Speaking

jos_ochI’m available and interested in public speaking engagements. Some of the topics I’m interested in and qualified to talk about are

  • Cultural exchange: creative collaboration in virtual environments as a method of cultural exchange
  • Performance and technology: networked, mixed reality and interactive choreography and theatrical performance
  • Immersive learning: education in virtual worlds
  • Augmented activism: the use of emergent platforms towards participatory activism
  • Participatory culture through creative play and performance games

If you would like to talk to me about how I might participate at your particular conference, workshop or symposium, please contact me.

Selected speaking engagements:

TechCamp Ramallah. Ramallah, West Bank. Topic: Mobile Storytelling & Educational Games. Hosted by the State Dept. & the American Consulate General in Jerusalem. http://funksoup.com/portfolio/techcamp-ramallah

Talks @ Google. New York, NY. Topic: the Role of Arts in Resilience.
http://funksoup.com/portfolio/googletalks-arts-resilience

Fulbright in a Connected World. New York, NY. Topic: Innovation through partnership and connectivity. Hosted by Ford Foundation and the State Department. http://youtu.be/dT4if8GsA_I

Selma Jeanne Cohen Award Lecture. Annual Fulbright Conference 2012, London, England. Topic: Instant Online Collaboration: Just Add Dance. (The use of dance frameworks for online collaboration and linking physical to digital actions). http://funksoup.com/portfolio/sjc/

SXSW 2012. Austin, TX. Topic:  This Spartan Life: #FragMe Gently (integration of cinematics in game space, extending game culture, DIY media & the importance of play), Co-Presented with Chris Burke and Paul Marino. http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_IAP13563

StartupBus 2012 Finalist. Challenge: launch a startup in 3 days while traveling on a bus to SXSW. Result: Our team launched CuriousCity, winning pitch competitions along the way and finishing as finalist at SXSW 2012. http://funksoup.com/2012/03/ccsbusfinals

SXSW 2011. Austin, TX. Topic:  Causebuilding #GamesFTW (Causebuilding Games: Fundraising & Social Gaming Streams), Co-Presented with Evonne Heyning. http://schedule.sxsw.com/events/event_IAP7417  Slides and description: http://funksoup.com/portfolio/sxsw11/

World’s Fair Use Day 2011. Moderator for Playing Fair: Remix in the Gaming Community. Washington, DC. Topic: Fair Use, copyright issues and remix culture in the game community. http://wfud.info  Video and slides: http://funksoup.com/portfolio/wfud11/

CHANCE 2010: International Conference on Social Networking in the Cultural Domain. Aix-en-Provence, France. Topic: Arts, online performance & communityhttp://www.chance-project.eu/

Y+30: the Future of Activism. New York, NY. Moderator for Y+30: the Future of Activism panel. Topic: Future trends & innovation forecasts in activismhttp://www.meetup.com/BLKNY30/events/16418098/

IgniteNYC 8. New York, NY. Topic: reACTor: a location-based mobile gaming app that connects news with social action. http://bit.ly/reACTor

PICNIC Young Festival. Amsterdam, NL. Keynote Speaker. Topic: Immersive virtual learning worlds: Collaborative Performance as Culture Mashup. http://archive.picnicnetwork.org/page/22412/en

London Knowledge Lab (University of London, Birkbeck & Institute of Education). London, UK. Topic: Creative Collaboration and Cultural Exchange in Second Lifehttp://www.lkl.ac.uk/video/dorado0407.html