The CREATIVE SUMMER BASH, curated, organized and carried out by medianet berlinbrandenburg e.V., connects innovators from disruptive media technologies such as VR/AR/XR or AI with digital experts and key figures from the film, games and media industries. And you’re invited!

On May 27, we’re transforming Bridge Studios Berlin into an immersive experience, with the help of our exhibitors and speakers.

Our program on stage: 

7:00 PM – Opening

7:30 PM – Welcome address by Jeannine Koch, CEO medianet berlinbrandenburg e.V., and Michael Biel, State Secretary for Economics

8:00 PM – Inspiring Talk: Future Storytelling: Wie Geschichten von heute die Realität von morgen verändern, with Maja Göpel, Nicole Zabel-Wasmuth, Lars Jessen (all Mission Wertvoll)

8:30 PM – Lecture: Deepfakes – Gefahr für die Demokratie, with Sven Bliedung von der Heide (Volucap)

9:15 PM – Panel: The Future of Performance? Motion Capture and AI in XR Storytelling, with Max Sacker, Christian Stotz, Ioulia Isserlis (all AnotherWorld VR) and David Bennett (Mimic Productions)

10:00 PM – Sonic Experience: AI-Generated Music Fusion, with FINALLY@REALLIFEAWAITS.US

All night: showcases, networking & music!

Our exhibitors and their projects:

AnotherWorld VR are offering a unique time-travel experience: “The Vortex Cinema”, a VR shooter telling the story of a complex conspiracy in a black-and-white world.

GroovIT‘s game “Drum Revolution” is both a jump’n’run game and an app that teaches you how to play the drums.

Interlake are illustrating the digital transformation of analog media through Augmented Reality and interactive content.

Mimic Productions offer opportunities to explore digital characters and AI avatars.

Actrio Studio are bringing VR to museums and let you discover the challenges of climate change with its Impact Game “The Great Ocean”. 

vr4content invite you to practice kind communication in mpthy VR, a virtual roleplaying game using AI avatars.

Studio Deussen are presenting BLVD-STORIES, an AR story about Jewish life in 1930s Berlin. 

RAVE.SPACE are introducing their RAVE ENGINE technology, a developer platform for interactive, browser-based 3D worlds. The exhibition presents different potential applications for the technology  – including virtual concerts, educational rooms and interactive house tours. 

INVR.SPACE present their immersive VR experiences and 360° movies, as well as high-end technologies and interactive narratives.

Breakpoint One show how major events can profit from and be live-directed by AR.

Fraunhofer HHI (3IT – Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technologies) are presenting their current VR, AR and MR projects.

Beside summery drinks and a BBQ buffet right by the water, we’re offering plenty of innovative showcases and immersive experiences that are not just meant to inform, but to inspire. Let the experts show you what our technological future already has to offer!

Get your ticket here! ⬅

But wait, there’s more: Our medianet Speakers’ Corner at XR PORT BERLIN | THE PORTAL at re:publica

In cooperation with XR PORT BERLIN, we have the pleasure of hosting the medianet Speakers’ Corner at XR PORT BERLIN | THE PORTAL at this year’s re:publica from May 27 to May 29. Join us for creator talks and showcases at our exclusive stage.

The entire program, including descriptions of the individual presentations, can be found here.

Monday, May 27, 2024 – Tech’s Impact: Education, Communication, Environmental Awareness 

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM The Power of AI and Empathy – Are We at the Dawn of a New Era of Appreciative Communication?  Silke Ababneh (Creative Director, Flow Activist and Digital Storyteller, vr4content), Juan Antonio Guzman Hidalgo (Technical Director and Real Time Magician, vr4content) 

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Transforming Analog to Digital Media with Rolf Zuckowski: From Board Books to Augmented Reality App Carolin Petzold (COO, Interlake) 

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Future Narratives: From Storytelling to Story Living  Tim Deussen (Founder & Creative Director, Studio Deussen) 

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM A Deep Dive into 3D Image Creation with AI  Zinaida Ebden (Project Manager of the 3IT – Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technologies at Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institut, Berlin) 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 – Digital Storytelling: The Future of Narrative 

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM Digital Afterlife and the Future of Human Avatars Sven Bliedung von der Heide (CEO, Volucap) 

1:45 PM – 2:30 PM Enter the Vortex: A Brave New World for Performing Arts and XR Gaming Max Sacker (Creative Director, AnotherWorld VR) 

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM Playfulness in Virtual Production Jonathan Ho (VP Supervisor, ARKANUM), Sebastian Herbst (Producer, ARKANUM) 

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM The Use of AI & Immersive Technology in the Film Industry Christina Caspers-Roemer (Managing Director, Trixter GmbH), Claudius Urban (Head of Animation, Trixter GmbH) 

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM Selina – An Adventure Game about ConsentTrauma, ShadoWork, and LossWhy? Simona Theoharova (ArtistActress), Sven Haeberlein (CEO and Creative Director, Trotzkind GmbH) 

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM  How VR Impacts from Saving Whales to Donating Nefertiti Michael Geidel (Creative Producer, Actrio Studio), Gerda Leopold (Content Creator, AMILUX Film) 

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 – Tech Transformations: Exploring the Future of Entertainment and Art 

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM Digital Humans in the Age of AI David Bennett (Managing Director, Mimic Productions) 

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM Future Potential of Virtual Entertainment and Digital Music Distribution through VR and Web3 Technology Dennis Lisk (CEO and Co-Founder, DISTRICT VR), Ioulia Isserlis (CEO and Creative Producer, AnotherWorld GmbH) (Proof of Taste in collaboration with AnotherWorld GmbH) 

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Spatialization of the World Asteris Kutulas (Author, Producer, Director and Polymedial Artist) 

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM How Immersive Web Technology is Revolutionizing the Internet Frank Hahn (CEO, RAVE SPACE) 

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Augmented Reality for Live Events Olaf Sacher (Managing DirectorBreakpoint One GmbH), Sebastian Tusk (CTO & Co-Founder, Breakpoint One GmbH) 

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Immersive Media & New Markets: Funding & Distribution Pipelines  Sönke Kirchhof (CEO, INVR.SPACE) 

We’re looking forward to welcoming you at our CREATIVE SUMMER BASH and the SPEAKERS‘ CORNER at XR PORT BERLIN | THE PORTAL!  

The CREATIVE SUMMER BASH was awarded the “Innovative Formate 2024” prize by the Senate Department for Economic Affairs, Energy and Public Enterprises.