Associate Professor – Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
Benjamin Seide, educator, researcher and media artist, lives in Singapore and Berlin and researches in the field of animation and immersive media. In the 1990s, Seide shot his first interactive 360° film with a self-developed camera and explored representations in virtual space in his work “Paramatrix”. His work as a visual effects artist from the 2000s contributed to Art House and Hollywood films, including Wim Wender’s “Don’t Come Knocking”, Roman Polanski’s “Oliver Twist” and Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo”. 2009 – 2013 Seide lived and worked in Shanghai and created the award-winning immersive experience of the General Motors World Expo pavilion.
Currently his projects investigate artistic interpretation of cultural and film heritage in immersive media, including the full-dome installation “Homage á Fellini”, the 360° film “Secret Detours” and the VR installation “Gone Garden”, both interpretations of a Chinese heritage garden in Singapore, and “The Spirit of Pontianak”, a VR installation of the lost horror film “Pontianak” from 1958.