Francesca Panetta is a multi award-winning immersive artist, journalist and director. She uses emerging technologies to innovate new forms of storytelling that have social impact. She was XR Creative Director at MIT’s Center for Advanced Virtuality where she made flagship work such as In Event of Moon Disaster. Before that she worked at the Guardian for over a decade pioneering new forms of journalism, including setting up and running the in-house virtual reality studio.
Her works have won critical acclaim - receiving awards around the world, and touring the White House, Tribeca, Cannes, Sundance, and more. She was a 2019 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.