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This is a list of all the artists and speakers taking part in the Ars Electronica 2011. Very soon you will find more information about them on this page.

Ablinger Peter (AT)

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“Die Klänge sind nicht die Klänge! Sie sind da, um den Intellekt abzulenken und die Sinne zu besänftigen. Nicht einmal das Hören ist das Hören: Das Hören ist das, was mich selbst erschafft.” Der 1959 in Schwanenstadt, Österreich geborene Peter Ablinger ist, so hat es Christian Scheib einmal formuliert, ein “Mystiker der Aufklärung”, dessen “Anrufungen und Litaneien auf das Erkennen abzielen”. Gleichzeitig ist der Komponist, der – nach einem Graphikstudium – bei Gösta Neuwirth und Roman Haubenstock-Ramati studierte und seit 1982 in Berlin lebt, ein Skeptiker, der um die durch Tradition aufgezwungenen kulturelleen Spielregeln und (schlechten) Angewohnheiten weiß: “Spielen wir also weiter und sagen: Die Klänge sind da, um zu hören (- nicht um gehört zu werden. Das ist etwas anderes.). Und das Hören ist da, um aufzuhören. Mehr weiß ich auch nicht.” (Christian Baier)

Achaleke Beatrice (AT)

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is the initiator and conference manager of the World Diversity Leadership Summit Europe (http://www.wdls.eu). Beatrice is the Founding Executive Director of AFRA – International Center for Black Women’s Perspectives (www.blackwomencenter.org), the initiator of the 1st Black European Women’s Congress, Vienna 2007 and current president of the Black European Women’s Council (www.bewnet.eu). In 2008 Beatrice was the first Black Woman to stand for parliamentary elections in Austria. She is the publisher of the book “Voices of Black European Women 1, challenges, reflections and strategies from the Vienna Congress”, Vienna 2009 and the “Lagebericht Schwarzen Menschen in Österreich”, Vienna July 2010. Beatrice Achaleke studied Sociology at the University of Vienna and Law at the university of Yaoundé Cameroon.

Aichner Wolfgang (DE)

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biografie des künstlers/sprechers

Aihara Ikumi (JP)

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info über Aihara Ikumi (JP)

Anzolini Dante (AR)

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The conductor Dante Anzolini was born in Berisso, Argentina, of Italian and Chilean parents. Apart from piano and composing, he studied conducting first in Argentina (with Mariano Drago Sijanec), later at the Yale University School of Music, USA (with Eleazar de Carvalho). He acknowledges strong influence from Mo. Dennis Russell Davies, and has been in master classes with Lorin Maazel, Erich Leinsdorf, Kurt Sanderling, Seiji Ozawa. He also studied piano, harpsichord, violin, viola, oboe and percussion, and has studied languages, literature, and mathematics. His broad repertoire streches from the big romantic operas and symphonic pieces to music of the 20th and 21st century. Dante Anzolini is known as a strong advocate of contemporary music and young composers and has already conducted several world premiers in the fields of opera and concert. In addition to his work as a conductor, Dante Anzolini also appears as a composer and arrangeur of orchestral pieces. His arrangement of Arnold Schoenberg’s ‘Variations for Orchestra’ (op.31) for solo piano, published by Belmont and distributed worldwide by Universal Edition, is the first ever written piano version of the monumental orchestral piece. After having written pieces for solo piano and violin and piano, he is currently working on his first symphony. Mr Anzolini has worked extensively with composer Philip Glass on several projects including the world premiere of his opera ‘The White Raven’ at the World Expo ’98 in Lisbon, Portugal. He also did this opera with the American Composers Orchestra in Lincoln Center, New York in 2001. He further conducted the Symphony No.5 ‘Requiem, Bardo and Nirmanakaya’ at the Festival van Flaanderen in Brussels and at the Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. He also participated in the recording of this choral symphony with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. In 2002, he conducted the production of the opera ‘Akhnaten’ at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg. 2006, the European premiere of Philip Glass’ Symphony No.8 with the Brucknerorchester Linz followed. His first engagements in Europe lead Dante Anzolini to Bonn, Germany, where he was appointed Solorepetitor and Dirigent of the Bonn Opera in 1993. In 1995, he became Kapellmeister of the Stadttheater Bern, Switzerland, where he conducted a broad repertoire from Mozart and Rossini via Puccini, Strauß and Offenbach up to Bartók, Strawinsky and Schoenberg. He further worked with orchestras like the Orchestra of the Beethovenhalle Bonn, the Symphony Orchestras of Bochum and Bern, the Brussels Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Mátav Symphony Orchestra Budapest, the Brucknerorchester Linz as well as the Symphony Orchestras of Asturias, Granada and Valencia in Spain. At the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, he conducted an acclaimed production of Kurt Weill’s ‘The Seven Deadly Sins’ featuring Ute Lemper. In 2001, Dante Anzolini gave his Carnegie Hall debut with the American Composers Orchestra. In 2005, he was among the 8 conductors selected from a pool of over 220 participants by the American Symphony Orchestra League (ASOL) for the National Conductors Preview in Jacksonville, Florida. In the same year, he lead the MIAGI Ensemble of South Africa in Johannesburg and Cape Town, in a program that featured world music singer Miriam Makeba. From 1998 to 2006, he was Music Director of the MIT Symphony and Chamber Orchestras in Boston, USA. From 2005 to 2008, Dante Anzolini was Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Teatro Argentino Opera in La Plata, Argentina, which is regarded as the second most important opera house of Argentina (after the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires). The year 2006 saw two very successful projects with the Brucknerorchester Linz: A tour to Innsbruck, Dornbirn, Stuttgart, Köln and Düsseldorf with Philip Glass’ 8th and Bruckner’s 4th Symphony, and a highly acclaimed production of Verdi’s Otello at the Landestheater Linz. In September 2007, he gave his debut at Vienna’s Musikverein conducting a concert with the Wiener Symphoniker and Orfeón Donostiarra. In April 2008, he gave his highly acclaimed debut at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, with a production of Philip Glass’ opera ‘Satyagraha’. The season 2009/10 saw his debut at Munich Symphoniker, his return to Linz for a production of “Cindarella” and his debut at Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Duesseldorf in April 2010. He has conducted the Youth Orchestra of the Americas in Quito and Lima, during the 2010 tour. Upcoming appearances include his debut in Basel with the Basel Symphoniker, and a Trovatore production at Linz. In this present year 2011 he will be back at the Metropolitan Opera House of New York City, conducting the reprise of “Satyagraha” by Philip Glass.

Artner Norbert (AT)

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biografie des künstlers/sprechers

Auinger Sam (AT)

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Sam Auinger (AT/DE) is an acoustic conceptioneer, sound artist and composer working in Linz and Berlin. He’s the featured artist at Ars Electronica 2011. He and Bruce Odland (US) have been collaborating very productively since 1989—O+A’s emphasis is on “hearing perspective (…) thinking with the ears.” Odland and Auinger’s forte is staging large-scale sound installations in urban public spaces that reconfigure the city’s (traffic) noise into a harmonious sound experience in real time. Auinger also frequently works together with city planners and architects. He often attends international symposia, where he reports on his artistic work and investigations at the nexus of urban planning, architecture, media sensory perception and sound, which are also the most important aspects of his teaching activities as a professor of experimental sound design at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Bavari Alessandro(IT)

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was born in Latina, a coastal town south of Rome, Italy, on april 1963. Grown up in an italo-french family, he was early attracted by artistic matters and decided to attend art college, where he began making photomontages at the age of 15. Then, he studied scenography, photography, history of art and various other topics at the Academy of Fine Arts, in Rome, where he developped strong grounding in the techniques of oil, watercolours and engraving, while experimenting at the same time methods mixing tar, glue, industrial paint and exploring photographic printing techniques. During these years, he took the habit of making numerous photographs everywhere he goes : human and animal matters, objects and architecture, pictures and landscapes, fossils and materials, which join his mental museum, also strongly influenced by indo-european cultural myths and allegories as well as 14th and 15th century artists.
Since 1993, he adds digital manipulation to his art, developping a personal artistic language using industrial and organic products from nature before incorporating photographic process, then computer digitalization, which leads to “a kind of contamination among the arts dissolving the boundaries which distinguish them”. Alessandro Bavari lives and works in Italy.

Beckedahl Markus (DE)

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is a co-founder of re:publica, spokesman of Creative Commons Germany and a member of the German UNESCO Commission. Since 2002, he’s been blogging about politics in digital society at netzpolitik.org.

