Dwight student Daniil Frants '17 displayed his creative spark of genius last weekend by leading a workshop based on the interface between art and technology at the CYBERFEST International Art Festival
in Berlin, Germany.
The talented 15-year-old’s presentation included a segment on the current game design testing that is taking place at Dwight with developers Flowlab and Beta the Game.
CYBERFEST is an annual International Media Arts festival founded in 2007 that aims to attract artists to new media art, and to educate on how technologies can be used in contemporary art.
Daniil has lead workshops on creative uses of technology from a young age. The youngest person ever in MIT’s Summer Program, he has also organized and led groups of children in exploring the basics of robots and programming at high profile, international institutions, including The Hermitage Museum (Russia) and Kyoseinosato Museum (Japan).
At his Berlin workshop, Leap Motion and 3D Printing,
Daniil demonstrated how technology is making new realities possible, and how new media art is progressing into innovative territories. The workshop also included demonstrations of how different technologies may interact with each other.
Congratulations on this achievement, Daniil!