Ele combines her PhD in Media Anthropology with her work as a creative producer, focusing on participatory storytelling and experiential learning. She’s the driving force behind www.learndoshare.net, harnessing pitfalls and successes of collaborative social innovation. Has co-created www.robotheartstories.com as Associate Producer and was Transmedia Consultant on www.thespiral.eu. The native German is an IPRS scholarship holder, her research being funded by the Australian government and the University of New South Wales in Sydney. She publishes for Germany’s most renowned interactive media department at the Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg, and advises FMX, Europe’s largest gaming-media conference.
Throughout her Master’s at Germany’s first chair for Communications Management, she published on Cross-Sector Entrepreneurial Collaboration in East Germany and Corporate Social Responsibility. Being the spokesperson of the Industrial Initiative for Central Germany, she developed the IQ Innovation Award and helped building interdisciplinary cluster networks. A case study of the latter is taught at Harvard (Michael E. Porter) and at the internationally top ranked HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. Ele developed original solutions for innovation incubators, creative industries and big brands since 2001. Hearing being her favorite sense, piano tunes, drum kits and surf recordings are suitable currencies to bribe the passionate dancer.