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S. Alex Ruthmann

Keynote: Designing Technologies for Creative Music Making and Learning

Associate Professor of Music Education and Music Technology at New York University, Steinhardt where he teaches at the intersection of music, education, technology, design and entrepreneurship. 

Ruthmann leads the NYU Music Experience Design Lab (MusEDLab.org), which researches and co-designs technologies and experiences for music making, learning and engagement.

Hilde Kramer 

Keynote: "Visual storytelling: Making a picture book on Frida Kahlo´s Life And Art Through Analog And Digital Resources"

Professor of Illustration at Department of Design, University of Bergen, Norway. 

In her artwork Kramer uses various techniques, like drawing, painting, and datagraphics. She has illustrated numerous books, particularly children’s books, and written her own books and produced animation films. 

Kramer has received several prizes, including the Norwegian Ministry of Culture Special Award 2012 for her contribution to the development of picturebooks as a medium to stimulate children’s art experiences.

Andrew Burn 

: "In defence of the media arts: critique, creativity, and popular culture"

Professor of English, Media and Drama at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London, based at the UCL Knowledge Lab. 

Burn is founder and director of the DARE collaborative for research into media arts, arts education and digital cultures and practices (www.darecollaborative.net), a joint venture with the British Film Institute. Burn is Academic Lead for MAGiCAL Projects, a software enterprise supported by UCLB. 

Burn has published work on many aspects of the media, including media literacy in schools, the semiotics of the moving image and computer games, and young people’s production of digital animation, film and computer games. 

Burn has previously taught English, Drama and Media Studies in comprehensive schools for over twenty years. 

Lauri Väkevä

Keynote: "Rebooting music education. How to transform our professional philosophies to (better) answer to the challenges of the digital era"

Vice rector and professor in music education at Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts in Helsinki, Finland.

Väkevä is co-author of two books, and he has published several book chapters and articles in the fields of music education, musicology, music history and popular music studies. 

 main research interests cover Afro-American music, popular music pedagogy, history of popular music, pragmatist aesthetics, philosophy of music education, informal learning and digital music culture.