Theresa Loong is an interactive media artist who creates intergenerational storytelling experiences focused on memory, identity, and immigration through the use of film, games and apps. Her documentary, “Every Day Is a Holiday,” showed on public television with support from the LMCC, ITVS and CPB. She was a consulting producer for AMC Networks on digital storytelling experiences surrounding The Walking Dead and Breaking Bad. Theresa led integrated media projects with the New York Times, Architecture for Humanity, and Food and Wine. She taught interactive technologies at NYU and exhibited at the Teriennale di Milano and Círculo de Bellas Artes. She is currently developing an interactive piece with community organizations called “Bought/Broken.” Theresa works at Local Projects, an experience design studio based in New York. She is chairperson of the board of directors of The FilmShop.
Laura Nova is an interdisciplinary artist who creates sculpture, video, sound, performance and installation focused on the dynamics of human interaction using consumption, cardio, and comedy. Her interactive video installation “On the Spot” was included in the Independent Curators International exhibition Situation Comedy: Humor in Recent Art and “Limited Run” at Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT for which she received a National Performance Network Grant. Her public artwork “Crescendo,” an automated praise-singing machine, received the Fund for Creative Communities and the Manhattan Community Arts Fund Grant. Exercising storytelling, subjective and collective memory and the body, “Moving Stories: a senior-led walking tour” is her latest project that pulls all of these elements together. Laura is an associate professor at Bloomfield College in the division of Creative Arts and Technology where she teaches expanded media and lives on the Lower East Side in New York City.