Composer, Director for Immersive live theater & Entrepreneur
\*\*Kenji Williams is an Entrepreneur, composer and director for immersive live theater, mixed reality, and interactive datavisualization, and is the creative director and producer of the NASA-powered earth-from-space show, BELLA GAIA. Named a "100 Top Creative" by Origin Magazine, a World Technology Network award finalist in Arts, Entertainment, and Education, and a Grammy voting member, Williams explores the nexus of art, technology, and transformation, through immersive technology platforms from IMAX, Fulldome, Holograms, and XR, while still working with traditional theaters and spaces to make them immersive portals through his unique storytelling methods. Williams is an artist in residence at the new Movement Lab at Columbia University, and was an Artist in Residence and Visiting Scholar at the University of Colorado at Boulder developing a live 3D Holographic theater show. Kenji's unique vision translates into collaborations with orbiting astronauts aboard the International Space Station, Ocean pioneer Sylvia Earle, Deepak Chopra, to multimedia artist Paul Miller, earning international film awards from Sundance, Lumen Prize, Canadian Society of Cinematographers, Science Media Awards, Best Soundtrack Composition at Macau International Fulldome Film Festival, People's Choice Award Fiske Fulldome Film Festival. Kenji has garnering media exposure from the Washington Post, Village Voice, BBC, NPR, PBS, Huffington Post and USA Today. In it's 10th year, Bella Gaia has toured around the world to 14 countries, presenting over 300 shows, and has a Fulldome movie presenting at planetariums around the world including at Fantasy Domes / LINQ hotel on the Las Vegas strip. Williams tours around the world, at performing arts theaters, museums, and conferences such as, TEDx, Aspen Institute, Smithsonian, Guggenheim Museum, Strathmore, Marin Civic Center, Winspear Opera House, UNESCO, and the U.S. Dep State.