Date: 23rd November, 2017
Time: 5:30 P.M
Venue: New CRT, SRFTI
About the Lecture
Matan’s inventions translate physical signals like brainwaves, heartbeats and motion into music, turn everyday objects into musical instruments, and enable people with disabilities to express themselves in new ways.
In between touring the world as a public speaker for the likes of TEDx, Google, Forbes, and Microsoft and creating interactive art installations for museums and galleries, Matan is coming to Kolkata to share some of his projects, methods and insights. The talk includes a live musical demo
About Matan Berkowitz
Interdisciplinary Artist and Entrepreneur, Forbes Under 30
Matan lives in the nexus of art, technology and positive impact.
His award-winning inventions translate physical signals (such as brainwaves, heartbeats and movements) into music, turn everyday objects into instruments and have been displayed at museums, galleries, events and stages worldwide.
Matan regularly speaks and performs for the likes of TEDx, Google Day, Microsoft Think Next, Forbes Under 30 Summit, Re:Publica and Music Tech Fest.
His presentations often combine live musical demos of his inventions, while his unique workshops focus on Rapid Innovation – turning ideas into reality quickly and effectively, without relying on technology.
As the founder of Shift, a company which specializes in impact-driven innovation, Matan co-developed solutions for people with disabilities: enabling paralyzed, amputee, blind and autistic musicians to express themselves in new ways.
His latest project, the Airstrument, which translates hand movements into music, is currently being developed and tested at hospitals as a bio-feedback device for rehabilitation, after graduating from a European Union incubator and the MassChallenge global accelerator.
Featured in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list of most promising young Israelis in science & technology, Matan is an alumni of The Generational Ambassadors Program (MIT & Harvard), U-Penn’s Social Global Impact House & an ROI Community member.
Website: http://MatanB.com | E-mail: Matan@MatanB.com