Billy Lumby was born and raised in London where he studied Philosophy before entering the film world, working as a creative assistant to directors such as Harmony Korine, Terry Richardson, Mike Figgis and Jonas Akerlund. He now works as a writer and director.
Ashim Ahluwalia (*1972, Bombay) studied Film at Bard College in New York State. In 1999, Ahluwalia set up Film Republic, dedicated to producing Indian independent cinema outside the traditional Bollywood system. A year later, Ahluwalia completed Thin Air, a documentary that followed the lives of three magicians against the backdrop of contemporary Bombay.
Melissa Mongiat’s approach revolves around participation by the public. Her creations have included a series of interactive environments for the Royal Festival Hall in London, for which /Wallpaper*/ magazine selected her as one of the world’s 10 most promising designers. She also stands out for her research projects in participative design.
Working primarily with the mediums of photography and video, Maha Maamoun often starts from generic visual representations of Cairo to explore how these intersect with, and are negotiated by, personal experiences.
Geoff Cox is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Aesthetics and Communication, Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus University (dk), adjunct faculty Transart Institute (de/us), and treasurer of the Museum of Ordure.
Dr. Jussi Parikka is a media theorist and Reader at Winchester School of Art, UK. His books and articles have analysed accidents and dark sides of network culture as well as digital audiovisual culture.