Alok b. Nandi – bio
This is a 2006 bio
Alok b. Nandi, writer/director, designer
Internet (urbicande.be, casterman.com) and interactive installations (Univers interactifs, Saline royale 2001; utHOPEia, Salzburg 2001; Panoptiques, ICHIM03 Ecole du Louvre Paris; Scénarios des Possibles, Pass Mons 2004-05; Sustainable Everyday Project, with Manzini-Jégou in D-Design, Centre Pompidou Paris 2005) lead Alok Nandi into design [internet and exhibition design, environment concept, scenographies, web 2.0] and information architecture for museums, sciences centers, exhibitions spaces, publishers and emerging projects (Ego.Geo.Graphies, 2004-05 alterne; BNGL:1943, Cinema Nova Brussels 2005; Jules Verne: savoir rêver, savoirs rêvés, 2005-06, Mons Mundaneum; BOZAR India Festival; Africamuseum 2006, lille
Alok Nandi’s writings appeared in publications about internet, new media, design, cinema and he regularly speaks in conferences (Interactive Frictions 1999, Los Angeles; DAC 1999, Georgia Tech Atlanta; DAC 2000, Bergen; CODE 2001, Cambridge; ArtSci 2002, New York; ARCO03 in Madrid; Beauty of Collaboration at Banff Canada; ECSITE 2003 Munich; x-med-k 2004 Brussels; Nouveaux Territoires du Design La Cambre 2004; FuturAnima 2005; ICHIM 2005 Paris; Le Fresnoy; transmediale 06 Berlin).
In 1990-93, while active in advertising, he conceived/edited “Satyajit Ray at 70” and a series of exhibitions at Cannes Film Festival, London Film Festival,… and has directed/produced “Les voies de Tagore”, with the vocalist Sharmila Roy. With a Japan Foundation fellowship in 1996, he directed the video “Tokyo Vignettes”. He has been awarded for urbicande.be in 1997 (Prix de la Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédia), has been selected for Imagina 2000 and 2002 (transfiction.net) and gave interventions and workshops in Porto 2001. He was multimedia director of Casterman (publisher a.o. of Tintin) from 1998 to 2002, as well as interactive creation director of Groupe Flammarion, Paris, from 2000 to 2002.
Jury Member (Rotterdam Film Festival NETPAC Jury 1996, Orléans Japanese Film Festival, Strasbourg Festival Passages, Salzburg New Media Europrix 2001, Festival International du Film sur Internet in Paris, Belgium Communauté française, …). Commission member, a.o. Experimentale Media Kunst 2006/07, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds, Belgium.
Guest lecturer in universities (Amsterdam, Köln, Marseille, Lille, …) and professor (Fac. Univ. St-Louis, Leonardo Multimedia Master 1997-2003, Louvain la Neuve UCL COMU 2001-in progress)