Adam Hyde was for many years a digital artist exploring digital-analog hybrid broadcast systems. He founded FLOSS Manuals, the Book Sprint method, Booki/Booktype book production platforms and is now mostly engaged with exploring new methodologies for collaborative book production.
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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.
Michelle Thorne is the International Project Manager for Creative Commons. She organized the Free Culture Research Conference, and co-chaired Mozilla's Drumbeat Festival on Learning, Freedom, and the Web, to forge the future of education. She co-founded the Awesome Foundation Berlin, a lightweight association to fund small projects. As a believer in making and doing things, she helped "chaordinate" the DMY Maker Lab and other DIY projects in Berlin and around the world. She blogs at thornet.wordpress.com and tweets as @thornet.
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.
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.