Contributors 2010

Autor, Künstler und Kurator. Arbeitet im Bereich Medienkunst
und Netzkultur.
Untersucht Beziehungen zwischen Kunst und Freier Software an den Digital Studios der Goldsmiths University of London. Gründungsredakteur des Online-Magazins Telepolis; Autor der Bücher „Netzpiraten“ und „Freie Netze“.

Arturo Castro studied computer engineering and has been working for some time now in different creative projects. Currently he colaborates with Zachary Lieberman and Theodore Watson in the tool for creative programing openFrameworks

Audrey Samson (CA) is an artist-researcher currently completing a PhD at the School of Creative Media in Hong Kong. Her performative installations explore how memory and technical objects are iteratively reconfigured and entangled in the context of networked data archiving. Her artistic approach, informed by the cultural context of technology, is ethnographical and rooted in software studies. Samson's work has been presented at festivals and galleries throughout the Asia Pacific, Europe, and Canada.

Albert, Özalp and Birgit have different various common and uncommon backgrounds from street art, media art and design, music and do-it-yourself hacktivism and are now studying together at the Master „Networked Media“ at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam.

Birgit Bachler (A/NL)- http://www.birgitbachler.com
Albert Jongstra (NL)- http://www.klemtoondesign.com
Özalp Eroz (TR)- http://www.cocoaboost.com/

Claudia Ossandón has worked as an independent performer, VJ and freelance activist. She works organizing Generatech since 2007, making diferent free software video and stream workshops in Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, A Corunha, Santiago de Chile, Valparaiso. Since 2009 she is part of minipimer.tv , a videolab streaming collective based in Barcelona.

Escoitar.org is a collective of artists, anthropologists, engineers, developers and musicologists focusing in the aural phenomena. Considering the experience of sound as a means of gathering information, they aim to reflect upon the acoustic forms of sociability, rethinking the urban landscape and social relationships.

Enrique Tomas details
http://ultranoise.es

Felix Stalder teaches digital culture at the Zurich University of the Arts, researches at the World Information Institute in Vienna and a moderates , a critical nexus of the discourse on net culture, since 1995. His work focuses on the intersection of cultural, political and technological dynamics, in particular on new modes of commons-based production, copyright and transformation of subjectivity. He's the author/editor of numerous books, among other "Manuel Castells and the Theory of the Network Society" (Polity Press, 2006) "Deep Search.

Florian Cramer, geb. 1969, Literatur- und Kunstwissenschaftler, Leiter
des Networked Media-Masterstudienprogramms sowie des Forschungsprojekts
Communication in a Digital Age am Piet Zwart Institute der Willem de
Kooning Academy Rotterdam.

Florian Stöffelmayr is student of software science at university of technology graz, recently works as curator of the MedienKunstLabor (MKL) at Kunsthaus Graz. He also works as Freelancer in the creative Area, is co-founder of blenderusers.at and is doing the openArtist Linux Distribution, as a one-man show until now.

220hex / Gisle Frøysland has for over a decade been one of the key figures of the Norwegian electronic arts scene. He is a founding member of BEK - the Bergen Centre for Electronic Art, initiator/maintainer of the FLOSS videoapp MøB, and main organizer of the Piksel festival in Bergen, Norway. Since the early 80s he has been working as a musician, VJ and visual artist.

Born in 1979. Degree in Computer Sciences and New Media at the Technical University Vienna. Study scholarship at the Kiev Polytechnical Institute (Ukraine) and Helsinki University of Technology (Finland). Diploma thesis on “A mobile Blogging Solution – Aggregation and Management of location-based Content in the Java Application Domain” at the Interactive Media Systems- and E-Commerce Group. Currently working in Vienna in the field of software engineering based on mobile- and web applications with a focus on projects for Mobilkom Austria AG.

