Fireside Chat with Philip Rosedale introduced by Liana Brazil
CEO and Co-founder, High Fidelity:
In 1995, Philip Rosedale created an innovative Internet video conferencing product ("FreeVue"), which was later acquired by RealNetworks, wherein 1996 he went on to become Vice President and CTO. In 1999, Rosedale left RealNetworks, founded Linden Lab and built a virtual civilization called Second Life, creating an open-ended, Internet-connected virtual world. Following Second Life, Rosedale worked on several projects related to distributed work and computing. Excited by innovations in these areas and the proliferation of new VR-enabling devices, he re-entered the virtual worlds space in 2013, founding High Fidelity. Philip holds a B.S. in physics from University of California, San Diego.
Liana Brazil - Founding Partner and Creative Director, SuperUber and SuperViz:
Liana has a degree in Architecture and Interactive Media. She is co-founder of SuperViz (2018), a platform to create and collaborate in 360º environments. She also co-founded SuperUber in 2002, acting as art curator at festivals such as the World Creativity Biennial (Rio de Janeiro, 2012) and innovation curator at the Rio2C Festival (Rio de Janeiro, 2018). At SuperUber, she creates experiences ranging from individual installations to entire exhibitions and festivals, and has shown her work around the world at venues and events such as the UN, SxSW Festival (USA), the Design Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum (England). In Brazil, he participated in projects such as the Museum of Tomorrow and the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games (2016). In New York, she worked as a designer and animator for companies and festivals such as HBOKids, Eyebeam Atelier and NY Film Festival. Liana was editor of Interface channel, a blog about art and technology at Jornal do Brasil Online (2006-07), published articles and a book about new media.