Contributors 2012

August Black is an artist and creative technologist who studies and practices in the overlapping areas of art, science, design, and critical media theory.

The collective formed in 2009 by the audiovisual artist Tasos Lizos, composer Niko Palamares, performer Orestis Plakias and musician Kyriakos Tsoukalas with the purpose of realizing music performances and visuals improvisation. Performances include The «AudioVisual Arts Festival 2010 by Ionian University at Corfu, Greece» and «Make Art festival 2010 by GOTO10 at Planetarium in Poitiers, France». Instruments used are laptops, handhelds, projectors and devices of analog sound production.
team:

collective member Orestis Plakias (circuit bending)

Beste is a Senior Interaction Designer at Orange Labs, London who gained her masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University's Interaction Design program in 2008.

Beste has a passion for making meaningful user experiences in both digital and physical interfaces and has had the chance to explore and develop her skills and ideas about interaction design whilst working in her current postion at Orange and in past postions at Yahoo! Research, Trafo Interactive and makefreshmedia.

Chimbalab is an art and Technology laboratory based in Santiago de Chile
Since its inception in 2008 it has been focused in the creation of sharing networks, discussion and reflection spaces, open hardware research and DIY technologies practices. Chimbalab has been an active cultural agent both in the Chilean context as in the South American one, understanding and promoting the idea of the technology in a broad sense, as an artistic production strategy and as an alternative of subsistence.
Chimbalab is Claudia González Godoy & Constanza Piña Pardo

David Young is an Irish artist/researcher, currently participating in the Networked Media course at the Piet Zwart Institute. His most recent research engages with the politics of cybernetic theory, and exploring how the remnants of this Cold War ideology affect contemporary networked culture. He has worked on the technical production of exhibitions for galleries such as the Netherlands Institute for Media Art (NIMk) in Amsterdam, and was a founding member of the Dodo Collective in 2008, an artist group that organised a series of exhibitions in vacant retail spaces around Dublin city.

Dmytri Kleiner develops miscommunication technologies that uncover the social relations embedded in communication platforms. He is an active member of the Telekommunisten Network, and the author of the Telekommunist Manifesto.

download: http://www.networkcultures.org/_uploads/%233notebook_telekommunist.pdf

Eleanor Greenhalgh is a fine artist working with networked media and collaboration and is interested how social & technical protocols are used to regulate (or resist) our experiences of sexuality and physical embodiment.

She is currently doing the MA Networked Media Design at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam.

She runs the Radical X platform for collaborative art and writing, which explores the insersections of sexuality, radical politics and new media.

Graduated at Academy of fine arts in Banska Bystrica
Working as media artist in different fields from projections and sound art to 3d graphic.

EXPANDERR derivates from some other initiatives keen to use spaces without use, or so called "Leerstände" to organize parties, open exhibitions and similar activities.

EXPANDERRR is a international collective based in linz austria and an association in the process of emergence.

Christa Wall, Julia-Michaela Hartig, Pantelis Giannakis, Ioan Cernei, Alexander de las Herras Carballo, Bomi Ahn, Katharina Mayrhofer, Dominik Leitner, Michael Schweiger...and you?

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.

[img_assist|nid=1596|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=212]Greg Saul is a designer, programmer, maker who is interested in challenging the roles of the consumer and designer through his work.Greg was born in Wellington New Zealand, a city with great coffee and a lot of weather. Greg studied industrial design at Victoria University of Wellington. During his studies he took an exchange to Carnegie Mellon University in the United States where he finished his design studies and stayed on to teach for a semester.

Heath Bunting was born a Buddhist in Wood Green, London, UK and is able to make himself laugh. (currently, reduced to only smile)

He is a co-founder of both net.art and sport-art movements and is banned for life from entering the USA for his anti genetic work. His self taught and authentically independent work is direct and uncomplicated and has never been awarded a prize.

He is both Britain's most important practising artist and The World's most famous computer artist. He aspires to be a skillful member of the public and is producing an expert system for identity mutation.

Multimedia artist, and system designer devoted to technology. His background is interdisciplinary, holding degrees in visual and performing arts, software prototyping and computer sience. Unstitutionalized colaborator having fun in various fields of free arts.

