.