Gaia Novati has been involved since many years in the Italian queer countercultural movement. She has worked with radio, newspapers and visual media projects. Co-founder of Sexyshock, communication laboratory on gender themes and first sex-shop managed by women in Italy, she is interested since long in independent pornography. She is co-founder of Cum2Cut, Indie-Porn-Short-Movies Festival in Berlin (2006-2008), taking place during the Berlin Porn Film Festival, where she has worked also as event curator (Nachtbar). The focus on gender and sexuality is mostly addressed to investigate the relationship between body and technologies with a critical perspective. She was co-curator of Hack.Fem.East (Berlin, 2008), exhibition dedicated to the use of technologies by women in the Eastern European Countries. She lives in Berlin working as programme manager for the "Gusto Nudo" company.