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Guest Researcher

Katsiaryna Suryna

"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
Short CV

Takuji Okagawa

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 Rodríguez López

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 Mateo

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.

Clara Boj & Diego Diaz (Spain) (Kopie 1)

Topic of research: city as interface: media art, games and technology in public spaces



Julian Stadon (Australia)

Prof. Aderitos Fernandes Marcos (Portugal)

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.

Luis Carli (Brazil)

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 (Japan)

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.

Prof. Fushimi (Japan)

Prof. Kamigaki (Japan)

Prof. Ikebou (Japan)

Prof. Bastons (Portugal)

Prof. Hiroyuki Une (Japan)

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 Wessolek (Germany)

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.

Cristian Villavicencio (Spain/Brasil)

(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).

Professor Serdar Pehlivan (Turkey)