The Authors Network
Alessio Chierico is an artist with theoretical background in new technologies of art, design and media theory. He is currently MA candidate at Interface Culture department of Kunstuniversität Linz (Austria), was visiting student at IAMAS Institute of Advanced Media Art and Sciences in Ogaki (Japan). Chierico was previously studying at Academy of Fine Art of Carrara (Italy), NABA of Milan (Italy) and at Academy of Fine Art of Urbino (Italy). In 2014 Chierico won the Lab Award (Augsburg, Germany) and in 2008 Milano in Digitale.
Alessio Galbiati is a freelance critic, journalist and graphic designer. He got M. A. in Arts, Music and Performance Studies, at University of Bologna In life he is primarily (dis)engaged in cinema, with particular interest in independent and artisan cinema. He has worked and collaborated with a great number of publishing, cultural and commercial realities, mainly in cinematic field. In 2007 he founded Rapporto Confidenziale – digital magazine about cinematic culture roject concretized in a Web site and in a free pdf monthly magazine published under Creative Commons Licence.
Ana Carvalho is doctor in Communication and Digital Platforms from Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto, in Portugal. Subjects of her interest are identity (collective and individual), documentation, narrative and memory within live audiovisual performance practices. Ana Carvalho is also a lecturer at ISMAI (Instituto Superior da Maia), Portugal. As visual artist and performer her work evidences process as art and reflects on fictional biography, social utopias, ways of knowing and women’s achievements. She is co-editor of the VJ Theory project and co-organizer of abertura events in Lisbon.
Professor Andy Miah, PhD is Chair in Science Communication & Digital Media, at the University of Salford. He is also Global Director for the Centre for Policy and Emerging Technologies, Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, USA and Fellow at FACT, the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology. He is currently part of a European Commission project called Digital Futures 2050 and has previously been involved with a number of international projects on technological convergence and ethics.
Bertram Niessen is a researcher, teacher and electronic artist. He researches, writes, teaches, designs and advices about a (somehow) wide range of topics: urban contexts, cultural economy, DIY 2.0 & desktop manufacturing, network economies and bottom-up innovation. At the core of everything there is an interest for the matching points of culture, technology and society, and the belief that there is the need for new forms of social and political action. In 2012 he was the designer and project manager of cheFare a 100.000 euro contest for cultural innovation projects.
Architect , researcher at the Faculty of Architecture of the Second University of Naples in the ICAR / 13. She teaches "Matter design" and "Environmental requirements for the industrial product" in the degree course in "Industrial Design". It carries out intensive research on design-oriented sectors , through studies and experiments on the relationship between industrial product and environmental and social sustainability , using the biomimetic approach and tools of life cycle ( LCA ).
Graduated in Contemporary Art History, Claudia has a Phd in Audiovisual Studies at the University of Udine (Italy). For several years, she has been interested in new media art, particularly in the audiovisual interactions allowed by electronic and digital technologies. She collaborated with Galleria Sala1, in Rome, MLAC, Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, in Rome, DOCVA Centro di Documentazione per le Arti Visive, in Milan. She has been curator for national and international presentations, screenings and exhibitions.
Claudia Galal, half Italian and half Egyptian, was born in Urbino in 1981. She moved to Bologna in 2000, getting her degree in Communication Sciences with a socio-semiotic thesis about the street art as a reaction to the brand invasion. After the university she went to Milan and started to work in publishing and mass media. Music journalist, gigs addicted, contemporary art lover and interested in subcultures and semiothics, she writes for some magazines on paper and web. In 2008 published the book Street Art (Auditorium).
Claudio Musso is an art critic and curator. His curatorial practice and his research is focus on urban art and the new technologies in the intermedia experimental art scene. He is tutor for the course of Tecniche dell’Arte Contemporanea at the Department of Visual Arts, Bologna University. Graduate at master’s degree corse in Storia dell’Arte in Bologna, where he’s just obtaine a first degree in Discipline e tecnologie dell’Arte, della Musica e dello Spettacolo (DAMS). Since 2004 he writes regularly on Exibart.com/Exibart.onpaper, where in 2008 became curator for visualia column.
