Me AndOther Me (Anna Pompermaier & Cenk Güzelis) in collaboration with Valdemar Danry

Me AndOther Me (creative partnership of she/her Anna Pompermaier & he/him Cenk Güzelis) is a new media-driven artistic and architectural research studio exploring the future of our spatial experiences and communication through practical applications of social mixed reality experiences focused on online culture and the spatial web. Anna and Cenk are interested in how social media and the internet have evolved to accommodate online communities in networked virtual spaces that have become alternative places to practice social and cultural activities, and how these virtual spaces affect the architecture of our social lives and social selves.

Anna and Cenk are architects, educators, and researchers at ./studio3, the Institute for Experimental Architecture of Innsbruck University, where they conduct practice-led research at the intersection of experimental architecture, contemporary art, new media and artificial intelligence. Their artistic and architectural research has been showcased at ACADIA, strand, LMDA conferences, and featured in publications for R.I.B.A., SOBRE, and MOUSSE among others. Their works and collaborative projects have been exhibited at Ars Electronica, L.E.V., IDFA, Laval Virtual, Impakt, iMAL, Daejeon Museum of Art and more. They've delivered keynotes at events like DOKLeipzig and The Future of Living Conference, Bozar (Brussels), and participated in residencies, like the European Media Art residency Program at iMAL, Brussels, in 2023.

Valdemar Danry is a Researcher, Artist and Tech Humanist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. With his background in philosophy of mind, neuroscience, extended reality (XR) and artificial intelligence, he seeks to explore how the augmented body mediates our experiences of the world not just as something physical but as something which is “lived”.



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