Ingrid Kopp

Co-Founder, Electric South

Ingrid Kopp is a co-founder of Electric South, a non-profit initiative to develop virtual reality and other new forms of storytelling across Africa. She is passionate about developing the immersive media ecosystem in Africa, expanding access to artists and audiences. She is a co-creator of Immersive Africa, a group of organizations and individual working across the continent, and will be holding an Immersive Africa Summit at the Electric South Lab this year. Electric South works with interdisciplinary artists across the continent to develop, produce and distribute immersive work. She produces an annual residential lab through Electric South, and is an executive producer on award winning VR projects, including The Other Dakar, Le Lac and Nairobi Berries. Ingrid also curates the Tribeca Storyscapes programme for interactive and immersive work at the Tribeca Film Festival. Along with MIT’s Open DocLab and Dot Connector Studio, she produces Immerse, a monthly publication for Medium on emerging storytelling. She is one of the few people who can help us navigate a way to develop the reach of VR and AR across Africa, she is extremely skilled, passionate and connected.