Participant Information

Claire Cann and Richard Allalouf (Keywords) have been working with electronic media for 2 and 5 years respectively and have collaborated on the net since autumn 96. Previous to their involvement with the net they collectively studied design, fine art, worked with sound, wrote, edited and ran a studio. They are based in London UK.

Mark Amerika (Network Installations, Creative Exhibitionism and Virtual Republishing) is the Publisher of Alt-X and co-organizer of DIGITAL STUDIES. His current hypermedia work, GRAMMATRON 1.0, is available for free on the WWW.

Roy Ascott (The Shamantic Web) is Director the Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts (CAiiA), University of Wales College, Newport, and Professor of Science and Technology in Art Research (STAR), School of Computing, University of Plymouth. Formerly he served as Dean of San Francisco Art Institute and as a Professor of Communications Theory, University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Since 1980 he has produced many global networking projects (Museum of Modern Art, Paris, the Venice Biennale, Ars Electronica Linz, V2 Holland) and published over 100 texts, translated into many languages. He serves as board member of the following organizations: NTT's InterCommunication Center, Tokyo, Ars Council of England, Leonardo Journal. url:

Torsten Zenas Burns (maintenance/web) was born in 1968. In 1990 he received his B.F.A. in video studies at the New York State college of ceramics at Alfred University. In 1993 he received a Masters Degree in video from the San Francisco Art Institute. Over the last six years he has created a variety of video and performance series exploring "experimental body" potentials. Other projects include an on-going collaboration with Anthony Discenza under the name "Halflifers" The pieces have delved into alternative medical terrains, psi-healing fictions and recorded movement/gesture activities. burns has had work shown at the European Media Arts Festival in Germany, The Museum of Modern Art in New York and most recently screened work at pacific film archive in berkeley, CA.

Vuk Cosic (history of art for airports) is a European net.artist. Recent web work includes a virtual documenta X site. More of his artwork can be found here.

Ricardo Dominguez (Virtual Timeline) is the recombinant editor of The Thing, a former member of Critical Art Ensemble, and a node of the Zapatista Network.

Alex Galloway (What is Digital Studies?) is associate editor of RHIZOME, and co-organizer of DIGITAL STUDIES. His work has appeared in the ctheory book Digital Delirium and in the nettime publication ZKP4. He also designed and coded the DIGITAL STUDIES site, in collaboration with Mark Amerika.

Dr. Hugo (Fuzzy Dreamz) is a professor (MultimediaLab) at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts - Flanders (HIFA) in Antwerp, Belgium. Originally, Dr. Hugo opted for a musical education, but transferred to the visual arts. He graduated from the Royal Academy and was a laureate of the National Higher Institute for Fine Arts in Antwerp. In addition, he studied nuclear physics during one year at the State Higher Institute for Nuclear Energy in Mol. He received his doctoral degree for a thesis on "Art & Computers" at the Universidad de la Laguna in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain. In 1996 he participated in Ars Electronica in Linz, and in 1997 he participated in the Biennale of Venice, Club Media Belgium. His work has been described as an exploration of synaesthetic experiences.

Web artist, performing arts operater, radio director and acting teacher Igor Stromajer is the impetus behind Intima (re:volution). Igor has published many articles about art in different Slovenian and international art and cultural magazines. He has specialized recently in intimate performing arts, radiophonic researches of sound dimensions and digital (inter)net art projects. Born in Maribor, Slovenia, 1967, Igor graduated from the Academy for Theatre, Film and Television in Ljubljana, Slovenia (departement for theatre and radio directing). He likes pancakes with chocolate or cacao, fresh milk, good wine and communication.

Shelley Jackson (My body) holds an AB in studio art from Stanford University and an MFA in creative writing from Brown University. She is the author of the acclaimed hypertext novel Patchwork Girl (Eastgate, 1995). She has recently spoken on hypertext fiction for MIT's Media in Transition project. Her short stories have appeared in various journals, including Black Ice and Conjunctions, and she has illustrated several books in addition to her own children's book, The Old Woman and the Wave (DK Ink 1998). She lives in San Francisco and specializes in lies and digressions.

Tina LaPorta (Shifting) is currently an Artist-in-Resident at Ars Electronica where she has produced a Web specific video installation titled TRACES which explores concepts of presence and absence within a digital environment. Last year, she produced CyberFemme TV, an experimental television series on Manhattan Cable Television and was a resident artist at the Experimental Television Center where she completed her video Camera Work. Her work is also included in the On-Line Journal Women and Performance: Sexuality and Cyberspace as well as The World's Women Online a web project as part of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women which took place in Beijing China.

Lev Manovich (Little Movies) is an artist and a theorist of new media. He was born in Moscow, where he studied fine arts and computer science. He continued his education in the U.S. receiving an M.A. in experimental psychology from NYU and a Ph.D. in Visual and Cultural Studies from University of Rochester. He has lectured widely on digital arts, and his writings have been published in many countries. He is an Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Diego. In 1995 he was awarded a Mellon Fellowship in Art Criticism by California Institute of the Arts. He is currently working on two books: a collection of essays on digital realism and a history of the social and cultural origins of computer graphics technologies entitled "The Engineering of Vision from Constructivism to Computer" (University of Texas Press, forthcoming.)

