Kathleen Cohen is an XR Experience Strategist and Tech Humanist with over 25+ years building both user and guest experiences. Kathleen’s background includes working as a Creative Producer for DreamWorks Interactive, IBM Centers for Innovation and Disney Parks & Resorts. Kathleen also was the former Vice President of Digital Innovation & Integration for the National Constitution Center helping to tell the contemporary story of the U.S. Constitution while also contributing to U.S. Heritage Tourism. She has a personal commitment to the Persons with Disabilities community, as well as the Black Tech Mentorship Platform. Kathleen sits on the Board of holoride (Munich); recent winners of the 2021 SXSW Pitch for Best in Show and Entertainment, Gaming, Content. Also holoride just closed their $12M Series A round. For the past three years, Kathleen also has been the Jury Chair and Keynote speaker at the AUREA Awards hosted by MackNext and Europa-Park in Rust, Germany, Europe’s 2nd largest themed attraction, second to Disneyland Paris.
Kathleen’s consultancy, the Collaboratorium focuses on immersive tech, AI/ML, XR and spatial computing projects as it relates to virtual beings/digital twins inside themed attractions, location-based entertainment and other business vertical, world-building projects. Kathleen focuses on product development with future storytelling narratives. Her interest is the near future of man+machine and the human expansion supporting it. Kathleen and her team are currently building a Likeness & Legacy project for the “deathcare” industry. Her latest talks are: The Future and Present Converge(s); a talk about teleportation, and Meet Your Digital Twin, a talk about the land rush to recreating humans. Kathleen is the very first artist-in-residence representing immersive art for the Fall residency at Surel’s Place in Boise.