Speaker of the Day: Thorsten Wiedemann

Thorsten Wiedemann

Thorsten S. Wiedemann, founder and director of A MAZE, will be speaking at the Roundtable Cultural Heritage: Awesome Opportunities with Technologies which is part of the CEPIC Congress. The seminar will held at the Martim proArte Hotel in Berlin on 1st June 2018.

Under this international label he produces and curates festivals, exhibitions and workshops on the intersection of games, games culture, digital arts and playful media. With “A MAZE. / Berlin” and “A MAZE. / Johannesburg” he created two annual international festivals to present independent games culture and playful media. He generates new controversial formats (e.g. A MAZE. Magazine, A MAZE. Pop-ups) and gives room for experimentation, collaboration and exchange.  In 2012 Thorsten established the A MAZE. Awards, which go to unique and artistic games in six categories. His focus is on interdisciplinary discourse and in filling the gaps between games, art and technology. He is also a performance artist and holds e.g. the unofficial world record for 48 hrs in Virtual Reality. Documented in film Disconnected – A 48hrs VR-Trip! Currently he lives and works in Berlin.