“I look forward to a world where digital and live, global and local, will cease to be binary
opposites and instead, through great storytelling, be partners in advancing our humanity.”

Evan Yionoulis


Obie Award-winning theatre director
"I'm excited for a future where the relationships between artist/audience and professor/pupil blur and enable ongoing states of inspiring and being inspired."�

Brent Bushnell


CEO, Two Bit Circus
“The future is overrated. Now is the time to make a difference.”

Sakchin Bessette


Bridgestone Superbowl XLVI Halftime Show featuring Madonna.
“The future is about losing our compartments. Story is already breaking out of the box and crossing genres.
My vision of the future is story and song, picture and word, the live performer and the digital backdrops.”

Bob Bonniol

“If you go where it's at, by the time you get there it will be gone. So go where it's not
and keep your head open to new possibilities.”

Christopher Janney

“We've created "intelligent" lighting. I foresee "intuitive" lighting that can tap into emotions and react instantly on a stage.
Envision "biorhythmic" light that creates healthy light frequencies in different environments - like outer space!!!“

Anne Militello

“The instant you envision the future, it becomes the present. A paradox worthy of Escher or Steven Wright.”

Marshall Brickman


Oscar winning writer; Annie Hall
“Envision invisible technology enabling instant complex human movement scenes
with people off the street; a sort of minuet of now, helping us leapfrog our in-person inhibitions.
Let's humanize the machine instead of mechanize the people.”

Patrice Regnier


founder ARTeam
“The future? An age of wonder & wisdom, connection & curiosity, ideas - and ideals.”

Michael Hawley


MIT professor
“In the words of Raymond Chandler, the Patron Saint of Game Development:
‘There are two kinds of truth; the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science,
and the second is art. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber.
Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery.’”

Michael Zyda


founding director of the USC GamePipe Laboratory
“The future of storytelling is in what's happening now. With every innovation, trial and error into uncomfortable territory,
we take steps forward by risking everything each chance we get to create something new and original,
and thereby lay the foundation for even more profound work to arise.”

William Cusick


Producer and Director of Welcome to Nowhere (Bullet Hole Road)
“The future is an impossibility. There is only now.”

Adam Davis


TAIT
“The future makes me anxious, when will it arrive?”

Jonathan Deans


Award Winning Sound Designer: The Beatles LOVE, Pippin
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 Patrice M. Regnier 
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Patrice M Regnier has choreographed, directed, and produced over 200 performances and events in venues such as the Joyce Theatre, Alice Tully Hall, and Lincoln Center Out of Doors in New York, the Châtelet Theatre and the Avignon Festival in France, and the Opera House in Cologne and Academie de Kuntz in Berlin, Germany. A graduate of the Julliard School and Interlochen Arts Academy, her choreography has been commissioned by theatre and dance groups in the US and Europe.

She is founder of three entities: ARTeam, an association of art and technology experts; Human Development Productions, a film and video group; and RUSH DANCE Company, which, for more than 20 years presented regular seasons in New York as well as toured internationally. The Burlington Noontime Festival was founded and produced by Patrice as well as the At Home On Broadway series. Regnier's work for film and television has been broadcast nationally in several countries including France, Japan, Russia and the US. Her awards include first prize for Art de Synthese from Paris Cité; double prize-winner at the International Choreographer's Competition, and the Clark Center Award.

She has been creative consultant for several companies including Interval Research Corporation, a company founded by Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft. Her work with bodies and technology includes the first ballet that integrated 3D human movement computer animation (not motion capture) with live performance. RAB toured in several countries notably to Chicago for SIGGRAPH in the Arie Crown Theatre. In FOCI, she incorporated a broad range of MIDI-controlled, custom electronic special effects and robotics into live performance. For several years, she has been developing the TERP System for designing and choreographing unrehearsed group events. This work continues with regular experiments in New York City.
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