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.
Mushon Zer-Aviv is a designer, an educator and a media activist based in NY & Tel Aviv. His work involves media in public space and public space in media. He explores the borders of collaborative models as they are redrawn through politics, design and networks. Mushon is an honorary resident at Eyebeam.org and has been teaching at NYU, Parsons and Bezalel. He blogs at Mushon.com.
transmediale Award 2011 Jury member Matteo Pasquinelli is an Amsterdam-based writer and researcher at the Queen Mary University of London and has an activist background in Italy. Since 2000, he has been editor of the mailing list Rekombinant.
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.
Régine Debatty is a blogger, curator, critic and lecturer whose work focuses on the intersection between art, science and social issues. She runs the blog we-make-money-not-art.com and contributes to European art and culture magazines.