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Participants
Thank you to all participants of Coded Cultures 2011: City as Interface!
As every other event especially Festivals like Coded Cultures only work through the participation of artists, theoreticians, producers and curators.
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Konrad Becker
Konrad Becker is a media researcher, artist, author and editor of numerous publications, director
of Institute of cultural technologies/t0 http:// www.t0.or.at and world- information.org/wii
Beate Firlinger
Beate Firlinger, born 1961 in Linz, is an independent journalist (she worked for ORF and its radio station OE1) and media worker based in Vienna.
Brian Holmes
Brian Holmes is a cultural critic and activist researcher, currently living in Chicago.
Christian Lauk
Christian Lauk is a researcher at the Institute of Social Ecology of the University of Klagenfurt.
Alexander Nikolic
Alexander Nikolic is an artist, activist and researcher; he is currently waiter and curator of cultural centre Boem in Vienna.
Danja Vasiliev
Danja Vasiliev is a Russian born computer artist currently living between Berlin and Rotterdam. Working with diverse methods, technologies and materials Danja ridicules the contemporary affection for digital life and questions the global tendency for cyborg-ination. Network and Internet technology is the latest affection of him. He is currently developing several special devices that will become the new tools of a digital interventionist.
Bernhard Gal
Bernhard Gal (aka gal) is an artist, composer, curator and musicologist born in Vienna, Austria, in 1971. In 2010 he received an Outstanding Artist Award for Music from the City of Vienna, and the Acquisition Award of the State Art Collection of Austria. His solo exhibitions and intermedia art projects are (selection): 2011 (Sterngucker; Planetarium Judenburg, Austria), 2010 (°Pasar·n!; Palais Kabelwerk, Vienna), 2009 (mil ·guas; DMAE Gallery, Porto Alegre, Brasil),...
Claudia Larcher
Claudia Larcher, born 1979, is a fine artist focusing on video animation and installation. She lives and works in Berlin and Vienna. Exhibitions and festivals 2011: HAUNTINGS - GHOST BOX MEDIA, steirischer Herbst, Medienturm Graz; ELASTIC VIDEO, curated by PLINQUE, Tokyo Wondersite Hongo, Tokyo; CLAUDIA LARCHER, Galerie 22,48m2, Paris/ F (solo)
Katharina Miko

Katharina Miko is a sociologist, working as an assistant on the Vienna University of Economy in the field of qualitative methodology and is a lecturer at the Institute of Sociology at the Vienna University. Her fields of research are genealogy, gender research as well as urban research/ safety research. Currently she works as project leader in an ethnographic project in the research office “querraum. kultur- und sozialforschung”.

Barbara Kraus

Barbara Kraus lives and works as a performing artist in Vienna, Austria. From 1990 to 1994 she studied at the School for New Dance Development in Amsterdam. Since 1994 she is active in arts, writing, staging, film, music and performance, humorous social interventions, participatory projects, workshops for performance and improvisation, stand-up formats, personal/fictional/social storytelling as well as ressource-oriented body/voice training and mindful meditation.

