A musical innovator as much as a musician, Beatie Wolfe is at the forefront of pioneering new formats for music, reuniting tangibility, storytelling & ceremony to the album in this digital age. Wolfe has created a series of world’s-first designs that bridge the tangible and digital, including a 3D vinyl for iPhone, an intelligent album card deck and a musical jacket - designed by the tailor who dressed Bowie, Jagger, and Hendrix, and cut from fabric woven with Wolfe’s music. Beatie Wolfe’s work has been featured in the world’s leading museums, festivals and received nominations across the music, tech and art fields. Wolfe is also co-founder of a “profound” (The Times) new research project looking at the power of music for people living with dementia.
Nokia Bell Labs
Nokia Bell Labs is the world renowned industrial research arm of Nokia. Over its 90 year history, Bell Labs has invented many of the foundational technologies that underpin information and communications networks and all digital devices and systems. This research has resulted in 8 Nobel Prizes, two Turing Awards, three Japan Prizes, a plethora of National Medals of Science and Engineering, as well as an Oscar, two Grammy’s and an Emmy award for technical innovation. Nokia Bell Labs continues to conduct disruptive research focused on solving the challenges of the new digital era, defined by the contextual connection and interaction of everything and everyone, as described in the book, The Future X Network: A Bell Labs Perspective.
Design I/O LLC is an award winning creative studio specializing in the design and development of cutting edge, immersive, interactive installations. Design I/O develops installations for events, galleries, museums, exhibitions and public space and specializes in creating engaging, meaningful interaction with the public. With more than 15 years experience in interactive media, Design I/O and its partners continue to push the boundaries of what is possible at the intersection of design and technology.