Roy Ascott is an artist whose research is invested in cybernetics, technoetics, telematics, and syncretism. He is the founding president of the Planetary Collegium, an international platform for art, technology and consciousness research, based in Plymouth University with nodes in Milan and Zurich. He has held senior academic positions in San Francisco, Minneapolis, Vienna and Toronto, and is an Honorary Professor of Aalborg University Denmark. His international exhibitions range from the Venice Biennale to Ars Electronica. A retrospective of his work was exhibited at Plymouth Art Centre in 2009, and at the Incheon International Festival of Digital Art Korea in 2010, and at Space Studios, London in 2011. His theoretical work is widely published, translated and referenced. He has advised media art institutions in Europe, Australia, South America, the USA, Japan, and Korea. He edits Technoetic Arts (Intellect) and is an Honorary Editor of Leonardo.
José Manuel Anes, é professor universitário convidado e Criminalista. Foi Grão mestre da GLLP (Grande Loja Legal de Portugal). Licenciado em Química na Faculdade de Ciências de Lisboa, nos anos 70, trabalhou em Investigação científica no Laboratório de Química Física e Radioquímica, tendo feito uma Pós-graduação como bolseiro nesse domínio, em Madrid, no "Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas e na Universidade Complutense". Doutoramento em Antropologia Social e Cultural na Área da Antropologia da Religião, Novos Movimentos Religiosos, na Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa em 2009.
Olaf Blanke is director of the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne; www.lnco.epfl.ch) and consultant neurologist at the Department of Neurology (University Hospital of Geneva). He pioneered the neuroscientific study of human self-consciousness and subjectivity by using a broad range of methods such as the neuropsychology and electrophysiology of self-consciousness in neurological disease as well as brain imaging in healthy subjects. His main interest at present is the development of a data-driven neuroscientific theory of self-consciousness and subjectivity. Another main line of research concerns balance and body perception, and their application to engineering-based technologies such as virtual reality, robotics, and neuro-rehabilitation.
Lusitana Maria Geraldes da Fonseca, nasceu a 6 de Fevereiro de 1952 e licenciou-se em 1975 em Engenharia Electrotécnica, ramo Telecomunicaçoes, pela Universidade de Coimbra. Iniciou a sua carreira como Assistente na Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra, teno depois ingressado no Centro de Estudos e Telecomunicações, onde assumiu diversos cargos até ser nomeadadirectora m 1998. Entre 1999 e 2002 foi vogal da Comissão Executiva da PT Inovação S.A., tendo depois assumido o cargo de Vereadora na Câmara Municipal de Aveiro entre 2002 e 2005. É actualmente membro do Conselho Geral da Universidade de Aveiro, Presidente do Conselho de Administração da Associação Aveiro Digital e vogal do Conselho Executivo da FCCN. Foi também Gestora do Programa Aveiro Digital entre 2000 e 2007 e é desde 1990 especialista convidada pela NATO, DGXIII e pela DG INFSO para avaliação e auditoria de projectos internacionais de I&D em redes inteligentes; Educação e Formação à distância; Serviços para PNE's, Tele Medicina, Tele Monitorização, Comércio e Transacções Electrónicas e Computação GRID.
Stephan A. Schwartz is the Senior Samueli Fellow for Brain, Mind and Healing of the Samueli Institute, and a Research Associate of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory of the Laboratories for Fundamental Research. He is the columnist for the journal Explore, and editor of the daily web publication Schwartzreport.net in both of which covers trends that are affecting the future. He also writes regularly for The Huffington Post. Previously he was the founder and Research Director of the Mobius laboratory, and Director of Research of the Rhine Research Center, Senior Fellow of The Philosophical Research Society, Special Assistant for Research and Analaysis to the Chief of Naval Operations, and an editorial staff member of National Geographic. For 40 years he has been studying the nature of consciousness, particularly that aspect independent of space and time. Schwartz is part of the small group that founded modern Remote Viewing research, and is the principal researcher studying the use of Remote Viewing in archaeology. Using Remote Viewing he discovered Cleopatra's Palace, Marc Antony's Timonium, ruins of the Lighthouse of Pharos, and sunken ships along the California coast, and in the Bahamas. He also uses remote viewing to examine the future. Since 1978, he has been getting people to remote view the year 2050, and out of that has come a complex trend analysis. His submarine experiment, Deep Quest, using Remote Viewing helped determine that nonlocal perception is not an electromagnetic phenomenon. Other areas of experimental study include research into creativity, meditation, and Therapeutic Intent/Healing. He is the author of 50 technical papers and reports. In addition to his experimental studies he has written numerous magazine articles for Smithsonian, OMNI, American History, American Heritage, The Washington Post, The New York Times, as well as other magazines and newspapers. He has produced and written a number of television documentaries, and has written four books: The Secret Vaults of Time, The Alexandria Project, Mind Rover and his latest, Opening to the Infinite.
Marta de Menezes is a Portuguese artist (b. Lisbon, 1975) with a degree in Fine Arts by the University in Lisbon, and a MSt in History of Art and Visual Culture by the University of Oxford. In recent years, she has been exploring the interaction between Art and Biology, working in research laboratories demonstrating that new biological technologies can be used as new art medium, and proving that laboratories can be art studios. Besides researching into new ways to create art, Marta de Menezes is also an accomplished artist using traditional media, with paintings frequently representing insights from scientific research. She is currently Artist-in-Residence at the MRC - Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London.
Leonel Moura is a European artist born in Lisbon, Portugal, that works with AI and robotics. He created in 2003 his first swarm of 'Painting Robots', able to produce original artworks based on emergent behavior. Since then he has produced several artbots, each time more autonomous and sophisticated. RAP (Robotic Action Painter), 2006, created for a permanent exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, is able to generate highly creative and original art works, to decide when the work is ready and to sign it, which it does with a distinctive signature. ISU (The Poet Robot), 2006, generates random poems, very much in the style of the Lettrist Movement and of Concrete Poetry. In 2007 the Robotarium, the first zoo dedicated to robots and artificial life, opened in Alverca. In 2009 he curated the show "INSIDE [art and science] Leonel Moura has been appointed European Ambassador for Creativity and Innovation (2009).