Martin Howse
Martin Howse is a programmer, theorist, performer and explorer of open hardware who founded the ap project in 1998 to implement a truly artistic operating system (OS) in its most expanded sense and within a free software context. From 2007 to 2009 he hosted a regular workshop, micro-residency and salon series in Berlin, most recently under the banner of micro-research. For the last ten years he has collaborated in numerous open-laboratory style projects and performed, lectured and exhibited worldwide.
Martin Kaltenbrunner
Martin Kaltenbrunner has been performing on the Reactable since its first public presentation in 2005. Since then his work has been shown at several major international media art and music festivals, and was also awarded the Golden Nica in 2008. His influential research on tangible interface tools has been employed for the realization of numerous artistic and scientific projects in this area. Kaltenbrunner is Professor at the Interface Culture Lab of the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz.
Günter Gessert
Günther Gessert has been performing professionally on the Theremin since the early 90ies. He played concerts in Austria, Russia, Germany and the Czech Republic, and was a member of the „International Theremin Orchestra“, which recorded the CD „Touchless“. Gessert also develops his own sensor interfaces for musical performance, and adapted his Theremin in order to meet his musical requirements.
Marcos García
Between 2004 and 2006 Marcos García was in charge of the educational program of MediaLabMadrid with Laura Fernandez; in this context they developed the program of cultural mediation and the project Interactivos. Since September 2006, he has also been responsible with Laura Fernandez of the conceptualization and design of Medialab-Prado, where he takes care of the coordination of the work lines and the schedule of activities.
Matthias Klien
Matthias Klien was born 1977 and graduated in the department Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. His main focus is medialisation, the socioeconomic implications of any technology and its paradigms, and particularly the format simulation, or computergames respectively. He works in Vienna as an artist, but also as programmer, graphic designer, game-designer or interaction designer; like in the project Vireal Rebel Mobilecycle Club, which will be presented at the CODED CULTURES festival.
Armin Medosch
Armin Medosch is a writer, artist and curator whose work explores relationships between social change, technology and art. Recent works include the exhibition Waves, Riga (2006) and Dortmund (2008), the public art project Hidden Histories / Street Radio, Southampton (2008), conferences "Creative Cities", Vienna (2009), "Goodbye Privacy", Ars Electronica Linz (2007). Currently conducting PhD research on "Automation, Cybernation and the Art of New Tendencies (1961-1973)" at Goldsmiths, Univ. of London.
Andreas Haider (aka Muk)
Born 1976 in Austria, living and working in Vienna, new media artist and cameraman Andreas Haider (aka Muk), founding member of tagR.tv graduated from the University of Applied Arts Vienna in 2010. he produced interdisciplinary live (video) performances and visuals among several (inter-)national documentary movies and interactive installations.
Philipp Lammer
Philip Lammer is (con)fusing digital art, programming, playing games and composing music. Amazed by the vast richness of different space-time concepts throughout game history he tries to incorporate these forms of movement into his digital artworks. He is co-founder of a-d-a-p-t-e-r.net, a platform for collaborative art and is playing games as musical instruments. He is studying digital arts, currently at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Philip Leitner

Philip Leitner is an austrian musician and computer nerd born 1981 in Styria. Using piano as well as all day household equipment, Leitner's work focuses on the combination and layering of computerized post-processing, micro-sounds and extended piano. His works are often aleatoric concepts which means that they are based on unpredictable events, or plainly chance. For him entropy is a source of inspiration, a base material he works with.

