meet the people behind the screens
Laura Ó Reilly
Founder, artist & technologist
Ó Reilly is an alumna of The New Museum’s creative tech incubator, NEW INC, where she built and led Wallplay Network and ON CANAL. Laura has a BA in New Media from SUNY Purchase, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2010. Ó Reilly’s most recent art project, SUN IN THE MACHINE: Experiments In Embodied Ecology, a six part somatic art film, NFT series, and podcast, launches later this summer.
Multi-Disciplinary Artist & Web3 Consultant
Bonita Oliver is an actress, award-winning filmmaker and member of (SAG/AFTRA) (NYWIFT) (WOCU) and a recipient of LMCC/UMEZ grants in 2021 as well as an Opera America residency, NYSCA/NYFA fellowship in 2022, and most recently a winner of the NYFA NFT Awards, fall/winter 2022. Bonita is also a Web3 consultant and Co - founder of Black Meta Fest 2022, which was the first ever, Multi Metaverse, educational event highlighting Black Creators in Web3.
researcher, tech support
& content producer
Samuel Damfe is an experienced instructional designer gifted at creating an interactive learning experience for both instructors and learners, with a notable capacity for creating engaging learning content targeted toward key demographics. Samuel holds a BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Federal University of Technology Akure. He is specializing in conceptualizing and creating an advanced learning model for all kinds of learners.
& copy editor
Olga Kostyrko is a creative copywriter, researcher, and editor with experience in working for international start-ups and businesses, as well as for independent publishing art projects. Olga holds an MA degree in Visual Culture from Illinois State University. She is an alumna of Fulbright Scholarship. Her research interests are socially engaged art, dynamics between ethics and aesthetics, and critical pedagogy.
time based media specialist & Advisor
Regina Harsanyi is a time-based media expert and digital conservationist. A graduate of New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts, Harsanyi has assisted major time-based media conservation projects for multiple institutions, including the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and Museum of the Moving Image, bitforms gallery, and TRANSFER gallery. She is dedicated to creating interdisciplinary bridges between academia, museums, collectors, corporations, and artists to better serve the longevity of complex works of art.
curator & tech founder
Alessandra De Benedetti is a co-founder of the media-IRL platform ‘Wallplay’ and the founder of the ‘Leveler’ community platform. She helped brands, artists and non-profits develop new ideas and bring them to market in front of engaged audiences in vacant retail spaces across New York City. he is a recipient of the Kate Spade Fellowship Award (2016) for Women in Tech, mentor, and alumna of NEW INC. Currently launching her web3 project - Special Delivery.