Alok b. Nandi

designer - writer/director

Innovation & strategy, design & technology, arts & sciences, media art

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In parallel to strategic design, Alok b. Nandi is active in media art and design, with a focus on interactive mise-en-scene and narrative architecture.

Born in Congo. Raised in Zaïre. Based in Brussels.
Background combines engineering, management and film studies. He has conceived the homage book "Satyajit Ray at 70" (with exhibitions in Cannes, Paris, London, etc) and directed the performing arts evenings "Les voies de Tagore" with vocalist Sharmila Roy.
Japan Foundation fellow in 1996, on Japanese cinema and urban life in Tokyo. Awarded for the web-mise-en-scene of in 1997, selected for Imagina 2000 and 2002 with Transfiction, mixed realities platform.

Exhibitions in Cannes Film Festival, London , Paris, "utHOPEia" in Salzburg and Vienna, Panopticon in Ecole du Louvre, MAAD in Lille. Interventions in festivals incl. Porto 2001, lille3000.
Weekly radio chronicle from nov. 2006 to june 2008 on "Books & India" broadcasted on Paris-based RadioBFM in the IndeHebdo program - see

Writings in Beaux-Arts Magazine, Cahiers du Cinema, Inside Internet, Publish, etc.

Invited professor and regular speaker in international conferences incl. Interactive Frictions in Los Angeles, DAC in Georgia Tech and in Bergen Norway, CODE 2001 in Cambridge UK, ArtSci 2002 in New York, ARCO03 in Madrid, transmediale06 in Berlin, Media in Transition at MIT Cambridge USA, Doors of Perception 2005 (Infra) and 2007 (Juice) in New Delhi, ISEA 2008 in Singapore, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Reims School of Art & Design (design culinaire), coCreationcamp. Jury member in film and media festivals. Invited expert by EU, Canada and Belgium a.o. and commission member (VAF Experimentale Media Kunst 2006-2007, CFWB Commission des Arts Numériques 2006-2008).

Founder and organiser of {creativity * conversation} events which include Pecha Kucha Night Brussels, as well as interventions on food design and typography.

Work in progress (Orientable, India in Flux, Uzoopia, is zero no.thing ?, Pecha Kucha Night Brussels, {creativity*conversation}, ...) is here.
His previous professional experiences include a.o. advertising (P&G), film production, exhibition design and publishing (Casterman, groupe Flammarion).

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