Dr. Max RC Schleser is a researcher and a filmmaker who explores mobile devices as creative and educational tools. His portfolio includes various mobile media projects, which are screened at film and new media festivals internationally.
Max’s research expertise is in mobile media, focusing on mobile creativity, social media, mobile filmmaking, user-based histories and alternative formats of innovation. He investigates pioneering art and media projects and illustrates how innovative creative practices can drive innovation in other areas such as business and educational environments.
In the last few years Max worked on mobile media consultancy projects for Nokia and Frontier Strategy. Furthermore, he co-founded the international mobile creative network FILMOBILE and MINA, the Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa, which aim to explore the possibilities of interaction between people, content and the mobile industry.
Before moving to New Zealand Max lectured in London (U.K.), Gaborone (Botswana) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) on the subject of Mobile Media. Max was invited to speak at a number of international conferences and industry summits including Nokia Maemo Summit (Amsterdam, Netherlands); Cité des Télécoms (Plomeur-Bodou, France) KL TechNite (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Telecommunication Technologies and Social Change (Ryihad, Saudi-Arabia); Mobilefest, (San Paulo, Brazil); Future Flux (Innovation Centre, St Martin’s University of London, UK); Digital Horizons (Brighton, UK); Conflux Festival (New York City, USA) or ITP, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU (New York City, USA) among others.
Max published his research on Mobile Creativity and his first monograph is forthcoming in 2012. Also he is working on an edited collection entitled Creative Mobile Media Practices.
Max believes in creating a unique experience for each lecture, presentation or workshop aiming to engage the audience through capturing their interest and imagination.