Danish artist and critical designer, Linda Hilfling, works with the premises of participation and public space within media structures, with a focus on means of control (codes, organisation and law) and their cultural impact. Her artistic practice takes the form of interventions which in humoristic and often absurd ways reflect on and reveal gaps within existing structures – the place where a system fails and its inadequacies become visible. Works range from concepts for using ATM-machines or surveillance cameras as local-media platforms to software interventions.

Malte Steiner is media artist, electronic musician and composer. Started with electronic music and visual arts around 1983, developing his own vision of the interdisciplinary Gesamtkunstwerk, working with, and not limited to, film, theater, video games and interactive installations. Releases on cassette, vinyl, CD and online. Concerts, exhibitions, workshops and residencies in Europe, Asia and America. Co-founded the Hörbar club for experimental music around 1992 in Hamburg which still operates.

Mey Lean Kronemann is an artist, hacker and researcher from Berlin.
Her works have been internationally shown and presented both in a scientific context and in the art context (including lab.30, transmediale, Piksel, technarte, DIS, ICRA) and were awarded by Digital Sparks (Honorary Mention for schuechterne lichter), Art of Engineering, and Japan Media Arts Festival (Jury Selection Work for lumiBots).
Mey has studied Interaction Design in Malmö, Sweden, and Product Design in Potsdam, Germany.

J. Steininger: Sound - Artist & freelance audio expert since at least since 1997
2003-2005 Studies Bruckner University Linz
2004-2008 Studies Space&Design Strategies UfG
2008-2011 MA Soundstudies UDK Berlin
2008-2011 Ma Space&Design Strat. UfG

Michael Schweiger Soundartist Musician since 1993
1991-2005 Studies Sociology JKU
since 2009 MA studies civic education
1993-2008 cultural worker
since 2008 head of experimental soundstudio at UfG

The Open Technology Laboratory (short OTELO) is no disguised educational
institution, but an inspiring spare time organization for the creative
community, whose first purpose is a social one: community building with
a low-level open access and interesting means of operation. OTELO can
fulfill a lot of things that schools, universities or enterprises cannot
and therefore will excite first and foremost those people for technical
things who want to try out alternatives to conventional education or
wage work. OTELO leaves out pressure in all terms and adds creativity

[img_assist|nid=1594|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=200] is an American electronic music and live visual artist, technologist, and journalist, based in Berlin. He is founder and editor of createdigitalmusic.com and createdigitalmotion.com, as well as an author on technology and creation (Macworld, Keyboard, Wax Poetics, Computer Music, Make, DE:BUG, Popular Science). He is also co-producer of the open-source MeeBlip line of hardware synthesizers. He is a frequent speaker on creative technology, both its design and application, for musical and interactive visual media.

Reinhard Gupfinger is an artist and researcher working in the field of Sonic Interaction and Street Art based in Linz, Austria.His areas of focus are perception, documentation and the manipulation of acoustic space. Since 2000 he has been primarily developing projects involving interactive sound objects, urban interventions, and sound performances.

Musician born in Ruzomberok, living in Bratislava. He is drummer and bass guitar player coming from band švepes. Now he play in various bands and projects including Sado-Baso, Ham&Drinks, Hallogenerator or Trucki.

[img_assist|nid=1593|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=305|height=400]Ronen Kadushin is an Israeli designer and design educator living in Berlin since 2005. He taught furniture design and design creativity courses at leading Israeli and European design academies since 1993. In 2004 Kadushin developed the Open Design concept, where the designs of his products can be downloaded, copied, modified and produced, much as in Open Source software.

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 ab workshop about free technologies and open source. the last project I'm working on is minitronics.net dedicated to the exploration of the physical computing with low cost sensors and open hardware/software.

Luka Frelih (1974) is an artist working with computers and networks, a computer programmer, free software hacker and web designer. He's been a core member of Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab since its founding in 1994. He was in many collaborations connecting technology and art. Member of Makrolab, ASCII Art Ensemble and pioneering net.art community projects: 7-11, Refresh, Remote-C. Programmed the instant ascii camera, a net art generator and more than one web map interface for positioned radio-linked roaming agents.

Local hacktivists of different groups share their knowlege during LiWoLi 2012

Three active groups from the region present themselves and their activities:
* VALUG (Voralpen Linux User Group)
* LUGL (Linux User Group Linz)
* Funkfeuer (a group building mesh networks)

Between the experimentation and materialization of concepts as physical objects reacting to its native environment, Mazon´s work explores relations and antagonism through unstable arrangements.