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.
Eric Kluitenberg is a theorist, writer, and organiser of culture, media and technology. He is head of the media program at De Balie – Centre for Culture and Politics in Amsterdam. He lectures and publishes regularly on culture, new media, and cultural politics throughout Europe and beyond, and teaches a course on Culture and New Media at the University of Amsterdam. Since 1988 he has been involved as an organiser in important media culture events such as the Second International Symposium on Electronic Art (SISEA) and recently Tulipomania DotCom – A Critique of the New Economy.
Jonathan Marks is a near futurist, examining emerging distribution platforms and researching their impact on traditional broadcast storytelling in the next 5 years. He is passionate about the future of radio, but believes broadcasters have to find ways of integrating social media into their daily production and learn how to make programmes "with" audiences rather than just "for" them. Mobile and in-car entertainment is demanding that radio labels its content – or it won't be found.
5uper.net creates networks of a digital, social, local and global nature – it is a transdisciplinary international forum bringing together people at the intersection of media, architecture, music, art and technology. Fostering a public interface to the often misunderstood world of media art is a primary goal, achieved through workshops, events and publications. Furthermore 5uper.net develops and researches on man-machine interfaces, the optimisation of existing media channels, and explores new methods of communication and alternative forms of distribution.