António Cerveira Pinto is an artist, writer and professional consultant, presently futurizing the world after the cheap oil era. One of the participant artists and co-curators of After Modernism (1983), the introduction event of post-modern discussions in Portugal, Director of the legendary Quadrum Contemporary Art Gallery in Lisbon between 1998 and 2008, and founder and director of the art school Aula do Risco since 1994, both in Lisbon, he created – among countless projects – the Great Estuary Project, to transform Lisbon into a biocity in 2020. Post-contemporary culture and cognitive arts are his specific fields of investigation and creativity.
Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta has been considered an important musician, architect, photographer and intermedia artist in the beginning of the third millennium - according to statements written by personalities like John Cage, Ornette Coleman, Merce Cunningham, René Berger, Lucrezia De Domizio, William Anastasi, Daniel Charles, Jon rappoport, Dove Bradshaw , Phill Niblock or William Anastasi among others. His works are included in some of the most expressive art collections and world-wide recognised institutions like the Whitney Museum of New York, the ARS AEVI Contemporary Art Museum, the Biennial of Venice, the Cyber Art Museum of Seattle, the Kunsthaus of Zurich, the Durini Contemporary Art Collection, the Bibliotèque Nationale of Paris and the MART - Modern Art Museum of Rovereto and Trento among others. The international department of art exhibitions at MART - the largest museum of modern and contemporary art in Italy, architectural project by Mario Botta - was inaugurated with an individual exhibition of Emanuel Pimenta's works. He develops music, architecture and urban projects using Virtual Reality and cyberspace technologies.
Presenteers / Authors
Julieta Aguilera is a researcher in interactive and immersive visualization in the Adler's Space Visualization Laboratory. An MFA graduate in Graphic Design and Electronic Visualization, she has taught visual design and immersive environments and is currently pursuing a PhD in Interactive Arts at the Planetary Collegium Program based in Plymouth, UK. Over the past 15 years, she has exhibited CAVE based Virtual Reality artworks and presented papers at both international conferences and art galleries. She collaborates with astronomers, historians and educators in the design and production of immersive interactive pieces for shows and research-oriented exhibitions.
Cristina Miranda de Almeida, Artist and Architect; European PhD in Arts (UPV-EHU), Advanced Research Associate, Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, U.K. (2005/06), Visiting Scholar in the Research Line Digital Culture (2011-13, IN3/UOC, Barcelona/ Projects Universal Margin for Materia Condensada Santa Monica, McLuhan Galaxy Conference and The Point of Being). Currently teaching and researching at the Department of Art and Technology, Facultad de Bellas Artes, University of the Basque Country, Spain. W-Fellow in the MPCT, University of Toronto (projects Global Art, Universal Margin).
Kathrine Anker is a writer, a cultural theorist, and an independent researcher. She holds a Master in Modern Culture and Cultural Communication, and is currently a PhD student at the Planetary Collegium, Plymouth University, UK. Her project investigates artistic mixed- and augmented reality interfaces as communicational forms that appeal to transformed ways of understanding the human subject. She places a particular emphasis on the noetic side of the human mind. Kathrine's work is transdisciplinary, philosophical and speculative. It integrates Philosophy of Science, Cybersemiotics (Brier, 2008), biosemiotics, and case studies of Interactive Art Installations in an original way.
Elif Ayiter (Turkey), aka Alpha Auerin second life, is an artist, designer and researcher specializing in the development and implementation of hybrid educational methodologies between art & design, and computer science. She is an Associate Professor at Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her research interest include data visualization and the development of Kinesthetic/Somatic/Biological interfaces for the metaverse, in collaboration with teams of computer scientists. She has presented Creative as well as research output at conferences including Siggraph, Coonsciousness Reframed, Creativity and Cognition, ICALT and Computational Aesthetics (Eurographics). She is currently undertaking doctoral research at the CAiiA-Hub of the Planetary Collegium at the University of Plymouth. Alpha Auer is a totally irreverent, mischievous, politically incorrect, frivolous, fashion victim, avatar in Second Life, whose blog entries can be viewed at http://alphaauer.wordpress.com.
John Backwell, MSc MBCS Bed. John is a design and technology education lecturer on the BA and PGCE Design and Technology Education programmes and co-ordinates the Goldsmiths element of the MEng Design and Innovation programme jointly run with Queen Mary College. John's research into cognition, learning and thinking skills has led to the development of the Cognitive Acceleration through Technology Education Project (CATE) devised and written with his colleague Tony Hamaker. The project aims to improve the information processing skills of 12-14yr olds. John is currently a member of the Metadesign Open Network and previously part of the M21 metadesign research team at Goldsmiths, University of London. His recent work on analysis of groups seeking to work holistically is derived directly from these projects.
Cesar Baio. Artist and researcher, Cesar Baio has a background in electronics and communication. In his master's and doctoral research studied art, technology and media at the Communication and Semiotics Program (PUC/SP). He has developed a research internship at the Berlin University of the Arts (UDK). His artwork is focused on the interfaces between body, technology and image, as well as on the various layers of information that constitute the physical and virtual spaces. These issues have been elaborated critical and poetically in interactive installations, urban interventions and video. His most recent works are Sophie (2010) and Invisible Horizons (2010).
Daniel Bisig is a senior researcher at the University of Zurich and the Zurich University of the Arts. Both Tatsuo Unemi and Daniel Bisig are active as scientists and artists and have collaboratively realized several interactive works for installation and performance. The simulation of biological behavior forms a central underlying commonality in their works.
Tegan Bristow is an artist, researcher and lecturer based at the Digital Arts Division of the Wits School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg since 2007. Bristow's focus is on specifically African interactive digital media and technology art practice. Bristow has exhibited widely in her personal capacity and is a regular collaborator in projects in areas from theater, installation and application development. Through the Wits University Bristow runs a technology arts hack group and Remote Lecture series, along with other community development programs.
Isabella Buczek is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel and a researcher & PhD candidate at the Planetary Collegium (CAiiA), Plymouth. She teaches next to Immersive Production also Media Design and Conception. In the past seven years she has been working as an independent 3d artist, science visualizer, film director and head of production as well as 360° production consultant on over thirteen public played 360° films. She specialized in Science Communication and Science Visualization for 360° degree projection systems. Her research is based in the aesthetics of immersion, aesthetics of space, cognition and awareness through immersive scientific imagery.
