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Digital Art Weeks

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  • Amy Alexander is a software and performance artist and software-yapper (occasional speaker, writer, curator, etc.) who has worked in film, video, performance, music and UNIX systems administration as well as in digital media art. She is currently Assistant Professor of Visual Arts at the University of California, San Diego. She started making digital media art in 1995 and net art in 1996. Much of her recent work has been in live performance and software art (often at the same time), playing with the overflow between work and leisure life. Amy is one of the founder/developer/moderators of the software art repository (2003-present). She's also a member of the TOPLAP livecoding audio-visual performance group (2004-present).
  • Julie Andreyev is a Vancouver-based new media artist whose work is influenced by popular entertainment, car cultures, and interactive, mobile technologies. The most recent projects involve multi-media interactive cars. Her work has been shown across Canada, in the US, Europe and Japan. Her work was nominated for a BAFTA Interactive Arts Installation Award and received a Project Award from MAD '03NET, Spain. Andreyev has received grants from The Canada Council, BC Arts Council, Foreign Affairs Canada, and from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She is also Associate Professor at Emily Carr Institute.
  • Jan Borchers is full professor of computer science and head of the Media Computing Group at RWTH Aachen University. With his research group, he explores the field of human-computer interaction, with a particular interest in new post-desktop user interfaces for smart environments, ubiquitous computing, interactive exhibits, and time-based media such as audio and video. Before joining RWTH, he worked as assistant professor of computer science at Stanford and ETH Zurich. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Darmstadt University of Technology in 2000, and is a member of ACM, SIGCHI, and GI.
  • Linda Cassens Stoian lives and works in Basel (CH). An artist, theorist and associate researcher at the University of Art and Design Basel, her recent experience includes exploring 'the situated body' as a contextual-based methodology for artistic research. She received her M.A. (1994) at the Gallatin Division of New York University completing an academic investigation of landscape as a performative element. Parallel with the writing of her thesis, she created a series of performances in gardens in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She also studied architecture at The Cooper Union School of Architecture and worked for a number of years in the field. Since 1987, she has realized a wide variety of art projects in the USA and Europe exploring the way that people and their surrounds are in dynamic interaction. She frequently writes about performative aspects of art and architecture.
  • Art Clay was born in New York, lives in Basel, Switzerland. He has worked in Music, Video & performance. He regards himself as a specialist in the performance of self created works with the use of intermedia. Appearances at international festivals, on radio and television in Europe, USA, Canada, and Japan. He has written works for newly invented instruments of his own design and for traditional acoustic and electro-acoustic instruments. Recently, his work has focused on large-scale performative music-theater works and public art spectacles using mobile devices. He is Artistic Director of the 'Digital Art Weeks' Program held at the ETH in Zurich.
  • 'Chandrasekhar Ramakrishnan is a software developer and application designer with years experience working on object-oriented software projects. This experience includes designing and implementing user interfaces, business logic, server-side processing, and database models. In addition, he has experience working in lower-level domains such as digital signal processing (DSP) and realtime software development. He has built applications in JavaScript/HTML that were designed to run within Web browsers; He has also built client/server and end-user applications written in Java, C/C++/Objective-C, and Smalltalk. I contribute to the open source projects javaosc <>, which he founded, and SuperCollider <>. He am a firm believer in unit testing and eXtreme Programming (XP) practices in general.
  • Roland Dahinden studied trombone and composition at Musikhochschule Graz (Erich Kleinschuster, Georg F. Haas), Scuola di Musica di Fiesole (Vinko Globokar), Wesleyan University Connecticut (Anthony Braxton, Alvin Lucier) and Birmingham University England (Vic Hoyland). As a trombonist, he spezializes in the performance of contemporary music and improvisation/jazz world wide. Composers such as Maria de Alvear, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Joelle Léandre, Alvin Lucier, Chris Newman, Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff amongst others wrote especially for him. Since 1987, he works in the duo with Hildegard Kleeb and since 1992 together in the trio with the violonist Dimitrios Polisoidis. As a composer, he collaborated with visual artists Andreas Brandt, Stéphane Brunner, Daniel Buren, Rudolf de Crignis, Sol LeWitt amongst others as well as with the architects Morger & Degelo, and with the author Eugen Gomringer. Exhibitions with sound installations and sculptors in Europe and America.
