Haru Ji is a media artist and co-creator of the research project "Artificial Nature”. This project explores ‘art-as-it-could-be’ as an amalgam of play, research, and art through the creation of interactive and immersive ecosystemic worlds. Each is an infinite game that lets participants explore, observe, and interact within a foreign universe, working based on the application of feedback systems as found in our own nature. Haru understands life and nature as an infinite game rather than as a finite game, and is interested in seeing, discovering, and knowing our own world through building worlds.

She holds a PhD in Media Arts & Technology from the University of California Santa Barbara where she was also a researcher for the AlloSphere virtual reality instrument. Haru is an assistant professor of Art & Technology at Sogang University in Seoul, Korea, as well as a visiting professor at York University, Canada. She has exhibited computational installations, digital sculptures, virtual architecture, video installations, sculptural objects and 3D animations at many exhibitions and art festivals worldwide including at ZKM Karlsruhe, La Gaite Lyrique Paris, Microwave Festival Hong Kong, and Daejeon Biennale Korea.






René Pinnell

As a filmmaker & designer, René produced the acclaimed comedy show Backpack Picnic, directed the feature documentary The King of Texas, sold a TV pilot to MTV, designed 5 products & founded 2 companies.