Simona Caraceni is concerned with new media communication and multimediality, and since '94 has been involved in new media and new technology applications in communications and art. She taught at the Universities of Bozen, Milan, Florence, Macerata and Bologna. Actually she teaches Museum Informatics at the University of Bologna. Her museological activity is about the relationship between museum and technology. ICOM member, she's in the executive board of AVICOM, and she's the promoter of the Commissione Tematica Audio-Visivi e Nuove Tecnologie for ICOM-Italy. In the field of applied research, she is involved in didactic with new technology, virtual museums and interaction design.
Aleksandar Ćetković is a multidisciplinary architect and computer scientist. With a master degree in both disciplines, he worked as a software engineer on major projects and as an architect on many designs and contests. For seven years he taught at the University of Arts and Design in Zürich, Switzerland, Faculty of New Media in the fields of Urban Media, Perception of Space, Information Spaces and Programming Techniques. At the moment he works on multidisciplinary projects challenging his wide range of knowledge, like the ideas-contest “ETH-World” or the platform “Archivio Fluido”. He is a PhD Candidate at the Planetary Collegium.
Caroline Cottereau, Artifist Collectif element. Self-taught tattoo artist (20 years of practice). Personnal interest ion signs and symbols, rites and psychologyie in tattooing (shamanic process), human body symbolism, consciousness evolution. Self-taught in Ethno-pharmacology. Biotechnology. Shamanic & psychonautic practice.
Richard A. Courage is a professor of English at Westchester Community College/State University of New York. He is co-author of The Muse in Bronzeville: African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950 (Rutgers UP, 2011). He has also published scholarly articles on African American narrative and visual arts, distance learning, and the teaching of writing and has contributed educational reporting and opinion pieces to the New York Times and other newspapers. He holds a Ph.D. in English education from Columbia University and teaches a range of courses in literature, composition, and the history of ideas.
Diane Derr works with the lens-based media of video and photography, using the moving image as material. Exploring the narratology of trans-media Diane considers the space between the real and the fictional representation through the appropriation of still and moving imagery. Adapting structural, editorial, and production frameworks her work investigates the roles of author, subject, and spectator within the intertextual narrative. Diane is Assistant Professor / Media Technology Coordinator in the MFA Design Studies program at Virginia Commonwealth University, Qatar. In 2011, Diane joins the Planetary Collegium (CAiiA) at the University of Plymouth, as a doctorial research candidate.
Alan Dunning was born in Teddington, England and has been working with complex multi-media installations and artist books for the past two decades, using the comptuer as a tool for generating textual fields and real-time interactive environments. He has exhibited extensively in more than 100 exhibitions since 1980, including solo exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Walter Phillip's Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff Alberta, Rutgers University, New Jersey, 4th St. Petersburgh Biennale, Russia where a version of the interactive VR work Einstein's Brain was presented, and at the University of Maryland where his VRML Internet city, The Lost Dimension, was part of the international exhibition The Digital Village. He has had more than 70 essays and catalogues published on his work. Media features have included CNN, The Discovery Channel, and CBC's underground music show Brave New Waves. Alan Dunning is represented in many collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has received major awards from the Canada Council, La Fondation Daniel Langlois, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Alan Dunning currently holds the Chair of Media Arts and Digital Technologies at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, AB.
Blanka Earhart is a cultural producer based in Los Angeles, California. She's an internationally exhibited artist and writer, occasionally teaching and speaking on art and visual culture. Blanka is an owner of a Los Angeles-based multimedia company specializing in media-rich solutions existing on the intersection of web, television and games. Her work and writing oscillates around issues concerning the perception and role of self vis a vis technology, human agency and its limits, social media, and other human exploits seen through the lens of phenomenology. Blanka received her MFA from the department of Art Theory and Practice at Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois in 2003 and her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. She was a recipient of the University Fellowship in the Graduate School at Northwestern University in 2001 and 2002.
Teresa Torres de Eça is President of the Portuguese Art Teachers Association APECV since 2008. Vice President of the International Society of Education through Art (InSEA) since 2011 and Assistant editor of the International Journal of Education Through Art since 2006 . Currently she is teaching Arts at ESAM secondary school in Portugal and collaborates with the Centro de Investigação em Estudos da Criança (CIEC), University of Minho . Coordinates the international research study : Visual narratives from the borderland: Children and Adolescents Living in-between Cultural Borders ( 2010-2015).
Dave Everitt is an artist and researcher whose work concerns physiological input in mediated art, the interplay of order and disorder in mathematical pattern, and collaborative live art-technology projects. A research fellow at Leicester's Institute of Creative technologies and former visiting researcher at Creativity and Cognition Research Studios, and a recipient of Arts Council England funding, he maintains two occasionally productive collaborative art-technology projects. His principal interests are the implications of the interdisciplinary sciences for artists and creators, and web programming culture; he runs a media information design consultancy, lectures and researches in New Media and art-technology partnerships.
Tyler Fox is a PhD student at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. He has exhibited artwork internationally, and is currently a member of the Transforming Pain Research Group, led by Dr. Diane Gromala. He received his MFA from the University of Auckland.
Gabriela Galati is a researcher and curator based in Berlin and New York. She got her BA and MA in Art History at the Universidad de Buenos Aires; where she was Assistant Professor in Semio-Epistemology in Social Science. She was also involved as a researcher at the Universidad de Buenos Aires Science and Technology Research Grant Program. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Plymouth, Planetary Collegium in the UK. She recently presented research papers at TATE Gallery Liverpool-FACT Postgraduate Research Forum, February 2011; Always Already New Symposium- Planetary Collegium M-Node- Noema, NABA, Milan December 2010; and (upcoming) at ISEA Istanbul, September 2011; Rewire-FACT Liverpool, September 2011 and Culture Lab-Newcastle University, October 2011.