IOhannes m zmölnig is an Austria-based software- and media-artist and member of the art-collective forum::für::umläute. He is currently working at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) in Graz. Being an active member of the FLOSS-community, he is one of the core developers of the Pure Data computer music environment, for which he also provides a number of libraries, including Gem for realtime-graphics and iemguts which is targeted at writing live-coding systems within Pd. IOhannes m zmölnig has performed concerts between Bergen and São Paolo, Perth and New York.

member of goto10

Adriaan van Kampen aus Amsterdam hat autonome Computerkomposition studiert. Er spielt in der Network Band Powerbooks unplugged, ist ein Mitglied des Ensembles für elektro-akustische Musik Schreck und von GOTO10, einem Arthack-Kollektiv, das sich mit FLOSS (Free and Open Source Software) auseinandersetzt.

New Zealand born artist, inventor and teacher based in Berlin, Germany. He has presented his papers and projects at many museums, international electronic-art events and conferences, including the Tate Modern, Transmediale, Ars Electronica and the Japan Media Arts Festival. His work has received several awards, ranging across technical excellence, artistic invention and interaction design.

Programmer, theorist and artist, Martin Howse has worked collaboratively under the heading xxxxx, in audio performance and wide ranging production and publication. In the last years, he directed -micro-research, presenting a series of open workshops and working groups centred in Berlin. Current projects include the establishment of an interdisciplinary mobile research laboratory devoted to the use of free software and open hardware within the field of psychogeophysics.

Martin Kaltenbrunner is currently Professor for Interface Culture at the University of Arts and Industrial Design in Linz. He is co-creator of the tangible modular synthesizer Reactable, and he is author of the open source tangible interaction framework reacTIVision and the related TUIO protocol, which have been widely adopted for the implementation of tangible tabletop applications.

Michael Zeltner explores spaces in technical possibilities of humanistic storytelling. He co-founded the first localised cell of Graffiti Research Lab (http://graffitiresearchlab.com/) in Vienna (http://graffitiresearchlab.at/) and helped redestribute 500.000 Euros of public funding for New Media Art as part of the coordination team of the self-organised funding pool NetzNetz (http://netznetz.net/). In London he contributed to projects such as Ear Cinema

KOBAKANT explore the use of wearable technology as a medium for commenting on the social and technological aspects of today's high-tech society. Conscious of wearability and questioning of functionality, we believe in the spirit of humoring technology and present our twisted criticism of the stereotypes it creates. For us technology exists to be hacked, DIYed and modified by everyone to fit our needs and desires. www.kobakant.at

presenter „Peter Bubestinger“: Studied computer science & multimedia at the TU Vienna. More than 10 years experience with GNU/Linux and free software. Since 3 years, part of the core-team of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE).

artist(s)/band „XBloome“: Exists since 2005. It's electronically-focused, featuring different musical styles from ambient to trip hop. We're offering all songs under a Creative-Commons licence, and using open hardware, free software and GNU/Linux for promotion and production of our music.

Peter Wagenhuber studiert Informatik und ist bei servus.at beschäftigt.

richie herbst
born 1976 and lives in linz, involved in Dilemma Records, Interstellar
Records, KAPU, klingt.org, Lufthanfa, Oheim Open Air and running a radio
show on Radio Fro. besides Regolith he is creating sounds as "Herbst"
and likes djing. http://regolith.klingt.org

christian zollner
born in the 80ties and lives in berlin. running Zauner Electronics - a
center of creative research and development of electronical and
semi-electronical instruments. played in Men Killing Men and was/is part
of the KAPU linz. http://zaunerelektronik.blogspot.com/

markus decker

music, sound, communication art, tinkering (media, software, electronic devices…) Seppo Gründler, 1956, lives in Graz, main instruments guitar and electronics. He is head of master studies media and interaction design – FH Joanneum and teaching audiodesign at FH JOANNEUM – information design http://informations-design.fh-joanneum.at/ visiting professor at Donauuniversität-Krems (sounddesign).

Valie Djordjevic lives and works in Berlin.

She studied Comparative Literature, Slavic Languages and Film Studies at the Freie Universität Berlin and finished her BA (Hons) Humanities with English Language at the Open University, Milton Keynes (UK).