SHANE RJ WALTER Co-Founder, Creative Director onedotzero
Working in digital for 25 years, Shane is a multi-disciplinary creative director, designer, curator, commissioner and writer. He co-founded onedotzero, global-reaching digital international festival and now cultural agency in it’s 20th year at the forefront of digital culture.
Shane has produced and commissioned work from a generation of digital creators across both the artistic and commercial including installations, live AV, film, animation and online. He has brought digital culture into the brand world for the likes of Nike, Intel, Sky, Google, Acer, and worked with bands from U2 and the Stones to Take That and Lady Gaga for both music videos and global live shows.
He has commissioned and produced scores of award winning short films and animations appearing on BBC, MTV, TCM in addition to producing and directing the two Channel 4 series of onedottv over 18 episodes and 10 Bloom films for MTV channels worldwide. He has curated and commissioned digital installation work for cultural, commercial and public events worldwide.
Author of three books, a regular speaker, judge and curator of international exhibitions on digital art and design; he was the first ‘digital’ Prince Philip Designers Prize nominee in 2011. He has curated for museums and venues worldwide including Decode for the V&A London, Morderna Museet Stockholm, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, CAFA Beijing, Garage Moscow and more.
He is in demand as a speaker, judge and chair for festivals, conferences, awards and events across digital media, art, design, film and the creative industries and writes regularly on everything from VR to illustration, design to AV production via digital art.
In 2011 Shane was nominated for the Prince Philip Designers Prize, which recognises an outstanding contribution to UK business and society through design. In 2010 he was named in the Wired 100 list of individuals that are shaping the digital world, recognized as a cultural leader by the Honda Dream Factory and Courvoisier Future 500 and included in Hospital Club 100 list of the most influential people in the creative and media industries in the established digital category alongside executives from BBC, News Corp and Facebook.
He has been a member of the prestigious International Academy Of Digital Arts and Sciences since 2008. He was named by Little White Lies magazine as one of the 10 people responsible for making British Short film the most vibrant in the universe in 2007 and Screen International’s 25th anniversary issue as one of ten of individuals alongside Ridley Scott and Mike Figgis breaking new ground for the future of cinema back in 2000.