BerniernNicolas (CDN)

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was born 1977 in Ottawa, Canada. He is joyfully flowing from musique concrète to live electronics, post-rock, ambient, glitch, field recording, improvisation, performance, installation, art video while also working with dance, theatre and cinema. In the midst of this eclecticism, his artistic concerns remain constant: the balance between the cerebral and the sensual, and between organic sound sources and digital processing. The sound of Nicolas Bernier is somewhere between the old and the new. It is electronic music made from objects of the past: typewriter, old machines, tuning forks, soundscape memories and, yes, musical instruments. It is made with a modern apparatus but feels like completely handmade. It is gently articulated textures alongside enormous masses. His works have been of interest for Prix Ars Electronica (Austria), SONAR (Spain), Mutek (Canada), DotMov Festival (Japan) and Transmediale (Germany) and have been published on lovely labels like Crónica (Portugal), Ahornfelder (Germany), leerraum (Switzerland) and Home Normal (UK). He his currently a PhD candidat in sonic arts at the University of Huddersfield (UK) under the direction of Dr. Pierre Alexandre Tremblay and Dr. Monty Adkins. He his a member of Perte de signal, a media arts research and development centre based in Montreal.

Bertolucci Sergio (IT/CH)

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A former Pisa scholar, Sergio BERTOLUCCI (IT / CH) has worked at DESY, Fermilab and Frascati. He was a member of the group that founded Fermilab’s CDF experiment and has been involved in the design, construction and running of the CDF detector. Bertolucci has been technical coordinator of the team responsible for the design and construction of the KLOE detector at the DAFNE storage ring at the Frascati National Laboratories (LNF). He was appointed head of the LNF accelerator division and the DAFNE project, becoming Director in 2002. Before taking over the Directorate for Research at CERN, Bertolucci was already chairing the LHC committee and was a member of DESY’s physics research committee. He was also vice-president and a member of the Board of the Italian National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN).

Blablalab

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A structure for transdisciplinary collaboration. It imagines strategies and creates tools to make society face its complex reality (urban, technological, alienated, hyperconsumerist…). It works without predetermined formats nor means, without disciplinary prejudices and following an philosophy, approaching the knowledge generation, property and diffusion of it, very close to the DIY principles. Their production is often framed in a highly political will, often in a lo-fi technology form, available to anyone.

Böhm Bernhard (AT)

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studied Sociology at the University of Vienna and has been involved in projects dealing with the nexus of technology, research, and society for several years. Since 2008 he has worked for Ars Electronica in different contexts, for instance, he has been responsible for the realization and development of the [the next idea] voestalpine Art and Technology Grant since February 2010.

Bonnell Jerry T. (USA)

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is an astrophysicist with the Universities Space Research Association who has been working at NASA since 1988. He lives in Greenbelt, Maryland. Robert J. Nemiroff is a professor of physics at Michigan Technological University. He lives in Houghton, Michigan. In 1995, in collaboration with NASA and co-author Jerry Bonnell, he created the website Astronomy Picture of the Day (http://apod.nasa.gov/), which they continue to maintain.

Brandstätter Ulrich (AT)

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Brown Adam (USA)

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is an artist whose creative research incorporates art and science hybrids that include robotics, molecular chemistry and emerging technologies. His works take the form of installations, interactive objects, videos, performances and photography. Brown is an Associate Professor of Electronic Art and Intermedia in the Department of Art and Art History at Michigan State University.

Brunnthaler David (AT)

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Burke James (NL/UK)

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is an interaction designer and technologist currently working under the moniker of Lifesized. His practice involves design research and strategy for a variety of clients including governments, businesses and non-profits.
He also co-founded the P2P Foundation which researches, documents and promotes peer to peer practices.
He is also known for Dutch and European initiatives on open government data and is a co-founder of Hack de Overheid (hack the government). Hack de Overheid organizes events around government-related themes and helps government agencies improve public services as well as increasing political transparency.
James is a co-founder of VURB, a European framework for policy and design research concerning urban computational systems which provides direction and resources to a portfolio of projects investigating how our cultures might come to use networked digital resources to change the way we understand, build, and inhabit cities. One recent project by VURB was Urbanode.
(NL/UK)

Burton Michael (UK)

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graduated in 2007 from the MA Design Interactions programme at the Royal College of Art. Previous to this, he worked in Contemporary Dance at Laban, conservatoire and studied BA Fine Art Sculpture at Bretton Hall, Leeds University. Michael works on the edge of art, design, and as a researcher. He exhibits and presents internationally, most notably including work shown at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, various galleries in Australia and the National Museum of China.

Catts Oron (AUS)

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has been a researcher at The University of Western Australia since 1996 and was a Research Fellow at the Tissue Engineering and Organ Fabrication Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston from 2000-2001. In 2000 he co-founded SymbioticA, an artistic research laboratory housed within the School of Anatomy and Human Biology, The University of Western Australia. He worked with numerous other bio-medical laboratories around the world. He is currently undertaking a “Synthetic Atheistic” residency to exploring the impactions of synthetic Biology.

Causer Tim (UK)

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represents the UCL Bentham Project. He is a member of its research staff.

Cirio Paolo (IT)

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Paolo, born 1979 in Italy, has worked as media artist in various fields: net-art, street-art, video-art, public-art, marketing-art, software-art and experimental storytelling. He investigates into perception and creation of cultural, political and economic realities manipulated by new modes of control over information’s power.

CUH (RU)

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Mucilagionous Omniverse

Davies Paul (UK)

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is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist by profession, but these days he also works in astrobiology, a new field of research that seeks to understand the origin and evolution of life, and to search for life beyond Earth. He was born in London, and spent most of my life in the UK. From 1990 to 2006 I lived in Australia, but in September 2006 I moved to Arizona State University to establish BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science. In 2008, I was also appointed co-director of the ASU Cosmology Initiative.

  • Der kosmische Volltreffer. Warum wir hier sind und das Universum wie für uns geschaffen ist. Campus, 2008 (The Goldilocks enigma – why is the universe just right for life?).
  • So baut man eine Zeitmaschine. Piper, 2005, ISBN 349224422X (How to build a time machine).
  • Das fünfte Wunder. Auf der Suche nach dem Ursprung des Lebens. Scherz, 2001, ISBN 3502151636 (The fifth Miracle, Penguin 1998).
  • mit Julian Brown: Der Geist im Atom. Eine Diskussion der Geheimnisse der Quantenphysik. Insel, Frankfurt 2001, ISBN 3458331999 (The Ghost in the atom).
  • Die letzten drei Minuten. Bertelsmann, München 1997, ISBN 3570120058; Goldmann, München 1998. ISBN 3442150086 (The last three minutes).
  • Sind wir allein im Universum? Sonderausgabe. Über die Wahrscheinlichkeit außerirdischen Lebens. 1998, ISBN 3502191441 (Are we alone?).
  • Der Plan Gottes. Die Rätsel unserer Existenz und die Wissenschaft. Insel, Frankfurt 1996, ISBN 3458336346 (The Mind of God, Simon and Schuster 1993).
  • Die Unsterblichkeit der Zeit. Die moderne Physik zwischen Rationalität und Gott. Scherz, München 1995, ISBN 3502131430 (About Time- Einstein´s unfinished revolution, Simon and Schuster 1995).
  • mit John Gribbin: Auf dem Weg zur Weltformel. Superstrings, Chaos, Complexity – und was dann? Byblos, 1993 (The Matter Myth).
  • mit Julian R. Brown (Hrsg.): Superstrings. Eine Allumfassende Theorie der Natur in der Diskussion. DTV, München 1992, ISBN 3423114975 (zuerst 1988, mit Interviews von Richard Feynman, John Schwarz, Edward Witten, Michael Green, Steven Weinberg, David Gross, John Ellis, Abdus Salam, Sheldon Glashow).
  • Prinzip Chaos. Goldmann, München 1991, ISBN 3442114691 (The cosmic blueprint 1987).
  • Die Urkraft – auf der suche nach einer einheitlichen theorie der natur. DTV, München 1990, ISBN 3423112751 (Superforce 1984).
  • Gott und die moderne Physik. Bertelsmann, München 1986, ISBN 357004906X (God and the new physics, Dent 1983).
  • Mehrfachwelten. Entdeckungen der Quantenphysik. Diederichs, München 1981, 1988 ISBN 3424007145 (Other Worlds, Simon and Schuster 1980).
  • Am Ende ein neuer Anfang. Die Biographie des Universums. Diederichs, München 1979, ISBN 3424006629; Ullstein 1984 (The runaway universe, 1977).
  • Debackere Boris

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    As a media artist Boris Debackere’s main interest is the possible integration of different expression forms, with an emphasis on electronic sound and image. Most recent work and research is concentrated on translating and transforming the cinema concept into other forms like Live Cinema performances and audiovisual installations. His work includes ‘vortices’ and ‘probe’ reactive installations dealing with the relationship between the viewer and the screen. He collaborated with Brecht Debackere on the Live Cinema performance ‘Rotor’ (2005), and is currently working on a new performance ‘Vector’. The research project ‘The Cinematic Experience’ (2007), lectures and publication edited with Arie Altena. Sound design for Marnix de Nijs’ installations ‘Run Motherfucker Run’ (2004), ‘Beijing Accelerator’ (2006) and ‘Exploded Views’ (2008). Sound design for herman asselberghs’ films ‘a.m./p.m.’ (2004), ‘Proof of Life’ (2005), ‘Capsular’ (2006), ‘Futur Antérieur’ (2007) and ‘Altogether’ (2008). Sound design for Noud Heerkens’ feature film ‘The last conversation’ (2008).

    de Kerckhove Derrick (BE)

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    author of The Skin of Culture and Connected Intelligence, worked with Marshall McLuhan as translator and co-author and was Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology from 1983 to 2008. Beside his interest in questions concerning communication, he supports new artistic developments that combine art, technology and emerged media communication. He is currently researching the effects of technology on the human consciousness. De Kerckhove is also the father of Angel_F, an Autonomous Non Generative E-volitive Life_Form.

