The Authors Network
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.
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 ).
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.
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
Enrico Pitozzi is a Adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna and teaches at the Accademia di Belle Arti - Brera in Milan. He was visiting professor at the Université du Québec à Montréal – UQAM and visiting lecturer de l’Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris III. He gives seminars and lectures at many Institutions and Universities in Canada, Brasil and Europe. He currently collaborates with the scientific committee of the project “Performativité et effets de présence” at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the multimedia laboraratory « MeLa research » at the IUAV University of Venice.
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.
Giulia Simi has a PhD in History of Art and Media from University of Pisa. As an independent researcher she investigates the 60s Avant-Garde in Italy. For 10 years she’s also been working as a new media art critic, lecturer, digital producer and strategist for museums, publishers, no-profit organisations and media companies both in Italy and in the UK. She's a Digicult contributor since 2006.
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
After a master degree in Industrial Design, since 2010 he is involved in tutoring and teaching activities at the Degree Course in Industrial Design of Sapienza University of Rome. He is editor of the scientific journal Disegno Industriale and he is author for The Great Encyclopedia Treccani and for various Italian and foreign journals. In 2015 is editor for ADI Design Index. In 2016 he obtained the title of International PhD in Design and Innovation at the Second University of Naples. He is an ordinary member of SID (Italian Scientific Society of Design).
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.
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.
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.
Maddalena Mometti is a freelance product and fashion designer, expert in Chic Things, Smart Things and Internet of Things. She graduated in Industrial Design at the Iuav University of Venice, when she started her collaboration with Iuav, Faculty of Design and Arts, as assistant professor and design researcher. She holds a PhD in Design Sciences at Iuav, with a research entitled Smart Things for Smart Grids. Now her work is focusing on high tech fashion and sport design
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.
Mark Hancock is a writer, digital producer and videographer working across the corporate and arts sectors. He has written about the arts for a number of publications, including the BBC, Furtherfield, Neural, and Arts Council England, as well as Digicult. Mark is interested in the future of digital publishing and how different media can work together to tell stories about our contemporary arts world. He is currently producing a series of short documentaries, building on his scratch-video experiments interviewing artists at festivals.
Martina Raponi is an independent writer and researcher; her work is conducted within the field of contemporary arts. She is the author of Strategie del Rumore, alumna of Sandberg Instituut, and currently based in Amsterdam. She investigates the writing practice beyond the written word, and researches the many interpretations of Noise as a philosophical device of historical, social, and artistic analysis through speculative essayistic methods or sciencefictional narratives.
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.
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.
Pasquale Napolitano is an expert in design and visual communication. His PhD research in Visual Communication at the University of Salerno, is focused on the design possibilities of video as a form of expression and the relationship between these and the drift of contemporary visuality He is Professor of Digital Video at the Institute of Design in Naples for the Multimedia Graphics course. Pasquale is also a professor of Corporate Identity at the same institute. Since November 2011, it's Professor of Digital Video at course of New Technologies of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples.
Classe 90', studia allo IUAV di Venezia, dopo aver vissuto a Berlino ottenendo una laurea specialistica presso l'UDK rientra in Italia. Si sposta tra Milano, Trieste ,Venezia, Berlino e Slovenia per progetti artistici e didattici che inglobano la comunicazione acustica digitale, la ricerca di spazi sonori e la creazione di una rete sulla sound art come tramite tra tradizione, ricordo, digitale e natura.
Silvia Bertolotti is a Brussels based free-lance writer.. With a MA in Philosophy and a Master in Arts and Cultural Management, she is currently a PHD Candidate in Media and Communications Studies. She's also a professional in the ICT field, currently working in the cybersecurity sector. Areas of special interest to Silvia are beside electronic literature and writing, web culture and digital arts, computer mediated communications, new media studies and cybersecurity.
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.
Vito Campanelli is a writer and a new media theorist. His main research interest is technological imaginary. He is also a freelance curator of digital culture events and co-founder of MAO – Media & Arts Office. His essays are regularly published in international journals. He was Research fellow at Vilém Flusser Archiv in Berlin and defended a PHD research at Libera Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM in Milan.
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.