Bernhard Tobola
Bernhard Tobola is a significant part of the DJ- and party-collective Tingel Tangel and organizes various workshops and festivals around the subject of Creative Classes – Fake It, Maispace, The Quiet is... The New Loud. In all his projects between party, art, culture and work, Bernhard Tobola is, apart from glamorous superficialities, concerned with the profound changes in creative environments – communication, process, cooperation and event management.
Ubermorgen
UBERMORGEN.COM (AT/CH/USA, *1995) is a xxxxxxx net.artist duo created in Vienna by lizvlx and Hans Bernhard. Ubermorgen is the German word both for 'the day after tomorrow' and ‚'super-tomorrow' if you don't get help here pls get help somewhere http://UBERMORGEN.COM the art happens when a user starts to think EOF.
Birgitta Jonsdottier
Birgitta Jonsdottier worked as a writer, artist, activist, web developer, and designer, before becoming a member of the Icelandic Parliament in April 2009. Her website is an artistic work-in-progress starting in 1995: It is not a website of a traditional politician since Birgitta is everything but a traditional politician. Her political views are not expressed on this website since she does not think of politics as something beyond her everyday life.
Leo Peschta
After studies of photography and graphic design, Leo Peschta graduated in digital media arts from the Academy of Applied Arts Vienna in 2007. He was awarded international prices and grants including the Heinrich-Klotz Stipendium (2003) and the robot-choice award (2008). He works as media artist in Vienna, mostly in the field of robotics.
Rainer Prohaska
Rainer Prohaska studied "Experimental Media Arts" at the University of Applied Arts. In 2008 he presented his work (solo and group exhibitions) in Beijing (China). In 2009 he was awarded a grant from the MAK Vienna, the Schindler scholarship (Los Angeles) and a grant from Gyeonggi Creation Center (South Korea). Important exhibitions and lectures: Galeria Posibila (Bukarest), Menu Spaustuve (Vilnius), S1F Gallery (Los Angeles), PM Gallery (London), Austria Culture Forum (NY), Gwangju Art Biennale and ISEA (Singapore).
Florian Schmeiser
Florian Schmeiser is a media artist in the fields of music, sound-art, installation and public art. He has worked in public art projects (as schuda/schmeiser with Susanne Schuda), temporary and permanent installations and interventions in Austria since 1999. His sound art includes installations and sound objects, e.g. for exhibitions at Medianoche NY, Rencontres Internationales Paris, 1000 Plateaus Chengdu, Functionsuite Edinburgh. His interactive installations are based on auto-generative music.
Peter Szely
Peter Szely studied "computer music" and "electronic media" in Vienna, Austria. Peter works in the fields of (sound)installation, sound architecture, intermedia, radio arts, composition, sonic environments for theatre, concerts and performances. He has created medial and acoustic interventions for public space in China, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Slovenia, in the Czech Republic and the USA.
Elisabeth Schimana
Elisabeth Schimana has worked as a composer, performer and radio-artist since 1983. She studied "electro-acoustic and experimental music" at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Vienna, as well as "musicology" and "ethnology" at the University of Vienna. In her work, she thematizes space / body and electronics. She founded the IMA (Institute for media archeology), works with the ORF Kunstradio and the Theremin Centre Moscow and researches in the areas of female arts and technology.
Susanne Kirchmayr
Susanne Kirchmayr (aka Electric Indigo) is an international DJ and musician. She played in 35 countries in Europe, Asia, North and South America. Her name stands for intelligent and independent interpretation of contemporary electronic music and techno: syncope rhythms, incisive bass and the punctually targeted use of melodic elements mark her work. She preferably performs between Berlin-Detroit-Chicago and does research since 2002 in the fields of improvisation, and musical experimentation.
Nik Hummer
Nik Hummer is a sound artist, musician and set designer living in Vienna, Austria. He describes his work as “social acoustic studies”, founded the group “metalycée” and runs the label “thilges”. He is co-founder of “Kunstpostille IWI” and the urban research magazine “derivé”. In recent years he worked intensely with the Trautonium (a monophinic electronic musical instrument invented about 1929 by Friedrich Trautwein) and built a contemporary version during his scholarship project in Berlin.
Bjørn Sengschneider
In essence, Bjørn Sengschneider’s works deal with social, urban, cultural, individual and personal intersections: marginalized groups, urban peculiarities and local conditions are selected, re-arranged, mixed, mashed, overlaid, cut, and, thereby creating an own confronting and contrasting point of view. Music always plays the integral part, which on the content side, has a characteristic and identity-defining role, and on the formal level, plays an interrogating role of musical traditions.
Johnny Hawaii (aka Albert Mayr)
Albert Mayr, in an almost neo-dadaistic way, recycles the iconic fragments of our everyday, common office surroundings: computer screens, CD-drives, networks of wires are being turned into functional objects, gates and doors, fountains and showers,... Austrian based Albert Mayr's approach is properly described as expanded sculpture, being an artist's articulation in space, matter and form. His artistic alter ego Johnny Hawaii easily crosses the border-lines between spatial installation and sound.
Martin Rille
The sculptural and performative works by Martin Rille make us believe that future is closer than we think: it corresponds to a time-dimension in which we are able to "unfold" our stories through sensible body-films that make us "speak" through the movement, guide us in a sort of a sensuous dance enhanced by mysterious music and noise produced by dark and shiny "sound" suits, made of audio tape and entirely sustainable, besides potential futuristic scenarios, trigger awareness of environmental urgencies of our present time.
Andreas Leo Findeisen
Andreas Leo Findeisen frequently calls himself a media theorist, others call him a philosopher, musician or project founder. He has been living in Vienna for 20 years, studied composition and taught aesthetics and media philosophy at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna for more than a decade. Assistant to the German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk until 2008, co-founder of interdisciplinary research projects in the arts & cultural sciences, researcher, mentor and part time co-coordinator of theviennaexperiment.org
Markus Zimmermann
Markus Zimmermann studied computer science at the Freie Universität Berlin with a particular interest in graphics and interactive media prior to moving on to study architecture in Vienna. Both areas of competence come together when parametric design is used to describe architectural as well as urbanistic propositions, the use of high definition cameras is considered a tool to dissect and reinterpret the environment or intermedia installations are displayed at museums or festivals.
Bernd Kraeftner
Bernd Kraeftner studied medicine and worked as author and filmmaker. He was principal investigator of several transdisciplinary research projects, that explored the messy interfaces between the sciences and society. He founded the working group SHARED INC., Research Centre for Shared Incompetence, that applies and transforms methods of the science and technology studies, medical anthropology and ethnography, and that works with strategies of the digital and fine arts.
Uke Bosse
Uke Bosse is hooked on computer games since he played titles like "Leather Godesses of Phobos" and "Bubble Bobble". He studied media, communication, acting and comedy and worked as game tester and standup comedian. His last three years he was spending as chief editor by MTV GameOne. Actually he found his mission as host of the satellite TV show RedBull Play!
Felix Bohatsch
When studying computer science (media informatics), Felix Bohatsch realized that computer games were his true passion. After his BSc. from TU Vienna, he graduated MA in game design at künstlerische Hochschule Utrecht. Being the project leader at the awarded indie-game “And Yet It Moves”, he then co-founded the Viennese game company “Broken Rules” in 2009, where he is currently active as CEO.
eSeL (aka Lorenz Seidler)
Living and working as an aesthetic life form in Vienna and the internet eSeL, Lorenz Seidler, studied philosophy & art history and teaches Digital Art at the University of Applied Arts. Since 2010 he develops the project Gazebo - gallery for public spaces and since 2011 the REZEPTION: art information bureau in Museumsquartier Wien. eSeL provides a communication infrastructure for art events and documents and researches developments in contemporary arts through media culture.
Eva de Klerk