    Demers Louis-Philippe

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    makes large-scale installations and performances. His projects can be found in theatre, opera, subway stations, art museums, science museums, music events and trade shows. Demers’ works have been featured at major venues such as Theatre de la Ville, Lille 2004, Expo 1992 and 2000, Sonambiente, ISEA, Siggraph and Sonar. He received four mentions at Ars Electronica, the Distinction of Prix Ars 96, the first prize of Vida 2.0, a mention for the Tiller Girls at Vida 12.0, the Interactive prize for Lightforms 98 and six prizes for Devolution including two Helpmann Awards, the Australian equivalent of the Broadway’s Tony.
    Demers was Professor of Digital Media and Exhibit Design/Scenography at the Hochschule fuer Gestaltung Karlsruhe, affiliated to the world renowned Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM, Germany). Since he joined the Interaction and Entertainment Research Centre and the newly founded School of Art, Design and Media at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU, Singapore).

    Doser Michael (AT/CH)

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    is a particle physicist working at CERN. He has been working with antimatter since 1983, using it both as a tool and as an object of study, with the goal of understanding the first moments of the Universe. In 2002, he was part of the team that made cold atoms of antihydrogen for the first time, and – after bringing together its international and interdisciplinary team – currently leads the AEGIS experiment that will measure how antimatter falls.

    Dublon Gershon (USA)

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    Edwards David (US)

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    David Edwards, a creator, writer, and educator, teaches at Harvard University and is founder and director of Le Laboratoire in Paris, France. His work, which spans the arts and sciences, has been featured prominently in the international media, and is at the core of a network of art and science labs in Europe, USA and Africa (ArtScience Labs.) David Edwards’ work includes new approaches to treating infectious diseases, as pioneered by the pharmaceutical company Pulmatrix, and the nonprofit MEND; it includes new ways of eating, such as Le Whif, and Le Whaf, as commercially developed through the FoodLab of Le Laboratoire; and it includes new ways of cleaning the air with plants, such as Andrea, commercialized through the cultural incubator LaboGroup. David Edwards’ work also includes new approaches to experimental learning through art and science creation including the ArtScience Prize, and the Idea Translation Lab. David Edwards lives primarily in Paris, France, while he teaches at Harvard University in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and is a member of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering. Beyond David Edwards’ scientific publications, for which he was made the youngest member of the National Academy of Engineering in 2001, and, later a member of the French National Academy of Engineering (2008), he has written widely on creativity in the arts and sciences. For his essays and novels and notably his work as founder and director of the art and design center in Paris, Le Laboratoire, David became a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres of the French Ministry of Culture in 2008.

    Falkinger-Reiter Irmgard (AT)

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    Felt Ulrike (AT)

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    Ulrike Felt ist Professorin und Vorständin des Instituts für Wissenschaftsforschung der Universität Wien. Ihre hauptsächlichen Forschungsbereiche sind: Wissens- und Wissenschaftskulturen und deren institutionelle Dimensionen; Wissenschaftskommunikation und Partizipation; Wissenschaft, Demokratie und Governance; sowie ELSA-Forschung. Sie arbeitet oft vergleichend zwischen nationalen Kontexten und/oder verschiedenen wissenschaftlichen und technologischen Feldern (im Moment v.a. Lebenswissenschaften und Nanotechnologie). Sie war Mitglied zahlreicher Expertengruppen auf europäischer Ebene und von 2002 bis 2007 Herausgeberin der Zeitschrift Science, Technology, and Human Values.

    Garcia Marcos (ES)

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    Between 2004 and 2006 Marcos García was in charge of the educational program of MediaLabMadrid with Laura Fernandez, within which developed the program of cultural mediation and the project Interactivos?. Since September 2006, is also responsible along with Laura Fernandez, of the conceptualization and design of Medialab-Prado, where he takes care for coordination of the lines of work and schedule of activities. Marcos has participated in international and national forums on digital culture, media labs and free culture, such the Free Culture Research Workshop hosted by the Berkman Center of Harvard University, where he presented the text A Lab Without Walls (pdf) developed with Andonio Lafuente and Andoni Alonso, published in 2009. He has curated the Ways of doing workshop, Approaches, Manuals, Tactics, Strategies and the Operational Art in the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin, 2009) and has contributed to the conceptualization of the Colaboratorio (LPCI), experimentation and production workshop collaborative project of the University of Salamanca (2009).
    @marcosgcm

    Gardiner Matthew (AU)

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    artist and senior researcher at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, in 2003 defined Oribotics: a new field of research called to describe his work across the diverse disciplines of origami, biomimetics, and robotics. This work grew primarily out of his fascination with the aesthetic of kinetic origami, and has evolved over a series of five generations of Oribots, each a robotic flower identified by the Latin term *Mechaniflorum Quinquiplicaticum*. See matthewgardiner.net. Gardiner’s artworks are inter-disciplinary in nature, crossing traditional art-forms with contemporary technologies the works breed hybrid outcomes. In 2009 he created his first robotic percussion work Radiobots, manifesting this idea from a vivid dream. In 2010 he was one of the inaugural Australian Council funded artists in residence at Ars Electronica Futurelab, where he resided for 6 months creating a new generation of Oribotics. At the conclusion of his residency he had produced his largest ever work, comprising of 50 oribots, 52500 folds, a popular exhibit at the Ars Electronica Festival, and a stunning installation in the Ars Electronica Museum. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Fine Art Photography, he has been folding paper and writing code since the age of eight. Working in a broad range of contexts including universities, commercial institutions, artistic teams, and as an individual artist, his experience extends across aesthetic and interactive experience design, manufacturing, rapid prototyping, modelling and craft. Following the success of his artists residency at Ars Electronica in 2010, he took up a full time position within the Futurelab where his research is currently concerned with the application of functional aesthetics, smart materials/fabrication, and folded forms.

    GelbGut (AT)

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    Die liebenswürdig-verschrobenen Wiener Elektronikperformer legen es nicht darauf an, die Puppen tanzen, sondern die Waden werken zu lassen: Die für ihr Set notwendige Energiezufuhr erstrampelt sich das Publikum selbst mittels Fahrradgeneratoren. www.gelbgut.com

    Gelfand Dmitry (NL)

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    together with Evelina Domnitch (BY) creates sensory immersion environments that merge physics, chemistry and computer science with uncanny philosophical practices. Current findings, particularly in the mesoscopic domain, are employed by the artists to investigate questions of perception and perpetuality. Having dismissed the use of playback media, the duo’s installations and performances unfold as ever-transforming phenomena offered for observation. The artists have collaborated with numerous research facilities, including the Drittes Physikalisches Institut (Goettingen University, DE), the Institute of Advanced Sciences and Technologies (JP) and Ricso Lab (RU).

    Gianotti Fabiola (IT/CH)

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    born 1962; is the Italian particle physicist in charge of the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Switzerland, considered the world’s biggest scientific experiment. The ATLAS collaboration consists of almost 3,000 physicists from 169 institutions, 37 countries and five continents. ATLAS is the biggest detector ever built at a particle collider. Gianotti served as ATLAS physics coordinator from 1999 to 2003 and has worked with the collaboration since its inception.

    Goldfarb Doron (AT)

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    Das Theremin ist das vermutlich älteste rein elektronische Musikinstrument. Gespielt wird es vorzugsweise mit den Händen, jedoch ohne Berührung. Herbert Gnauer (AT) hat in Zusammenarbeit mit InnoC.at (AT), dem Happy Lab (AT), Joe Noname (AT) und Doron Goldfarb (AT) zwei besondere Varianten dieses Instruments gebaut: Sie können mit dem ganzen Körper gespielt werden. Mit dem Massepotenzial ihres Körpers bringen SpielerInnen, die sich innerhalb der elektromagnetischen Spannungsfelder der beiden Theremin-Antennen bewegen, das Artefakt tänzerisch zum Klingen. Damit nicht genug, sorgt die Visualisierungssoftware von Doron Goldfarb (AT) für eine Umsetzung der Klänge als 3-D-Projektion in Echtzeit.