Daniela Silvestrin studied Law in Hagen and History of Arts in Munich in Germany. In her research and work she explores practices on the intersection of art, law and science, where her main focus lies on the analysis and critical reflection regarding the development of technologies and their excessive use, analyzed and discussed through the lens of artistic reflection and knowledge production. She works as art & science curator for the STATE Experience Science Festival and as curator and program manager of the Disruption Network Lab.
Domenico Quaranta is a contemporary art critic and curator. He focused his research on the impact of the current techno-social developments on the arts, with a specific focus on art in networked spaces. As an art critic, he is a regular contributor to Flash Art and Artpulse magazine; his essays, reviews and interviews appeared in many magazines, newspapers and web portals. He curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions. He lectures internationally and teaches “Net Art” at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Carrara. He is the Artistic Director of the Link Center for the Arts of the Information Age, that he co-founded in 2011.
Donata Marletta holds a PhD in Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Her research project focuses on how new technologies have altered and modified the ways people interrelate and the social connecting spaces. She attended several international academic conferences like EVA – Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, Cybercultures Exploring Critical Issues, Emotions in Motion, the International Marketplace for Digital Arts (IMDA), Mutek, Ars Electronica, Elektra, Transmediale and CTM
Elena Biserna studied Humanities and History of Contemporary Art at the University of Bologna and completed her Ph.D. in Audiovisual Studies at the University of Udine. Her interests deal primarily with interdisciplinary areas of aesthetic research focusing, in particular, on expanded sound, listening, and on contextual, urban, ephemeral and participatory practices. She is part of Sant’Andrea degli amplificatori, a no-profit organization for contemporary music in Bologna. She's actually working as curator at Locus Sonus in Marseilles.
Enza Migliore, graduated in Industrial Design at La Sapienza, University of Rome. At present, she is attending a PhD in Design and Innovation at Sun, Second University of Naples. Since 2013 she is editor for the scientific journal diid, disegno industriale. At present she is carrying on a research activity in collaboration with Hypucem, a spin-off of the National Research Council, dealing with porous materials, namely ceramic foams and polyurethane and collaborating with the Hybrid Design Lab at Città della Scienza in Naples.
He holds a B.A. in visual arts from the Escuela Nacional de Artes Plasticas, U.NA.M and a M.F.A. from University of California San Diego. He specializes in art education and new genre public art/ social practice. His work focuses on the interconnection between body, communication and space in the intersection between performance, language, and video. Felipe Zuniga’s performances, installations, videos and collective projects have been shown in Mexico and internationally. Currently he works as education curator at Casa Vecina a cultural branch of the Mexico City Historical Center Foundation.
Filippo Lorenzin is an indipendent curator and critic of contemporary art. He’s mainly interested in the relationship between art, technology and society, following a path into which converge disciplines such as anthropology, psychology and history. He actively collaborates with many international magazines as author and commentator. He developed numerous studies about the relationship between contemporary art, Internet and online audience by addressing cases like crowdfunding and virtual art exhibitions.
In love since chidlhood with the evocative power of storytelling and immagination, Giulia Simi preferes the refutable visions of art to the presumed objectivity of science. Her love for new media has carried her to the internet, which right now is the medium that allows her to pay the mortgage. Since 2005 she's dealing with digital contents, design and marketing but she doesn’t give up with the investigation on contemporary languages.
Giulia Tonucci performed academic studies at the Universities of Pisa, London and Bologna. She got the MA degree in “Theatrical studies” at the University of Bologna, with a thesis on the performative presence in digital performances, carried out at Brunel University of West London. In addition to the theoretical researches she’s worked in the organization of some important performing art festivals such as: VIE – Scena Contemporanea Festival, F.I.S.Co and Netmage. Right now she’s collaborating with different journals and magazines, e.g. Art’O, Digimag, Zero and Antropologia e Teatro.
