Lab Coaches

from left to right: Eric Jannot, Stefan Berendes, Thomas Kirchberg


Having studied journalism, Eric Jannot worked in the games industry, including jobs at “The Games Company” and “Noumena Studios”, where he was a creative director for the award-winning game “Demonicon”. He is currently CEO and Creative Director of the games studio “waza!”, for which he conceptualises and develops journalistic games and serious games. He has been a Senior Lecturer for Game Design at the University of Applied Sciences Europe since 2017. He is especially interested in the way ethics are explored in video games, which is also the reason why he is taking part in the European Council’s GameOverHate campaign.

Stefan Berendes works as a media educator and is a member of the board of the LAG Youth and Film Lower Saxony e.V. The main focus of his work are the fields of digital media, media literacy and games. He worked as a project cooordinator and educator on the Lower Saxony-wide project „Let´s Play Germany“. He is also currently working as a speaker and educator for the Niedersächsische Landesmedienanstalt and the Landesstelle Jugendschutz Niedersachsen, among others.

Having started his career with film projections during stage plays and the production of music videos, Thomas Kirchberg has worked in the fields of advertising by film and founded his own film production firm. He has been working as an independent film maker for almost twenty years. He currently mainly focuses on working as a media educator, both for the Lower Saxony Young Media Scene’s annual film summer camp of the and during numerous film projects with young refugees. His film “Morgenland” won the 2016 German Human Rights Film Award. He is currently serving as an advisor for a documentation project on the demolition and reconstruction of the “Grüne Mitte Ebertal” residential area in Göttingen


Lab Production Assistant: Tim Duvendack

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