DREAMERS’ ACADEMY – exploring the future of storytelling

Thursday, Sep 6
16:00 — 20:30

DREAMERS’ ACADEMY – exploring the future of storytelling

We are thrilled to launch the first Dreamers’ Academy – a new collaboration between The Danish Film Institute & ARKEN Museum of Modern Art. An Academy for dreamers exploring the future of storytelling, co-creation and playful interactions.


PART #1  – BACK TO THE FUTURE feat. J.F Willumsen 


We begin with a travel back in time to the birth of moving pictures, the rise of mass media culture; to when it all began – the big bang of tech development.  J.F Willumsen: He experimented with new media, downplayed system authority, traditional paradigms, gender, society and norms of storytelling. He hacked the future with memes, mashups as well as superheroes and pre-Disney-transgender figures.



A workshop in storytelling and conceptualizing using creative machine learning, featuring artist, interaction designer and teacher Andreas Refsgaard. The workshop is an introduction to creative coding with a focus on data-driven graphics. We use data from external sources like weather forecasts, public maps and stock prices to control our animations and visualizations.

The workshop is aimed at young people with no or little experience with programming who are interested in learning how code can be used as a creative tool to create complex interactive graphics.


About Andreas Refsgaard

Andreas Refsgaard is an interaction designer from Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design. His work switches between projects for clients like Google Creative Labs and Carlsberg and more artistic installations. He is the co-founder of the creative coding studio Støj and the creator of Eye Conductor, which helps people express themselves through music using only their eyes and facial gestures.


Participants: For everybody aged 14-20.

NB: Capacities are limited and registration is needed.

Skills and qualifications: Just bring your dreams and a computer.

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