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Jan. 14 2016, Published 7:00 p.m. ET

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The Brooklyn Media Breakfast is a new breakfast series highlighting innovators pushing the boundaries of media and technology. Join us on January 15th for an interview with Layne Braunstein and James George—both incredible pioneers of experiential design. We’ll uncover how they conceptualize an installation, how to create emotional responses with technology, and where they see the future of media heading in 2016.

9:15-10:00–Breakfast and Networking

10:00-11:00–Interview with Layne Braunstein and James George

Layne Braunstein is a co-founder of the pioneering experiential design agencyFake Love. He is an award-winning creative known for his focus on experimental motion design and post-digital storytelling.

Layne has led award winning global projects for brands such as Google, Levis, Microsoft, Tiffany’s, Virgin, Amex, M·A·C, Air Force, Marc Jacobs, Bacardi, Lexus, Coke, MTV, Samsung, Heineken, Sonos, Universal, Acura, VICE, Def Jam, Milk Studios and Nike.

Prior to Fake Love, Layne was a freelance CD for design houses, agencies and game companies throughout NYC and ATL. For much of his career Layne led GUI & Prototype design for global brands like GE, Cox, Yahoo, & AT&T.

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Layne’s company Fake Love is the recipient of 7 Cannes Lions, including a Cannes Lion Grand Prix; as well as a 2013 Golden Pencil One Show award. He has also received three Promax|BDA awards, a Boston Ad Club’s Rosoff award, been nominated for Best of Show SXSW Interactive, holds an AIGA SEED Award, and has numerous Cannes Lions and AICP Shortlists. He has been featured in zines like Wired, NYT, Comm. Arts, WSJ, Creators Project, Fast Co., Creativity, PSFK and Adweek. Layne has spoken about experiential design at Cannes Lions, Hyper Island, Future of Storytelling, CreateTech at M.I.T., SHOOT Directors Forum, Event Marketing Summit, NYU, Columbia and the award winning Design Matters.

Through Fake Love, he has recently collaborated with many artists including Doug Aitken, Chris Milk, Shen Wei, and Aerosyn-Lex for Station to Station, the Creators Project, the Park Ave. Armory and Scope Arts. He was given a grant in 2011 to create a massive projection for Flux Projects titled Homesick.


James George addresses the emotional response to science fiction technologies as they become reality. Developer of the DepthKit, a volumetric cinema system, James creates tools for expression to equip filmmakers with new vernacular. He has applied this format towards feature films, interactive installations, and software products advancing the art of the moving image.

James was the first artist in residence at Microsoft Research in Seattle; Guest Researcher at Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media; Resident at Eyebeam Art + Technology center; Fellow at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon; and adjunct faculty at NYU Interactive Telecommunication Program. In 2014, he cofounded Specular, a creative studio dedicated to furthering design in emerging technology.

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