Claudia Galhós nasceu em Lisboa, em 1972. Actualmente, escreve sobre artes performativas para o semanário Expresso. Foi editora do suplemento semanal Artes de Palco, do programa Magazine, do canal 2 da RTP (de 2004 a 2006). Desde 1994, trabalha e colabora com diversos jornais, sites, rádios e revistas em Portugal e no estrangeiro. Estreou-se na área da ficção em 2001, com Sensualistas , o primeiro livro da Trilogia Rock, ao qual se sucedeu Conto de Verão (2002), e O Tempo das Cerejas (2007). Tem diversos contos publicados em colectaneas em Portugal e no estrangeiro, e textos sobre teatro e dança em publicações estrangeiras, alguns apresentados em conferencias internacionais ou no âmbito de acções de formação e seminários dedicados a escrita sobre artes performativas. Nesta área, editou em 2006, pela Assirio & Alvim, o livro Corpo de Cordas, 10 anos de Companhia Paulo Ribeiro.
Ray Gallon’s primary artistic training is in music and theatre, and he spent many years as a lighting and sound designer for theatre and performance art. As an independent radio producer, he worked with CBC, NPR, WDR (Köln), Deutsche Welle, Radio Netherlands International, France Culture. He is the winner of 3 Armstrong Awards (US) and former programme manager at WNYC-FM (Public Radio in New York). In industry, Ray is former audio curator of the New York Avant-garde festival. He has taught at New York University, The New School, Université Paul Valéry (Montpellier), Université de Toulouse le Mirail and Université de Paris Diderot.
Rolf Gehlhaar, born in 1943 in Breslau (Silesia, Germany), emigrated with his family in 1953 to the USA, grew up in New Mexico and California, attended Yale University (class of ' 65) and the University of California, Berkeley. After working closely with Stockhausen during the period 1967-71, he concentrated on composition and performance of over 50 commissioned electronic and instrumental works. In 1974 he also began to carry out research in the area of digital sound synthesis, automation of musical processes and computer-aided composition. As a result of this research during 1976 – 1983, his ideas led him eventually in 1984 to the development of SOUND=SPACE, the world's first truly creative interactive musical environment, and a commission in 1985 from La Villette, the new French national museum of science, for the permanent installation of a SOUND=SPACE in the museum. After numerous temporary installation throughout the world and live projects with performers and dancers, it became obvious to him in 1989 that SOUND=SPACE would also be an ideal, empowering creative resource for the disabled. This realisation led toward the development of new software and efforts towards making the environment available to special needs groups. During the period 1989 – 1998 SOUND=SPACE was the major focus of Gehlhaar's multi-media installations, compositions and performance activities, being employed not only as a creative sound/musical resource for the disabled, dancers, musicians, actors, etc., but also as an evolving technical control system for comprehensive, immersive interactive environments involving sound and projected visuals. After 6 years as MA Course Director of Design & Digital Media at Coventry University, Gehlhaar has returned to his former activities as a freelance artist and technical consultant. He lives in London.
Luis Miguel Girao is a transdisciplinary artist and researcher in the application of technology as a tool for artistic expression. He is a PhD Candidate at the Planetary Collegium and Master of Arts in Design and Digital Media. His main research subject matter is the development of new interfaces for audiovisual expression, at the moment focusing on bioelectromagnetics . In 2007, he was awarded the Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa prize that allowed him to do research and present results at the Experimental Intermedia Foundation, in New York City. At Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal, where he collaborates regularly, he has developed and presented a number of public art installations and educational multidisciplinary shows. He collaborated with several artists and his work has been presented in countries as USA, Canada, Germany, Denmark and China. His close collaboration with Rolf Gehlhaar gave origin to projects like "Multiverse". Along with Gehlhaar and Paulo Maria Rodrigues he formed the UnoDuoTrio ensemble and developed the CyberLieder project. He founded Artshare, an artech research company and collaborates with Companhia de Música Teatral of Lisbon. Among other works, he coordinated a series of workshops on Digital Art & Design for the Academia das Artes Digitais of the Aveiro Digital Programme, and he was assistant curator and technical director of the Electronics Art Lab at the Bienal Internacional de Cerveira, Portugal.
Fernanda Gomes is a master in Communication and Culture at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Also did Post Graduation in Communication: Hypermedia and New Technologies in the University Center of Belo Horizonte – UNI / BH and a Master of Creation and Design in Interactive Systems in MECAD / ESDI Barcelona. Since 2002 Fernanda Gomes performs audiovisual works as experimental videos, documentaries and installations. Fernanda Gomes is currently a doctoral student of the Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, ECO / UFRJ, at the Communication Technology and Aesthetics (Ranked first place in the selection process) with the supervision of Katia Maciel and co-supervision of André Parente.
Jane Grant is an artist and academic. Her work has resulted in award winning projects including The Fragmented Orchestra with John Matthias and Nick Ryan which was winner of the PRSF New Music Award, 2008 and Prix Ars Electronica 2009 recipient. Recent work includes Soft Moon and Leaving Earth; both films draw upon astrophysics and the science-fiction writing of Italo Calvino and Stanislaw Lem. Her new work Ghost, where temporal, topological networks of the cortex are explored in conjunction brain hallucination or 'sonic ghosts', was premiered at ISEA and the Istanbul Biennial 2011. She is currently developing a body of work regarding Dark Matter. Jane is Associate Professor in Digital Arts at Plymouth University and co-director of the art + sound research group. http://janegrant.org.uk | www.thefragmentedorchestra.com
Dr. Diane Gromala is a Canada Research Chair Simon Fraser University School of Interactive Arts and Assistant Professor. Her research works at the confluence of computer science, media art and design, and has focused on the cultural, visceral, and embodied implications of digital technologies, particularly in the realm of chronic pain. Gromala is the founding director of the Transforming Pain Research Group, an interdisciplinary team of artists, designers, computer scientists, neuroscientist and medical doctors investigating how new technologies -- ranging from VR and robotics to social media -- may be used as an technological form of analgesia and pain management.
Salvatore Iaconesi is a robotics engineer, interaction designer, artist and hacker. He teaches cross media design at Rome's University "La Sapienza". Together with Oriana Persico, they work under several identities, such as Art is Open Source and FakePress Publishing, to collaborate with institutions, research institutes, enterprises, artist collectives and activist groups all over the planet to imagine and enact possibilistic scenarios exposing how ubiquitous technologies and networks changed the contemporary human being. Their work has been shown in multiple events, museums and scientific gatherings worldwide.
