Bio

Born in Congo. Raised in Zaïre. Based in Brussels.

Design and technology, media art and sciences.

In parallel to strategic design, Alok b. Nandi is active in media art and design, with a focus on interaction design { with a focus on narrative & interactive, narrative architecture and interactive mise-en-scene }, co-design and co-creation.

Some work in progress include: Foodmood, Orientable, Fluxtopia, mahanet, India in Flux, Uzoopia, is zero no.thing ?, …

Founder and organiser of {creativity * conversation} events which include Pecha Kucha Night Brussels, as well as interventions on food design and typography.

His previous professional experiences include a.o. advertising (P&G), film production, exhibition design and publishing (Casterman, groupe Flammarion); as well as institutional communication (climate change, sustainable energy, transportation, …).

Background combines engineering, management and film studies. He has conceived the homage book “Satyajit Ray at 70” (with exhibitions in Cannes, Paris, London, etc) and directed the performing arts evenings “Les voies de Tagore” with vocalist Sharmila Roy. Japan Foundation fellow in 1996, on Japanese cinema and urban life in Tokyo. Awarded for the web-mise-en-scene of urbicande.be in 1997, selected for Imagina 2000 and 2002 with Transfiction, mixed realities platform.

Exhibitions in Cannes Film Festival, London , Paris, “utHOPEia” in Salzburg and Vienna, Panopticon in Ecole du Louvre, MAAD in Lille. Interventions in festivals incl. Porto 2001, lille3000.

Weekly radio chronicle from nov. 2006 to june 2008 on “Books & India” broadcasted on Paris-based RadioBFM in the IndeHebdo program – see mahanet.com.

Writings in Beaux-Arts Magazine, Cahiers du Cinema, Inside Internet, Publish, etc.

Invited professor and regular speaker in international conferences incl. Interactive Frictions in Los Angeles, DAC in Georgia Tech and in Bergen Norway, CODE 2001 in Cambridge UK, ArtSci 2002 in New York, ARCO03 in Madrid, transmediale06 in Berlin, Media in Transition at MIT Cambridge USA, Doors of Perception 2005 (Infra) and 2007 (Juice) in New Delhi, ISEA 2008 in Singapore; Singapore Design Festival 2009, Centre Pompidou Hors-Pistes 2010 Paris, Copenhagen Design Week 2011 – MindLab & cocreatech; Milano Design Week 2012 PechaKucha, London Food Design Conference.
Jury member in film and media festivals. Invited expert by European Commission, France, Canada and Belgium a.o. and commission member (VAF Experimentale Media Kunst 2006-2007; CFWB Commission des Arts Numériques 2006-2008; Societe civile des auteurs multimedia 2007-2011 & 2011-2015). Core 77 Awards 2012 Juror for Food Design.

 

Areas of activities are connected to : Interaction Design, Creative Direction, Strategy Development, Writer/Director, Art Direction, Information Architecture, Information Design, Experience Design, Scenario Planning, User Scenarios, Spatial Design, Wayfinding, Visual Thinking, Editorial Project Management, Multimedia Project Management, Event Producing, Emcee, Presenter, Speaker