In November 2019, 23 speakers joined our collective Metamorphosis. The carefully curated selection of luminaries and change-makers, from all walks of life and corners of the world, delivered ideas worth spreading. Their journey with us continued behind the scenes. We are sharing each week the insights into their craft in Behind Metamorphosis Series. Episode 12 now ON. Meet PAUL BULENCEA, BARBARA NEUHOFER & THE EXTRAORDINARY CREW from the Global State of Awe experiment.
Paul Bulencea is an experience designer, entrepreneur, and author. He is the co-founder and CEO of The College of Extraordinary Experiences, one of the world’s top experience design conferences and a community of global immersive experience designers. Dr. Barbara Neuhofer is a Professor and Head of Experience Design at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Austria. As a scientist, educator and keynote speaker, Barbara researches, writes, teaches and speaks about experience design as a philosophy, mindset and toolset to guide human and business transformations across the physical and digital realms. Thomas Mertlseder is a composer, educator and sound artist working in film, games, and media-based in Austria. Michael Riemer fell in love with music listening to the works of Johannes Brahms, AC/DC and Metallica. He learned to play the violin and electric guitar before studying classical guitar in Berlin. Getting influenced by the music scene there, he also started playing the double bass and produced electronic music with various analog gear. Bartosz Nowak was born in Wrocław, Poland in 1995 and began his musical training at the age of 7 at the Karol Szymanowski Music School, from which he graduated with highest honors in 2014. At the age of 12, he began concurrent studies at the University of Music in Würzburg, Germany in a pre-college class under the tutelage of Prof. Michal Szykulski. Bartosz is currently in the final year of his master’s degree in Würzburg.
Big thank you to Alexandru Agatinei for being the best Metamorphosis interviewer. Video crew: Dragos Ilie, Razvan Dascalescu, Mihai Chican.