Claudia Jacques is an independent artist, educator, and PhD candidate at the Planetary Collegium, CAiiA-Hub, Plymouth, UK. Originally from Brazil, she is fascinated with how society perceives beauty, consciousness and time. Her research focus is in cybernetics, technoetics and moistmedia. She is also interested in current educational processes and approaches.
Katerina Karoussos is an artist and researcher. Her research is based on the convergence of old and new media and especially between Byzantine and new media visual practices. From 1994 to 2003 she was the director and a co-founder of the Hellenic Center of Fine & Applied Arts. From 2004 since 2010 she was working at The Athens School of Fine Arts. She holds a Master of Arts from Middlesex University. From 2009, Karoussos is a member of Planetary Collegium (CAiiA) as a PhD Candidate under the supervision of Pr. Roy Ascott. She has participated in many international conferences and exhibitions.
Max Kazemzadeh is an artist and tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art & Media Technology at Gallaudet University who uses a syncretic approach to investigate the relationships between art, technology, and consciousness in his research, creative experiments, and interactive installations. Kazemzadeh is pursuing a Ph.D. within the Planetary Collegium at the University of Plymouth, UK where he is investigating Apophenia and Pareidolia as counterpoints for modeling creativity and creating open source post nomadic syncretic communities. Kazemzadeh has exhibited nationally and internationally and recently founded and runs an interdisciplinary art/science/performance research center at Gallaudet University called the FUNCOLAB.
Anne Krefting is Professor for Theory, Faculty of Applied Sciences & Arts, German University in Cairo (GUC), holds a PhD in aesthetic & communication from Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg, recent articles and papers Loss of Control as a Form of Organization. Case study Cairo Design Center (2011); Are objects stupid? Dynamic Mapping as a Method of Urban Research (2010); Cultural Science Aspects of Aroma Perception (2010); Environmenting. Aspects of Creativity, Innovation and Organization of Uncertainty (2010); Scaping. An Experimental Method of Sound-Image-Interaction Analysis in Urban Design Research (2009); Community Project in the Historical Area of al-Darb al Ahmar in Cairo (2009); Design-Crafts-Cluster. Resource oriented method development (2009); current project: Reassembling the Future. Design Mechanisms on Egyptian Handcrafts Heritage through Innovation (Aga Khan Foundation)
Linus Lancaster is a working artist and full time art teacher/art director at Healdsburg Unified School District in Norther California. He is a PhD. researcher in art practice and philosophy with University of Plymouth, CAiiA, and founder of the International LandBuoy Project, a collaborative, performance and theory driven project dedicated to interventionist and bio-ethical practices.
Živa Ljubec is an independent architect and researcher at the intersection area of art/science/consciousness. She studied architecture and mathematics at the University of Ljubljana from which she obtained her master of architecture degree in 2004. She is currently exploring the intuitive realm, she claims is shared by artist and scientists, as a PhD Candidate at CAiiA - Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts - at University of Plymouth.
Vanderlei Lopes Junior (LOPES JUNIOR, V.V.C.). Master's degree in Visual Culture at the Federal University of Goiás, Brazil, with a degree in Law and Social Communication, both from the same university. He is currently a doctoral student (PhD) in the Post-Graduate Program in Art and Visual Culture, School of Visual Arts at UFG. Member of the research group on visual and poetic creation processes at the Laboratory Research - Electronic Media (LIME - UFG, coordinated by Professor PhD Cleomar de Sousa Rocha.
Franco Marineo is Lecturer of Film History and New Media Aesthetics at the Fine Arts Academy of Palermo, Italy, and he is film critic for the monthly magazine "Duellanti". He is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Plymouth (Planetary Collegium), UK. His books include Face/On. La narrazione e il volto cinematografico (2005) and Il cinema dei Coen (1999).Among his more recent published essays are False Remembering, Impossibile Vision: Déjà Vu and Contemporary Cinema in New Realities: Being Syncretic, ed. by Ascott/Bast/Fiel/Jahrmann/Schnell, Springer Verlag 2009), Il cinema nell'era dell'intermedialità (in Drammaturgie multimediali, edited by Gianni Canova, 2009), Sguardo ibridato, coscienza artificiale (in Filosofie di Avatar, edited by A. Caronia and A. Tursi, 2010).
John Matthias is a musician, composer and physicist. In 2008, he won the PRS Foundation New Music Award with Jane Grant and Nick Ryan for the development of a huge sonic installation entitled The Fragmented Orchestra. He has released three albums; Smalltown, Shining (2001), Stories from the Watercooler (2008) and Cortical Songs (2008) (with Nick Ryan), which includes remixes by Thom Yorke, Simon Tong and Jem Finer. He has collaborated with many recording artists including Radiohead and Coldcut and has performed extensively including at the Wordless Music Series in New York, The Pompidou Centre in Paris and at the Union Chapel in London. He is Associate Professor in Sonic Arts at Plymouth University and is co-director of the art + sound research group. www.johnmatthias.com | www.thefragmentedorchestra.com
Bernardo Menezes. Researcher in Landscape Architecture in Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto. Academic degrees: Master in Landscape Architecture - Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto, Graduate in Landscape Architecture - Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto. Participation in research projects: e-Learning Cafe - Faculty of Architecture of University of Porto. Leader of the team that presented the wining idea for the competition: “U-thinking, e-Learning”. Co-author of the project developed for the e-Learning Cafe outer spaces, as for the external coverage for the gardens. Bom Jesus do Monte - Faculty of Sciences of University of Porto. Researcher in the team that is composing the application for recognition of the place called Bom Jesus do Monte, Braga, Portugal, as World Heritage by UNESCO.
Sandrina Milhano is a lecturer at School of Education and Social Sciences in the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria since 1999. She is also an invited teacher in the music department at the School of Education in Lisbon. She held posts at the Portuguese Open University and in music conservatoires. She holds a degree in Ciências Musicais and a postgraduate degree in Education at the New University of Lisbon. She obtained a Diploma of Specialized Studies in Music from the Salamanca University. In the UK, she studied at the Roehampton University acquiring a Master of Arts in Music Education where she is currently a PhD candidate. She has been a consultant in music education and a coordinator of projects in the community.