Eva de Klerk is a project booster, concept developer, network amplifier, fundraiser and the key motivator behind new creative and urban developments in Amsterdam. She initiated the largest artistic breeding ground in the Netherlands, the NDSM Shipyard project. Her focus is Open Source Creative City Development. She provides lectures and workshops on bottom-up methodology and co-operative development in the creative spheres.

Christian Falsnaes
Christian Falsnaes presents the performance beyond the parental watch is danger to the infant. Beyond the threshold is darkness. Beyond the security of socal affirmation is the adventure of art. In his works – performances, installations and paintings – Christian Falsnaes scrutinizes our relationship and our behaviour in relation to and within public space. In the process, he uses different formal languages that range from Graffiti and Hip Hop to video games and Karaoke, up to Action Painting.
Bernhard Garnicnig
Mag.art. Garnicnig Bernhard, born in 1983 in Bregenz, Austria. Studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam. Focusses his work on different implementations of social, institutional, theoretical, sculptural and audiovisual constellations based on aesthetic experiences and sensual perceptions. He lives and works in Vienna, Newcastle and online.
Benjamin Tomasi

Benjamin Tomasi, born in Bolzano/ Italy. He studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and at Listaháskóli Íslands, Reykjavik, Iceland. Coming from photography and experimental improvised music, his main interest today lies in searching and generating reciprocal processes of observation and contemplation through an experimental practice. This may result in irreproducible, but emotionally and intellectual singular moments, which lead to different appearances in an audio - visual and performative genre.

