VIRTUAL FUTURE

ollowing global trends, the use of virtual platforms has now become critical for the future of the industry.  Out of all other creative jobs, animation and game outsourcing production pipelines are the most stable and continue to produce content and work amid the pandemic.

Camille Selvon

Founder & Creative Director Animae Caribe Festival, Camille has also been a developmental consultant in digital media specializing in training for animation and digital media with a focus on creating a spark in those who are naturally gifted to become creative innovators.

An academic, industry leader and advocate for the development of the Animation industry in the Caribbean for the last 20 years, she has designed experimental new media studies with artistic electives. The sole purpose being –  the creation of ‘affirmative action’, that will make special attempts to assist the financially, socially and even mentally challenged to become twenty-first century digital natives.

Antonius Roberts, OBE

Antonius is the Curator for this project.  He graduated in 1981 from the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a BFA in Painting.  As the former coordinator of FINCO Summer Art Workshops and as a teacher and lecturer at Government High School and The College of The Bahamas (now University of The Bahamas), Roberts has mentored a generation of young Bahamian artists.

 

Roberts continues to inspire and support a growing cadre of Bahamian creatives and provide a forum for their interaction with international artists. He has committed the next ten years of his life, developing Project Ice Bahamas. ICE stands for Incubator for Collaborative Expressions

Martyn Forde

Freelance energy & knowledge management consultant working to build climate-smart societies.  Martyn Forde is the Founder of Future In Nature Synergies Inc (FIN Synergies). FIN Synergies provides energy and knowledge management consulting services as well as digital media production services to clients. Martyn has a decade of experience in energy research, project management and environmental resource management in the  Caribbean. Mr. Forde assists clients in the development of renewable energy transition strategies and designing learning activities to build, share and strengthen capacity within organizations.

 

Mr. Forde currently consults on the  development of communities of practice (CoP) for the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the Caribbean Electric  Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC). He is responsible for the curation of industry best-practices in resiliency  planning for critical infrastructure and disaster management. Mr. Forde is the Community Leader for the CARILEC  Renewable Energy Community (CAREC) where he facilitates learning activities for over 1100 energy professionals  from utilities in emerging economies from the Caribbean and across the world.

Roger Allan Jackson

Roger is a new media artist, designer, and educator.  From 1996, his body of work has included Motion Design, Animation, Video Art, and Graphic Design. Since 2004, he has been teaching design, motion design and creative coding at various tertiary level educational institutions. His more recent artwork incorporates electronics and 3D Printing, and focuses on Computational Art, Interactive Installation, and Robotic Art.  

 

He holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Art & Design from The University of Hertfordshire (UK), and an Electronics Engineering Diploma from George Brown College (Canada). 

Dennise Demming

Dennise is passionate about changing relationships, and finds inspiration interacting with creative, restless persons.  As a communications practitioner, change agent, Ted-X Franchise holder and University lecturer, she is committed to making a difference. 

 

Over the last 5 years Dennise has taken a very verbal position on Gender Violence, Feminism and Workplace Sexual Harassment, oftentimes challenging corporate entities for their non-action on these critical areas.  Currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Marriage, Couple and   Family Counseling at Walden University, her real world experience brings a fresh perspective to the participants.

Tonni Ann Brodber-Hemans

Tonni Brodber is the Representative of the UN Women Multi-Country Office- Caribbean.

 

Prior to her appointment in August 2020, Ms. Brodber served as Deputy Representative from 2015 -2020 with the MCO Caribbean. Before this Ms. Brodber was the Team Leader for the Advancing Gender Justice in the Pacific programme with the UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office.

Ms. Brodber served as the Gender Specialist for the United Nations Development Programme in South Africa, as well as briefly with the UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office and established what is now the UN Women Country Office in Haiti.

 

Ms. Brodber’s work experience also includes lecturing in International Relations and Development Studies at Yanshan University in China, and directing and co-producing, a film on Haiti.

Satori Hassanali

Practicing, internationally trained and registered, art psychotherapist.  Art therapy is a form of psychological intervention that uses visual art media as its primary mode of communication. Satori has extensive experience in the field of mental health, where the non-directive, client-led approach is particularly valued by clients, on account of the level of agency they are afforded in their own treatment.

 

Healing in this context is, of course, case specific; but can be viewed from a more general standpoint as facilitating a paradigm shift that allows for relief through the mobilization of affecting ideas and emotions.  His presentation would be prepared to bridge certain elements of this understanding, with the artistic process visual artists might employ as they create.