Derrick de Kerckhove, author of The Skin of Culture and Connected Intelligence, worked with Marshall McLuhan as translator and co-author and was Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology from 1983 to 2008. Beside his interest in questions concerning communication, he supports new artistic developments that combine art, technology and emerged media communication. He is currently researching the effects of technology on the human consciousness. De Kerckhove is also the father of Angel_F, an Autonomous Non Generative E-volitive Life_Form.
Adrian Heathfield works in and around the scenes of contemporary performance. His work across critical theory, creative and curatorial practice questions the ethics of the encounter between the spectator and the artwork. He is a co-director of the three year creative research project Performance Matters.