  • Johnny De Philo (Prof. Golding) is a working philosopher and artist. She is attracted to the sensuous logics slipping in and amongst aesthetics, media arts, and mathematics under the rubric of "visual/acousticpoetics". Installation/filmand video work have been shown throughout the UK, Europe, Western/Southern Africa and US galleries/contemporary arts institutes. Currently holds the Chair in Philosophy of the Visual Arts and Communication Technologies and is Programme Director for the postgraduate New Media Arts programme: Critical Studies, New Media and the Practising Arts, University of Greenwich, London.
  • lan Dunning has been working with complex multi-media installations for the past two decades, using the computer as a tool for generating data fields and, most recently, real-time interactive environments. Since 1980, he has exhibited in more than 90 shows and has had more than 70 catalogues and reviews published on his work. His work has been featured on CNN, The Discovery Channel and CBC's Brave New Waves. Solo shows include major installations at the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Walter Phillip's Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Rutgers University, New Jersey, York University, the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver and Optica, Montreal. His work has received numerous awards including grants from the Daniel Langlois Foundation, SSHRC, the Canada Council and the Alberta Art Foundation. He is represented in many collections including the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa and the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He currently is the Chair of the Media Arts and Digital Technologies Programme at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary.
  • Stefan Heinrich Ebner (D) was born in Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany and lives in Berlin. His output includes work in painting, text based work, social plastic into newer forms of art regarding space, time and architecture. His photographic work concerns architecture and its representation and has been termed “Bildarchitektur” and focuses on the perception of time and movement on the two dimensional plane. His concrete space structures, termed by him as “Raumfalten” show a strong interest in aesthetic questions of modern schools of architecture. Recently, the use of the computer has caught his attention and has been used as an artistic tool to research and create color-field animations pictures for wall space and projected images in open spaces, which border between concrete und virtual spaces.
  • Kristina Eschler, (UrbanWhispers) is a conceptual based designer of new media, motion graphics and visual communication and graduated 2004 at the Bauhaus University of Weimar. Since 2004 she has been working at the Institute for Design2context at the hgk Zurich (Prof. Ruedi Baur). Her major interest is in working together in international and interdisciplinary teams to create new fields of visual communications specially related to navigation in space.
  • Sabine Gebhardt Fink is a media and performance theorist. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Basel in Art Theory, Philosophy, Theatre and German Literature in 1992. Over the last 4 years she has been evolving a new methodology of approaching artwork based in architecture and performance as a core researcher at the University of Art and Design Basel in the wiss National Science Foundation projects Perform Space (2002/03) and The Situated Body (since 2004). Gebhardt Fink is one of the initiators and co-founders of Performance Index. She has international curatorial experience with Performance Index (1995/99), Transformance (2001) and research collaboration concerning intermediality with Steirischer Herbst Graz 2006. Since 2004 she is a post-doctoral research associate at the ICS and works in a transdisciplinary team "Verhältnis der Künste" at the University of Art, Media and Design Zurich; Gebhardt Fink is writing her habilitation thesis on "Ambient Art: Embodiement and Performative Architecture".
  • Jason Freeman works break down conventional barriers between composers, performers, and listeners, using cutting-edge technology and unconventional notation to turn audiences and musicians into compositional collaborators. His music has been performed by the American Composers Orchestra, Speculum Musicae, the So Percussion Group, the Nieuw Ensemble, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, and Evan Ziporyn, and his interactive installations and software art have been exhibited at the Lincoln Center Festival, the Boston CyberArt Festival, and the Transmediale Festival and featured in the New York Times and on National Public Radio. N.A.G. (Network Auralization for Gnutella), a commission from, was described by Billboard "as an example of the webs mind-expanding possibilities".
  • Zeenath Hasan is an independent media designer / researcher interested in the practice of design for development. She works in the boundaries of networked technology and community based media by exercising the potential of mobile ICTs to facilitate grassroots activities and networks. In her work, she explores the contexts in which meaning making takes place. She has experience mediating between technology actors, interest groups and the working team.