    Gruebler Anna (VE)

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    Hager Dietmar (AT)

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    biografie des künstlers/sprechers

    Hammet Cliff (UK) / x_msg

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    is technology tinkerer and critical media researcher in the field of socially engaged media art.

    Haraguchi Hiroko (JP)

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    Haring Roland (AT)

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    studied Media Technology and Design at the Hagenberg Polytechnical University. In 2004 he graduated with distinction (thesis on mobile interactions in public space). The year before he had joined the Ars Electronica Futurelab. A highpoint of his successful collaboration with the Ars Electronica Futurelab was “Gulliver’s World,” a complex collaborative Mixed Reality project that has been singled out for recognition with numerous prizes in Austria and abroad. As Key Researcher for Creative Engineering, Roland Haring became an important member of the Futurelab staff and a driving force behind the lab’s R&D efforts. Later on he focused on Mobile Interaction Design, dealing with Mobile Computing, Location-Based Services and Urban Information Spaces. His later activities include research in a major joint venture at the interface of academic research, commercial interests and the mission of the Ars Electronica. On the side, he’s at work on a doctoral dissertation dealing with, among other issues, interaction metaphors for urban information systems on mobile devices. Right now he is working as Deputy Director and Senior Research Lead establishing the research field of Interaction Ecology in the Ars Electronica Research and Innovation Group.

    Hayafuchi Kouki (JP)

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    Hayashi Marika (JP)

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    received her Ph.D in Interdisciplinary Information Studies from the University of Tokyo in 2009. Her interest is in animacy of artifact and physical interface. Her works: Haptic Nature (Electrofringe 2010)/Electric Tail (iiiExhibition 11)/macket/macra/Haptics of Robotic Polysemy (ARS Electronica Campus 2008)
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    Hetherington Stephen (UK)

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    A graduate of London’s Royal Academy of Music, Stephen Hetherington began his professional career playing trumpet with symphony, opera and ballet orchestras. In his mid-20s he formed a theatre producing company, Hetherington Seelig, that went on to present theatre, opera, ballet and orchestras across the world. The company expanded into theatre management in the 1970s, before selling being sold to Qdos Entertainment in 2007. Hetherington is Chairman of the successor company, HQ Theatres, now a subsidiary of Qdos Entertainment Plc. Throughout his career, Hetherington has had a wide range of cultural interests, acting as a consultant to governments for the development of cultural buildings, operations and events. As Chief Executive, Hetherington led the development of Britain’s £98 million National Millennium Project for the Arts, The Lowry. In 2002 Hetherington wrote and directed Birmingham’s Bid for European Capital Culture and founded the Digital Exploration Centre in Southend on Sea in 2010. Among his wide range of work, Hetherington is now completing a PhD at the University of Birmingham.

    Heuer Rolf-Dieter (D)

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    Rolf-Dieter Heuer studied physics at the University of Stuttgart, then obtained his doctorate at the University of Heidelberg. From 1978 to 1983 he was a research physicist at the University of Heidelberg, working on the PETRA electron-positron storage ring as a member of the JADE collaboration. From 1984 to 1998 he was a staff member at CERN, working for the OPAL collaboration at the Large Electron Positron collider (LEP). From 1994 he was the collaboration’s spokesman. Much of his career has been involved with the construction and operation of large particle detector systems for studying electron-positron collisions. On leaving CERN in 1998, he took up a professorship at the University of Hamburg, where he established a group working on preparations for experiments at a possible future electron-positron linear collider. On taking up his appointment as Research Director for particle and astroparticle physics at DESY in 2004, Professor Heuer was responsible for research at the HERA accelerator, DESY’s participation in the LHC and R&D for a future electron-positron collider. He replaced Robert Aymar as DG of CERN in 2009.

    Heusser Felipe (CH)

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    is a lawyer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He holds a Master degree in Public Policy from the London School of Economics (LSE), and is currently a PhD Candidate in Government also in LSE. Felipe is a researcher in the fields of Transparency, Freedom of Information, and Accountability policies. His PhD thesis is titled “FOI: an approach from Regulations, Institutions and the Internet”.

    Higa Satoru (JP)

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    Born in Okinawa. programmer / artist based in Tokyo. His main activity is creating a super-high-performance audio-visual programs, Creating an interactive installation, Laptop live performance with his original programs, Organizer of openframeworks.jp. Now working as a freelance programmer.

    Hirata Oriza (JP)

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    Hishikawa Makiko (JP)

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    Hörtner Horst (AT)

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    is a media artist and researcher. He is Expert in design of human Computer Interaction and holds several patents in this field. Hörtner is founding member of the Ars Electronica Futurelab in 1996 and since directing this atelier/laboratory. He started to work in the field of media art in the 1980ies and co-founded the media art group x-space in Graz/Austria in 1990. Horst Hörtner is working in the nexus of art & science and giving lectures and talks at numerous international conferences and universities.

    Hu Yong (CN)

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    is an associate professor at Peking University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Hu Yong is the author of *The Internet is King*, China’s first book about the impact of the Web. Hu has worked for a number of media, including Lifeweek, China Daily, China Internet Weekly and China Central Television.
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    Hurst Patrick (USA)

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    Iida Kazuki (JP)

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    Kazuki is pianist, composer and arranger. He acts based on Kansai area ,Japan.As a musician of the multi genre with a wide repertoire. The attainments power of the advanced technique and the refined music is evaluated to him high. Up to now, he has participated in a lot of band?like jazz,Rock, and pop, etc. Also His performance experience in foreign countries such as Paris, Finland, and Shanghai is also abundant. Moreover, he gets bitten by the bug in Japanese music, establishes the ensemble with Japanese instruments of the harmony drum, the samisen, and the whistle, etc. by an original program, and is constructing a novel, mysterious world where the emotion overflows.

    Iida Masashige (JP)

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    Ikeuchi Junki (JP)

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    Ishibashi Motoi (JP)

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    Artist/Programmer/Designer/Engineer
    Born 1975. Studied control system engineering at the Tokyo Institute of Technology followed by mechanical engineering and image processing engineering at the International Academy of Media Arts and Science in Gifu, Japan, thus initiating the foray into digital media production. Currently pursuing new artistic methods in embracing the visual environment as well as devising engineering solutions for art production and public interactive spaces. Began the “DGN Co.,Ltd.” in 2006 in the development of creating designs and devices for interactive systems. Began geek’s labratory “4nchor5 la6” with Daito Manabe in 2008.

    Ishiguro Hiroshi (JP)

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    Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro is director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory (http://www.is.sys.es.osaka-u.ac.jp/index.en.html), part of the Department of Systems Innovation in the Graduate School of Engineering Science at Osaka University, Japan. And he is also director of ATR Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratory (http://www.geminoid.jp/en/index.html). A notable development of the laboratories are the androids, very-humanlike robots with lifelike appearance and behavior. He is user of facebook (Hiroshi Ishiguro) and twitter @hiroshiishiguro.

    Ito Joichi (JP)

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    is the newly appointed Executive Director of the MIT Media Lab. Among many other functions, he is General Manager of Neoteny Labs, a startup fund focusing on Asia and the Middle East, the Chair of Creative Commons, co-founder and board member of Digital Garage. Ito was listed by Time Magazine as a member of the “Cyber-Elite” in 1997. He was selected by the World Economic Forum in 2001 as one of the “Global Leaders for Tomorrow”, and was also named by Businessweek as one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Web in 2008.
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    Jayatilake Dushyantha (LK)

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    Jazbec Maša (SI)

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    Jeck Philip (UK)

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    Philip Jeck studied visual art at Dartington College of Arts. He started working with record players and electronics in the early ’80’s and has made soundtracks and toured with many dance and theatre companies as we as well as his solo concert work.

    Joliat Nicholas D. (USA)

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    Jönsson Alexandra (DK) / x_msg

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    is technology tinkerer and critical media researcher in the field of socially engaged media art.

    Kamatani Takahiro (JP)

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    Kamatani is a college student at University of Tsukuba majoring in information science and also a programmer. He’s interested in algorithmic art, design and also in instruments and has been developing a new digital instrument.