Cátia Roldão Morais, born in Porto, Portugal in 1981 and living in the same city. Currently attending a master degree in Criação Artística Contemporânea – MCAC, in Universidade de Aveiro -UA.Graduated in Artes Plásticas – Pintura starting in 1999 and ending in 2005 (five years of studies) in Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto, FBAUP (Erasmus porgram attended in the University of Barcelona, Spain, 2004). In 2006 worked has a curator and artist in Galeria Favo, São Paulo, Brazil. Made more than 15 exhibitions in Portugal, France and Brazil with honorable mentions in international salons.
Patrizia Moschella. She graduated sociology of cultural process in Milan with a thesis entitled Investing in the Future, supervisor A. Melucci, focused on the transmission of knowledge about life between generations. This was followed by her work as a qualitative researcher with established international research institutions (Eurisko, Doxa, RQ, Synergia), specialising in social research especially in educational and creative field that culminated in the publication of an essay on expressive research in Widespread education (Ed. L'ancora del Mediterraneo, 2003). As an education coordinator and teacher at NABA since 2004, this path of research and experimentation continued in a academic environment, culminating in a PhD research proposal that represents the natural development of previous work.
Haytham Nawar Born in Egypt - 1978. Artist, designer and researcher, lives and works between USA, Switzerland and Egypt. Nawar's practice is interdisciplinary mediums. Currently he is a Fulbright Research Affiliate in SVA - New York. He received a BFA, MFA from Cairo, Egypt and MSA in Art, Design and Technology from ZHDK, Switzerland. Nawar is currently PhD Candidate at The Planetary Collegium, CAiiA - University of Plymouth, England. Since 1998, he has participated in several national, international exhibitions and biennales, won awards and acquisitions in Algeria, China, Egypt, France, Greece, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Spain, South Korea, Switzerland, Syria, UAE and United States.
Pedro Leão Neto is an architect who currently lectures Computer Architecture Added Design (CAAD) in the Faculty of Architecture of Porto University (FAUP). He has an MA in Urban Environment Planning (University of Porto, 1997) and a PhD in Planning and Landscape (University of Manchester, 2002). His main interest and work has always been, in some way, related to lecturing CAD and CAAD classes focused on communicating architecture and urban design projects. After spending some years as a junior lecturer in FAUP he finished his MA with a thesis on GIS and its use on intermediate scales for space analysis and decision making. With this research he won a Government Scholarship for attending a PhD program at the University of Manchester’s Planning Department.Pedro Leão Neto is the author of several books on teaching CAD and has published a book about GIS and its use for urban management. He has several international and national peer review publications on the use of different representation methods and computer visualization for communicating urban design and on the use of specific interactive platforms for blended learning in Architectural and Art courses and for public communication events.
Stephanie Owens (USA) is an interdisciplinary artist, teacher, writer and curator interested in the influence of digital networks and communication systems on contemporary aesthetics and the production of subjectivity. Her art and curatorial projects have been focused on the intersection of local and global networks. Owens exhibits her work internationally, including recent exhibitions at SIGGRAPH, Machinista, Tasanzu Art Festival and The First Beijing International New Media Arts Exhibition. She has an MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Syracuse University. She has taught as Graduate Faculty at Parsons The New School for Design and is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in New Media at Cornell University.
Luisa Paraguai. Artist and researcher, studied Civil Engineering and Computing at University of São Paulo, Brazil. She got a master and doctoral degree at the Department of Multimedia, Institute of Arts, State University of Campinas, Brazil. Ad Hoc Consultant at CAPES. (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior). Leonardo Digital Reviewer, Leonardo Online Publications. Editorial Director at ABCiber (Brazilian Association of Ciberculture Researchers). Visiting researcher-in-residence 2002-2003 at Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, UK, researching about the social implications of wearable computers as an always on interface fully embodied on the user. Her art work named “vestis” has been showed in some national exhibitions as 4D Interactive Computational Art, 2004, in Brasília, Cinetic_Digital – Itau Cultural 2005, in São Paulo, Mostra SESC Artes 2010 in São Paulo, and international as the Cyber Fashion Show, SIGGRAPH2005, in Los Angeles. Professor at Post-Graduate Program: Master in Design, Anhembi Morumbi University, São Paulo, Brazil. Currently, she has reflected about the potential of mobile devices as a mediator for body and space perception and experimentation.
Pam Payne is a digital media artist and founder of Brickhaus production studio in NYC. Her work explores the interaction of electronic and organic forms through motion paintings, installations and performance. She exhibits her work in the US and internationally and is the recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The Puffin Foundation. She earned her Master's degree from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program and is currently perusing PhD research with the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, UK.
Oriana Persico is a communication scientist and writer. She collaborates with multiple institutions on digital rights, e-partecipation, digital ecosystems. Together with Salvatore Iaconesi, they work under several identities, such as Art is Open Source and FakePress Publishing, to collaborate with institutions, research institutes, enterprises, artist collectives and activist groups all over the planet to imagine and enact possibilistic scenarios exposing how ubiquitous technologies and networks changed the contemporary human being. Their work has been shown in multiple events, museums and scientific gatherings worldwide.
Mike Phillips, Professor of Interdisciplinary Arts, University of Plymouth, School of Arts & Media, Faculty of Arts. Director of i-DAT, a Principal Supervisor for the Planetary Collegium and a supervisor of the Transtechnology Research Groups. His R&D orbits digital architectures and transmedia publishing, and is manifest in a series of ‘Operating Systems’ to dynamically manifest ‘data’ as experience in order to enhance perspectives on a complex world. The Operating Systems project explores data as an abstract and invisible material that generates a dynamic mirror image of our biological, ecological and social activities.
Heather Raikes is a physical/media artist and researcher. Her artistic and research interests revolve around dynamic interfaces between the body and technology that merge sensate experiential embodiment with abstract computational form. She creates intermedia performance, video, installation, interactive media, and electronic text. Her artwork is fundamentally inspired by an interdisciplinary inquiry into contemporary mythos, informed by a convergence of perspectives from indigenous belief systems, science, engineering, humanities, and the arts. Raikes recently received her PhD from DXARTS, the University of Washington's Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media, and was awarded the Graduate Medal for the Arts. Her doctoral research was a multi-faceted engagement with physical/digital embodiment, augmented/mixed reality, digital performance, stereoscopy, and immersive media composition.
