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.
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 has exhibited, performed and taught internationally for over 25 years, founder of irational.org. In his current work, The Status Project, uses artificial intelligence to search for artificial life in both societal and natural systems. http://status.irational.org/
Heath regularly runs artist's training workshops in artist resilience. http://irational.org/heath/out-door_survival/
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 (born 1970) is a German media artist, electronic musician and composer. He started creating electronic music and visual art around 1983, developing his own vision of the interdisciplinary Gesamtkunstwerk. Besides diverse music projects Steiner is also involved in several open source projects and has done lectures, radio features and workshops.
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