Artist and musician, member of the GOTO10 collective. His main artistic and research interests revolve around online communities, software as a medium and the influence of FLOSS in the development and understanding of digital art.
Artist and activist trader Kate Rich’s practice includes sound and video art, social practice, hospitality, and sport art. With Natalie Jeremijenko she co-founded the Bureau of Inverse Technology (BIT).
Ela Kagel is an independent cultural producer and curator. She is program curator of transmediale.10 (Free Culture Incubator) and transmediale.11 (Open Zone). Besides that, she works with Public Art Lab and initiated Upgrade! Berlin.
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.
Geraldine de Bastion is an international consultant for new media and development at newthinking communications. During the past years she has worked for organisations including the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and has managed a number of projects on Information and Communication Technology for social and economic development. Geraldine has a passion for music, politics, media and technology as well as for sustainable business models and brings these interests into her work.