Metanet Software was founded in 2001 by Raigan Burns and Mare Sheppard. Metanet is a indie game development company devoted to creating fun, innovative, unique games. Their first and award-winning game, N, is available for download for free, and can be played on Mac or PC. Their next game, Robotology, is in development. They've released tutorials, including source code, which cover the collision detection and simulation algorithms used in N.
Vytautas Michelkevičius is an art and media curator and facilitator from Vilnius (LT). He is involved in free knowledge sharing practices: from 2005-2009 he was editor of the media culture magazine www.balsas.cc, since 2005 he is a lecturer at the Vilnius Academy of Arts and a workshop facilitator. He holds a Ph.D in Communication and is Artistic Director of the Nida Art Colony. He is interested in mapping and experimental social practices using free local resources (like picking herbs collectively, setting up a symposium in the forest or sauna).
Tiago Martins graduated in Computer Science at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa and is currently a Ph.D candidate at the Interface Culture group of the Universität für Künstlerische und Industrielle Gestaltung Linz, Austria, where he also works as guest teacher for programming and physical computing. Furthermore he co-authors interactive installations and media art projects that reveal and explore possible bonds between the physical, digital and social.
Camille Louis (*1984) graduated in Contemporary Philosophy and Theater Studies in Paris and at the same time worked with choreographers as a dramaturge. She is a writer, was editor in chief of the magazine 104, and founded the kom.post collective where she currently works as dramaturge. She travels through Europe with kom.post and with Our Shared Factory, a dispositif to share and exchange knowledge.
The goal of Liquid Democracy is to explore and design patterns of digital political discourse and decision-making. As a group of political scientists, programmers, sociologists and people from other backgrounds, they aim to empower both experts and the public by creating internet platforms in which political debate can be used to augment the current system. Their software project Adhocracy is currently being adopted in various institutions, including Die Linke, and the parliamentary commission on the Internet and digital society.
Friedrich Lindenberg is a programmer working on open modes of governance and on government transparency. As an active member of Liquid Democracy e.V., he has contributed to Adhocracy, a collaborative policy making platform. Working with the Open Knowledge Foundation on data projects, he works on the OffenerHaushalt project, a portal on German public spending and on CKAN (Comprehensive Knowledge Archive Network), a community-driven catalogue for data packages.
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Simona Levi is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Italy and established in Barcelona since 1990. She is the Director of Conservas, a cultural activity centre. She has directed the arts festival IN MOTION at the Centre of Contemporary Culture in Barcelona since 2000. She is an outstanding activist in European social movements promoting the free circulation of knowledge and the right to housing. She is co-founder of La-EX, a civil organization that defends from the abuses of the cultural industry trade groups.
Solana Larsen is the managing editor of Global Voices Online, an international community of bloggers and online activists. She is a Danish-Puerto Rican journalist and activist, and currently lives between New York and Berlin. Previously she was an editor with the global politics website, openDemocracy.net in London. At Global Voices, Solana helps lead a dynamic team of editors and volunteers who report and translate conversations taking place in blogs and citizen media worldwide.
Christian Kreutz is member of the Open Data Network e.V. and founder of Frankfurt Gestalten, a local neighbourhood seismograph. On his blog he analyses contemporary and future potentials in the interface of technology and social innovation. He has been advising international organisations for seven years and has worked on various projects in Africa and Europe.
Andree Korpys and Markus Löffler live and work in Berlin and Bremen. Their work encompasses the fields of architecture, installation and video art and has been displayed in many international exhibitions. In their documentary work the artists connect fictional and biographical material and create contradictions that allow new associations and perspectives to be formed.