Nathalie Mathe is a pioneer Virtual Reality creator and a globally recognized consultant, educator, and public speaker. A former NASA AI scientist and visual effects artist, she combines her artistic passion with a solid scientific and technical background to explore new frontiers in Virtual Reality storytelling and embodiment. She is the founder of NativeVR, an independent VR studio in California, where she focuses on creating immersive experiences with a transformative and social impact, generating a more diverse and equitable future.
Her original interactive VR film UTURN, a comedy raising awareness on the gender gap in the tech industry, was nominated for best interactive experience at the Raindance and FIVARS festivals and screened at a dozen international film festivals. Her latest VR project Wallada explores themes of trauma and healing through poetry, calligraphy, and volumetric video.
She has contributed to dozens of VR projects as director, producer or post-prod supervisor for JauntVR, Condition One, Google, Facebook, World Vision, and created visual effects for feature films like Fast & Furious 6, Skyfall and Dark Knight Rises. She is also a public speaker and currently teaches Immersive Media at Drexel University.