Karen Palmer
Multidisciplinary Immersive Filmmaker, Interactive Films
Biography
Karen Palmer is an award-winning filmmaker working with new forms of technology. She is the creator of RIOT, an emotionally responsive, live-action film that uses AI and machine learning through facial recognition to allow viewers to navigate though a dangerous riot. RIOT been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art Peru, the Future of StoryTelling Festival, and the Festival of the Mind Sheffield. The project has been featured in global publications ranging from The Guardian and NBC to the New York Times. The next RIOT iteration will be exhibited at the V&A Museum and FoST 2017.

Palmer is a regular public speaker at events including TEDx Australia, the Google Cultural Institute Paris, the Art and Machine Learning Global Summit, and the Games for Change Festival.
Karen Palmer
Multidisciplinary Immersive Filmmaker, Interactive Films
SPEAKER FILM
Karen Palmer — The Future of Immersive Filmmaking
Karen Palmer — The Future of Immersive Filmmaking

Karen Palmer, an award-winning multidisciplinary immersive filmmaker, believes a new type of storytelling is needed in order to shift people’s perspectives and make a difference in the world. Inspired by the events in Ferguson, MO, following the shooting of Michael Brown, Palmer created RIOT, an emotionally responsive, live-action film that uses AI and machine learning through facial recognition to allow participants to navigate though a dangerous riot. Palmer’s work challenges participants to understand other people’s lived experiences, and represents a powerful development in the emerging field of neurogames.