Inga von Staden

new media researcher

Inga von Staden is based in Berlin, Germany. She studied Agricultural Science in Jerusalem and Film in New York and has since worked in the media business. 1995 she migrated into software-based media holding a wide range of jobs as author, conceptor, creative producer, consultant and lecturer on games, internet and mobile applications. 1999 she set up projectscope, a media consultancy. After founding and directing the European MEDIA funded programme, the academy of converging media at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie, Berlin in 2001, she joined the regional media council, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg in 2004 to coordinate their activities in support of the new media sectors until 2007.

Today Inga von Staden works as a media architect, coach and educator for the creative industries. She directs the four-year-studies programm Interactive Media at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg training students to work for and with all media platforms. Her special interests are the impact of digital technology on business and society, how to utilize digital technology to enhance media business as well as looking at media to empower sustainable action. She has a coaching certificate from the South African College of Applied Psychology

Inga von Staden has written, published and lectured on subjects as ”The Story That Writes Itself – On Artificial Intelligence”, “Games – Where Media and Technology Meet”, ”User Generated Content – Community Based Media“ or ”Limitless – Animation Meets the WWW“ and other. She is an assessor for media technology funding with the Investionsbank Berlin, is on the programme board of the fmx, the International Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Interactive Media and moderates conferences on and around media.