Tobias Leingruber (tbx) is an artist and free communication designer using viral media, popular culture, amateur aesthetics and client-side browser software in his work. As an advocate for openness and freedom online he has worked with many artists and organisations including the F.A.T. Lab, Artzilla.org and Mozilla. Best know for Pirates of the Amazon and China Channel he has exhibited work worldwide and has been featured by the NY Times, LA Times, Wired, Spiegel, 3sat(TV) or Liberation.fr.
Six people were locked in a room in Berlin. In the run-up to transmediale.10 they had five days to produce a book:
Between 17 – 23 January the Book Sprint, an intensive and innovative methodology for the rapid development of books, was hosted by transmediale, together with FLOSS Manuals. ...more
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.
Michelle Kasprzak is a Canadian curator and writer based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She has appeared in Wired UK, on radio and TV broadcasts by the BBC and CBC, and lectured at PICNIC. She founded one of the world’s leading art curating blogs, Curating.info. She has written critical essays for Rhizome, CV Photo, Mute, and many more. Michelle is currently a Curator at V2_ Institute for Unstable Media, Project Director at McLuhan in Europe 2011, and a member of IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art).
Susa Pop is curator and cultural manager. 2003 she founded Public Art Lab together with Hans Wiegner, artist and Ela Kagel, curator. Public Art Lab is a platform which conceives and implements cross-national creative projects and communication formats at the interface of urban space and the digital worlds. Together with the urbanist Mirjam Struppek, she initiated the Media Facades Festival Berlin 2008 and Europe 2010. Susa Pop is preparing the innovation forum Urban Screens 2011 together with the Federal Ministry of Education and Science.
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.
Influenced by philosophy and science, American-born artist and filmmaker Reynold Reynolds works primarily with 16mm and Super 8mm film as an art medium. He has developed a common film grammar based on transformation, consumption and decay. Reynolds' depictions frequent disturbed psychological and physical themes, increasingly provoking the viewer's participation and dismay. He was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in 2003 and in 2004 he was invited to The American Academy in Berlin. He has received numerous awards, including the Distinction Award at transmediale.09.
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Michael Liebe studied Political Science and Media Studies in Trier, Bochum, Madrid and Potsdam. He has a M.A. in European Media Science and is working on his Ph.D in rules of the computer game. He is cofounder of the Digital Game Research Center at the University of Potsdam (DIGAREC) and was the strategic head of the game art festival A MAZE. As a free journalist he is specialized in digital culture, markets and technologies. At the moment he is a speaker in new media at the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg (web, games, mobile).