Participants

Amanda Parra is an artist/researcher/learner/sharer with a background in the creation and development of new content for audiovisual media, archival research, and engaged in preservation of heritage. 

Dr. Ana Peraica is the author The Age of total Images (Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, in print), Fotografija kao Dokaz (Multimedijalni institut, Zagreb, 2018), Culture of the Selfie (Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2017). She is also the editor of Smuggling Anthologies (MMSU, Rijeka, 2015), Victims Symptom (Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, 2009), and Žena na raskrižju ideologija (HULU, Split, 2007). She currently works on the book Postdigital Arcadia and coedits Intelligent Agent Reader with Patrick Lichty. She teaches at Media Art Histories of Department for Image Science, Danube University Krems as well as on the Media Art Cultures (ERASMUS MUNDUS) program by a consortium of universities, Danube University and Aalborg, Lodz and Hong Kong. Since 2019 she teaches at History Department, Central European University (CEU), Budapest.

Andres Burbano is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Design at Universidad de los Andes. Burbano holds a PhD in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California Santa Barbara. Burbano, originally from Colombia, explores the interactions of science, art and technology in various capacities: as a researcher, as an individual artist and in collaborations with other artists and designers. Burbano’s work ranges from documentary video (in both science and art), sound and telecommunication art to the exploration of algorithmic cinematic narratives. The broad spectrum of his work illustrates the importance, indeed the prevalence, of interdisciplinary collaborative work in the field of digital art.

Czarina Calinawagan is a visual artist of various mediums from painting, sculpture, printmaking to digital illustration and graphic design. She had her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of the Philippines-Baguio, and was an instructor and coordinator for workshops and cultural programs at the same university.  

Diana Pankova is an artist, explorer, observer with theoretical background in philosophy and practical experience in experimental photography. Her research interests lay in interactivity, perception and the mediative role of art in the world.

Francesca Franco is a Venetian-born art historian based in the UK whose research focuses on the history of art and technology. After studying Art History at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice she went on to study at Birkbeck University of London where she gained an MA in Digital Art History and a PhD in the History of Art. Inspired by her passion for art and the creative aspect of writing Francesca has published extensively on the history of early computer art and its pioneers and writes reviews on art shows and books for specialised journals. In addition to English and Italian her texts have been translated into various languages, including Russian, Chinese and Romanian. Alongside of her writing she is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has delivered keynotes and given talks at various universities around the world.

Graziele Lautenschlaeger is a Brazilian media artist, curator and researcher in media history and theory. Her doctoral thesis, Sensing and Making Sense: Photosensitivity and light-to-sound translations in Media Art, has been defended at the Institut für Kulturwissenschaft of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and is going to be published soon by transcript. She is interested in practices on the intersections between art and science, exploring the poetic and symbolic layers of technological artifacts, grounded mainly on theoretical references such as cybernetics, relational aesthetics, media archaeology and new materialism.

Helena Nikonole is a Russian new media artist, curator and educator whose field of interests embraces hybrid art, the new aesthetics, the Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence. In her works she explores technology’s potential opportunities, but also potential risks and dangers which techno-evangelists and scientists are not able to realize.

Jigme Tshewang is a Bhutanese teacher of journalism, with a background in media studies. He has been teaching broadcast media and photography in the Royal University of Bhutan. 

Juan Covelli is a Colombian artist currently living and working between London and Bogotá. A graduate of MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins, London, his practice revolves around the technological potentials of 3D scanning, modelling and printing to readdress entrenched arguments of repatriation and colonial histories. His work has focused on new materiality generated by the digital era; in particular, on the dynamics and approaches of the physical within the digital world. In the last few years, he has been exploring the relationship between technology, heritage, archaeology and digital colonialism. Using video, modelling, data sets and coding he creates IRL and URL installation-based works which collapse historical practices with current models of display and digital aesthetics.

Juan Pablo Pacheco is a visual artist and writer whose research reflects on the poetics of digital technologies as they intersect with political, ecological, and social systems. He taught at the visual arts department of the Javeriana University of Bogotá and was a project coordinator at the media lab Plataforma Bogotá and at Espacio Odeón. His research and artworks have been showcased at several international venues. 

Julia Bande is a Chilean creative researcher, curious artist with a background in audiovisual media and independent music, as creative director of Chilean cassette label Infinito Audio. She is invested in researching, re-thinking and stretching the limits of today’s interdependency to digital telematic social experiences by an instruction-based experimental practice.

Khayal Trivedi is a curator and researcher working at the intersection of new media arts and technologies, currently building a digital infrastructure for Media Arts and Artists in South Asia: Media Art South Asia. Coming from a computer engineering background, and having worked for several years as a cultural coordinator in Alliance Française, he tends to create spaces for different creative backgrounds to merge. 

Madeleine Hammar is a creative researcher originating from Sweden. With roots in Culture Studies and with an Art Historic background she has dug her fingers into different parts of the cultural field. Working with music festivals and in film distribution, she takes interest in the breaking of boundaries between the genres of Art.