dérive - Society for Urban Research
dérive – Society for Urban Research is an multimedial, interdisciplinary and independent network of artists, researchers and writers focusing on urban research. dérive juxtaposes sociology, architecture, art, politics, geography, urban planning, philosophy and economy - always dealing with their impact on urban society. Based in vienna dérive publishes an international quarterly magazine, produces a monthly radio show and organizes the annual festival URBANIZE! International Festival for Urban Explorations.
Max Gurresch
Max Gurresch (aka getzi) is a short film director since 2009, works part-time as cameraman and editor for local news-agencies and received extensive training in the art and science of digital compositing on videos. Max is currently working on his Masters Degree in Media Information Technology at the Technical University Vienna. Working with the group 5uper.net since 2011, Max has implemented his skills in the documentation of Coded Cultures 2011 and upcoming productions.
Peter Sandbichler
Peter Sandbichler, born 1964 in Kufstein, Austria lives and works in Vienna. He studied at the University of Applied Arts (1984-1986) and at the Academy of fine Arts, Vienna (1986-1991) and did post graduate studies at the Institute for New Media, Frankfurt am Main (Peter Weibel; 1993/94). He exhibited at large number of international venues, among them the Venice Biennale in 1995 (with Konstanze Ruhm), Museum für Gestaltung, Zürich (1999) and New Museum New York (2002).
Axel Stockburger
Axel Stockburger is an artist and theorist who lives and works in Vienna and London.
Michael Gumhold
Michael Gumhold, born 1978, lives and works in Vienna. In 2000, he graduated from the masterclass for sculpture, School for Art and Design Graz, in 2005 from the Academy of fine Arts, Vienna. Recent solo exhibitions: Ve.Sch, Vienna (2010), Michael Gumhold feat. The Sculpture Group°, Galerie West, Den Haag, (NL) 2010, SPARTACUS, Austrian Cultural Forum, London 2009, The : Complete : Rehearsal : Room : Recordings, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna 2009, Stockhausen Permanent, Georg Kargl Permanent, with wienmodern, Vienna 2008.
Aram Bartholl
Aram Bartholl has been working in Berlin since 1995. He studied architecture at UdK Berlin and graduated there in 2001. Bartholl worked as a freelancer for DMC, MVRDV, IEB Berlin and Fraunhofer Institut FOCUS among others. His installations and performances have been shown at festivals, museums and gallery shows worldwide. Often he is invited to give workshops and to present his work at conferences/universities/art schools. He is a member of the NYC based ‘Free, Art & Technology Lab’ a.k.a. ‘F.A.T. Lab.’
Damian Stewart
Damian Stewart (NZ/AT) is an artist working with light, sound, and technology. Drawing from a diverse background including study and practice in music, architecture, philosophy, and computer science, and building from on a solid understanding of the history, material properties, and aesthetic possibilities of technology, Damian's work constructs and explores relationships between audience, artwork and artist.
Julian Oliver
Julian Oliver is a New Zealand born artist based in Berlin and has been active at the critical intersection of art and technology since 1998. His projects have been presented at many museums, international electronic-art events and conferences, including the Tate Modern, transmediale, Ars Electronica and the Japan Media Arts Festival. His work has received several awards and he is a long-time advocate of the use of free software in artistic production, distribution and education.
Gordan Savicic
Gordan Savicic is an artist playing with software algorithms, experimental media and fine art. His works includes game art, interactive/passive installations and speculative hardware.
With ZugZwangZukunft he developed various Arcade Machine Modifications which have been shown internationally. He received several honorary mentions in various categories at Ars Electronica and has been awarded the Third Prize at Transmediale 08 in Berlin. Savicic lives and works between Rotterdam, Berlin and Vienna.
Stefanie Wuschitz
Stefanie Wuschitz is a lecturer, researcher and media artist from Vienna and graduated at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She completed her Masters at NYU’s Interactive Tele-communications Program. During a Digital Art Fellowship in Sweden she coordinated the Eclectic Tech Carnival 2009 and founded Miss Baltazar’s Laboratory. She is a doctorate candidate at the University of Technology Vienna. Her art work has been presented at diverse festivals all over the globe (NY, Helsinki, Damascus, Taipei,...).
Maximilian Kamenar

