Maja Kuzmanovic is founder of FoAM, a transdisciplinary organisation guided by the motto ‘grow your own worlds’. With an academic background in Design Forecasting and Interactive Media, she was named by MIT as one of the world’s top 100 ‘Young Innovators’ in 1999.
Artist and mathematician Jem Finer is the creator of the 1000 year long musical composition Longplayer, a work that represents a convergence of many of his concerns, particularly those relating to systems, long-durational processes and extremes of scale in both time and space.
Jan Edler studied architecture at the Technical University Aachen and at the Bartlett School of Architecture London. Together with his brother Tim he is also co-founder of realities:united, a studio for art & architecture.
New York artists Franziska Lamprecht and Hajoe Moderegger formed the eteam in 2001. Their works on ownership and virtual realities on platforms such as Second Life have been shown at events internationally.
Nicola Triscott works in the performing, interdisciplinary and visual arts. In 1993 she founded The Arts Catalyst, a British interdisciplinary arts organisation commissioning artists’ projects that experimentally and critically engage with science.
Richard Barbrook will give his keynote lecture Imaginary Futures just before the Futurity Long Conversation on Friday, 5 February. The following text is an abstract of his 2007-book Imaginary Futures: From Thinking Machines to the Global Village, and equally serves to frame what he will be speaking about at transmediale.10