Contributors 2011

As artists André Hostalácio works in the fields of music production, generative art and performance. He is involved in several projects and art-collectives like: ”Azucrina Collective ” (, “LA54″(, “TonKind (” and “Freizeitglauben”.

Studied philosophy in Vienna and entered the cultural and media sector through radio. Diverse employment in cultural initiatives (Radio FRO (AT), Audio Campus Visuell (BE), ....);

Freelance trainer in Open Source Software especially in the sound/radio sector. Workshops all over Central/Eastern Europe.
Performer in the area of electronical/computer music. Diverse performances in various locations (Beijing (CN), Bratislava (SK), Berlin (DE)...)
Lives in Linz and Bratislava.

Birgit is an Austrian artist living, working and studying in Rotterdam/NL. She is currently studying MA Networked Media at Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam and has a background in interactive, audiovisual media and programming. Her interests focus on the influence of new media on our everyday lives and the similarities and differences between human and computational behavior.

Claude Heiland-Allen is a digital artist from London, UK, and member of the international collective GOTO10. Recurring themes in his work include the mathematics of higher dimensions, the complex emergent behaviour of simple systems, and subtle (and not-so-subtle) algorithms.

Claudia González is a visual artist and art’s professor. Her work deals with the notion of materiality of technologic mediums and the relationship between high and low technologies, open hardware and DIY practices.

She co-manages Chimbalab, a local Art and Technology Medialab project. She is giving many Workshops and Lectures about electronic experimentation and DIY Culture. She’s also member of Sudamérica Experimental, an interchange platform of independent artistic projects in South América.

Why Openness Matters

Deptford.TV is a research project on collaborative film - initiated in collaboration with the Deckspace media lab, !Mediengruppe Bitnik, OWN project, Liquid Culture initiative, and Goldsmiths College.

It is an online media database documenting the urban change of Deptford, in Sout East London. Deptford TV functions as an open, collaborative platform that allows artists, filmmakers and people living and working around Deptford, and beyond Deptford, to store, share, re-edit and redistribute the materials.

Dominik Leitner is an artist and curator, most recently organizing "crossing urlaub - das urlaubsfilmfestival" the world's first holiday filmfestival. Working with Architecture, Space and Structures. Making music in various groups, like RISEOFTHELIGER, POSTMAN and the solo project Konus Kalamanda.

dorfTV community TV started broadcasting in June 2010

Stefan Hageneder, Ufuk Serbest

Dusan Barok is involved in independent critical practise in the fields of art, software, and theory. Currently he takes part in Networked media programme at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, where he is engaged in the artistic use of social networks and peer-to-peer technologies. He has initiated and participated in many research-grounded projects in context of media arts, network culture, and the commons. Lives in Rotterdam and Bratislava. 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

Enrique Tomás, Clemens Pichler, Ulrich Brandstätter, Adriana Torres, Varvara Guljajeva.

Helen Varley Jamieson is a writer, theatre practitioner and digital artist from New Zealand, based in Munich. She holds a Master of Arts (QUT, 2008) investigating her practice of cyberformance, and works as a freelance artist and researcher. She coined the term cyberformance in 2000 to describe networked performance that approaches the internet as a site for live collaboration by remote performers. She co-founded UpStage and continues to manage the project and co-curate annual online festivals.

Studied Human Services Management at the University of Applied Sciences here in Linz.

L2Ork, founded by Dr. Ivica Ico Bukvic in May 2009, is part of the latest interdisciplinary initiative by the Virginia Tech Music Department’s Digital Interactive Sound & Intermedia Studio (DISIS).

Currently Margarita Koehl is a research assistant at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna. In her PhD project she investigates the role emotions play within the process of technology appropriation and use from a trans-cultural perspective.
From 2011 to 2013 she worked as a representative of the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD) incvKaohsiung, Taiwan. She was also visiting researcher at Dokkyo University, Tokyo and Silpakorn University, Bangkok.