Maximilian Kamenar, born 1975 in Martin, Slovakia. Studied jazzguitar at Freies Musikzentrum in Munich, Germany. Obtained a university degree in International Business Science at Leopold Franzens University Innsbruck, Austria and Ecole Superior de Commerce, Le Havre, France. Lives and works as a freelancer in Vienna for different agencies in the field of communication, advertising and events. He works as a music producer and organizes Pecha Kucha Night in Vienna since 2007.

Franz Sumnitsch
Arch. Franz Sumnitsch (born 1961) studied at Technical University Graz, diploma with Günther Domenig, founded BKK-3 ZT-GmbH in 2000, is teaching from 2006 until today (Carinthia University, Lectures in Seoul, Technical University Vienna,...) and published diverse books (2006 BKK-3 Book, 2G N.36, Bart Lootsma, Andreas&Ilka Ruby,...). He is organizing the Pecha Kucha Night Vienna with Maximilian Kamenar since 2008.
Christophe Bruno
Christophe Bruno (born 1964) is a French artist. He began his artistic activity in 2001, influenced by the net.art movement. His thesis is that through the web, and especially through the ability to search and monitor it thoroughly by means of Google, we are heading towards a global text that among other things enables a new form of textual, semantic capitalism, which he explores in his work. His artworks include Iterature,Logo.Hallucination, The Google Adwords Happening, Human Browser, Global Artists,...
Sixtus Preiss
While some consider Sixtus Preiss' music an insider's tip, it stands out through it's originality and a nevertheless strong sense for the prevalent zeitgeist. It catches your ears easily and twinkle-toed in one moment, and in the next surprises you with an exceptional infatuation with the possibilities of sound. There's a lot to be discovered in the universe of Sixtus Preiss, who also as a drummer astonishes the listener with his versatility and skill.
Cid Rim (Affine Records)
The world of Cid Rim circles around the boundless magic and mythical formulas of funk. When speaking of his influences and musical socialisation, the producer and drummer of JSBL inevitably ends in the 70ies of the past century. Through constant exchange with his band colleagues Dorian Concept and The Clonious he sharpened his producer skills and also pushed forward into hiphop and experimental electronica.
Beppo Ton (aka Sebastian Lehner)
As a member of the the viennese underground association 'Schonbrunner Techno', Beppo Ton is pushing things forward and tries to spread the vibe wherever he can. Performing as a Dj he reflects a modern interpretation of electronic dancemusic - as a Live-Act he presents sound entertainment on a high level combined with comatose surprise effects for all free listeners and dancers of the world. A mixture of sensual Techsounds, vibrant Minimal-House and shiny Tech-Pop.
Felix Stadler
Felix Stalder is lecturer in digital culture and epistemologies of networks at University
of Arts, zurich and researches at Institute of cultural technologies/t0 http://felix.openflows.com/
Thomas J. Jelinek
Thomas J. Jelinek, born in 1964, is a curator, stage director, dramaturge and multidisciplinary artist. He created various performances, video and space installations and has worked in television productions, architectural projects and as a curator. As a curator he has a special interest in transdisziplinarity and cross border projects also at the cutting edge between arts and science.
As a stage director he realized performance, opera and theatre projects in public space and various theatre-venues in Europe.
Max Zeller (aka Moogle)
Max Zeller aka Moogle’s musical career began as DJ and event host in Vienna in 2005. As DJ, everything from reeled up Minimal to resolute Techno and ultra deep and soulful House is included in his repertoire. Moogle has worked with the complete set of renowned clubs and hosts in and around Austria (Pratersauna, Fluc Wanne, Fm4, Flex, etc.) and he became a Resident-DJ of famous internet-radio RTS.FM in the beginning of 2011. However, his first release is already out: Moogle & Laminat - Laundromat.

