Annette Mees is an award-winning immersive theatre director known for her innovative, interdisciplinary, experiential work that allows audiences to explore big ideas and meaningful change. She is the Artistic Director of Audience Labs; a hub for imagination exploring new forms of theatre and technology. It connects artists, technologists, researchers, experts, and communities to spark new thinking. Audience Labs started its life at the Royal Opera House in London and has recently moved to King’s College London where Annette is a Visiting Senior Research Fellow in Culture and Creative Industries. She is the chair of FutureEverything, a co-host of global conversation around the Future of Art and Culture, an artist mentor for CPH:DOX and working on R&D exploring the “Future of Venues” with Substrakt.
This online event has simultaneous translation, LSE interpretation and can be followed in open streaming on the Fundación Telefónica website and on networks with the hashtag #FutureIntelligence22
After the success of its first edition, the Future Intelligence Fest, co-created by Fundación Telefónica, the British Council and the British Embassy in Spain is holding a second episode to investigate the impacts of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality on the arts, media and entertainment. From producing music festivals with artists playing remotely thanks to 5G technology, to creating immersive mega-productions for the Royal Opera House, to encoding albums into 3D printed DNA strands, the Future Intelligence Fest brings together the leading British experts in this sector to raise the creative opportunities but also the social challenges that the use of these tools entails.
This initiative organised by Fundación Telefónica and the British Council began with an initial event that took place on Tuesday, October 5th 2021, with three prestigious representatives in the field of creation and research from the United Kingdom and Spain: the filmmaker and narrator of the future Karen Palmer, the CEO and co-founder of Espadaysantacruz Studio, Miguel Espada, and the researcher and writer, Arthur I. Miller, who were accompanied by Ludovic Assémat, head of Arts of the British Council in Spain.