Marloes de Valk is a software artist and writer in the post-despair stage of coping with the threat of global warming and being spied on by the devices surrounding her. Surprised by the obsessive dedication with which we, even post-Snowden, share intimate details about ourselves to an often not too clearly defined group of others, astounded by the deafening noise we generate while socializing with the technology around us, she is looking to better understand why. 


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.

1999 AHS-Matura (school-leaving examination)
1999 - 2000 Civilian service
2000 - 2001 TU Technical University Vienna - Information management
2001 - 2003 “Graphische” Vienna - Graduate: Engineer for multimedia management and technics
2004 Bavarian Academy for Marketing and Advertising - Marketing communication
2001 - 2003 Punkt net.Services, Vienna - Content Manager
2004 - 2006 futureheadz bordercross marketing, Munich - Project Manager
since 2007 Freelace work, Berlin is a multicultural, multidisciplinary and multitasking collective based in Barcelona since 2008. Its activities move around experimental live streaming, art, critical research and workshops.

Laura Malinverni

Nicolas Malevé is an artist, software programmer and data activist developing multimedia projects and web applications for and with cultural organisations. His current research work is focused on cartography, information structures, metadata and the means to visually represent them. He lives and works in Barcelona and Brussels. Since 1998 Nicolas collaborates with Constant, a non-profit association, based and active in Brussels since 1997 in the fields of feminism, copyright alternatives and working through networks.

Malte Steiner

freelance software developer (C++, Java, Objective-C, Linux, Mac OSX, Windows, IPhone, Android, J2ME), media artist, sound designer, musician

Owen Mundy is a researcher and technologist who investigates public space, information privacy, and big data. His work has been covered in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time Magazine, NPR, and Wired Magazine and exhibited in multiple museums and festivals in New York, Berlin, Los Angeles, Rotterdam, and Mexico City. He has received numerous creative fellowships, a DAAD (Berlin 2010–11), and a Fulbright Fellowship (Austria 2016).

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.

Pippa Buchanan is community manager for the School of Webcraft, a partnership between the Mozilla Foundation and Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU). Recently moved to Linz, she worked in educational software, video games development and as a design educator before becoming involved in non-formal and open educational projects.

Rob Canning is a composer and sound artist. His work focuses on finding a dialogue between algorithmic system based composition strategies and intuitive/improvised approaches. He has worked with ensembles such as the London Sinfonietta, The Concorde Ensemble, The National Chamber Choir of Ireland and the Con Tempo String Quartet amongst others. His composed works have been performed and broadcast internationally along side his multichannel electronic and installation works which have been appeared in a number of contexts including exhibitions, dance performances and theater.

Roger 10-4 (Berlin, D / Rotterdam, NL)

Roger 10-4 is Sabrina Basten and Audrey Samson, two artists working in different artistic fields. Sabrina is mainly working on spatial installations which deal with the behavior of specific materials. Audrey is interested in the stories of objects and how they can be told. Together they think of how material can tell a story and how it can interact with its surroundings.

Working in Film/Video Postproduction and as Graphics- & Webdesigner. Doing more and more software development now using a completely free work environment since I switched to Linux.

Servando Barreiro, born in Santiago de compostela in 1979, has been pressenting works in Madrid, Berlin, Galicia, Paris, Rome, Montevideo, Trondheim. Bergen, Oslo among other locations. Sometimes in form of an interactive installation and sometimes as an audiovisual performance or a workshop about free technologies and open source. the last project I'm working on is dedicated to the exploration of the physical computing with low cost sensors and open hardware/software.

Wanda (Maja Delak) is a choreographer and a dancer. In her author’s opus, she has traversed numerous worlds, which – despite the different themes and approaches to work – whirl into an anchorage of the author's dance poetics, with which she is making a clearer and clearer definition of the methodologies of contemporary art and dance. In 2010 she won the Prešeren Fund Award, the highest recognition for achievements in the field of art in the Republic of Slovenia.