  • Günter Heinz was born in Zeitz, and studied mathematics in Halle, music in Dresden and Berlin. He taught as a mathematician at the Academy of Mines Freiberg and at the Academy of Sciences Berlin where he graduated in 1983. Since 1987 he has worked as a freelance musician focusing on contemporary compositions and improvisation. He has premiered several works and recorded for radio and CD in Germany, Switzerland and USA. Between 1992-93 he worked as a guest composer at the Electronic Studio of the Musikakademie Basel. In 1994 he was teaching free improvised music at the Conservatory of Sardinia at Cagliari. He has participated in some of the most important music festivals. His compositions have been performed in throughout Europe. As improviser he has collaborated with Bernd Koeppen, Kent Carter, Bill Elgart, Guenter Mueller, Lou Grassi, Hartmut Dorschner, Fred van Hove and many others. He is artistic director of the Festival of Free Improvised Music in Dresden.
  • Steve Gibson is a Canadian multimedia artist, composer, and theorist. Simultaneously deeply involved with technology and deeply suspicious of it?s effects, Gibson?s musical, multimedia and virtual reality work celebrates both the liberation and paranoia of techno-fetishism. His works have been performed in such venues as Ars Electronica, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Banff Centre for the Arts, Festival International Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, European Media Arts Festival, San Francisco Art Institute, 4 & 6CyberConf
  • Jürg Gutknecht, is professor for computer science and head of the Computer Systems Institute at the ETH Zürich. He has a passion for new hybrid art forms. He has actively participated in culturally-oriented "wearable computing" projects, including "Instant Gain in Grace" (motion tracking of a Butoh dancer), "Going Publik" (distributed orchestra based on mobile electronic scoring), and "On the Sixth Day" (multi-channel video system for interactive storytelling). Together with Sound Artist, Art Clay, he organizes the Digital Art Weeks which offers performances and provides courses in the areas of computer-aided art and music.
  • Urs Hugentobler, (UrbanWhispers) received the Dipl. degree in mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2002. The analytic approach of the engineer, looking at the world through technological developments comes together with his experience of a variety of cultural backgrounds that made him sensitive to questions of our living environment. Currently he is working at VonRoll Inova, Zürich as a database application developer, with main interests in integrated information systems.
  • Kurt Hörbst was born in Austria in 1972. Having originally educated in telecommunications, he then turned to photography beginning his studies in Prague in 1992. Kurt founded a school of photography in Austria in 1996 and now teaches history of photography, journalism and digital photography and he gives lectures at the Kunstuniversitaet in Linz and at the St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences. Publisher of three books and multiple prize winner in this field, Kurt's work has enjoyed numerous exhibitions both home and abroad. Over the last five years, multimedia projects have been a focal point of his activities.
  • Volko Kamensky was born in Würzburg and grew up in Antwerpen, Paris and Bad Tölz. Since 1992, living in Hamburg. He studied at the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg from 1994 to 2001. In 2003 he received a Work Grant for the Arts from Hamburg, in 2005 from Schloß Plüschow. As a a film maker he continues to produce inovative work in a variety of film genre: (Selection): Vogelweide 27 b: My Whole Neighbourhood Is Reelin And Rockin, 1995 Ohne Titel, 1996 Divina Obsesión, 1999. He received the Förderpreis der deutschen Filmkritik (Duisburger Filmwoche) and was nominated for INPUT, and for TV broadcast on ARTE and 3sat. He has participated on many film festivals in Europe and abroad: 'Alles was wir haben', 2004 (Festival International du Documentaire Marseille, Duisburger Filmwoche, Hamburger Kurzfilmfestival)
  • Stefan Kern, (UrbanWhispers) received the Dipl. degree in mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 2002. Since 2002, he has been a Ph.D. student at the Computational Science and Engineering Lab (CSE), ETH Zurich. His current research interests include the development of evolutionary algorithms and learning strategies, and their application to engineering problems and art.
  • David Kim-Boyle, originally from Australia, is an audio engineer and composer whose work has been featured at various festivals and conferences around the world. An Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, recent presentations of his work have taken place at ICMC 2004 (Miami) and 2005 (Barcelona), DAFX 2005 (Madrid), SEAMUS 2004 (San Diego) and 2005 (Muncie), NIME 2005 (Vancouver), FEMF 2005 (Gainesville), the 2005 Sonic Odyssey Concert Series (Los Angeles), JIM 2005 (Paris), the 2005 Electronic Music Festival (Basel) and Spark 2006 (Minneapolis). In 2005 he was a guest artist at the Zentrum fur Kunst und Medientechnologie (Karlsruhe). Also active as a professional audio engineer, his work in this capacity has been released on various labels including EMF, Sunken Gong Records, Mark Custom Records, and EMI Australia.
