Thorsten S. Wiedemann is founder and director of A MAZE.. He produces and curates under this international label festivals, exhibitions and workshops on the intersection of games, games culture, digital arts and playful media. With "A MAZE. / Berlin" and "A MAZE. / Johannesburg" he created two annual international festivals to present independent games culture and playful media. He generates new controversial formats (e.g. A MAZE. Magazine, A MAZE. Pop-ups) and gives room for experimentation, collaboration and exchange. Thorsten established since 2012 the A MAZE. Awards, which goes to unique and artistic games in five categories. His focus is on the interdisciplinary discourse and in filling the gaps between games, art and technology. He is the 48hrs VR dude! Currently he lives and works in Berlin.