Konrad Becker (AT)
Konrad Becker is a hypermedia researcher and interdisciplinary content developer, Director of the Institute for New Culture Technologies/t0 and initiator of Public Netbase and World-Information.Org. Since 1979 he has been active in electronic media as an artist, writer, composer, curator, producer and organizer of numerous intermedia productions, exhibitions, and event designs for international festivals and cultural institutions. As a musician Konrad Becker created Monoton, the crucial Austrian electronic music act providing distinguished soundscapes.
Goodiepal (Gæoudjiparl), whose real name is Kristian Vester, is a Danish electronica musician/composer. Goodiepal’s first full-length CD, vip. ibex (1992-1995), was released on the Spoof Records label in 1995, under the band name Circulation of Events. The intricate balance of growling and planet positioning has become one of Goodiepal's trademarks.
Jakob Jakobsen (DK)
Jakob Jakobsen is a visual artist, activist and organiser living and working in Copenhagen. Main activities has been the Copenhagen Free University (2001-2007) and the Infopool network in London (2000-). He was co-founder and the first chair of the UKK (Young Art Workers) in Denmark 2002-2003 and has been involved in organising seminars about and protests for workers/emigrants rights and autonomous spaces in Copenhagen within recent years. Co-founder of tv-tv, a local activist television station in Copenhagen 2004. Initiator of Fri Klasse, an urban school project in Copenhagen, 2005-2006 <friklasse.dk>. As a visual artist he has contributed to exhibitions at Kunstihoone, Tallinn; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Casco, Utrecht; Wattis Institute, San Franscisco; Shedhalle, Zürich; Insa Art Space, Seoul; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Munchen Kunstverein, Munich; Rooseum, Malmö; Tramway Gallery, Glasgow; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton; Wiener Secession, Wien; Louisiana, Humlebæk, et al.
Dmytri Kleiner (CA/DE)
Dmytri Kleiner is a Berlin-based Canadian software developer and cultural producer whose work investigates the intersections of art, technology and political economy.
Leipziger Kamera (DE)
The anti-surveillance initiative “Leipziger Kamera” has been actively fighting public surveillance since 2003. Our protest actions include critical city tours, presentations and discussions, campaigns and cooperation, a radio against surveillance and control and a camera map of Leipzig’s city center. We realized also several actions like a negative award ceremony "Erich-Mielke-Preis" (2003 & 2005) and the three days event "Making trouble" with the London Anaechitects Space Hijackers (2006). In March 2009 we will publish our book "Kontrollverluste" (engl.:loss of control) with essays of critical scientists and anti-surveillance activist about interventions against surveillance.
Manu Luksch (UK)
Manu Luksch is founder of AmbientTV.net, a crucible for independent, interdisciplinary projects ranging from installation through documentary, dance and gastronomy, to sound and video composition and live manipulation. AmbientTV.net promotes network architectures that allow the exploration of alternatives to current socio-political and economic practice.
David Rokeby (CA)
David Rokeby is an installation artist based in Toronto, Canada. He has been creating interactive installations since 1982. He has focused on interactive pieces that directly engage the human body, or that involve artificial perception systems. His work has been performed / exhibited in shows across Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia.
Alexei Shulgin (RU)
He is a Russian born
contemporary artist, musician, and curator. Working out of Moscow and other
places, Shulgin established the Immediate Photography Group in 1988 and he
founded Moscow WWW Art Centre in 1994, contributing to the standing of net.art.
continued his work with the invention of Form Art and later the introduction of easylife.org website. In 1998 he has founded 386 DX, the world's first cyberpunk-rock band with which he has given over 100 gigs worldwide. In 2002-2005 he has co-curated four International software art festivals Read_me (Moscow-Helsinki-Aarhus-Dortmund). Since 2004, Shulgin has been a co-owner of Electroboutique, a media art production company.
Space Hijackers (UK)
The Space Hijackers are a group which was set up at the beginning of 1999.
