May Adadol Ingawanij is a writer, curator, and teacher. Her research explores decentred histories and genealogies of cinematic arts; avant-garde legacies in Southeast Asia; forms of potentiality in contemporary artistic and curatorial practices; aesthetics and circulation of artists’ moving image, art and independent films in, around, and beyond Southeast Asia. She is Professor of Cinematic Arts at the University of Westminster where she co-directs the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media.
Ben Slater is a writer, editor, curator and researcher who has been based in Singapore since 2002. He is the author of Kinda Hot: The Making of Saint Jack in Singapore (Marshall Cavendish: 2006), the editor of 25: Histories & Stories of the Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF: 2014) and NANG 1: Screenwriting (Cinemasias Editions: 2016). His writings on film have appeared in Vertigo, Ekran, Screen International and Cahiers du Cinéma (World Cinema Special Edition) and many other books, magazines and newspapers. He curated moving image for the Lovebytes Digital Arts Festival in Sheffield, UK between 2001-2003. He’s recently been a collaborator on a Virtual Reality project based on Singapore’s film heritage from the 1950s.
Max Schleser (B.A. Hons, M.A., Ph.D.) is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television and Researcher in the Centre for Transformative Media Technologies (CTMT) at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia), Adobe Education Leader, Founder of the Mobile Innovation Network & Association (www.mina.pro) and Screening Director of the International Mobile Innovation Screening & Festival. Max’s research expertise are Immersive Media and Creative Arts 4.0 with a focus on Cinematic VR and interactive filmmaking. His research explores Screen Production, Emerging Media and Smartphone Filmmaking for community engagement, creative transformation and transmedia storytelling.
Max Schleser's portfolio: http://www.schleser.nz/
Mobile Innovation Network & Association: https://mina.pro/