Steve Lambert is founder of the Anti-Advertising Agency and a Senior Fellow at the Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology in New York. He recently made international news with the The New York Times ‘Special Edition’, announcing the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and other spectacular good news.
Siegfried Zielinski is a media theorist focusing on art theory, history, media archeology and variantology. Since 2007 he is professor of Media Theory at the Institute for Time Based Media at UdK Berlin, and founder of the _Vilém_Flusser_Archive.
Verena Kuni is a scholar in the field of History, Theory of Art and Media Cultures, and a professor for Visual Culture at Goethe University, Frankfurt Main. From 1995 to 1999, she co-curated the video section of the Kasseler Documentary film and Video Festival, where, since 1999, she has been the director of the yearly interfiction summit for art, media, and network cultures. She has written for international publications (print & online), and has published widely on electronic arts. Her research is dedicated to transfers between material and media cultures, media of imagination, technologies of transformation, DIY cultures, and games, play and toys as tools.
Tapio Mäkelä is a researcher and media artist based in Manchester, UK and Helsinki, Finland. He is currently an AHRC Research Fellow at the Department of Creative Technology at the University of Salford. He is working on a book about social and cultural uses of location based media. Mäkelä is a co-founder of Marin Association and M.A.R.I.N. (Media Art Research Interdisciplinary Network), an art, science and ecology research residency and network initiative.
Alexander Rose is the Executive Director of The Long Now Foundation, an organisation devoted to promoting long-term thinking. He has facilitated projects such as the 10,000 Year Clock with Danny Hillis, The Rosetta Project, and the Long Now’s Seminars About Long Term Thinking.
Susan Neiman is Director of the Einstein Forum, Potsdam. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Neiman studied philosophy at Harvard and the Freie Universität Berlin, and taught philosophy at Yale and Tel Aviv University.
Andy Cameron is executive director of Fabrica, the Benetton research centre on communication. He investigates the nature of interactivity and is editor of the book The Art of Experimental Interaction Design.