Oliver Elias is founding member and CEO of Garamantis. Already during his studies of Media Informatics at the Berlin Beuth Hochschule für Technik (Beuth University of Applied Sciences), he was able to gain experience in the field of interactive installations, e. g. at the ART+COM. As early as 2007 he developed his first multi‑touch table, which was presented on several events and in exhibitions. His diploma project was the technical conception and development of Ars Electronica “Deep Space”, a 16 x 9 m (52,5 x 30 ft.) large VR environment and the highlight of the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria, newly opened in 2009. He has since maintained a close working relationship with Ars Electronica, which involves the collaboration on interactive projects all over the world.