    Kasai Hiroshi (JP)

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    Kataoka Junya (JP)

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    Kawaguchi Ikkaku (JP)

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    Kazutoshi Toyama (JP)

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    is a candidate for the master’s degree in management of health and welfare at Nihon Fukushi University. He is also a VJ in nightclubs. He specializes effective video production in the festivals with technique of social welfare support. He researches on evidence-based improvised video performance that arouse a feeling of exaltation by design.
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    Klimešová Lenka (CZ)

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    born 1986; is a Czech multimedia and multidisciplinary artist working with the themes of body, gender, feminism and role models. She creates mainly in the medium of video, performance and photography. She received a MFA degree in Video and Multimedia at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia and is currently enrolled in MFA studies in Interface Cultures at Kunstuniversitat Linz, Austria. From 2009 member of Majolenka arts group. Winner of the Prix Ars Electronica 2009, Honorary Mention in category Interactive Art. Artist’s website

    Koek Ariane (UK)

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    is a Clore Fellow, an international award for cultural leadership, which she won for her work as an award-winning producer and director in public broadcasting for BBC television and radio, as well as CEO of the Arvon Foundation for Creative Writing. Since 2010 she is working on the International Arts Development Art@CERN, creating CERN’s first arts policy and strategy for engaging with the arts, including the Collide@CERN Artists Residency Scheme.
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    Kofler Johannes (AT)

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    Kreuzhuber Wolfgang (AT)

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    Kreuzhuber studierte nach dem Besuch des Brucknerkonservatoriums in Linz an der Musikhochschule in Wien (heute: Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien) Musikpädagogik und Orgelkonzertfach bei Anton Heiller und Michael Radulescu. Weiters setzte er das Studium der Musikwissenschaft an der Universität Salzburg fort und promovierte 1990 zum Doktor der Philosophie. 1982 wurde er zum Domorganisten an der Kathedrale in Linz ernannt und übte von 1984 bis 1995 zusätzlich das Amt des Orgelreferenten für die Diözese Linz aus. Seit dem Schuljahr 1992/93 leitet er das Konservatorium für Kirchenmusik der Diözese Linz. Seit 1. April 2003 ist er an der Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in der Nachfolge von Prof. Dr. Karl Schütz mit der Orgelforschung betraut. Neben seiner regen Orgelkonzerttätigkeit im In- und Ausland setzt er sich intensiv mit Fragen der Orgelimprovisation (Lehrauftrag für Orgelimprovisation an der Universität für Musik, “Mozarteum” in Salzburg seit 1990 und Gastprofessor für Orgelimprovisation an der Universität für Musik in Graz in den Studienjahren 1995-99) und des Orgelbaues auseinander. Rundfunk-, Fernseh- und CD-Aufnahmen runden seine künstlerische Tätigkeit ab.

    Kuwakubo Ryota (JP)

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    is a Japanese artist and designer who’s work fuses tech, function and aesthetic. The pieces are simple, but provocative and take the form of spaces, sculptures and jewlery. His portfolio site is pretty fantastic as well.

    Laar Kalle (DE)

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    Kalle Laar is a German avant-garde musician

    Lahr Christin (DE)

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    was born in 1965. She lives and works as an artist, curator and professor of media art in Berlin and Leipzig. Since finishing her studies at the Berlin University of the Arts, she has received numerous scholarships and awards, as well as exhibited at home and abroad. She has participated in “Kunst-am-Bau” (art on architecture) competitions as well as curated shows. Since 1994 she has lectured and taught at different institutions and universities. Since 2001, she is a professor of media art at the Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy for Visual Arts) in Leipzig.

    Lamoncha Fabrizio (ES)

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    is an artist and architectural designer from Valencia, Spain. Currently finishing his second master in Interface Cultures at the Art university Linz, researching and producing art projects, adapting his architectural and artistic background to the current social and technological context. fabriziolamoncha.com

    Landua Rolf (DE/CH)

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    Physiker am Europäischen Kernforschungszentrum (CERN), Leiter der CERN-Abteilung für öffentliche Fortbildung; Mitinitiator der “Antimaterie-Fabrik” am CERN; Leiter des ATHENA-Experiments, bei dem erstmals Millionen von Antimaterie-Atomen produziert wurden. Landua arbeitet auch an der Erneuerung des naturwissenschaftlichen Schulunterrichts, mit dem Ziel, die Erkenntnisse der modernen Physik zu vermitteln. Er ist regelmäßig Gesprächspartner in Fernsehen und Radio. Für sein Engagement wurde er mit dem Kommunikationspreis der Europäischen Physikalischen Gesellschaft ausgezeichnet.

    Laval-Jeantet Marion (FR) / Art Orienté Objet

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    Marion Laval-Jeantet and Benoît Mangin (FR) came together in 1991 to form “Art Orienté Objet”. In a collaboration that resembles that between a playwright and a stage director who are in a constant dialogue, they are fascinated by the sciences of life in general and of behavior in particular – from ethology to transcultural psychiatry. During the last 15 years, they have produced several poetic and surprising projects, which resulted from their experiments and reveal our behavior in the face of existence and the environment. Their work takes on various aesthetic forms (installations, objects, videos, and/or photographs) in which we find a familiar animal presence and a staging of their own existence.

    Lindemann Serafine (DE)

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    engagiert sich als Kuratorin seit 1989 für ein experimentelles und international orientiertes Ausstellungs- und Themenprogramm. In Zusammenarbeit mit Kernkompetenzen aus Kunst, Technologie, Wissenschaft, Wirtschaft und Design entwickelt sie individuelle Kunst- und Kulturkonzepte für gesellschaftsübergreifende Fragen und Zukunftsgestaltung. Schwerpunktthemen sind die Bereiche Umwelt, Forschung und Kommunikation. 1997 bis 2009 leitete sie das Kreativ- und Kunstprogramm der Forschungs- und Entwicklungsabteilung Vodafone in München. Ein Referenzprojekt ist *overtures*, das sie u.a. präsentierte auf den Biennalen in Venedig (2007), in Havanna (2009), auf der Ars Electronica, Linz (2006-2011), Transmediale, Berlin (2009) www.artcircolo.de.

    Lindinger Christopher (AT)

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    Christopher Lindinger studied Computer Science and Arts Management. He worked as a researcher in the field of supercomputer visualisation in Chicago and as lead developer for the computer game industry. Because of his activities in the field of new technologies, digital culture and arts, Lindinger has been involved with Ars Electronica since 1997 and currently is director for research and innovation in the Ars Electronica Futurelab. Additionally, he acts as an advisor for industry and government institutions and serves as visiting professor at the Art University Linz.

    Loufopoulos Apostolos (GR)

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    was born in Greece, 1974. He studied music at the Ionian University of Corfu (Music Degree – 1999) and electroacoustic composition with Denis Smalley at City University, London (PhD in electroacoustic composition – 2005). He has attended seminars on contemporary composition and music technology at IRCAM (Paris, Academie d’ete, 1998). As a composer he has participated in many electroacoustic music concerts, and in well-known international festivals and conferences including ICMC (2003-2005), L’Espace Du Son (2002-03), SMC 07, Synthese 07, Cinema for the Ear / DIEM (2002), and others. He has been awarded prizes at international competitions, such as Prix ‘Ars Electronica’ 2011

    Ludovico Alesandro (IT)

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    Nach kritisch-subversiven Auseinandersetzungen mit Google und Amazon nahmen Cirio und Ludovico den Onlinegiganten Facebook ins Visier und haben das gut geschmierte Getriebe dieses sozialen Netzwerls mit einer eigens entwickelten Software unterlaufen. Diese rechnet sich durch die schier unfassbare Menge der auf Facebook abgebildeten Gesichter und gruppiert sie in verschiedene Kategorien, die unseren alltäglichen Ordnungsmustern im Umgang mit anderen entsprechen.

    Malina Roger (FR)

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    is an astrophysicist at the Laboratoire d’Astrophysique de Marseille CNRS in France were he is a member of the Observational Cosmology Research Group involved in the study of dark matter and dark energy in the Universe. He currently serves as Interim Director of the Observatoire Astronomique de Marseille Provence and is a former Executive Director of the Center for EUV Astrophysics at UC Berkeley. He is Executive Editor of the Leonardo publications at by MIT Press including the Leonardo Book Series and Journals.

    Manabe Daito (JP)

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    is artist, programmer, designer, DJ, VJ, composer based in Tokyo, Japan. Working across different fields including art, design and research, Manabe has approached and redefined existing media and technologies from their own unique angles. Instead of using technologies to achieve an ever “higher-resolution” illusionistic reality, his works aim at rediscovering the beauty of transient events through careful observations and exploration of the basic properties of body, computer and computer programming.

    Mangin Benoît / Art Oriente Objet(FR)

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    Mao Isaac (CN)

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    is a venture capitalist, blogger, software architect, entrepreneur and researcher in learning and social technology. He divides his time between research, social works, business and technology. [1] Mao has written extensively about on-line journalism, and advises Global Voices Online and several web 2.0 businesses.
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    Mara Martina (AT)

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    was born in 1981 in Linz. She studied journalism and communication science at the University of Vienna, Austria, and is author of “Narcissus in Cyberspace. On the construction of digital self-images on the social network site studiVZ.” She has many years of experience in print journalism. Since 2008, she has been a member of the scholarly staff of the Ars Electronica Futurelab and the Institute of Design Research Vienna, with a thematic emphasis on interdisciplinary projects in the fields of Sustainable Design and Interactive Technologies. In 2010, she was a lecturer on medial and interdisciplinary forms of linguistic art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Currently, she is commencing work on her doctoral dissertation in media psychology that will deal with the persuasive potential of interactive technologies with respect to changes in socially relevant attitudes & behavior.

