Tatiana Bazzichelli, Researcher, Networker and Curator
Tatiana Bazzichelli is a researcher, networker and curator, working in the field of hacktivism and net culture. She is PhD researcher at Aarhus University in Denmark and a board member of the Digital Aesthetics Research Center of Aarhus.
She is part of the transmediale festival team in Berlin, where she develops the reSource for transmedial culture, an ongoing distributed project of networking and research within the transmediale festival. At Aarhus University she has been doing research on the intersections between art, hacker culture and network economy, focusing on disruptive art practices as tools to generate aesthetic and socio-political criticism. In 2009 she was a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, researching hacker culture and disruptive business in San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. She has been active in the Italian hacker community since the end of the Õ90s and is the founder AHA:Activism-Hacking-Artivism project (www.ecn.org/aha), which won the Honorary Mention for digital communities at Ars Electronica (2007). She wrote the book Networking. The Net as Artwork (Costa & Nolan, 2006/DARC, 2008), about the evolution of the Italian hacktivism and net culture from the 1980s until today (www.networkingart.eu/english.html). From 2003 to 2008 she was a journalist and curator based in Berlin, Germany and she organized several exhibitions and conventions on media art and hacktivism, such as Sousveillance (Aarhus, 2009), HACK.Fem.EAST (www.hackfemeast.org, Berlin, 2008), HackMIT! (Berlin, 2007), CUM2CUT (www.cum,2cut.net, Berlin, 2006-2008), Hack.it.art (Berlin 2005), Art on the Net in Italy (Berlin 2005), MediaDemocracy and Telestreet (Munich, 2004), AHA (Rome, 2002), Hacker Art Lab (Perugia, 2000).