Carol Silverman is a storyteller at the intersection of material culture and technology. Her work centers on the narrative power of objects. She believes that if we take a moment to listen, the worn, used, tactile things around us will tell us much about ourselves. Carol thinks of her day job as a decorator of sets for film and television as an object-based storytelling lab. She has had the opportunity to work with directors as diverse as Steve McQueen and Wes Craven among many others. Carol has decorated projects ranging from parody commercials for Saturday Night Live to feature film The Hoax, directed by Lasse Halstrõm and starring Richard Gere to the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, for which her set decoration team was recognized by the Television Academy with four Emmy Awards. Since becoming involved with the New York XR community in 2017, she has come to believe that virtual and augmented reality is the future of storytelling and looks forward to the day that spatial computing enters the mainstream. She received her MFA in Visual Narrative from the School of Visual Arts in New York in July 2020.
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