    Matsumoto Mari (JP)

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    Maturana Humberto (CL)

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    is a Chilean biologist and philosopher. He is considered a member of the second wave of cybernetics, known for developing a theory of autopoiesis about the nature of reflexive feedback control in living systems.

    Mayer Ralo (AT)

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    geboren 1976, studierte Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik in Wien, wo er zurzeit lebt und arbeitet. Seit 2012 ist er Mitherausgeber von “multiplex fiction”, einem Science Fiction Magazin im wörtlichen Sinn mit Schwerpunkt auf polyrhyth-mischen Narrativen zwischen Space Age, Postfordismus und höher-dimensionalen Geometrien.

    Mayton Brian D. (USA)

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    Mhenni Lina ben (TN)

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    is a Tunisian TA of linguistics at Tunis University and a blogger . I am mainly blogging about freedom of speech , human rights (especially women rights and students rights), social problems, and organ donation awareness.

    Messier Martin (CDN)

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    Miake Nobu (JP)

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    is a industrial designer and assistant professor at Kobe Design University. He designed audio visual products and mobile phones at SANYO Electric Co.,Ltd. He also works in interior design, furniture design, and ship design.
    http://miake-nobu.jp/index.php

    Moriyama Tomoe (JP)

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    is a Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo MOT). Since 1989, she was mainly working for new-media art and the history of visual devices, at the Tokyo Metropolitan museum of Photography (TMMP). She teaches media arts as a Project Associate Professor of The University of Tokyo, as well as a lecturer of media art at the Waseda University in Tokyo, its postgraduate course and several collages of art. Also she is a jury member of Japan Media Arts Festival, and a councilor of the Virtual Reality Society Japan. she is a jury member of Prix Ars Electronica 2003/2004(interactive art) and 2005 (net vision), SIGGRAPH 2005 Art Gallery and Student CG Contest, Japan. She is an invited researcher at ZKM (zentrum fur kunst und medientechnology, Karlsruhe) and MIT Media-Lab., Boston in 2003 and had several media art lectures at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Pratt Institute NY, UCLA in Los Angels around 2002-2006, visiting scholar at J. P. Getty Research Institute in 2007.She studied art history and received a M.A. degree at the University of Tsukuba. She participated in the Museum Preparation Office of Tokyo Metropolitan Government during the doctoral course. Since 1989, she has organized over 30 exhibitions on media art and pre-cinema history including ‘Re-Imagination’, ‘3D – beyond the stereography’ and ‘UK98: electronically yours’, ‘Mission: Frontier’, ‘Global Media 2005 / OTAKU: persona =space=city’, etc as a curator of Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. Also she wrote several books of media art, “Re-Imagination” in 2002, “Inter-media” also in 2003, “The Universe of Storyboards” in 2004, “Meta-Visual(French Edition)” in 2005, “Re-Imagination/Post-Digi-graphy” in 2006 and “Haptic Literature” in 2007-2008. In 2007, she also organized an original plan for the 10th anniversary commemorative exhibition, “The Power of Expression, Japan”, at The National Art Center, Tokyo. She is also a jury of Prix Ars Electronica 2008(interactive art), Digital Art Chair of ASIAGRAPH 2008 in Shanghai and Art Gallery/Emerging Technology Chair of SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 in Singapore.

    Moss David (USA)

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    is considered one of the most innovative singers and percussionists in contemporary music. He has performed his solo work all over the world. In 1991 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship; in 1992, a DAAD Fellowship (Berlin). Moss is the co-founder (with Muziektheater Transparant) and artistic director of the Institute for Living Voice (ILV), a workshop center hosting Master Singers from around the world.

    Murakami Fumiaki (JP)

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    Nachawati Leila (ES)

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    Niedermayr Susanna (AT)

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    geboren 1972 in Wien, Österreich. Studium der bildenden Kunst und Politikwissenschaft in Wien. Von 1995 bis 2000 Mitglied der Wochenklausur, einer internationalen Künstlergruppe mit Basislager in Wien, die seit 1993 auf Einladung renommierter Kunst- und Kulturinstitutionen sozialpolitische Interventionen durchführt. Seit 1996 Journalistin, Moderatorin und Webdesignerin für den ORF (Ö1, FM4), unter anderem auch Moderatorin des ORF Ö1 Kunstradio. 2002 Gründung von line_in:line_out. Seit 2008 Leitung der Redaktion der ORF Ö1 Sendereihe Zeit-Ton, für die Susanna Niedermayr seit 2000 als Redakteurin arbeitet. Weiters Veröffentlichung von Texten in diversen Publikationen und Tätigkeit als Beraterin und Kuratorin, unter anderem für Wien Modern, Wiener Festwochen und Turning Sounds (Warschau). Seit 2007 Co-Kuratorin des ORF musikprotokoll im steirischen herbst. Lebt und arbeitet in Wien.

    Niiyama Ryuma (JP)

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    received his BA in Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 2005, and his Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Information Studies from the University of Tokyo in 2010. After graduation, he joined the Department of Mechano-Informatics at the University of Tokyo as a postdoctoral associate. He is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Robot Locomotion Group, MIT CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory).Ether Inductor

    Obermaier Klaus (AT)

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    Since more than two decades media-artist, director/choreographer and composer Klaus Obermaier creates innovative works in the area of performing arts, music, theatre and new media, highly acclaimed by critics and audience. His inter-media performances and artworks are shown at major festivals and theaters throughout Europe, Asia, North and South America and Australia. He worked with dancers of the Nederlands Dans Theater, Chris Haring, Robert Tannion (DV8), Desireé Kongerød (S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt) He composed for ensembles like Kronos Quartet, German Chamber Philharmonics, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Balanescu Quartet, among others. Since 2006 he is visiting professor at the University IUAV of Venice teaching directing and new media. Also since 2006 he is jury member of the international choreography competition ‘no ballet’ in Ludwigshafen/Rhein, Germany. In 2005 and 2008 he taught as an adjunct professor for composition at the Webster University Vienna. In 2010 he held a one month course for choreography and new media at the Accademia Nazionale di Danza di Roma. He gives lectures at international universities and institutions.

    Odland Bruce (USA)

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    Bruce Odland — sonic thinker, composer, and sound artist — is known for his large scale, public space sound installations which transform city noise into harmony, real-time.  In 2004 he and Sam Auinger (O+A) altered the harmonic mix of the World Financial Center Plaza using the moon, tides, harmonic tuning tubes, and cement loudspeakers (“Blue Moon”).  Together they have changed the sonic character of many public spaces around the world. His many collaborations include work with Laurie Anderson, Dan Graham, Andre Gregory, Wallace Shawn, Peter Sellars, Joanne Akailitis, Robert Woodruff, Tony Oursler, Peter Erskine, and the Wooster Group. He has contributed ideas and energy to projects in theatre, film, dance, public art, festivals, radio, and museums.  His “Sounds from the Vaults”, a playable orchestra of virtual instruments for the Field Museum in Chicago, won the Gold Muse Award from the Association of American Museums.  Recently his first indoor gallery show “Hearing Space” was shown, O+A’s “Requiem for fossil fuels” was performed to acclaim at Judson Memorial Church in NYC, and he toured as musical director of Wooster Group’s “La Didone” to the Edinburgh Festival. Currently he is working on “Harmony in the Age of Noise” a cross disciplinary project at Tufts University mapping the psychoacoustics of the campus.

    Ohno Kouji (JP)

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    Ohno Kouji (JP)

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    is a game designer and programmer. He has created games in various platforms from video games to mobile games. Besides games, he developed applications for business and wrote technological books. He is a speaker at CEDEC that is a Japan’s biggest conference. He works in a wide range of areas from R&D to media art.
    http://o-planning.jp./mirage/

    Oliver Julian (NZ)

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    is a New Zealander and Critical Engineer based in Berlin. His projects and papers have been presented 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 from technical excellence to artistic invention and interaction design. Julian has given numerous workshops and master classes in software art, augmented reality, creative hacking, data forensics, object-oriented programming for artists, virtual architecture, artistic game-development, information visualisation, UNIX/Linux and open source development practices worldwide.
    julianoliver.com

    O’Reilly David (IRE)

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    born 1985 in Kilkenny, Ireland; is an Irish film director and artist based in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is known for creating animated short films with a stripped down aesthetic.