  • Irena Kulka has a background in biochemistry, dance performance and new media. Her current media project work aims at altering the state of mind. Her Hyperwerk diploma 2003 (FHBB interaction design) was the start of the project "Instant Gain in Grace" in collaboration with the ETH Zürich. In 2005 the project was shown in the framework public events and presentations (Zappy Birthday, Digital Artweeks and Escaping Reality 2005). The work was supported by Irena Kulka explores her vision of a fluent creative process with digital instruments between imagination and visual design, between improvisation and choreography. She works with students and scientists at ETH Zürich and at UMIT Innsbruck and at the University of Glasgow. "Instant Gain in Grace" was presented successfully in 2004 and 2005 with music from the electronic sound artist Kanito.
  • Heinrich Lüber was born in Wattwil, Switzerland and lives in Basel, where he teaches at the School of Fine Arts. He is widely known as a performance artist and is known best in his works in which he clads himself in special clothing with various customized props, conducting physical spatial interventions which confront viewers as pictures in space. He likes to include language in his performances as merely the act of speaking, resulting in a ?linguistic picture. He has been the recipient of many prizes from both national and international art podiums. He is the intiator of the Performance Index Basel (1995, 1997, 1999) and at present is involved in the SNF research project the Situated Body.
  • Thierry Madiot is a French artist living in Paris and working internationally as a sound artist and trombonist. He has been coined as the performer of the breath and the wind. As inventor of instruments and collector of accessories for and beyond the trombone, he is at home in improvised as well as in contemporary music, leading musical time by a perpetual transgression with a true direction of improvisation. Improvised and composed music with or without texts, images, dance in solo or in ensemble with many international artists. He also play offen some Modern written music as John Cage, Scelsi, Globokar, Schnebel, Pierre Jodlovsky Jean-Chritophe Feldhandler, Art Clay, quatuor Hélios and has appeared at Festivals in Europe, North America and Asia. He founded several experimental spaces for art production such as Astrolab, In-ouïr, Topophonie and Informo. He organise dthe first festival In ouïr "Ca vaut jamais le réel" in september 2004 in Instants Chavirés.
  • Dennis Majoe has a PhD in Navigation related Electronic systems and has worked extensively in the design of a variety of motion and orientation sensing systems and computer generated environments including 3D audio. He is director of MASC, an innovative electronics and computer design company active in the field of wireless communications having designed GPS and GPRS Bluetooth systems, RISC based wearable computing platforms and large real time motion sensing systems for the CG industry. In addtion to his activities at MASC his is as a researcher on the ETH Zurich for the Computer Systems Department.
  • Franziska Martinsen holds an MA in Philosophy, Political Theory and Music Sciences from the Humboldt-University in Berlin, Germany, and works as a Research Assistant at the Philosophical Institute at the University of Basel, Switzerland. During and after her studies, she worked as a dramatic adviser and text writer for various music theatre productions based in Berlin and Basel. Since 2003 she lectured both at the Philosophical Institute and at the Centre for Gender Studies, University of Basel.
  • Etsuko Maesaki was born in Japan. After graduating from Kanazawa College of Art in the Department of Visual Design she studied media art at the Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) and has been studying new media art at the Hochschule fur Gestaltung und Kunst Zurich (hgkz) since 2005. "The series Bug???" is an installation artwork that puts cockroaches, which are usually hidden, into a box. "LoveLetter" is an installation artwork that uses the ability of a cockroach to remember a route. These two installations were exhibited at two art festivals, the "Ars Electronica Festival" in Linz, Austria in 2004 and at the "Ogaki Biennial" in Gifu in 2004.
  • Benoit Maubrey was born in Washington, DC. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University, and lives in Berlin and Baitz (Brandenburg) since 1980. He is the founder, manager, and director of DIE AUDIO GRUPPE, a Berlin-based art group that build and perform with electronic clothes. Since 1983, Benoit Maubrey and his Berlin-based AUDIO GRUPPE have been building electro-acoustic clothing and suits. Benoit's performance pieces combine various thematic articles of clothing and sound equipment, worn by performers who interact with the sounds coming from their apparel and the public. Since 1985, Benoit's performances have been shown at a number of international festivals and conferences, such as ARS ELECTRONICA, (Linz, Austria), ISEA (Chicago and Helsinki), Tokyo City Opera, IDAT/ University of Arizona at Tempe and various events in Berlin.
