Ziv Schneider is an artist and designer working with new and emerging technologies, often in the context of non-fiction storytelling and cultural preservation. She is an alum, former research fellow and sometimes lecturer at NYU ITP and the co-founder of Raycaster Studio currently incubated at new inc. Her work has been showcased internationally in festivals and museums including IDFA Doc Lab, MIT, Sotheby's, Queens Museum, and Futurium Berlin. Residencies and fellowships include the Economist Media Lab, NYFA and Pioneer Works.



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Tzina: Symphony of Longing



Tzina: symphony of longing is a poetic, interactive room-scale webVR documentary in which the residents of the run-down Dizengoff Square in Tel Aviv muse on love and things that are no more.
At the beginning of 2017, Tzina Dizengoff square, one of Tel Aviv’s emblematic sites, has been demolished. The square became a home for the lonely and marginalized characters of the area. This project tells the story of the people who gravitated toward the square and spent their days in it. Tzina is a multi-viewers documentary that invites for a physical exploration, combining elements of fantasy while experiencing the square at different times of the day.

launch project

~shirin anlen, Director and Producer:
Or Fleisher, Technology Director
Avner Peled, Lead developer
Laura Juo-Hsin Chen, Creative code
Udi Ben-Arie, Script Editor and UX Expert

Awards:
Best Digital story- Biennial of Medial Arts of Chile
Juan Downey Contest – 13 Bienal de Artes Mediales‏
Awwwards – Honorable Mention
Special KUDOS award CSS DESIGN
CSS STAR WINNER

Showcased at
IDFA DocLab
Next, Festival de Cannes
SIGGRAPH
B3, The Biennial for the moving image
T.O webFest
Paris Play online
Experience, Brussels VR festival
ICIDS, Portugal
Astra Film Festival, Romania
Boston Jewish Film Festival

Supported By
The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University
The Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts

Press
Google WebVR experience
Creators project
Haaretz
Prosthetic Knowledge
Calcalist
Channel 10
Channel 1