We Can Create shuffles its roster

  • Creative
  • July 19, 2011
  • Design Daily Team
We Can Create shuffles its roster

The world of creativity is all about shaking things up and upcoming art, design and creative technologies event We Can Create is no exception.  And among the shakings is an amended and expanded line-up of inspirational speakers.

Due to production delays on his new MTV sitcom, Taika Waititi has had to pull out of this year’s event. And medical reasons mean interactive architecture guru Usman Haque has also pulled the plug on his appearance. But not to worry because some exciting new additions to the line-up of speakers have also been announced.

First up is local Chris Graham, director of Sione’s Wedding and nautical horror The Ferryman, starring John Rhys Davis and Kerry Fox. Graham has also notched up a Cartoon Network kid’s show, a slew of award-winning music videos and boasts and an impressive portfolio of television commercials. Right now he’s busy screenwriting his next feature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York-based director and designer Karin Fong, of Imaginary Forces, also joins the fray. Fong combines live-action, design and animation for projects in film, television, and immersive environments. And she has quite the impressive portfolio. For starters, she has designed title sequences for numerous feature films, including Ray, Charlotte’s Web, The Pink Panther 2, Terminator :Salvation, and Going the Distance. Her most recent film project is the upcoming documentary Magic Trip, for which she’s created a visual language for Ken Kesey’s acid fueled adventure across America.

As a commercial director, Fong has helmed spots for Target, Chevrolet, Herman Miller, Sears, and Honda. Other projects include combining cinema with architecture for diverse environments, including Las Vegas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also joining the We Can Create fold is visual artist Rafaël Rozendaal. Using the Internet as his canvas, Rozendaal’s artistic practice consists of websites, installations, drawings, and writing. Spread out over a vast network of domain names, he attracts a large online audience, over 12 million unique visits per year.

Check out the We Can Create website for the remaining lineup.

 

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