  • Guerino Mazzola developed a mathematical music theory, which he operationalized on composition, analysis, and performance software (presto, rubato). He has written 11 books and over 80 papers in the fields of number theory, topology, algebraic geometry, statistics, computer graphics, neuromusicology, music informatics, semiotics, epistemology, and science policy. As a contemporary jazz pianist and composer he published 15 LPs, CDs, and a classical sonata. Presently he works at the Multimedia Lab of the University of Zurich and is an associated researcher at Ircam in Paris, he is lecturer for music informatics at the University and the ETH of Zurich. His 1368-page book The Topos of Music was published in 2002 by Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel. With this work, he is presently qualifying as a professor in computational science at the University of Zurich.
  • Anja Meyer, (UrbanWhispers) runs an office as an architect interested in practice as much as in theory, the latter she understands to be the necessary practice of thought and field of experimenting with one’s own experiences before becoming a fundament of practical work. She lately has lead a workshop for easa on the topic of “shrinkage” and worked on a project concerning the perception of urban space «shuttle to space» for Swiss Re. Her education includes the Vorkurs at hgk Zurich, studies of architecture at ETHZ, and she has worked with Gramazio und Kohler, Zürich.
  • Gérard Milmeister studied computer science at the ETH of Zurich. His main interests have been and still are functional programming and computer algebra. After a four semester study of musicology at the University of Zurich, he has been working with Guerino Mazzola on the design and implementation of a successor to the Rubato software, called Rubato Composer, based on the concepts introduced in the book Topos of Music (Mazzola 2002). This ongoing work will be the subject of his doctoral thesis soon to be submitted to the faculty of science at the University of Zurich.
  • Pascal Müller is a Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at the Computer Vision Lab of the ETH Zurich, Switzerland. His main interests lie in the field of computer graphics: physical modeling, generative design, animation, visual effects and computer-aided media art. He developed the CityEngine and is co-developer of the multimedia engine Decklight. For two and a half years, he worked as a freelance consultant at ETH Zurich and as a technical director for the production company Central Pictures, Switzerland.
  • Stefan Müller Arisona is lecturer and post-doctoral researcher at the Programming Languages and Runtime Systems Group at ETH Zurich. His research is focussed on real-time multimedia systems and on live multimedia composition and performance software. In addition, he is scientific director of ETH Zurich's Digital Art Weeks. In 2004, Stefan received his Ph.D. from the University of Zurich's Multimedia Laboratory. The thesis introduced a mathematical model for the performance of musical gestures, and how musical gestures can be synthesised from a given musical score. He is a founding member of the Corebounce Association, and co-author of the Soundium multimedia performance platform, which is frequently used for multimedia art installations and live performances by himself and by the other Corebounce members.
  • Stijn Ossevoort has studied both engineering at Delft University in the Netherlands and art related design at the Royal College of Art in London. His work has been as diverse as his academic background, from interactive jewellery to public sculptures. He began to focus on wearable electronic devices in 2001 at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy . After Ivrea, he joined the ETH in Zurich as a design researcher on to wearable computing devices.
  • Will Pappenheimer Will Pappenheimer is an artist working in new media, installation and multimedia who moved to New York City in 2004. He is a professor of Digital Media at Pace University and received his MFA from the Museum School/Tufts University, Boston and a BA from Harvard. His work in video, mixed media, installation and new media has been exhibited in over 50 national and international exhibitions. At Art Basel Miami 2003, his work received a half page photo and citation in the New York Times. Work resulting from collaborations with New Media theorist Gregory Ulmer forms a chapter of Ulmer’s 2005 book, “Electronic Monumentality.” His recent series of projects reconfiguring home surveillance networks have been shown at “Interactive Futures05” in British Columbia, FILE2005 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be exhibited at ISEA2006/ZeroOne, San Jose Museum of Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 2008.
  • Leonard J. Paul attained his Honours degree in Computer Science at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in BC, Canada with an Extended Minor in Music concentrating in Electroacoustics. He has a ten year history in making music and coding for video games working for companies such as Electronic Arts, Radical Entertainment and Rockstar Vancouver. As Freaky DNA, he has performed in Vancouver, Toronto, Banff, Japan, Portugal, Germany and the UK. He is the composer for the film The Corporation which has become the highest grossing Canadian documentary in history. He has been invited to give lectures at the Banff New Media Institute, the Game Developer's Conference and Olhares de Outono in Porto, Portual. For DiGRA 2005, he was invited as a senior scholar to mentor students in with other leading game scholars. He currently teaches video game audio full-time at the Vancouver Film School (VFS).
