July 29 – 2016
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Films

Together with VICE, we have curated a selection of eye-opening films that aim at shifting people’s perspective. Films are a great medium for making learning engaging, help ideas stick, spark discussions and move people to action.

Presenter: Simon Lajboschitz

Presenter: Simon Lajboschitz

Founder of Khora VR

Simon is an innovative entrepreneur and seasoned retail professional with a proven track-record of brand innovation. He is an accomplished director and manager with a keen view from the customers’ perspective.

As one of the founders of Khora, the world's first virtual reality store, Simon has built a community hub in the virtual reality industry in Denmark and become one of the leading Danish VR experts.

This has enabled him to establish key connections in different industries in need of VR, ranging from architecture and education to healthcare, art and Vcommerce (VR-ecommerce).

13.00–13.15

Film: The Digital Love Industry

Film: The Digital Love Industry

Host: Jo Fuertes-Knight
Director: Adri Murguia

Very soon virtual reality is going to crash into our lives in a way we never even could imagine. After years of looking down on virtual experiences as nothing more than gimmicks, we are now facing the reality of living a majority of our lives through a digital gaze. Unsurprisingly, it is our romantic and sex lives that are first up for a Tron-style overhaul.

13.15–13.50

Presenters: Simon Klose & Svante Lodén

Presenters: Simon Klose & Svante Lodén

Filmmakers

Simon Klose’s award-winning filesharing drama TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard opened up the 2013 Berlinale doc section and has been seen by over five million people. In the VICE Munchies series Food Hacking Japan, Simon explores how to hack bacon, virtual cookies and the human mind.

Svante Lodén is a Swedish filmmaker and musician born in 1972. He is the lead singer in the band DAMN! and has scored in numerous Swedish TV dramas, as well as HBO’s Sex in the City and Desperate Housewives. At the moment Svante is shooting and directing the VICE Munchies series Food Hacking Japan.

14.00–14.15

Film: How to Eat a Virtual Cookie

Film: How to Eat a Virtual Cookie

Host: Simon Klose
Director:
Svante Lodén

Welcome to Food Hacking Japan! Host Simon Klose kicks off our new series on tech cuisine with a Japanese researcher who shows us how to use virtual reality to make a cookie taste like five different things. Also we take a bite of some of Tokyo's best video game cuisine at Capcom Cafe: The Resident Evil merengue brain cake.

14.15–14.35

Presenter: Jonas Astrup

Presenter: Jonas Astrup

Chief Product Manager at Meyers Food

Jonas has a MSc in Food Science from the University of Copenhagen and a special interest for sensory science. He is a former fulltime researcher, developer and facilitator at the Nordic Food Lab and is now the chief product manager at Meyers Food

14.35–14.50

Film: Food Hacking with Laser Bacon

Film: Food Hacking with Laser Bacon

Host: Simon Klose
Directors: Simon Klose & Svante Lodén

The new Munchies series Food Hacking reimagines the ways in which people around the world cook and eat. Host Simon Klose explores the cutting-edge technologies that are permeating and transforming Japan's culinary scene. Neither a chef nor a hacker, Simon is curious about subversive cuisine at the intersection of ecology and technology.

In this episode, Simon visits Kentaro Fukuchi, a professor who wants to fuse cutting-edge technology with the Japanese tradition of eating raw meat. Using an industrial laser, Professor Fukuchi is able to fry just the fat in raw strips of bacon while leaving the rest intact.

14.50–15.05

Presenter: Petra Nagel

Presenter: Petra Nagel

Journalist & TV Host at DR3

Petra is, according to herself, no dating expert. And before she went out into the world hosting the DR3 program Petra Dates The World, she was perhaps more the opposite. But having been dating men across the globe, she has come closer to the truth about why so many people find it extremely difficult to go on dates.

But according to Petra, that is exactly where the problem lies: "We think it's hard to date. This is exactly what we should try to change! It should be nice, easy and great to meet new people who may or may not be potential partners. Luckily, you have a phone at your fingertips that can help you."

15.30–15.45

Film: The Mobile Love Industry

Film: The Mobile Love Industry

Host: Karley Sciortino
Director: Adri Murguia

In this episode of Love Industries, we will look at the ways in which mobile apps have become an essential part of our search for the next hook-up, true love and everything in between.

The smartphone has become the crucial link in modern relationships. It facilitates far more connections than real-world interaction ever allowed – from dating app geniuses who use data and game theory to hack the system, to the darker side of digital love, where app addiction runs rampant and users find themselves endlessly swiping in an empty search for more.

Karley Sciortino will take on the task of determining where the human search for love is headed in the 21st century. She meets with the brains behind these dating apps and try each of the most promising apps out, using her own love life as a testing ground.

15.45–16.15