Simon A. Cole is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. His most recent book is Truth Machine: The Contentious History of DNA Fingerprinting (University of Chicago Press, 2008). He is a member of the American Judicature Society Commission on Forensic Science & Public Policy. His current interests are the sociology of forensic science and the development of criminal identification databases and biometric technologies.
Christopher Adams is a publishing professional and free culture advocate based in Beijing. He is a developer at Fabricatorz and works with Neoteny Labs. Freesouls: captured and released by Joi Ito was his first fully Creative Commons-licensed book project. Christopher is a co-founder of Sharism.org and a member of the Creative Commons network. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a degree in Cognitive Science.
Elena Lamberti teaches American & Canadian Literature at the University of Bologna, Italy. She is the author of Marshall McLuhan.Tra letteratura, arti e media, editor of Interpreting/Translating European Modernism and has recently completed a new book on Marshall McLuhan's Mosaic (2011). Her areas of study also include: cultural memory, media studies and interfacing sciences/humanities. She was among the promoters of the European Thematic Networks ACUME and ACUME2 and of the EU/Canada Cooperation Program CEMMENTI.
Berlin based artist and photographer Lars Hayer graduated in Fine Arts at Beaux Arts Toulouse in 2004. His photographic journeys have since taken him from Russia to Northern Africa (where he grew up), traversing most of Europe on his way. He's been collaborating with KUNSTrePUBLIK and werkleitz as experimental web programmer since 2009, and took over the development of the (future) kom.post web platform in late 2010.
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.
the memelab is a mobile set of experiments, bringing personal, political and aesthetic questions into collective conversation. Together, and with our allies, we strategize new hybrid works with video, sound, performance and the public.
Established in 2003, Tactical Tech is an NGO with a mission to advance the skills, tools and techniques of rights advocates, empowering them to use information and communications to help marginalised communities understand and effect progressive social, environmental and political change. Their team of information specialists, technologists, designers, human rights advocates and environmental justice activists, work in South Africa, Jordan, the Philippines, they have offices in the UK and India.
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.
Sarah Washington is an improvising musician, electronic instrument builder and radio artist, who has produced numerous programmes for Resonance104.4fm, London’s art radio station which she helped to create. She now forms radio art projects with other organisations across Europe, and is producing itinerant broadcasts with Mobile Radio, a project seeking out new forms of radio art by taking radio production out of the studio environment. She also works on radio art commissions for museums and public radio stations.
Alejandra Perez Nuñez is an independent artist and a member of a diverse group of practitioners and writers examining the electromagnetic environment in relation to post industrial economies. As a noise performer working with open source tools she participates in projects dealing with radio, connected performance and social science fiction. She has recently returned from Codpa in the Atacama desert where she was helping to run a community FM radio station. She has a degree in psychology and aesthetics and a M.A. in media design from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. She is currently based in Valparaiso, Chile.