Mariana Murcia is a Colombian artist who is currently doing a MFA at the Institut Kunst FHNW in Basel, Switzerland. She runs some collective projects like Laagencia, an office for art projects which nurtures a research on art+education processes, and Lagentedelcomún, a multimedia development collective for environmental, social, cultural or public projects. Her individual practice is located at the intersection between capital and affect, in the perception of economic processes as aesthetic facts, tracing the material, metric and value transformations of these processes in order to identify attitudes about our relationships within different environments, both social and technological.

Maryam Mumladze is a storyteller, content creator, photographer, and creative researcher from Georgia with the background of liberal arts and digital marketing. Coming from an Interdisciplinary background she tried to connect dots from different fields and her main interest lies at the intersection of art, technology and digital culture.

Maria Zolotova is an art historian and researcher from Moscow, Russia. She is interested in the interdisciplinary collaborations in contemporary art that open up new horizons and perspectives. She works as curator in the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, and as a project manager and assistant curator at Laboratoria Art&Science Foundation. 

Melinda Kárpáti is a creative researcher and a curious human being from planet Earth. She has an interdisciplinary background in humanities and social sciences, holding an MA degree in cultural anthropology. Her main interest lies in investigating identities at the intersection of technology, art and representations of the human body. 

Meraj Sharifi is a visual artist with cultural studies background from Iran, interested in interdisciplinary fields between visual arts and urban studies with cultural and social approaches. 

Najam Ul Assar is a serial creative entrepreneur and currently the CEO of REARTS PVT LTD. His interests include digital heritage, computer games, and Internet culture. He speaks widely about the role of technology in uplifting emerging cultural economies. Prominent speaking invitations include Indian Economic Summit – World Economic Forum, re:publica Berlin, and PechaKucha Bali. 

Natacha Lamounier is an artist and researcher in Media Arts with a multidisciplinary background in Engineering and Fashion Designer. Natacha worked with wearables but is also interested in studying the body relations with nonhumans animals, machines and the environment. One of her favorite places is a laboratory, but she is also very proud of being able to paint, sew and dance.

Noé Cuéllar is an artist and composer. He has performed and presented sound installations for numerous venues in Chicago, been artist-in-residence in various institutions internationally, and published music on many artist-run labels.

Olha Pylypenko is an emerging curator from Kyiv developing her practice at the intersection of new media, performance, and sound art. Interested in creative leadership and forming international art networks.

Proiti Seal Acharya is a student of Media Art, with a background in English literature. She is currently working on Media Art South Asia, an archive of South Asian media art practices, and also runs a Calcutta-based trust that curates artistic/literary events, both online and offline. 

Palle Dahlstedt is a composer, improviser, pianist, electronic musician, and researcher. Obel Professor in Art & Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark. Assoc. Professor in Applied IT/Computer-Aided Creativity, lecturer in electronic music composition, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Ralph Hage is a Lebanese artist and Assistant Professor in the Lebanese Faculty of Fine Arts and Architecture. His artistic practice is informed by anthropology and cosmology with the research centered on the role of the art in identity formation and as world-building activity. 

Riad Salameh is a Lebanese researcher/curator and art practitioner with a graphic design background. His work focuses on bodies in cyberspaces. Subjects of irony, humor and intimacy are common in his work. 

Ryszard Kluszczyński is Professor of cultural and media studies at Lodz University, Poland, where he is a Chair of School of Media and Audiovisual Culture. Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. He writes about new media arts, cyberculture, theory of media and communication, information and network society, experimental cinema and video art. He critically investigates the issues of contemporary art theory, avant-garde, and recent art practices.

Sarag Blue Pailian (Lebanon) is interested in the different ways of experiencing, absorbing and learning art and its relation to the mind. With some sense and some nonsense, she experiments bringing different ingredients together.

Sebastian Frese Bülow (M. Sc.) runs the Hum Lab facilities at Aalborg University Copenhagen and lectures on theoretical and practical aspects of video production and media art. He has worked at The Royal College of Art in London, the IT-University and Kunstakademiet, and with Holographic Video Design at viZoo. He mainly works with live visuals and developing visual instruments, and has done more than 500 live shows, events and concerts since 1998, most notably with Baby Woodrose and Spids Nøgenhat. He has been involved in a multitude of exhibitions and events over the years at various venues, galleries and museums, amongst others Kunsthal Aarhus, AAU Cph and ZKM.

Suhun Lee is a curator and researcher working at the intersection of art, science and technology. Having experience in various media art organizations including Art Center Nabi (Seoul), Hanmi Gallery (London) and ISEA2019 (25th International Symposium on Electronic Art), her current research involves artificial intelligence, visual culture and gender politics.
 
Wendy Coones is an experienced exhibit developer and cultural/scientific event coordinator. Over a decade working in a research and development capacity as academic lead for post-grad courses: Exhibition Development, MediaArtHistories & Media Arts Cultures.