  • Cornelius Pöpel was born in Stuttgart and is presently living in Cologne. He is teaching at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne and doing a Ph.D. at the University of Birmingham and RWTH Aachen exploring the instrument player interaction and computer based bowed stringed instruments. He studied viola with Jürgen Kussmaul (Düsseldorf) and Hatto Beyerle (Hannover). After his studies in Audio-Design (scholarship of DAAD) at the Musikhochschule Basel, he worked at the Institute for Music and Acoustics of the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM). He has directed sound for several ensembles (e.g. Basel Symphonie Orchestra, Ensemble 13 or European Chaos String Quintet), worked extensively in the realisation and performance of live-electronic compositions and interactive installations. Besides these, he undertook media-theoretical studies in the field of live and recorded performance of music. His research interests lie in the possibilities of live performance and in human-computer interaction for realtime musical applications.
  • Julian Rohrhuber is a German artist and theorist. In both his theoretical work and his artwork (video, film sound, sound-art, meta-art, algorithmic composition) he tries to find new formulations of problems such as causality, time and politics. He has been teaching algorithmic acoustics at various Universities and Art Academies, emphasizing the philosophical and cultural implications of programming. Rohrhuber has made substantial contributions to the SuperCollider sound programming language and has realized the Laboratory for Acoustics and Time-Image at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Art, where he studied film and media theory, philosophy and media art. He currently works in the project "Artistic Interactivity in Hybrid Networks" within the reseach association "Media and Cultural Communication" funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the University Cologne, and at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
  • Hannes Raffaseder studied communication engineering and computer music in Vienna. He is head of the research project ?AllThatSounds? and works as a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences in St. Pölten. His book ?Audiodesign? is published by Hanser Verlag, Munich.Hannes is artistic director of the Composers Forum Mittersill, the Klangturm St. Pölten and einklang-records. Hannes composes for orchestra and chamber ensembles, computer music, sound installations, multimedia-performances, video and live electronics. One of his recent projects is the Duo ?snail? together with Martin Parker focusing on Real-Time-Remixing.His music has been performed in several well-known concert halls and he participated at international media-festivals. Hannes has won several awards and comissions. Some of his works are recorded on CD, broadcasted and published by Musikverlag Doblinger, Vienna.
  • Peter Schweri is a Swiss artist who concentrates on graphic images in the Konkretekunst style. He has developed an actual "language" for images over decades. This pursuit was finalized over the last view years with the programming language Sakkara, which was coauthored and programmed by Dr. Jürg Gutknecht of the ETH Zurich. Peter Schweri has used the program extensively to produce a several series of works that support the artist?s basic intentions structurally. Today, the artist, despite complete blindness, continues his work by 'writing' new works in Sakkara code.
  • Simon Schubiger-Banz works as a senior engineer at Swisscom Innovations, teaches a mobile systems architecture course at ETHZ, and is an associate researcher of the Pervasive and Artificial Intelligence group (PAI) at the University of Fribourg (DIUF). His research interests include multimedia performance systems, knowledge representation, programming languages, user interface design, and mobile computing. He is a co-developer of the Soundium2 multi-media system. Simon Schubiger-Banz received a Ph. D. in computer science from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. He is a member of the ACM and president of the Corebounce Association.
  • Jill Scott was born in Melbourne, Australia. She became interested in Art and Science from her own research in human molecular biology and bio-informatics and is currently specializing in artificial skin and wearable computing for the visually impaired.(e-skin) Currently she is Professor for Research in the Institute Cultural Studies in Art, Media and Design at the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst (HGKZ) in Zurich. Switzerland where she is leader of the AIL (artists-in labs) research project at the HGKZ and Vice Director of the Z-Node of the Planetary Collegium-a collaborative research program with the University of Plymouth, UK. She has exhibited many video artworks, conceptual performances and interactive environments in USA, Australia, Europe and Japan.
