Lena Thiele is Professor for Art & Design in the Master’s program Digital Narratives at ifs internationale filmschule köln, an award-winning author and the artistic director of Berlin-based Miiqo Studios. Her focus is on the creative combination of state-of-the-art technology and high-quality content to create innovative and immersive narrative formats at the intersection of art, science and technology. She has developed socially relevant and internationally acclaimed immersive media formats such as the European transmedia project and web series netwars/out of CTRL (SXSW Innovation Award for Best Visual Media Experience, Grimme Online Award, Prix Italia) or the interactive documentary Farewell Comrades. Lena Thiele´s latest project “Myriad. Where we connect.” reached the official selection of the “Venice VR Expanded” section of the 78th Venice International Film Festival among other international awards and nominations. In recent years, she has served multiple times as a member of the jury for the International Digital Emmy® Award non-fiction category and was part of the jury for the Grimme Online Awards as well as to serve as permanent member on the Grimme Institute’s Advisory Committee.