Jeni Oliver is the Creative Industries Development Manager for Highlands and Islands Enterprise in Scotland. Jeni nurtures and supports businesses from handcrafters to games developers and connects them with the world. She spoke to MTF Director Andrew Dubber at XPONorth in Inverness about the importance of place in the creative sector and in innovation – as well as why these sorts of creative businesses are now at the forefront of innovation for all of industry.
Harry Yeff has been a big part of MTF’s mission to put human creativity at the heart of AI development. He’s a beatboxer and experimental vocalist who also happens to be at the cutting edge of AI research. He’s been in residence at Harvard University and Nokia Bell Labs and has developed his collaboration with neural networks expert CJ Carr at a series of MTF events since they first met at MTF Scandi in 2015. He joined MTF Director Andrew Dubber for a conversation about his unique talents and curiosity during the recent MTF Örebro event.
MTF teamed up with Örebro University for “Humans in da Loop” – a meeting of minds between academia, innovators and industry. The immersive labs at MTF Örebro focused on democratising AI innovation and putting humans and creativity at the centre of artificial intelligence. At the showcase finale, the university’s new Pro-Vice Chancellor of AI, Amy Loutfi joined Niclas Molinder CEO of music rights company Session and MTF founder Michela Magas on stage to discuss what it takes to break down the barriers between different knowledge areas.
Robin Rimbaud is Scanner. He’s a sound artist and composer who explores the experimental terrain between sound and space. He introduced his work and his life in sound on stage at MTFBerlin in 2016.
Ian Hunter is an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and miniatures builder for Hollywood superhero films and science fiction. He spends much of his time making intricate models and then blowing them up as the cameras roll.
Lucie Caswell is the CEO of FAC – the Featured Artists Coalition – who lobby on copyright issues for artists in the light of new technologies and culture.
Dr Tobias Edman is Head of Innovation and Public Benefit at the Swedish National Space Agency. His job is to take space data and ensure that it’s useful – both to business and to the planet.
Four MTFers won ISAbells – the International Sound Awards and more were highly commended runners up in the prestigious event in Hamburg.
Cheline Jaidar went from corporate creative recruiter and advocate for homeless people and victims of domestic violence to being in charge of putting together the Industrial Design Team led by Jonathan Ive at Apple. She talks about her journey and the people she brought into the tech giant’s core along the way.
We are thrilled to announce that in October MTF is landing in the thriving Örebro AI Innovation Ecosystem with HUMANS IN DA LOOP.
Niclas Molinder is a Swedish songwriter / producer and CEO of Session (formerly Auddly) – a music rights startup with some phenomenal industry support. His partners include Max Martin and Björn Ulvaeus, and Session is working with ProTools, Universal, Spotify and others to ensure that rights are tracked and reported accurately right from the point of creation on through to the end consumer.
Deirdre Nelson is an Irish textile artist and designer. She has been working with the Circumpolar Crafters Network and has some lessons for hackers and electronic artists from the people who skin seals to make their shoes.
We received official validation from Stockholm County of our new not-for-profit organisation: Industry Commons Foundation. This is a huge deal for the entire MTF community.
Andrew Robertson is a TV producer based in Glasgow. He lifts the curtain on reality show ethics and talks about how we can tell engaging stories from life in the digital age.
John Robb is a journalist and musician. He has a lot to say about music and culture. His take on how to be a music fan and how to connect that with your politics and your place in the world is uplifting and inspiring.
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