Jeremy Hinsdale is a writer, technologist and artist in New York City. His work has appeared on the websites for PBS, Newsweek, the American Museum of Natural History, State of the Planet and other publications.
Nathier Fernández is a Colombian designer and research-based artist. Her current work focuses on the relationship between human and non-human interactions and what arises when emerging technologies are involved. She has a special interest around living materials, exploring possible intersections between biological and computational systems.
Pavel Korbicka is a visual artist based in the Czech Republic. He has been awarded grants and scholarships from the Pollock Krasner Foundation and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, and held a residency at SCOPE Light Art in Berlin. Having earned his degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, he has exhibited widely in Europe in cities including Brno, Prague, Katowice, Milano, Venice, and Büdelsdorf.
“Out of the rolling ocean the crowd came a drop gently to me … I too am part of that ocean, my love, we are not so much separated, Behold the great rondure, the cohesion of all, how perfect!”
Emily Erekson is a NYC-based collaborative artist who enjoys engaging with music as if she were in a giant laboratory. As a college student, she acquired a dilapidated grand piano and founded The Dead Piano Society, where she and her friends would gather around the soundboard and experiment with extended techniques and new sonic textures. This was just the beginning of what would become a pattern in her career of creating collaborative musical communities that come together, experiment and improvise. Her compositions are natural outgrowths from her desire to explore and have recently been showcased at Carnegie Hall and Columbia University. A passionately eclectic pianist, she has performed classical music, jazz or art-rock at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Utah Governor’s Mansion, the Utah State Capitol and various venues throughout Europe. She has opened for several major acts, including Neon Trees, and is Co-founder and Director of Experimental Workshops of Glassbox Collective.
Bob L. T. Sturm is an American engineer and composer living in Europe since 2009. He is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), in Stockholm, Sweden. From 2014-2018, he was a Lecturer in Digital Media at the Centre for Digital Music, Queen Mary University of London. He received a BA in physics from University of Colorado, Boulder in 1998, an MA in Music, Science, and Technology, at Stanford University, in 1999, and a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2009.
Yoav Lifshitz is a media theoretician, a non-disciplinary artist and curator, and teaches new-media arts. In his work, he combines activism, culture jamming, critical engineering, and journalism. Lifshitz is the co-founder of the Captive Portal platform at the Center for Contemporary Art, Tel-Aviv, and the Israeli Pirate Party collective.
Shawn Lawson & Jeremy Stewart
Shawn Lawson is an artist researching the computational sublime. He performs under the pseudonym Obi-Wan Codenobi where he live-codes real-time computer graphics with his open source software. He has performed or exhibited in England, Scotland, Spain, Denmark, Russia, Italy, Korea, Portugal, Brazil, Turkey, Malaysia, Iran, Canada, and the USA. He is a Professor in and Head of the Department of Art at RPI.
Jeremy Stewart is a multimedia artist and performer researching the affective potential of distributed media systems through the creation of improvisational performances, artificial intelligence (A.I.) software, and wearable hardware. Stewart is currently a PhD candidate (ABD) in the Electronic Arts program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.
Times Waves Collective
Since the dawn of time, man has been obsessed with harmony. Put simply, harmony is any esthetically pleasing arrangement of a multiplicity of forms. Whether confronted with musical notes, visual cues, or words, the human sensory apparatus is highly attuned to relative relationships between inputs, and the brain experiences a sense of pleasure when these relationships meet certain criteria.
Neo Christopher Chung and George Carter Dyer form an experimental audiovisual duo called Time Waves. Based in Wroclaw, Poland, Time Waves explores physical and biological phenomena, in search of emergent visual and acoustic aesthetics. In recent works, they employ interactive and generative systems based on Max/MSP and Arduino to produce audiovisual textures and feedback loops directly from data and mathematical formulas.