    Osaka Takuro (JP)

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    Born in 1948 in Tokyo, he is considered as the pioneer of light art in Japan. He initiated “Cosmic Ray Series” in 1995 and has had the continuity since then. This demonstrates that the cosmic rays captured by a detecting device are transformed into the blue LED. “Lunar Project” was performed on July 16, 2000 when a long total eclipse of the moon took place. This project exhibited the layout and the installation to capture the moon light with 18 large mirrors over a rice field in Japan. From 2001 on, he has been invited by the NASDA (National Space Development Agency of Japan) as fellow of “Space Art Projects” to join one of the “Feasibility studies” for space assets like the ISS. He has experienced micro gravity in parabolic flights to develop and research art projects in this environment.

    Otieno Elizabeth (KEN)

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    was born in Kibera, which is the largest economic oppression zone in Nairobi. She went to a public primary school in Kibera, and later on she attended a boarding school up to the fourth form. After school she started volunteering for a local youth group called Kibera Community Youth Programme and has since worked in several fields within the organization. In the year 2009, Swiss technician Andrez Wirz came to train the community on solar technology. Since then she has worked in the context of the Kibilight project, which has been a considerable success. In the course of the project, numerous small solar torches as well as big photovoltaic systems have been assembled.

    Paradiso Joe (US)

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    is an Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Laboratory, where he directs the Responsive Environments group, which explores how sensor networks augment and mediate human experience, interaction, and perception. After two years developing precision drift chambers at the Lab for High Energy Physics at ETH in Zurich, he joined the Draper Laboratory, where his research encompassed spacecraft control systems, image processing algorithms, underwater sonar, and precision alignment sensors for large high-energy physics detectors. He joined the Media Lab in 1994, where his current research interests include embedded sensing systems and sensor networks, wearable and body sensor networks, energy harvesting and power management for embedded sensors, ubiquitous and pervasive computing, localization systems, passive and RFID sensor architectures, human-computer interfaces, and interactive media. After receiving a BS in electrical engineering and physics summa cum laude from Tufts University, Paradiso became a K.T. Compton fellow at the Lab for Nuclear Science at MIT, receiving his PhD in physics there for research conducted at CERN in Geneva. Paradiso has published over 200 academic papers, and has done installations at many notable worldwide artistic venues, ranging from the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria to the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

    Pardue Laurel S. (USA)

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    Pauser Veronika (AT)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    is an Austrian media artist born in 1986 who’s interested in algorithmic art, early computer graphics and music visualization. In addition to her master studies in Interface Culture at Kunstuniversität Linz, she did a Master of Science in engineering degree in Digital Media at the University of Applied Sciences in Hagenberg. The main focus of her work is the design of interactive installations and performances at the borderline of art and technology. Moreover, she is working as part of the Research & Innovation Group at the Ars Electronica FutureLab. www.iwilson.org

    Pequenao Joao

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    Pequenao is a specialist in scientific visualization and digital artist. Although his background is in physics, early on his career he decided to focus on multimedia development, focusing on science education. He is a member of the ATLAS collaboration at CERN, and a specialist for the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Many of his productions featured in a variety of documentaries, magazines and newspapers, including the iconic Black-Hole event image on this year’s Ars Electronica festival banner.

    Pinchen Chris / ChokePoint Project

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    is one of the coordinators and researchers on the ChokePoint Project. He is an active member of the P2P Foundation, and is the Chair of the P2PCoop. He is co-founder and organiser of many events based around participation and technology as part of Cataspanglish where he is currently working on a platform to explore and promote bottom up methods of citizen involvement in the construction of the “Smart City”. Chris was previously Social Media & Community Outreach Coordinator at Citilab, a center for social and digital innovation in Cornella de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.

    Posada Alex (ESP)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    is digital creator, researcher in the field of interactive and new media as well as producer and music creator. He moved to Barcelona in 2002, where he began to work on interactive design and electronic art projects and the development of physical interfaces for musical instruments. He developed various interactive installations, dance and sound installations. Shortly afterwards, he began to collaborate actively with local artists. He talked several workshops that focused on artistic creation with interactive technologies in many places about the possibilities of the interactive technologies for the arts. He currently directs and coordinates the Hangar interaction design and electronics laboratory (art production center visual artsin Barcelona), where he has carried out numerous projects in conjunction with other artists and collectives. At the same time developing independent projects such as multimedia producer and works in several groups such as Dorkbot Barcelona or Neuronoise. He is one of the founders of MID interactive design studio based in Barcelona.
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    Randall Lisa

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    studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University. Her research connects theoretical insights to puzzles in our current understanding of the properties and interactions of matter. She has developed and studied a wide variety of models to address these questions, the most prominent involving extra dimensions of space. Her work has involved improving our understanding of the Standard Model of particle physics, supersymmetry, baryogenesis, cosmological inflation, and dark matter. Randall’s research also explores ways to experimentally test and verify ideas and her current research focuses in large part on the Large Hadron Collider and dark matter searches and models. Randall’s studies have made her among the most cited and influential theoretical physicists. She has also had a public presence through her writing, lectures, and radio and TV appearances. Her book Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions was included in the New York Times’ 100 notable books of 2005. Randall has also recently pursued art-science connections, writing a libretto forHypermusic: A Projective Opera in Seven Planes that premiered in the Pompidou Center in Paris and co-curating an art exhibit Measure for Measure for the Los Angeles Arts Association.

    Reiter Roland (AT)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    is a PhD graduate of the Department of American Studies at the University of Graz. From 2005 to 2007 he was director of “ZACK”, a non-profit organization for the advancement of education in Graz, Austria. In 2008, he returned to the University of Graz as a research manager at the university’s Office of Research Management. Fulfilling his intention to work in the sphere of art and culture, he joined the Ars Electronica Futurelab as the lab’s content manager in May 2011. Reiter has written and published several books and essays about mass media and popular culture, including Imagining the Americas and The Beatles on Film.

    Riegler Werner (AT)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    Born 1970, Austria. Studied Physics at the University of Technology in Vienna. General expertise and interest is in the field of experimental particle physics, specifically in the area of particle detector development. The main involvement during the past 15 years was the development of the LHC experiments ATLAS, LHCb and ALICE. First visit to CERN in 1994 as a summer student. Doctoral Student in the ATLAS collaboration from 1994 to 1997. PostDoc at Harvard University/USA from 1997-2000 in the ATLAS and CDF/Tevatron collaborations. CERN staff member since 2000. Member of the LHCb collaboration from 2000-2004 and member of the ALICE collaboration since 2004. Currently acting as Technical Coordinator of the ALICE experiment.

    Ritsch Winfried (AT)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    artist and research engineer, specialiced in mediaart with focus on computermusic and netart; professor at the institut for electronic music and acoustics at the art university graz.

    Rubio Gerard (ES)

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    Sakamoto Nodoka (JP)

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    Sasaki David (US)

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    David Sasaki (US) is an independent consultant working with the Latin America and Information Programs of Open Society Foundations. He helps them think of ways that civil society in Latin America can use technology and digital media to become more effective. He formerly directed research at the Technology for Transparency Network, was the founding director of Rising Voices, and worked for a few years as the Latin American regional editor at Global Voices, an organization that is still dear to his heart. He resides in Mexico City, though travels frequently throughout the region.

    Schoen Christian (DE)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    1970 in Marburg geboren; ist ein deutscher Kunstwissenschaftler und Kurator. Er beschäftigt sich mit klassischer Kunst (etwa Auguste Rodin oder Albrecht Dürer) und aktuellen Kunstphänomenen. Von 2000 bis 2003 leitete er die Ausstellungshalle Lothringer13 in München, seit 2001 die Osram Art Projects. 2005 wurde er als Direktor an das Center for Icelandic Art berufen, das er bis 2010 leitete. Als Kommissar war er für den isländischen Pavillon auf der Biennale di Venezia 2007 und 2009 verantwortlich. Zwischen 2006 und 2008 war er Beirat und Mitglied des Ankaufkommitees des Reykjavík Art Museums. Er war Initiator und Vorsitzender des internationalen Kunstfestivals Sequences. Als freier Kurator realisierte er das Projekt „passage2011“ für die Biennale di Venezia 2011.

    Schubert Theresa (AT)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    ist Medienkünstlerin und arbeitet für die Ars Electronica.

    Shimizu Shinya (JP)

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    Siok Siok Tan (SG)

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    is a filmmaker, entrepreneur and a honorary geek with a deep passion for great storytelling in the age of real time web. She is also an entrepreneur who has built Kinetic Media, an online video venture in China focused on sports, music and youth culture.