Nikola Jembrih
Nikola Jembrih (aka Mr. Schnauzmeister), Vienna based, is linked to an emerging bunch of DJ‘s and producers in Europe. This involvement led 2008 to the band Beat, Heat & Sushi and 2011 to the electronic duo „fsnk“. He works besides music on art performances such as butoh dance and interactive social installations, graphic design and connecting people. At this moment we have to accentuate that he is not Nokia.
John Barker
John Barker is a novelist and has written extensively on political economy for Mute, variant, and Adbusters magazines as well as the journal Science as Culture.
Transmediale
The Festival will present current positions in the disciplines of New Media Art and two Artists-in-Residence. On 23.9.2011, discussions on international positions in Media Arts and New Media Cultures will be organized in Raum D (hall D) of the MQ in cooperation with the Media Lab Prado, the Amber Festival and the Enter Festival.
Andreas Puck

Andreas Puck is an architect and chemist who has always had an interest in looking beyond the boundaries of his very disciplines. He got formed in different laboratories like R&D, Central Analyses etc. in a big Austrian industrial AG where he had been responsible for the physical laboratories. After knowing the industry he decided to change his profession. He studied architecture at the TU Graz and at ETSA Sevilla and worked in internationally well-known architectural studios in Vienna, Sevilla and Barcelona.

Reinhard Gupfinger
Born in 1977, he is an artist and researcher based in Linz, Austria who is working in the fields of Sonic Interaction Design and Urban Interventions. His work bridges the gap between art, science and technology; his thematic priorities are the perception, recording and the manipulation of acoustic space. In this context he develops interactive environments and interventions in public spaces which integrate users in the creation process. Since 2008 he studied Interface Culture at the University of Arts and Industrial Design.
Brendan Howell
Brendan Howell (USA, b. 1976) is a media artist and an engineer. In addition to his own software works and interactive inventions, he contributes to Open Source software projects including Fritzing and Gnome. He is the creator of PyCessing, a system for learning and experimental programming. He often teaches at universities like UMBC, The Kunsthochschule Berlin Weißensee, FH-Potsdam and the Merz Akademie. He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany and teaches at the Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule.
Hernani Dias

Hernani Dias is a designer and early became interested in 3 things: drawing, dis-/assembling mechanisms and caving. He studied design and graphic arts before working for some of the largest advertising agencies in Lisbon and as a designer in Porto and Tomar. He can be described as graphic designer, creative director and production manager. He has won several awards of design, marketing and creativity. Today he is an eco-designer and media artist focusing on “bringing the unknown beauty of nature to humans”.

Julian Palacz
Julian Palacz is a media artist based in Vienna and Mürzzuschlag (Austria). He graduated with an M.A. in Digital Arts from the University for Applied Arts Vienna in 2010 under Thomas Fürstner/ Peter Weibel and Virgil Widrich. Last exhibitions: Rechenbeispiel, eSeL Rezeption, Museumsquartier, Vienna / FILE 2011, São Paulo, Brasil. His piece “algorithmic search for love” has recently received a Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention and the Interactive Art Prize from the Festival Internacional Multimédia, Portugal.
Johannes Kubin
Kitty Corner is the name of an artist community founded by Johannes Kubin and Marianne Lang. For several years they have been working together as a team, although both of them pursue independent positions. Their work concentrates on the same topics, which are either related to their own private life or playing with urban identity and social phenomena. So far, they organized lots of participatory projects, most of them in private context, but also in public space.
Marianne Lang
Kitty Corner is the name of an artist community founded by Johannes Kubin and Marianne Lang. For several years they have been working together as a team, although both of them pursue independent positions. Their work concentrates on the same topics, which are either related to their own private life or playing with urban identity and social phenomena. So far, they organized lots of participatory projects, most of them in private context, but also in public space.
Tim Gfrerer
Tim Gfrerer is a desinger and coder who explores new ways to create narrative experiences. His professional origins rooted in concept development for radio and in journalism, with an academic background in design and new media, his practice seeks ways to broaden and connect these fields. Before moving over to London and to writing mainly stuff for machines, he wrote for human beings and lived in Vienna; there keeping himself busy as a Journalist for ORF, and as a creative producer for Radio FM4.
James George
James George (NY) is a media artist/programmer using code to create new experiences in physical space. His works take the form of permanent architectural installations, public projection, and mobile applications. He is an active participant in creative software communities and a contributor to open source initiatives and holds a BS in Computer Science and Digital Arts from the Univ. of Washington. He & Karolina Sobecka are Flightphase, a design collective exploring emerging formats and expanded media.
Elke Krasny

