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Culture Shock is a New York City-based studio working at the intersection of technology and art. We believe that innovation happens when things that are separate get mixed. We collaborate with artists, institutions, and creative companies on brand development, storytelling, media relations, curation and data visualization.
Debra launched Culture Shock in 2007 as an independent communications consultant for emerging and established artists and galleries. Since then she has broadened the scope of her activities to include creatives across the spectrum from motion graphics and computer animation to coders and science research facilities. Debra has brought this expanded knowledge to her curated programs of international art. As the company continues to grow, to represent global communities on and offline, Debra’s passion remains focused on providing platforms for creativity that engage with new audiences and ensure that culture is marketed as an inclusive practice and pursuit. The best way to strengthen a pyramid is to widen its base.
Prior to joining Culture Shock, Hugh was co-founder of ‘Make.ie’ – a leading film, design and animation studio based in Belfast. He was Production Executive for the UK Film Council’s Digital Shorts schemes at Northern Ireland Screen, Teaching Fellow at The Queen’s University Film Studies Department, Visiting Filmmaker in Residence at the CINEMA Microscopy Lab in Yale University School of Medicine and Colin Farrell’s Film Acting Tutor at The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin – The National Theater School of Ireland. Hugh’s award-winning short films for The Irish Film Board and NI Screen are still screened regularly on the international festival circuit. US Visa Status: 0-1 ‘Alien of Extraordinary Ability’.
Glenn Marshall’s distinct style of abstract computer animation blends modern art, eastern mysticism, mathematics, nature and science. A strong advocate in the digital artist’s necessity to be both artist and programmer, creating their own technology to create their own art, his recent works are entirely self-coded animations. His clients have included Guinness, Panasonic and Vimeo, and has produced work for studios such as Onedotzero and Nexus, London. Glenn is also a collaborator with Peter Gabriel, having created live concert visuals and music videos for him, one of which won an Award of Distinction at Prix Ars Electronica 2009, one of the most prestigious cyber arts festivals in the world. Most recently his work was exhibited in New York City drawing the attention of the New York TImes marking it out as a break through in the world of fine art and interactive art.
Everything we do is creative but here we will highlight the things we build and/or enable.
Generative animation (processing) – interactive media – data visualization – augmented reality – imaging – co-creation – curation – tech/art and awesomeness.
Media is the plural of medium, media is an ecosystem. Journalists, editors, bloggers (i.e. people) respond to stories that matter.
Marketing (traditional, digital, social, mobile, physical) – media relations – press campaigns – meaningful metrics and media impressions.
What’s unique about you? Why should we care? How will you change things for the better? How do you fix a problem or fill a gap?
Messaging – positioning – strategy – innovation – business/brand development – visibility – social narratives – psychology and philosophy.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your upcoming project, if you’d like more info on our work or services, if you’re doing cool work that we should know about, if you think we should hire you, or if you just want to say hello.
Culture Shock Offices
20 Jay Street, Suite 311B, Dumbo
Brooklyn, NY 11201