OUR STORY: Founded by BC Biermann as an experiment in emerging technologies and academia, Heavy Projects [and its Re+Public collaboration with PAC] has gained an international reputation through pioneering artistic projects in MIXED REALITY. When Managing Partner Chris Nunes and the rest of the team joined the company, TheHeavyProjects.com became HEAVY.IO - a platform for creating and discovering the world's best Mixed Reality experiences (starting with our own). Recognizing the need for scalable tools that would enable other developers to create similarly challenging and inspiring works and products that would bring people together in new ways, HEAVY.IO embarked on a journey to provide these creative projects to the world.
BC [heavy] BIERMANN | CREATIVE DIRECTOR: is a creative academic with a Humanities PhD in Intermedia Analysis from the Universiteit van Amsterdam and a Civic Media Fellowship at the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab. BC’s futurist work investigates the intersection of emerging technologies and semiotics in ways that address impending social, political, ethical impacts. As an internationally recognized digital artist, BC is a leading pioneer in interactive Augmented Reality design. A thought leader in the converging technologies space, BC serves on the IEEE Mixed Reality and Artificial Intelligence Group as a Part of The Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems.
CHRIS NUNES | MANAGING DIRECTOR: is a business strategist, digital media attorney, and technology entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley. With degrees from UCLA and Georgetown in Economics and Law, numerous startups and mobile apps under his belt, Chris's background is well-suited for envisioning and strategizing emerging technology projects, especially in the Mixed Reality landscape. Chris's work explores how emerging technologies can best be profitably used for socially relevant ends. As a leading expert in AR UX, Chris leads the San Francisco Mixed Reality meetup group and is an innovator in the cryptocurrency space.