Lígia Ribeiro graduated in Applied Mathematics – scientific field at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto (FCUP), in 1977. Between 1978 and 1988 taught and researched at the Mathematics sciences section of the Applied Mathematics group at the same university. In 1998 became a reseacher at the Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP). With a PhD in Engeneering Sciences from the Universidade do Minho in 1995, is Main Reseacher at FEUP. Between 1997 and 2002 was Director of the Center “Prof. Correia de Araújo” (CICA) at FEUP. Between 2003 e 2009 was Vice-President of the Instituto de Recursos e Iniciativas Comuns at Universidade do Porto (IRICUP). Is Dean at the Universidade do Porto since July, 2006, responsible for the Information and Communication Technologies division. Represents Universidade do Porto at the European University Information Systems (EUNIS) since 1998, and board member since 2000. Was Vice-President of EUNIS between 2002 and 2004 and President between 2004 and 2006. Her research interests are Computer Simulation, High Performance Computing and Information Systems. Was co-coordinator and developer of Faculdade de Engenharia Information System, available in 1996, which originated the Information System for Management of Resources and Academic Records of the Universidade do Porto (SIGARRA).
Walmeri Ribeiro, artist and researcher, has academic degrees in Performing Arts and Audiovisuals. She has a doctorate's degree in Communications and Semiotics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo. Today she's an adjunct professor at the Cinema and Audiovisuals Course from Universidade Federal do Ceará (UFC), where she coordinates the research and extension project, in Arts and Technology, called "Aesthetic Connections". She has been developing multimedia events, videos and artistic installations since 2004. Among her latest pieces are: the interactive installation Sophie (2010), the "videodance" Eurídice (2009) and the video installation Infinito Íntimo ("Infinite Inside", 2008).
Paulo Maria Rodrigues is a composer, performing musician and educator. After a PhD in Applied Genetics he resumed earlier music studies and studied opera and composition. He co-funded the Companhia de Música Teatral, a group that develops original projects within the realm of Theatrical Music. From 2006 to 2010 he was the coordinator of the Education Service at Casa da Música, Porto, where he devised a vast program of original musical activities and directed interdisciplinary artistic and community projects. He was a Professor at Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica and Advanced Research Associate at the Planetary Collegium. He is currently a Professor at DeCA, University of Aveiro.
Nagla Samir. Born in Cairo in 1969. She graduated in 1992 from the Faculty of Applied Arts, Cairo. Obtained her PhD in 2002 and has been working as a lecturer of visual communication since then. Worked as creative director for Integrated Media International, samir also is a photographer and media artist, she participated in several exhibitions, awarded several prizes and she was selected as a jury member (Ministry of culture, Egypt). She's curated several exhibitions. She also serves as the director of Passage 35 Hall since 2006. Samir also published studies and articles in the fields of design, and contemporary art.
Duarte Sanchez-Ostiz. Graduate student, Faculty of Architecture of University of Porto, University of Porto - FAUP - Portugal Worked at the development and design of the Outdoor area of the E-learning Cafe, at Asprela, Oporto, Internship in OODA, architecture office, at Oporto.
Ellen Sebring, Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has been Creative Director of MIT Visualizing Cultures since 2002. She earned the Master of Science in Visual Studies degree at MIT and was a Fellow at MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies for six years. From 1997-2002 she was President of Botticelli Interactive, Inc. The company’s awards included New York Festivals’ World Medal; Best of Show, MacWorld Expo, and Distinguished Award Multimedia GrandPrix 2000, Tokyo. Currently a PhD student at CAiiA at University of Plymouth, England, she has exhibited widely as a video artist and filmmaker.
André Sier works as intermedia artist-programmer at s373.net/x. Highlights the series 'struct', '747', 'space race', 'k.', 'uunniivveerrssee', immersive works in abstract spaces, often using site-specific data from microphones and cameras, or synthesizing experiences with generative and chaotic maths. Since 2000 has exhibited and performed code, installations/objects at several galleries, festivals, artistic spaces of portugal, spain, usa, italy, germany, brasil, slovenia, poland.
Marti Spiegelman, MFA is a training professional, mentor, speaker, and founder and host of Awakening Value™: Shamanic Technologies of Consciousness and Success on the VoiceAmerica™ Web Radio Network. She is also an initiated shaman, diviner, and healer with over four decades of specialized training in shamanic technologies and related fields. Marti holds a BA in biochemistry from Harvard University, an MFA in graphic design from the Yale School of Art and Architecture, and has advanced training in neurophysiology, psychology, and anthropology. She was president of her own design firm for 20 years. She is founder of Shaman’s Light™, a professional training program dedicated to the creation of abundance through evolved consciousness and passion-based work. In 2011 she launched The Conscious CxO™, a discovery-based training program designed specifically for business leaders to master the organizing principles of consciousness – the precise principles underlying all business, financial, social, governmental, and environmental success and evolution.
Federica Timeto is lecturer of the Aesthetics of New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo, Italy. Her scholarship encompasses studies of aesthetics, science and technology studies, philosophy of technoscience, visual and cultural studies, and feminist art. Her current research focuses on the embodied and embedded aspect of new technologies and on locative media. She has written extensively on feminist aesthetics, feminist art and new technologies and visual studies, both in Italian and in international academic peer-reviewed journals, such as «Feminist Media Studies» (Routledge) and «Studi Culturali» (il Mulino). In 2008, she has edited Culture della differenza (Utet Università), a reader on the intersection of feminism, visuality and postcolonial issues.
Maria Tjader-Knight, artist and designer, received her Masters from the University of Art and Design, Helsinki in 2000. She has pursued an international career as an artist since 1996 and since 2000 under the name Tjader-Knight Inc. She has been working as an official within the EU Information Society Directorate General in Brussels, Belgium, during 2000-04, director of Foundation of Art and Technology in Espoo, Finland during 2005-08 and as an editor-in-chief of a Finnish Art & Design magazine during 2009-10. Currently she is carrying out doctoral research at the Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Media Lab.
Nicholas Tresilian M.A., F.R.S.A, entered Cambridge University via the Mechanical Sciences Qualifying Exam and subsequently read English Literature. He has been an art-historian, broadcaster, member of management boards of art-related institutions and founding company director of media Plcs in TV and Radio, both in the UK and overseas. Today he describes himself as an independent writer on the evolution of visual art.
