Francesca Panetta

Executive Editor, Virtual Reality, The Guardian
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Francesca Panetta

Francesca Panetta is executive editor of virtual reality at The Guardian and currently a Nieman Fellow at Harvard. She trained as a musician at Kings College London before moving to sound art, experimental radio, and now directing immersive experiences. Most recently she ran The Guardian’s in-house virtual reality studio, which produced "6x9: A Virtual Experience of Solitary Confinement," which won numerous awards and toured around the world. In addition to running the studio, Panetta scored most of the work. She also makes layered audio augmented reality apps.