Pola Borkiewicz

Interdisciplinary artist, researcher, designer, director, cognitive scientist. Head of VR / AR Studio Visual Narratives Laboratory of the Film School in Łódź. She conducts research on a new paradigm of narrative spherical 3D VR film, as part of codification of the audiovisual language of virtual and augmented reality. Currently directing the cinematic VR experience: CITY, editing the interactive publication: XR (PWSFTviT) and designing VR game: The Curator (IAM). She develops the CVR experience scenario: Man With a VR Camera (Creative Europe, Development 2019). Doctoral candidate at Virtual Reality Lab and Psychophysiology at the Psychology Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences. Her publications concern the language of cinematic VR narration and bioethical consequences of development of virtual environments. Co-author of the research: The impact of VR technology on the effectiveness of transferring knowledge and film skills conducted by VRLab IPPAN for NCKF (PISF 2018). Co-founder of the XR Association. Jury Transatlantyk VR SpaceTime Award 2018. She conducted as a lecturer following courses: CinematicVR (Crash Course, Pro) and Film & Percepcja (DreamScreen, NeuroCinematics). Initiator and co-founder of the Narrative Systems Open Lab, interdisciplinary project implemented at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

(2016). Organizer of the Immersive Storytelling conference (ASP 2018). Dream Director at DreamJay, responsible for the audiovisual department and research of the Nightly app (2015/2017). Interaction designer of the exhibition Poland at EXPO2015 in Milan. Designer and producer [muzyka_ jest], opening of the National Forum of Music, by Extended Studio (2015). Creative director of the Copernicus Festival, ed. 1st Revolution (2014). She deals with broadly understood psychology of perception, new technologies and neuroesthetics.