Tatsuo Unemi is a Professor at Soka University in Tokyo where he teaches in the fields of Soft Computing and Media Programming. Both Tatsuo Unemi and Daniel Bisig are active as scientists and artists and have collaboratively realized several interactive works for installation and performance. The simulation of biological behavior forms a central underlying commonality in their works.
Andrea Pera Vieira Is graduated in Mathematics Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto and in Architecture Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto and Master in Urban Planning Universidade de Aveiro. MA, PhD student. The phd research is concern with the learning spaces and how they can improve the learning activities. Junior researcher Participation in research projects E-Learning Café - Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto. Membro da equipa de investigação. Centro de Comunicação e Representação Espacial - Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto. Assistant Lecturer in CAAD course that is focused on communicating architecture spaces of innovative learning spaces, where interactive technologies are used to promote students learning engagement and socialization.
Massimiliano Viel is a musician, composer, researcher based in Milano, Italy. His manifold activities as composer, keyboard player and sound designer brought him to realize performances in close contact with theatre, video-art, dance and to collaborate with festivals, ensembles and orchestras all over the world and with composers such as L.Berio and K.Stockhausen. He is member of Otolab (www.otolab.net) and founder of Sincronie (www.sincronie.org). He holds the chair of “Composition for music didactics” at the "C.Monteverdi” Conservatory in Bolzano. He is PhD candidate at the Planetary Collegium M-Node, University of Plymouth, UK.
Matt Wade studied at Goldsmiths and the Bartlett UCL. On graduating Matt spent 3 years at Imagination, followed by 4 years at Moving Brands. In 2008, Matt founded Kin, a Research & Design Studio with Kevin Palmer. Kin’s work has been published numerous times. Notably, their work featured in Time magazines Top Ten of Everything 2010, has been awarded a D&AD Yellow Pencil and been exhibited in the Designs of the Year 2011 exhibition at the Design Museum. Matt is actively involved in education as a visiting tutor at Camberwell College of Arts and as tutor and external examiner at Goldsmiths. http://kin-design.com
Monika Weiss is a transdisciplinary artist based in New York City and professor at Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, whose performative video and sound installations “create an alternative experience of space and time” (G. Brett) and have been exhibited in over twenty solo exhibitions internationally. In 2005, Lehman College Art Gallery, City University of New York, organized and published a survey of the artist’s work to date, /Monika Weiss: Five Rivers/. In 2010 /Monika Weiss-Sustenazo/ was presented by CAA Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw) and will be on view at Museo de la Memoria y Los Derechos Humanos (Santiago) in 2012. Her own writing appeared in New Realities: Being Syncretic, Springer, Wien/New York (2009) and Technoetic Arts, Intellect, UK (2006).
John Wood is emeritus professor of design at Goldsmiths, University of London. He has published over a hundred and fifty papers, chapters and articles. His last book 'Designing for Micro-Utopias' (Gower, 2007) seeks to reconcile ethical, environmental and philosophical aspects of design. He is co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice (Intellect), founder of the 'Attainable Utopias' Network, the Writing-PAD Network (over 70 partner universities), and the Metadesigners Network. In 1989 he wrote what was intended to be a highly comprehensive and integrated design degree, at Goldsmiths, University of London – followed, in 1995, by the first MA in Design Futures. Before that he was Deputy Head of the Fine Art Department (1978-88). His primary aim is to develop a new field of design practice that comprehensive and integrated enough to change the current paradigm. Ultimately, this would work by cultivating an emergent 'synergy-of-synergies'.
Paul Woodrow was born in Leeds, England and has been involved in a variety of inter-disciplinary and multi-media activies since the late 1960s, including performance art, installation, improvised music, painting, and video. He was a co-founder of W.O.R.K.S., the internationally recognized performance group and has collaborated with many artists including Iain Baxter (N.E. Thing Co.), Hervé Fischer (The Sociological Art Group of Paris), Genesis P. Orridge (Coum Transmissions, England), and Clive Roberstson (W.O.R.K.S., Canada). His more recent work consists of multi-media installations, using video projection and sound. He has exhibited extensively since the early seventies, including at the 4th St. Petersburg Biennale, Russia where he exhibited a version of the interactive VR work Einstein's Brain, the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, Sweden, the Tate Gallery, London, as well as in Japan, Belgium, France, Puerto Rico, Canada, the United States, and South America. Professor Woodrow has received numerous awards from Canada Council and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts and currently teaches Art Theory and Studio at the University of Calgary, AB.
Frederick Young received his Ph.D. in Critical Theory, and Media and Culture Studies at the University of Florida. He did his postdoc at the Wesley Center for New Media at Georgia Tech. He has published on the French post-structuralist thought, and is currently co-editing a special issue on “Animality, *Techne* and Revolution” for “Angelaki: A Theoretical Journal of the Humanities.” Before joining the Merritt Writing Program at University of California, Merced, he was a visiting professor New Media Theory at the Belkinge Institute of Technology in Sweden."
Xiaoying Juliette YUAN, independent curator, researcher in Media Arts; Currently lives and works in Beijing, China Master [DEA] Generative Literature from Paris III [La Sorbonne Nouvelle]; current PhD candidate at Planetary Collegium under the direction of Roy Ascott Started working in Media Arts field in 2004 main projects include: Digital Art and Architecture Lecture Tour (2004), Chengdu Biennale (2005), PLAY(S)-International Digital and Multimedia Arts Exhibition (3rd International Digital Art and Animation by Ministry of Culture in China, 2006), New Peony Pavilion-Multimedia Dance and Theatre (2006-2007), Anxiety: Chinese young video artists group show (2008), Uncertain Future, New Media Art & Games conference series (2009), Transcultural Tendencies | Transmedial Transactions-International conference on Media Arts research (2011), Gravitational Field-2011 Himalayas Museum Cross-Media Art Festival (Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum, 2011)
Nasim Zamanzadeh was born on June 19, 1980, Iran. She is a designer by education (study Graphic in Accademia di Brera) and a researcher based in Milan, Italy. She is currently pursuing her PhD studies at University of Plymouth, UoP, as a Planetary Collegium member, CAiiA Hub.