Danja Vasiliev is a Critical Engineer born in Saint-Petersburg and currently living and working in Berlin. From year 1999 Danja is involved in computer-technology events, media-art exhibitions and seminars around the world. He received a number of awards and mentions at Ars Electronica, Japan Media Art Festival, transmediale and collaborated with many other organisations. Danja Vasiliev is studying Systems and Networks through anti-disciplinary experimentation with hardware and software. Vasiliev creates and exhibits works of Critical Engineering, gives public workshops and talks. In October 2011 Danja Vasiliev co-authored The Critical Engineering Manifesto.