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CCCT | 27 APRIL - 1 MAY |CTICC 2 | CAPE TOWN

CCA | 26-29 SEPT | JHB EXPO CENTRE | JOHANNESBURG

Ross ‘White on Rice’ Symons

Ross ‘White on Rice’ Symons

ORIGAMI ARTIST

Ross Symons is the artist and creative entrepreneur behind White on Rice, which is a brand centered around the ancient Japanese art of origami(paper folding). He creates origami installations and social media content for brand campaigns locally and around the world.

Social media content in the form of stop motion animations and origami art installations for events and brand activations that require origami as part of their decor.

Ross has worked with brands around the world including Samsung, Disney Plus, Paramount, Sony, Red Bull to name a few.

White on Rice is a business born out of the fascination with origami and a desire to create something unique.

9:30 am - 9:55 pm
POP CULTURE STAGE

ORIGAMI CREATIONS CAPTURED: THE CRAFT OF VIDEO PRODUCTION

Go behind the scenes with origami(paper folding) artist and animator Ross Symons to explore the captivating world of origami and stop-motion animation. Ross will discuss his creative process for using an art form to create content for social media and television, from initial concept to filming to final edits. Learn professional techniques for lighting, camerawork, music, and editing to showcase stop-motion artistry. Gain insight into Ross' most popular animations and his collaborations with other top paper folders. Discover how origami sculptural designs can be translated into engaging stories through thoughtful stop-motion animation.

3:40 pm - 4:25 pm
POP CULTURE STAGE

THE GREAT FAN DEBATE: THE IMPACT OF HIGHLY FUNCTIONAL AI ON CREATIVE INDUSTRY

Get ready for a riveting fan debate on the opportunities and risks of advanced AI in creative fields. This session will feature a friendly debate between fans on whether highly functional AI could shape the future of art, music, writing, and other creative industries in a net positive or concerning way. Key points that will likely come up include: how AI might enhance versus displace human creativity; the potential democratizing effect of AI on art and media production; establishing best practices around AI content creation; and more philosophical debates around originality and authenticity in AI-generated art. The debate will tap into fans' perspectives on this complex issue that has intriguing possibilities but also raises important questions. An audience Q&A will follow to continue the spirited discussion. Ross 'White on Rice' Symons