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Michaela Pnacekova

York University
PhD candidate
Toronto, Canada

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Pňaček(ova) is an award-winning XR artist, PhD candidate and ELIA scholar at Cinema and Media Arts at York University, Toronto. As Graduate Assistant at the Immersive Storytelling Lab headed by Dr. Caitlin Fisher, she’s worked on multiple prototypes focusing on human-machine co-creation in emerging media (using Unreal Engine, GANs, and NLP). Researcher at B2AI Project (Voice AI) - National Institute of Health, Simon Fraser University and University of Montreal. She was commissioned to work as creative technologist and creative director for projects such as FairEVA, a Mozilla Trustworthy AI Project, Sensorium, Peripheral Visions Lab and others. Creator and producer of Symphony of Noise VR (2019). Selections: IDFA Doc Lab Competition, ISEA Montreal, LEV Madrid, IFF Geneva, Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg, One World Bratislava, and more. Awards: FIVARS Award for Excellence in Sound Design 2020, VRNow 2021 Best VR Entertainment Nominee, IDFA and MIT  R&D Program Selection, 2019 Best XR Installations List by Forbes Magazine. Co-producer of Chomsky vs. Chomsky: First Encounter VR (Sundance Film Festival 2020), co-creator of Pre-Crime Calculator App and producer of three feature length documentaries (Border Cut 2018, Waterproof 2019, Scars 2020). 

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