Gretta Louw is a multi-disciplinary artist working predominantly with digital media and networked performance, whose practice explores the potential of art as a means of investigating cultural and psychological phenomena, particularly in relation to new technologies and the internet. In recent years she has received a number of grants from German and Australian funding bodies. She has curated shows both online and offline, including the recent exhibition Net Work at PLATFORM München in 2014.
Hannah Nelson-Teutsch is an artist, curator and writer who’s critical work on art, technology, and literature has appeared in Hyperallergic, Trendblog, Bustle, Ebony Magazine, Berlin Art Parasites, and Art Berlin. Hannah graduated from McGill University with a double major in Social Studies of Medicine and International Development before obtaining a graduate degree in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. He work in wax, metal, plaster, pigment and found objects has been exhibited across America, Canada and Europe
Ingrid Mačus, master piano student at the Academy of Ljubljana, graduated in musicology at the University of Ljubljana (Faculty of Arts). As a musicologist she was collaborating with the Slovenian national radio, program ARS, Jeunesses Musicales Slovenia, EPTA Slovenia. As a pianist she was working as accompanist. She was collaborating with poets, her interests are in the field of improvisation and multimedia.
Ivo Caruso has a degree in Industrial Design at Sapienza University of Rome. He is designer, university tutor and PhD student in international course of Design and Innovation at the Second University of Naples. Since 2013 he is editor for the scientific journal Disegno Industriale. Since 2008, in collaboration with Alessandro D'Angeli, he is the art director of the platform SUNLAB for a creative outdoor. Since 2012 he is a member of the cultural association of art and design Padiglione Italia.
Jeremy Levine is the principal of Jeremy Levine Design, which specializes in sustainable, modern architecture. Levine earned a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture where he won the Haskell Prize for Architectural Journalism. Jeremy is on the board of directors of Side Street Projects, which promotes art education through mobile workshops, and the Harpo Foundation for the Arts, which supports emerging and unrecognized artists.
Jerneja Rebernak is currently working in Research Management and Academic Enterprise at the University of the Arts London where she is responsible for funding and project management across European innovation and research programmes. She holds an MA in Media Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a BA from Communication Science, University of Ljubljana. She has worked professionally in international organisations like the Asia-Europe Foundation, the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies, and the European Capital of Culture Maribor.
Lorenza Pignatti is curator and essayist, professor at the New Academy of Fine Arts (NABA) in Milan who has taught at the University of Urbino and Bologna, the Academy of Applied Sciences and Arts at SUPSI in Lugano. She worked for ART for The World and wrote for several books and catalogues. She is a freelance journalist for the newspapers “La Repubblica”, “Il Manifesto”, and for several magazines such as “Art Review”, “Art Press”, “No Order. Art in a Post-fordist Society.
Lucia Udvardyova is a music journalist and organiser with a focus on electronic music and arts and Eastern Europe. She has co-founded Easterndaze, a platform for Eastern and Central European underground music as well as a music label called Baba Vanga. She has created radio shows for Resonance FM and the Czech Radio. Her articles have appeared in Flash Art, Dazed & Confused, The Quietus, New York Press, Electronic Beats, Norient. Currently, she works for SHAPE, a new platform for innovative and emerging artists
Scholar and curator, lives in Brussels and Roma. Professor of Aesthetics at the Art Academy of L’Aquila, Visiting Scholar at Cornell University, cocurator of the project TIME_FRAME, Art, Technology, Contemporary Culture in Latin America and Africa (with Montevideo, Amsterdam). Lucrezia holds a Phd in Art History and has a curriculum of researches, exhibitions, professorships and cultural cooperation projects, developed in several international Biennals, exhibitions, cultural centers, universities.
Mabel Plasencia Aquino is an Architect and Freelance Designer living in Puerto Rico and natively from the Dominican Republic. Her inclinations towards Materials Science, Technology and the effects of both into Architecture has been her most important focus after developing her studies abroad. Currently, she perfumed as a writer over at her own blog titled, INmatteria: A dissection of innovative materials, comprised of a compilation of her research on materials and innovative products, as an extension of her BA thesis.