    Soucek Alexander (AT)

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    Strobl Hannes (AT)

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    Sumimoto Naohiko (JP)

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    is a founder of Japan Brand Policy,inc. “When you ask for your story of your company and products, I think it should be evaluated more often. The attractiveness of your company and products, and to maximize the job of us.
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    Suter Andrea (CH)

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    is a Swiss artist. She studied in London, and currently deepens her technical knowledge at interface cultures in Linz. Her work physically deals with ideas of locus, time and space. It is primarily concerned with the familiar, the everyday, dichotomies of distance and closeness. Her work is of documentary character, often exists within a comic tragic threshold and can necessitate patience, as it may oppose the habitual flickering. www.andreasuter.com

    Suzuki Kenji (JP)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    Ever since his debut as a solo rock guitarist in 1983, Japanese guitarist Kenji Suzuki’s range of activity includes studio work with such renowned artists as Bono(U2), Annie Lennox, Seal, Bomb The Bass, Bill Laswell and Simply Red. In 1984, he opened up for Deep Purple and Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble on their Japan Tour. Later in 1987, he played with Jack Bruce (Cream) and Anton Fier (ex. The Golden Palominos) in the “Inazuma Super Session” at Inkstick Shibaura Factory which instigated him to move the center of musical activity to London in 1988. Since he was eager to play jam sessions anywhere, the British musicians called him Kenji “Jammer”.His “Hula-Hula Dance” CD series, released from Uutwo Records in Japan since 2002, let you enjoy both upper and slow Hawaiian dance music at home or on the dance floor. With his prominent guitar playing technique, Kenji Jammer mixes electro, jazz, and dub to come up with an easy-going, organic sound. This series of work has been highly praised by various artists, creators and producers from around the world. At present, he is the exclusive guitarist for Simply Red, widening his range of activity all over the world.

    Sweet Susie (AT)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    Djane, Electronic composer, and fine artist, Susi Rogenhofer, better known as Sweet Susie successfully reveals her ability to experiment in several artistic realms and mediums. With ease, she manages to adhere to her authentic sound and style while also exploring new options of innovation. Her longtime career as an electronic DJ displays her fervor for dub music, a sound she is magnetically drawn to for its merging of melody and psychedelic, almost deconstructed sounds. While her love for dub music does influence her work as an electronic composer, Sweet Susie shows her capacity to consider other styles and genres of music. In her career as an electronic musician and composer, Sweet Susie explores many different alternatives, including avant-garde sound and electronic reworking and modification projects. Finally, as a fine artist she uses her music from both her careers as a DJ and as an electronic composer to propel inspiration for her visual projects. Musical innovator and visual conceptualist, Sweet Susie spreads herself throughout the artistic domain and serves as an icon of artistic ingenuity and exploration. www.sweetsusie.net

    Tabuchi Yuki (JP)

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    Takahama Marin (JP)

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    Tesla Orchestra (US)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    Feuerbälle, Blitze, Musik und Tanz – das Tesla Orchestra (US), ein 2009 von Ian Charnas (US) an der Case Western Reserve University gegründetes Ensemble, bietet großen Zirkus. Die zwei größten Tesla-Spulen der Welt sind das Instrumentarium des schrägen Orchesters, das mit 26 Kilowatt Energie vier Meter hohe künstliche Blitze erzeugt und die Millionen Volt hohe Spannung in Audiofrequenzen überträgt. Damit nicht genug: Als Höhepunkt der Show steigt ein Tesla-Performer mit einem 20 kg schweren Schutzanzug aus Metall in den Ring, um den Tanz mit den Blitzen zu wagen.www.teslaorchestra.com

    Tosa Novmichi (Maywa Denki)(JP)

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    Toyama Toshikazu (JP)

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    Tsukimori Akira (JP)

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    is an artist name of Tomoaki Yoshikai, a researcher of the University of Tokyo. He received Ph.D degree in Information Science and Technology from the University of Tokyo in 2005. Since 2009, he has started his artist activity in roomoot as Akira Tsukimori. His interest is in robotic system realizing animacy of artifact. His works :Haptic Nature (Electrofringe 2010)/Electric Tail (iiiExhibition 11)/macket/macra/Haptics of Robotic Polysemy (ARS Electronica Campus 2008),Ether Inductor
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    Tufekci Zeynep(TR)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    is an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Her research revolves around the interaction between technology and social, cultural and political dynamics. She is particularly interested in collective action and social movements, complex systems, surveillance, privacy, and sociality. Her blog can be found at www.technosociology.org

    Uchiyama Toshiaki (JP)

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    van Balen Tuur (BE)

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    uses design to explore the political implications of emerging technologies. Through designing and experimenting with new interactions, he constructs thought-provoking new realities. Both the process of creating these objects, interventions and narratives as well as the resulting physical presence aim to confuse, question and confront different publics with the possible (and impossible) roles of technologies in our everyday lives. Since 2008, Tuur has been working on bringing design into the world of synthetic biology and vice versa. He has exhibited and presented his work in various contexts, both within the UK and abroad.

    Vasiliev Danja (RU)

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    Danja Vasiliev is a Russian-born computer artist currently living and working in Berlin and Rotterdam. Working with diverse methods, technologies and materials, Danja ridicules the contemporary affection for digital life and questions the global tendency for cyborgination. The works of the artist are often described as technological interventions, be it hardware, software or conceptual pieces. Network and Internet technology, especially in regard to ‘Network as the new World’, is the artist’s latest interest. He is currently developing several special devices that will become new tools of the digital interventionist.

    Wilsdon Nick (UK)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    Nick Wilsdon studied Physics BSc (Hons) at the University of Edinburgh before continuing his studies achieving an MSc in Sound Design from the same instituation. Since graduating in 2006, Nick has worked freelance in a variety of different creative roles including a musician, artist, mentor, fascillitator, consultant and trainer. In his work Nick often developes bespoke softwares and reappropriates technologies to create bespoke instruments, interactive installations and improvised music. His work in the not-for-profit sector has chiefly been with Drake Music, a charity based in England who aim to break down disabling barriers to music through innovative approaches to teaching, learning and making music. Drake Music’s focus is on nurturing creativity through exploring music and technology in imaginative ways.

    Winderen Jana (NO)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    Jana Winderen is an artist educated in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London, and with a background in mathematics and chemistry from the University in Oslo. Since 1993 she has worked as an artist, curator and producer. She currently lives and works in Oslo. Jana Winderen researches the hidden depths with the latest technology; her work reveals the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world beneath. The audio topography of the oceans and the depth of ice crevasses is brought to the surface. She is concerned with finding sound from hidden sources, like blind field recording. Her most recent sound works include “Energy Field Installation“ and “Scuttling around in the Shallows“ for Galerie B-312 in Montréal, Canada, 2011 and The Issue Project Room, New York, 2011, “Between Dry Land”, commissioned for the installation “The Morning Line“ by Matthew Ritchie for the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary which opened in Istanbul May 2010. The commission “Spawning Ground – from Coquet Head to the North Sea“ for the AV festival in Newcastle (2010), “Evaporation“ (2009) at TodaysArt festival in The Hague, Netherlands; “Sub Pelagic Voices“ (2009) for ISCM World New Music Days, Sweden, “Colonizers of the undergrowth“ (2009) at Botanic Sounds in Göteborg and “North Atlantic Drift” (2009) for JunKroom in Kyoto, Japan. Recent releases include the album “Energy Field” (2010) on Touch, “Heated: Live in Japan” (2009), on the same label, the audio cassette “The Noisiest Guys on the Planet” (2009) on Ash International (UK), the USB stick, “Ants“, the digital download “Submerged“ (2009) on Touch and the 7 inch vinyl “Surface Runoff” (2008) on Autofact (USA). She is currently working on a commission for a permanent sound installation at the Knut Hamsun Centre in Hamarøy, Norway.

    Wirz Res (AT)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    Res Wirz ist gelernter Schreiner und studiert Holzingenieur an der Fachhochschule in Biel. Zum Solar kam er durch Zufall, als er vor zehn Jahren ein Lager von Jugendsolar by Greenpeace besuchte. Er hat inzwischen einige Solarlager selber geleitet und anschließend in Partnerschaft mit Megasol und Greenpeace verschiedene Auslandaufenthalte für Projekte wie das „Kibilight Project“ in Kenia absolviert. Wirz ist Vizepräsident von Solafrica.ch.

    Yamamoto Tetsuya (JP)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    is a design engineer and a PhD candidate in the Graduate School of Science and Technology at Kobe University. He researches human computer interaction, wearable computing, physical computing and communication design. Especially, he aim to create new style of spacial and social human computer interaction out of doors.
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    Yamanaka Toshimasa (JP)

    Projects @ Ars Electronica 2011

    Professor at Kansei Information Science of the Comprehensive Human Science, PhD (Kansei Science) Professor at Product Design of the School of Art and Design (Since 02/1994) Research areas : Kansei Information Science, Design Processes and Human Factors vise president of Japan Society of Kansei Engineering. Official website

    Zeilinger Anton (AT)

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    His most significant contribution are what is today called “GHZ states”. These were the first multi-particle states discovered (with Greenberger and Horne) in 1986 and experimentally realized by Zeilinger and his group in 1998. Since then, Zeilinger has performed many experiments with entangled photons, including quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography, all-optical one-way quantum computation and a number of quantum gates.