Juliet Ann Martin (oooxxxooo) has a BA in Visual Arts from Brown University and is currently working towards an MFA in Computer Art at the School of Visual Arts. She is a painter, performer, writer, digital artist, and programmer. Currently her web based art piece Can You See Me Through the Computer? is being shown at the Year Zero One Virtual Gallery. She has received recognition for her computer works from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Gallery, DNP Achievement Awards, European Media Arts Festival, _Wesite Graphics_ by Liesbeth de Boer, Geert J. Strengholt, and Willem Velthoven, Maid in Cyberspace Festival, Springtij Festival 1997, the Visual Poetry on-line collection, Macxibition, David Siegels High Five, _Elements of Web Design_ by Darcy DiNucci, Maria Giudice and Lynne Stiles, Paper Magazine, and Wired Magazine. Her short stories have been published in CUPS Magazine and Black Ice Literary Journal.

Jennifer Bozick McCoy (maintenance/web) was born in 1968. Her work includes video, performance, multimedia, and photography. Her art making practice revolves around the activity of making subjective experience into form. More specifically, she is interested in the minutiae of physical experience and its interface with everyday, domestic reality. She completed advanced study at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1994 where she received a master of fine art's degree in Electronic Art. Recent exhibitions include "Deuxieme Manifestation Internationale Video et Art Electronique," (Champ Libre Gallery, Montreal, Canada), "Video Art: Festival et Forum International des Nouvelles Images," ( Locarno, Switzerland), and "Videonale 7" (Bonn, Germany).

Kevin McCoy (maintenance/web) was born in 1967. He is a media artist who works with film, video, photography, computer graphics, installation, and performance. His work addresses the interface of memory, communication and technology, and explores the rhetoric of image resolution and image quality. He completed advanced study in Electronic Art at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, New York (M.F.A. 1994). Recent exhibitions include "OSTranenie '95," (Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany), "The Next 5 Minutes," (V2, Rotterdam, Holland), and "Impakt Festival", (Utrect, Holland).

Knut Mork (Solve et Coagula) is an internationally exhibiting media artist and software engineer based in Oslo, Norway. His previous works experiment with the construction of synaesthetic experiences. He is alternately completely unknown, or recognized as one of the most promising talents in the media art scene. Solve et Coagula, was developed and first shown at the Centre for Culture and Communication in Budapest, and was later exhibited at the Ars Electronica Festival '97. The earlier installation se nse:less is currently exhibiting at the 5th International Istanbul Biennial. He was also one of the co-founders and original site designer for Alt-X.

Melinda Rackham (Line) was mesmerised by the flickering texts of the cyberpolis, and knew she needed to move there. her sculptural/theoretical practise, fuelled by fascination with spatial dilemmas, gendered identity, seduction and repulsion, and the romantic mirroring and merging of subjectivities, softly slipped into the virtual. melinda is currently immersed in her domain hacking a site on immunophilosophy, invasive practise, intimate experience, and invalid code.

Erwin Redl (Truth is a moving target) is an artist living in New York. Recent web work includes You Me And. He has also appeared in the following shows: ISEA 97 (Art Institute of Chicago), Mac Classic (Postmasters Gallery, New York), Fragments in Time (Clementine Gallery, New York), Balance Akte 96 (NÍ-Landesmuseum, Vienna), Ars Electronica 96 (Linz/Austria), Can You Digit? (Postmasters Gallery, New York).

Nino Rodriguez (Face Value: Notes on Social Media and Self-Exchange) is twenty-nine, and he's lived in Los Angeles forever. He never practiced piano enough, and always played the music no one likes to hear. Music theory still nags him even after earning an MFA in Film and Video at UCLA. Since 1988, his short videos, films, and digital media have shown at the Dallas Video Festival, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Museum of Modern Art, and other places, too. Nino's won prizes in seven countries, and people said intellectual things about his work at The Robert Flaherty Seminar. Nino is currently working on long-term plans, sees his friends sporadically, and spends his nights wondering if he leads an artificial life.

La Société Anonyme (Why keep talking about art?) is a fluctuant group of artists and theoreticians, founded in 1990, who work specificaly on the relations of critical thinking and artistic practices. LSA has produced 38 works, including texts, videos, installations, catalogue-pieces and web pieces. La Société is currently working on the problematics of the web, as related to a critical extinction of the separated existence of art in contemporary societies.

Born:: Canada 1954. Ted Warnell:: entrepreneur, freelance artist. Work exhibited:: real and cyberspace art galleries; print, digital, Web publications. Guides:: Art & Technology for The Mining Company, New York, publishing weekly articles on new media art, artists. Maintains Web/art installations:: New York, Massachusetts, California, California USA; London UK; Calgary, Calgary Canada. Current project:: MACHINE.

Jeff Zilm (null model) holds a BFA in Art History. He has written for Semiotext(e) and FUUR and recorded for the NETTWERK, VERVE and RED STAR record labels. Since 1995 his new media work has been included in exhibitions throughout the USA and Europe, including Ars Electronica in 1996. Currently, he is director of the experimental CB radio group RED ASPHALT NOMAD.