Marco Mancuso is a critic, curator and teacher in the field of digital technologies applied to Art, Design, and Contemporary Culture. Founder and Director at Digicult and Digimag Journal (part of The Leonardo Affiliate Program, Leonardo/ISAST), he teaches at Naba, IED, Accademia Carrara, Bauer and SUPSI. Ho partnered with all the main international media art festivals while curated a number of exhibitions, round-tables, meetings and events with the Digicult Agency
Marieke Verbiesen is a new media artist who works with playful interactive installations & games. Marieke blends the use of obsolete technology like old computerhardware and super8 film with new technologies such as interactive interfaces and motiontracking in works based on B-Movies, Computergames and Science Fiction Fenonoma. She has been a performer in the audiovisual game-based collectives 8BitBox and Videohometraining, as well as organised Micro-Events; workshops, screenings and concerts.
Mario Margani has studied Communication and Management in Art and Cultural Market in Milan and Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country. Since 2010 he lives and works in Berlin, where he moved after a Leonardo Programme grant. He is now attending the Master in History of Art in Global Context at the Freie Universität and collaborates with the artist-run space Grimmuseum. He works in the field of exhibition-making as a curator, writer, fundraiser and curator assistant with both young and established artists and curators.
Mario Tirino is a PhD candidate in Sciences of Communication at University of Salerno, freelance journalist and audiovisual media teacher in public and private training courses. His study areas includes sociology of digital media and cultural processes, trans-mediality and cross-mediality, theories and sociology of cinema and comics. He published essays about Alack Sinner, Will Eisner, Sin City, Vladimir Majakovskij’s cinema, Cornell Woolrich’s writings.
Martina Raponi is an independent writer and researcher; her work is conducted within the field of contemporary arts. She is interested in the various manifestations of contemporary arts and in their implications on institutional, social, and historical levels. Her focus research, though, is sound, and in particular: noise. She authored the book “Strategie del Rumore – Interferenze tra arte, filosofia e underground”, and she is currently part of the temporary program System D Academy at the Sandberg Instituut, in Amsterdam.
Mathias Jansson is a Swedish art critic and Game Art researcher. He has a Master of Arts degree in art history and is a member of AICA (The International Association of Art Critics). Mathias Jansson mainly write about Game Art and New Media Art for Swedish and international magazines and blogs as Konsten.net, Konstperspektiv, DigiMag, Furtherfield.org and Gamescenens.org. Since 2009 he is conducting an interview series with the pioneers of Game Art and contemporary artists, critics, curators focused on Game Art.
Graduated from Interface Culture in Linz, guest at IAMAS in Ogaki, former PhD student at Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan), Mauro Arrighi has been lecturer of Digital Art and Electronic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice. He has been featured in many international festival and media centers. Since 2010 Arrighi is living in Japan where he is pursuing his academic and artistic career as new-media artist, lecturer and independent-curator. In 2011 published “Japanese Spell in Electronic Art.
Eclectic-schizo-creative-nomadic-sponge freakily haunted by images and by the relational-performative-political-philosophical aspect of doing them. Mitra Azar is a young artist with an eclectic formation. After studying philosophy, cinema and media between Europe, Middle East and the US, he has continued his research in the direction of video-making, photography, visual art and performance. As a philosopher, his research spans across cultural studies, critical theory and media philosophy, within a strong political commitment.
Born in Milan, she received her degree form the University of Milan in Classical Literature, with a specialization in Modern Linguistics and Italian Literature. She lives in New York, where she works as a Digital Video Librarian for the news. She has worked as a News Producer for RAI (Italian TV) at the New York bureau, where she worked with Channel 1, 2 and 3. She also has experience as a Web Copywriter and Production Assistant, and as a Press Officer for a non-profit organization. She’s co-founder of the VJ crew State Grezzi.
Paolo Magaudda is Research Fellow in Sociology at the University of Padova and lecturer at the Iusve University and at the IED. His research activities focus on the interconnections between technologies, culture and society, a topic on which he has carried out several researches and has published many scientific texts. In 2010 he has co-founded the online open-access academic journal Tecnoscienza: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies and recently he has been elected secretary of STS Italia, the Italian society for the social studying of science & technology.
