Kamal Sinclair

Kamal Sinclair is a producer, community arts leader and multi-disciplinary artist. She currently serves as the Director of the Sundance Institute’s New Frontier Labs Program, which supports artists working at the convergence of film, art, media and technology; and as artist and producer on the Question Bridge: Black Males transmedia art project.

At New Frontier, she partners with Chief Curator, Shari Frilot, to development and platform landmark projects in the evolution of story, including experimentations with virtual reality, augmented reality, data intelligence as storytelling mediums. At Question Bridge, she and her collaborators launched an interactive website and curriculum; published an book; exhibited in over forty museums and festivals, including Brooklyn Museum and Sundance Film Festival; and won International Center for Photography’s 2015 Infinity Award for New Media.

Previously, Kamal worked as a Transmedia Producer at 42 Entertainment on projects such as J.J. Abrams’ Legends of Alcatraz, Mark of the Spider-Man and Random Acts of Fusion; and as Principal at Strategic Arts Consulting. Her professional career began as a cast member of the Off-Broadway hit STOMP and founding artistic director of Universal Arts. She graduated cum laude with both her BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MBA from Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business.

Panel: VR/Experience

How do you tell a story differently with VR than other technologies. What unique opportunities does it offer? What constraints exist? Let's think about VR beyond gaming and talk about applications and experiences we might see in the future. Join this panel of artists working in and around Virtual Reality as they discuss their experiences with the medium.

Panelists include Milica Zec and Winslow Porter– creators of the Giant (screening at eyeo), James George (CLOUDS) and Alexander Porter– co-creators of DepthKit, a suite of tools that allows anyone to capture, edit, and publish volumetric experiences. Moderated by Kamal Sinclair, Director of the Sundance Institute's New Frontier Labs Program.