The Applied Computer Science Lecture Series features practitioners from a wide range of creative and scientific fields, all of whom incorporate applied computer science and technology at the core of their professional inquiry. Open to the entire Woodbury community, the lectures aim to foster dialogue around the increasing role of technology in society, its application across a diverse range of professional practices, the resulting explosion of creative and expressive modes of production, and the ethical and moral dilemmas that have emerged as technology has evolved.
Gawain Liddiard is a Creative Director at The Mill in Los Angeles where he works closely with clients and artists to deliver complex, innovative content. He spearheaded the first immersive music video of its kind, Reeps One ‘Does Not Exist’ which premiered for YouTube at the Cannes Lion Festival.
Gawain has led a variety of high-profile commercial projects including acclaimed Super Bowl spots, such as Audi ‘Doberhuahua’. He also supervised the double Gold Cannes Lion-winning Google Spotlight Stories ‘HELP’ an immersive 360-degree short film directed by Justin Lin .
With over 16 years of experience in the industry and a keen eye for technical and creative detail, Gawain is a thought leader and constantly striving to push the limits of technology, innovation and experiential content. He speaks regularly on Creative Technology topics; including keynotes at SXSW, Pause Festival and Social Media Week. His work has been recognized by numerous awards including Cannes Lions, the SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards, The Webby Awards and AICP.