  • Eva Sjuve is a Swedish artist who is exploring the spectrum of transdisciplinary media arts with sound, sculptural objects, and performance. She builds mobile physical interfaces and digital instruments used in improvised performance. She has been performing combining real-time audio processing with improvisation, in the US, Germany, UK, France, Denmark and Belgium. In 2000, she received an Award of Recognition at CYNETart 2000, Dresden, Germany, for the audio composition "Astro Turf", which explores auditory spaces. She exhibited at venues such as Australian Center of Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland; European Media Arts Festival, Germany; Centre d'Art Contemporain de Basse Normandie, France and CAEIT, California Institute of the Arts, US. She holds a Masters Degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program, New York University. She studied electronic music at Centre de Creation Musicale de Iannis Xenakis, CCMIX, Paris.
  • Atau Tanaka is researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratories (CSL) Paris, spanning cultures and encompassing domains of artistic expression, scientific research, and industry. He holds degrees in science and music from Harvard University and Stanford University's CCRMA. He has conducted research at IRCAM in Paris and was Artistic Ambassador for Apple Computer Europe. In Japan he has been in residency at NTT/ICC and taught Media Art at Keio University. He is known for his work with sensor instruments and network music installations, in artistic exhibition as well as scientific publications. He current work is focused on harnessing collective musical creativity on mobile devices, seeking the continuing place of the artist in democratized digital forms. He has received support from the Fraunhofer Institute, Japanese Telecommunications Ministry, and the Daniel Langlois Foundation. He has served on committees of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), and ISEA.
  • Jenny Tillotson is an artist and designer who invents clothes and jewellery with computerised scent-output systems for health and wellbeing. Her work focuses on Scentsory Design©, concerning the relationship between aromas and emotional wellbeing. Tillotson is a Senior Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins University of the Arts London and Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology. She gained her BA in Fashion Communication from Central Saint Martins and PhD in Textiles from the Royal College of Art. Prior to her academic work she was a fashion stylist and Sensory Designer for Charmed Technology. Jenny has exhibited and given lectures at Tate Modern, Victoria & Albert Museum, e-Culture Fair, Cheltenham Science Festival, NEMO Science Center, Dana Centre, Wired NextFest, SIGGRAPH amongst others. Dr Tillotson is Founder and Creative Director of Sensory Design & Technology Ltd, specialising in the research and development of wearable wireless sensor networks and microfluidic devices for fragrance delivery and therapeutic applications in "emotional clothing"
  • Pablo Ventura graduated in 1985 at the London Contemporary Dance School. .In 1986 Pablo Ventura founded the Ventura Dance Company in London for which he created 21 choreographies and four dance videos to date, which wer performed in London, Madrid and Zurich. He choreographs for contemporary operas, film, video, and in various collaborations with video artists, composers, software designers, and also with the robot artists collective Robotlab and Louis-Philippe Demers. In 1999 he receives the city of Zurich dance award for his work in the field of dance and new media in Zurich. In the year 2000, the CYNETart-festival of Dresden awarded him a prize for his work "MADGOD 2.001" and another for computer created performance. The Canton of Zurich gave him the dance prize in 2002 in recognition of his merits in dance-aesthetic research and innovative choreography. "Fabrica/Cluster III" is selected by in 2005 and Tesla-Berlin comissions "Kubic's Cube" for Berlin's Transmediale 2006.
  • Richard Widerberg is a media artist and designer. He has a background working with new media technology, organizing events, playing music and dj:ing. Widerberg's focus during the last years has been to investigate the many dimensions of sound. For example physical aspects of sound, such as architectural effects, as well as sound given by diverse materials. He is also an active musician, mainly in the experimental improvisation scene of Helsinki.
  • Renate Wieser graduated in sociology at Hamburg University for Economy and Politics with a work on film theory. Presently she is student of media at the Hamburg Academy of Arts,where she works on programming,media theory and philosophy.Her artistic works include short films, installations, algorithmic film music, and computer models.
  • Paul Woodrow has been involved in a variety of inter-disciplinary and multi-media activities since the late 1960s, including performance art, installation, video, painting and improvised music. He has collaborated with many artists including, Iain Baxter (N.E.Thing Co.), Hervé Fischer (The Sociological Art Group Of Paris), Genesis P. Orridge (Coum Transmissions, England), Clive Roberstson (W.O.R.K.S, Canada). He has exhibited extensively in Japan, France, Italy, Sweden, England, Belgium, Russia, Puerto Rico, Argentina, and the United States, including the Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm and The Tate Modern , London. He has received numerous awards from Canada Council and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. He is currently Professor of Art Theory, Art Department, at the University of Calgary.
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