Fernando Goyret grew up in Brazil and Uruguay drawing pictures and writing stories as a way to understand the world, and his place in it. This inspired him to get a degree in Graphic Design from Brazil’s State University of Santa Catarina. In addition, Fernando is a musician who has combined his artistic and musical talents by developing skills in street art and digital media art in support of his and other bands, events and festivals. Fernando is completing his MA in the Art + Design program at NCSU Graduate School of Design, with a concentration in animation and storytelling.
Alex Moro is a former Support Technician at Epic Games where he specialized in assisting developers with VR/AR, Blueprints and Mobile. He also assisted in evaluating submissions for Epic's MegaGrants program. In addition, Alex is a Technical Designer with expertise in Unreal Engine and 3-D development. He has been involved with the creation of numerous video games, including The Grand Canyon VR Experience, at Immersive Entertainment and The Order:1886 from Ready at Dawn Studios. Alex has released a personal project called Synthetic Dreams on Steam.
Trent Spivey is an immersive media creator, explorer, and mischief-maker from North Carolina who believes that an experience can be a work of art and a socially constructive tool. After graduating from the UNC School of the Arts and working at a prominent VR studio in San Francisco, Trent returned to his home state to conduct research on how we might use immersive media to ethically empower traditionally excluded communities. As a storyteller, Trent is confident in the narrative power of spatial computing. As an enthusiastic co-creator of the new South, Trent is always seeking to understand how we might preserve what’s good about the South and reckon with the rest.