Sandra Alvaro is artist and theorist working at the intersection of art, philosophy and technology. She develops a theory grounded in practice for the mapping of conceptual frameworks which improve our understanding of the current sociotechnical system and its relations with the Anthropocene. Among her research main areas are the aesthetics and politics of computational technologies; the epistemology of data-driven models; collaborative design and the emergence of new communities of practice; the commons and environmental justice; new materialism and posthumanist philosophy.
Sandra Alvaro is adjunct professor at the Art Department of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona. Her dissertation, “Postdigital City. Aesthetics and Politics in the Space of Embodied Virtuality”, was awarded the mention of International Doctorate and was included in the Leonardo Labs Abstracts Service. She also holds MA’s in Contemporary Art Theory (UAB) and Philosophy of Culture (UB) and a Diploma in Fine Arts from the Escola Massana in Barcelona.
She has been researcher fellow of the program of Culture Analytics at the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) in the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and invited artist/researcher at the Laboratoire Paragraphe/CITU at the University Paris 8.
Nora Karalambeva is a PhD student in Digital Arts at the National Academy of Arts in Bulgaria, researching the art and science platforms in the XXI century and more specifically the European Digital Art and Science Network, coordinated by Ars Electronica. Recently she has been an Erasmus+ researcher at the University of Art and Design in Linz. She has an interdisciplinary background – a BFA in Printmaking, a professional qualification in Teaching Art and an MFA in Type Design – all from the National Academy of Art in Bulgaria, a postgraduate qualification in Cultural Management from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Sofia Municipality, and Goethe-Institut Sofia, as well as additional courses in astronomy, botany, paleontology. Currently, Nora works as a freelance artist, graphic designer, cultural expert and consultant for public and private organizations.
Abhishek’s interest in critical theory and philosophical examination has informed his research-based studio practice. His work manifests in the form of interactive installations, performances and interventions. These serve to explore and reveal hidden forms of subjugation created as a result of our modern networked world. Abhishek is an avid DIYer, electronics junkie and an honorary board member of the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). He prefers the term ‘Hacker’ to ‘Maker’. His work has been showcased at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, The Boulder Public Library, The Boulder Creative Collective Warehouse, The Hyde Park Art Center, and Sector 2337 Art Gallery & Printing Press. Abhishek has presented at conferences including Tangible Embedded Interaction (TEI), International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA) and Infosys Pathfinders Institute. Abhishek has MS & BS in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Loren Bergantini is a multimedia artist, singer and PhD candidate at the School of Communications and Arts of the University of São Paulo (ECA/USP), Brazil, which is the same institution where she obtained her Master's degree in 2016, and completed her bachelor's degree in Visual Arts - Multimedia and Intermedia in 2013. Currently, she holds a PhD fellowship from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) about the modulations of perception in multisensory artworks. Her previous works investigate the relation between voice, synesthesia and interactive art. She is an active member of ECA/USP Realidades research group since 2014 and her artistic interests encompass interactive art, digital art, synesthesia, music, singing, multidisciplinarity, multisensory art, perception, and the relation between art and science.
"I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Philosophy, Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). I specialize in philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and phenomenology. My dissertation project currently entitled “Prospects of improvement and integration of multilevel explanations in the sciences of naturalized mind by means of phenomenology” is supervised by professor Maria Kronfeldner. I got MA in Semitics form the University of Tartu (2012-2014), MA in Philosophy (2011-2012) and Specialist Diploma (2006-2011) from Belarusian State University. Recently, I have also been interested in matters of the relationship between art and science, the use of AI in the study and production of art. I proposed and organized the conference "Art IN Academia" (January 18-19, 2018) and the group exhibition, which I also curated (January 18-February 5, 2018)." Katsiaryna Suryna
Takuji Okagawa is media artist, director of art center “Yojo-Han”, lecturer at Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University in Japan. His research focuses on exploring what is modern images and iconography. His main exhibitions : “ISEA2002” Aichi, Japan (2002), “Japan at this Moment” Vilnius, Lithuania (2002), “Form and Drawing” Beijing, China (2006), “presence & absence” Bangkok, Thailand (2009), “This mountain,This flat” Aichi, Japan (2013), “DAI NAGOYA DEN-NO HAKURANKAI 2017” Aichi, Japan (2017) etc.
Ramona is a multimedia artist, PhD candidate and holder of a research grant within the ‘Art: Research and Production’ program organised by the Universitat Politècnica de València. She is a member of the Laboratorio de Luz research group and currently forms part of the team working on the project: "Development of interactive systems for the generation and projection of image-light and sound: a review of their impact on public art", funded by the Spanish Ministry of the Economy and Competition.
She has been part of the Organizing Committee and the Coordination team for the III Congreso Internacional de Investigación en Artes Visuales (3rd International Congress on Research in Visual Arts) :: ANIAV 2017 :: GLOCAL [codificar, mediar, transformar, vivir]. She has also has collaborated on a number of collective projects and workshops including visual and sound art, public art and design, such as escoitar hackLab (a soundscape project), Perifèries 11/12 (discussion groups about art and collective creation), Tuttempo (app prototype for musicians) and Look immersive, a video self-portrait workshop at the UPV Master in Art Therapy.