Rosa Nussbaum is a London based artist/writer and part of art collective PeriscopeCollaborations. Working closely with her partner and collaborator Tom Wadley (programmer and digital culture enthusiast) she investigates issues surrounding technology and digital culture in the arts. She has exhibited extensively across the UK and her work has been included in an exhibition on Human Rights in the US. Rosa is currently in the process of putting together her own London focused online arts magazine, SaplingArts.
Sabina Barcucci is an architect, designer and researcher. She researches on computational design thinking, with a specific interest on new organizational forms and decision making strategies in urban planning and architectural production. During her studies in Genoa and Grenoble, she worked on architecture and networking, studying the relation between the social and economic globalization and its following architectural form, speculating also about the urban assessment of collaborative open production phenomena.
Silvia Bertolotti is a Brussels based free-lance writer. With a Degree in Philosophy and a Master in Art and Cultural Management, she is currently a PHD Student in the Communication Studies Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. She writes not only for professional purposes, but also for artistic ones: short novels, digital poetry and texts for performances. Areas of special interest to Silvia are digital writing, web and digital culture, electronic literature and hypertext theory, computer mediated communications and new media studies.
Silvia Scaravaggi is a freelance editor and curator; her research focuses on video, interaction design, art-science-technology. She got a Master Degree in Theory and Technique of Audiovisual Media (University of Pisa). Silvia collaborated on Techne05 and Invideo (2003-2005). From 2008 she is leading the project ContemporaneA for emerging art. For the Municipality of Cremona, she is curator of 7 Note, she has been committee member for BJCEM (2009) and curator of GemineMuse (2008).
Simone Broglia graduated in philosophy with a thesis about the using of space and electronics in Luigi Nono’s Prometeo. He focused his research on aesthetic and perceptual issues arising from the use of technology in music. Member of the foundation Musica Musicisti e Tecnologie: organization annual workshop “Il segno del suono” about electronic and musical improvisation and festival Elektronica. Member of the foundation Musica Musicisti e Tecnologie which organizes the festival Elektronica, he is founder of association zer0zer0 to support production and discussion about experimental music.
Tatiana Bazzichelli is a researcher, networker and curator, working in the field of hacktivism and net culture. She was part of the transmediale festival team in Berlin, where she developed the reSource for transmedial culture. She has been active in the Italian hacker community since the end of the '90s and is the founder AHA:Activism-Hacking-Artivism project. She wrote the book Networking. The Net as Artwork. From 2003 she is a journalist and curator based in Berlin and she organized several exhibitions and conventions on media art and hacktivism.
Valentina Tanni is a contemporary art critic and curator. Her research is focused on the relationship between art and new media, with particular attention to Internet culture. In 2002 she graduated in Art History from La Sapienza University in Rome with a master thesis on net art and in the following years she published a great number of articles, reviews and essays about new media art, web culture and contemporary art in general. She is the founder of Random Magazine, one of the first web columns entirely dedicated to net art, and she is the co-founder of Exibart and Artribune
Vanessa Michielon holds a PhD in Cultural Heritage and a Bachelor and Master Degree in Media and Cinema Engineering (Polytechnic of Turin). As a dancer, she trained in ballet, modern, contemporary and community dance and took part in interactive performances with international artists. Her research interests span from movement-based interaction and performative approaches in cultural settings to interactive performance and dance for the camera. Since 2011, she is a guest dancer in the ensemble “The very secret dance society/Raffaele Irace” (Turin)
Zoe Romano is a media activist and visual artist based in Milan working on precarity, material and immaterial labor in creative and service industries. Partner at WeFab, openwear and Serpica Naro. With a Degree in Philosophy at University of Milano and a Master in Media Science and Technology at University of Pavia, since 2000, she has co-developed several projects in the context of the Italian and European post-1999 movement, such as Chainworkers.org, EuroMayDay.org, and the icon of Italian precarious laborers and their struggles, San Precario In 2005.