The team

Welcome to our blog!

We are new additions to the Patching Zone team, working together with teachers and students from the IT & Media Development Department at ID College in Zoetermeer. This is the first time a Patching Zone crew has joined the ID College, so it is an exciting phase of experimentation for all involved.

We will be co-creating new projects in the fields of Internet of Things, Virtual Reality and E-Health, giving workshops to students and learning new things from one another. Meet our team!

João Teodosio

João studied Multimedia and Sound Design, specialising in Sound for Movies, and Music Production, and teaching students in Portugal. He is also a musician and works on several music projects. His favourite place to be is in a music studio.  He recently moved to the Netherlands and is curious about the impact of technology in our daily lives: “I’m a Sound Designer, so I love working with sound and music. I am also into finding new things we can do with technology.”

Emilie Dack

Emilie studied Literary theory at Leiden University (BA) before moving onto the more practical field of interaction and user experience design at the Hogeschool Rotterdam. She is interested in psychology, sociology and the impact design can have on people’s lives, such as in healthcare, sustainability or the cultural sector: “I’m a user experience researcher and designer. I’m curious about people, how they think and what they need in order to have a better quality of life. I am also interested in the different ways in which technology affects the way we behave in society.”

Have a look at her portfolio at www.emiliedack.com

Matias Daporta

Matias studied choreography, theatre and filmmaking at SNDO, university for choreography and performance art in Amsterdam. In his own words “ In my artistic practice I use technology as an inspiration tool to create new analogic mechanism of attention. I’m inspired by how social media, video games and cinema are creating new ways to emphasize how we relate to each other. Through understanding the effect of technology I create performances that question the social encounter that theatre brings and create new ways that theatre can be experienced. For example in my piece, Funerals, welcome, in which cinematic montage becomes a game for the audience where they face the walls and view the performance through a mirror.”

Take a look at some of his other work on his Vimeo page. http://www.blasttheory.co.uk/person/matias-daporta-gonzalez/