Jan-Christoph Zoels at Banff New Media Institute
Interactive Screen is the title of an acclaimed new media development think tank, organised each summer at the Canadian Banff New Media Institute, to focus on the creative, social and business impacts of digital art, technologies and networks.

The 2006 workshop (August 13-18) is (again) lead by Experientia partner Jan-Christoph Zoels, described in the Banff Centre newsletter as “one of Europe’s leading interface and application designers”.

Interactive Screen attracts a mix of international and Canadian new media luminaries and rising stars to reflect on the current state of the art and the shape of things to come.

The six day program features case studies, workshops, performances and one-on-one mentoring, allowing participants the time and space to share in understanding of the social, cultural and business potential of new media.

This year, Interactive Screen challenges its own boundaries by exploring the ambiguous notion of margins and migrations. Margins can be taken to mean ‘profit’. They also point the way to the ‘outside’. These terms provide participants with a means to turn and twist the meaning of media. Media forms have the power to migrate through the boundaries that define our experience — turning them inside out, and outside in. At the interface, it becomes possible to make ‘profit’ share in the values that we choose to make ours.