Their first major event was the hijacking of a Circle line carriage on London Underground. Since then they have expanded their operations to include everything from building miniature "City farms" all over the square mile through to producing "Experimental Pedestrian Schemes" in Brixton, and the production and design of Hijacker Equipment.
Member of Freaknet Medialab and Dyne.org
The Freaknet Medialab is an autonomous laboratory of informatics in the deep south of Europe (Catania, Sicily), build entirely with computers recycled from the '70s and hardware donations; established 10 years ago, it runs offering free access to the net, free emails and shell accounts, and various workshops on a voluntary basis. The Dyne.org network is an online free software atelier gathering artisans of different kinds, developing tools for media production and hardware recycling, trying to raise social and political awareness in the way software architectures are built.
Mare Tralla (EE/UK)
Mare Tralla (b 1967 Tallinn) lives and works in London. In her recent works Mare Tralla explores notions of privacy, security and surveillance. In her work she skillfully employs various media and styles, ranging from painting and video, live performance and photography to sculpture. Her latest solo exhibitions were presented at Tallinn Art Hall Gallery and City Gallery, Tallinn, and Kunsthaus, Graz. Biennale participations include Singapore ISEA2008; Shiryaevo 2007; Berwick upon Tweed 2005 and Szczecin 2001. In 2008, she exhibited as part of Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh; Natural Relations, Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana; HacK.Fem.EAST, Kunstraum Kreuzberg Bethanien, Berlin; Borderstate, Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou, China; Innovation, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Multiplicities, ARC Projects, Sofia; Continuous Past, KunstiMUseum Art Museum, Tallinn.
Christian Ulrik Andersen is Ph.D. and Assistant Professor at the Department of Information and Media Studies at Aarhus University. He is also a founding member and head of Digital Aesthetics Research Center (www.digital-aestetik.dk), which organized conferences, festivals and workshops on digital art and culture since 2003. His research currently addresses a 'writerly' aspect of software, allowing exploration of the encoded and ideological basis for interaction. He has mainly worked in the area of gaming but currently also addresses digital urban settings in the context of Center for Digital Urban Living (www.digitalurbanliving.dk).
Tatiana Bazzichelli is a communication sociologist and an expert in network culture, hacktivism and net art. She is Ph.D. fellow at the Department of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University and member of the Digital Aesthetics Research Center. She is founder of the networking project AHA:Activism-Hacking-Artivism (www.ecn.org/aha), which won the Honorary Mention for the Digital Communities category at the Ars Electronica Festival (Linz, 2007). She wrote the book Networking. The Net as Artwork published in English by the Digital Aesthetics Research Center (http://darc.imv.au.dk/?p=62). From 2003 to 2008 she was a journalist and curator based in Berlin, Germany and she organized several exhibitions and conventions on media art and hacktivism.
Lars Bo Løfgreen
Lars Bo Løfgreen (http://person.au.dk/da/lbl@hum) is PhD fellow at the Department of Information and Media Studies at Aarhus University. He holds a MA (Research Degree) from Department of Aesthetic Studies, has studied in Wien and Freiburg and is a member of the committee of the Digital Aesthetics Research Center. Current research interests include (but are not limited to): Locative art, public urban interventionist art, aesthetic theory as well as the interplay between historical and neo avant-garde movements.
Søren Bro Pold (www.bro-pold.dk) is Associate Professor of digital aesthetics at Multimedia, Institute of Information and Media Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark. He has published in Danish and English on digital and media aesthetics – from the 19th c. panorama to the interface, e.g. on electronic literature, net art, software art, creative software and digital culture. His latest books (in Danish) are "Interface – Digital kunst og kultur" ("Interface - Digital Art and Culture") (ed. with L.K: Hansen) and "Ex Libris - Medierealistisk litteratur - Paris, Los Angeles & cyberspace" ("Ex Libris - Media Realistic Literature - Paris, Los Angeles & Cyberspace").