Elke Krasny is a cultural theorist, urban researcher, curator and author, as well as senior lecturer at the academy of fine arts vienna, exhibiting and presenting internationally. She works with process-oriented research on architecture, the city, social engagement in artistic practice, gender concerns and cultural identity, organizing exhibitions, publications, walks, symposia and talks on said topics.

Michal Wlodkowski

Michal Wlodkowski is one of the founding members of the collective 5uper.net, as well as one of the coordinators of Coded Cultures - City as Interface. He works as freelance software developer and researcher in the area of experimental media production. In recent years he developed, curated and produced numerous exhibitions, presentations and events at the intersections of media, arts, design and technology.

Prayas Abhinav
Prayas Abhinav lives in Bangalore (India) and is an artist in residence at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. He works with game cultures, installations and urban geography. Prayas was selected by the transmediale (partner of Coded Cultures).
Christoph Buchner
Christoph Buchner/Bilderbuchi is a scientist by day, visual artist/coder/tinkerer by night. Active in Vienna since 2006 in the audiovisual collective Phononoia, he often can't keep the physicist's brain out of his visual work. He feels mostly at home creating generative visuals, but experimenting with slide projectors is also an acknowledged focus together with his colleague diascope.
Michael Hofstätter

Michael Hofstätter (born 1953) and Wolfgang Pauzenberger (born 1955) founded the group PAUHOF architects in 1986 in Vienna/Linz/Berlin. They develop urban studies, try out architectural experiments, participate in contests (national and international). They develop “architectures” - currently they are working on their project „StadtSzenarien als MetaModelle“ (city scenarios as meta-models).

Thorsten Wiedemann
Thorsten S. Wiedemann is CEO and art director of “A MAZE.” Berlin. Since 2008 he celebrates the convergence of computer games and art, combining the two in presentation-modules in a skillful way: the Games Culture Circle, an interdisciplinary talk show, as well as the internationally booked “A MAZE. Jump’n Run.”. His interest lies in playful concepts, that bridge the gap between punk, art and technology.
Georg Russegger

Georg Russegger is the Scientific Manager of the research and development project Ludic Interfaces at the Interface Culture Lab, University of Art and Design Linz. Together with the association 5uper.net he is coordinator of the CODED CULTURES festival in Vienna. Since 1999 he has been active in artistic and scientific fields that investigate new artistic practices, media-integrated knowledge-cultures and their impact on project design as well as individual self-empowerment.

Matthias Tarasiewicz
Matthias Tarasiewicz (aka parasew) works with new media art since the last millenium (when they were actually new). He has been one of the founders of 5uper.net and co-initiator of the initiative Coded Cultures in 2004. He can be described as curator, project developer, technology theorist and digital bricoleur. Deeply involved in coding and decoding (both literally and theoretically) he researches in the fields of artistic technologies, experimental documentation and currently works on his PHD on the University of Applied Arts.
Luise Reitstätter

Luise Reitstätter is a cultural scientist working in projects focussing on theory and practice of contemporary fine arts, dance/performance and architecture/urbanism. In recent years she worked as assistance to the curation at documenta.12, as project coordinator for the austrian pavillion at the venice biennale 2008/2009 and as head of production for Philipp Gehmacher. Since 2010 her research focus is arts&science in Salzburg (Austria), where she currently works on her doctorate.

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Today 30.9.2011: 19h
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