Her research focuses on the study of sound, generative and computational art and exploring the transformations and paradigm changes generated by new technologies. Her other areas of research include the ‘Territory’ in the global sphere and Interactive Systems.
Elena Robles is a PhD cancidate at the Universitat Politècnica de València within the Art and Technology program, forming part of the senior research team at the IDF as a member of the collaborative music creation project: Soundcool. Her research specialization is focused on feminist methodologies and virtual networking: interdisciplinary collaboration for Women in Art and Technology. Her work covers also digital aesthetics, digital and electronic arts and visual and media culture.
Fine Arts and Master's degree in UPV, she has made international presentations for the dissemination of Soundcool project in many international academic events such as NEM Summit 2016 and ICL International Conference 2017. Elena is on of the founders and main member of the emerging Atenea Project (htto://atenea.in), which has been disseminated and promoted in several international events last year 2017, such as: Sónar + D, Kikk Festival, European Women in Tech and the III International Congress of Visual Culture.
graduated in Computer Science Engineering from the Nova University of Lisbon; got a Ph.D. suma cum laude in Engineering (Computer Graphics) from the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany; and Habilitation in Technology and Information Systems from the University of Minho. Dr. Marcos is Full Professor at Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Department of Sciences and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal. He is the founder and current Director of the Doctoral Program in Digital Media-Art, a joint offer of Universidade Aberta and University of Algarve. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor at University of Minho, where he was responsible for the creation of Masters Course in Computer Graphics and Virtual Environments; and Masters Course in Technology and Digital Art. He has been the (co)founder of the several series of scientific events, namely, the CoopMedia series (Workshop of Cooperative and Distributed Multimedia Systems); the SIACG series (Ibero-American Symposium on Computer Graphics); and the Artech series (International Conference in Digital Arts) in its seventh edition. He is currently the President of the Artech—the International Association for Computer Arts (www.artech-international.org) with activities in all over the world. His current research interests embrace the areas of computer/digital art, applied computer graphics and creative media for e-learning, digital/computer artifacts in general. Prof. Marcos is co-editor-in-chief of International Journal of Creative Interfaces and Computer Graphics, edited by IGI Global, ISSN: 1947-3117: DOI: 10.4018/ijcicg.20100101.
Architect from the University of São Paulo and PhD candidate on the same university, have been guest researcher on the Kunst Universitat Interface Culture department and on the MIT Senseable city lab.
Research, design and develop data interactions, the use of dynamic graphical representations of data to support decision making and problem solving.
Akiko Takahashi is a programmer/artist originally from Japan. She stayed at IC as a guest researcher from May 2011 to May 2012. Her reserach interest is personal knowledge management. During her stay in IC, she developed Kcanvas, a web service that supports users to manage fragments of information casually. Her wide interest from programming, interactive art to product design drove her to exhibit "Dancing Information" at Happen Space Accenture (Paris, France), "Mobile Garden" at Tokyo Designers Week (Tokyo, Japan), and "Play with Words" at ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany). Currentry she works for Mobile Garden UG (haftungsbeschränkt) and supports organizing Blackforest Accelerator in Lahr, Germany.
Hiroyuki Une received the B.E. degree and the M.E. degree from Hiroshima University, Japan in 1993 and 1995, respectively. He was a Research Associate and a Lecturer in the Faculty of Engineering at Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University (former name: Hiroshima Denki Institute of Technology) in 1995-2002 and 2003, respectively. In April 2004, he was promoted to a Lecturer in the Faculty of Information Design (former name: the Faculty of Informatics) at Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University. In March 2011, he received Ph.D degree from Chiba University, Japan. In April 2011, he was promoted to an Associate Professor. From April 2013, he has been an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Information Design and Sociology at Hiroshima Kokusai Gakuin University.
The topic of research: His research interests include routing algorithm for Internet Protocol which employs machine learning algorithms. He aims to fulfill load balancing, congestion control, and quality of service (QoS) for the communications in the Internet.
Daniel is an artist, designer and researcher. He enjoys tinkering, teaching and technology. Daniel holds masters degrees from Bauhaus University Weimar, Tongji University Shanghai, and a Bachelor from University of the Arts Bremen. He has conducted research at Concordia University Montreal, NTU Singapore, UB Buffalo and the MIT Media Lab. He’s also an official illuminator of the Niagara Falls. Daniel is currently pursuing a PhD in the area of simple displays.
(b.1984, Quito-Ecuador) Lives and works in Bilbao, Spain. Artist and Researcher, is currently carrying out his Ph.D. project titled The materiality of the moving image, at the University of the Basque Country supported by a Ph.D.grant from the Department of Education, Universities and Research, Basque Government. His artwork has been exhibited in museums of the Basque Country like Centro Cultural Montehermoso Kulturunea (2014), Guggenheim Bilbao Museum (2013) and Sala Rekalde (2013).