Lee, Chun (TW/London)

workshop module A. Algorithmic Music and Animation

http://sonicvariable.goto10.org (external link)

A Taiwanese sound artist currently based in London,UK.

With a background in classical music, he is also a PhD candidate of Sonica Arts at Middlesex University.




Keith Lam (HK)

workshop module B. Urban Invader

http://www.the-demos.com (external link)

Born in Hong Kong at 1980, an new media arts artist, Artistic Director of an new media art group “dimension+“, Visiting Lecturer of School of Design of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Hong Kong Art School. He was an Instructor at the School of Creative Media, Technical Director and consultant of Microwave International New Media Arts Festival. His artworks have been invited to numerous festivals around the world, including Ars Electronica Festival (Austria), FILE 2009 (Brazil, Sau Pualo), Split Film Festival (Croatia), AveCom (The Netherlands), Microwave International New Media Arts Festival (Hong Kong) and Hong Kong Arts Biennale (Hong Kong), etc. His work “Moving Mario” has awarded the Honorary Mention in Ars Electronica 2008 Interactive Arts Category. Because of his effort and remarkable achievements on arts, Keith has awarded Award for Young Artist (Film & Media Arts) of Hong Kong Arts Development Awards 2008.



PEI (TW/Basel)

workshop module C. sound symbolism & audiobook

http://www.little-object.com (external link)

Pei has dabbled in a variety of digital domains, but has concentrated on sound design, composition and
streaming video art since 1999. Her work has been influenced by neo-dada, freeform jazz as well as avant-garde electronic musicians and minimalist painter/composers. She made music pieces for radio, animation, dance,theatre projects and installations as well organising and performing at experimental electronic music events. One of her radio piece > un canny < received Honorary Mention of Digital Music in Ars Electronic 2007.




Tobias Hoffmann (DE/Basel)

workshop module D. the internet of real things

http://kiilo.org (external link)

Media Artist, a Neo-dadaist who likes to bridge object and code with Arduino.

2007 - 2009 the Director of NewMedia Studio, FHNW, Switzerland.
2009 - now sever + database engineer for openbroadcast.ch




Dr. Marc R. Dusseiller (CH/Zuerich)

workshop module E. lo-fi soundz & synths

http://www.dusseiller.ch/labs (external link) = http://www.mechatronicart.ch (external link) = http://hackteria.org (external link)

Marc R. Dusseiller is a transdisciplinary scholar, lecturer for Micro- and Nanotechnology and artist. He works in an integral way to combine science, art and education. He performs DIY-workshops in lo-fi electronics, music and robotics, has made various short movies and is currently developing means to perform biological science (mammalian cell culture, microfluidics, live-microscopy) in a DIY fashion in your kitchen or your atelier. He is also co-organizing dock18, Room for Mediacultures, and various other engagments like the diy* festival as the president of the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, SGMK.

feed talks @ Videotage – transdisciplinary approaches on art & science education : http://www.dusseiller.ch/labs/?p=907 (external link)



Pe Lang (CH/Berlin)

workshop module F. motion and sound

www.pelang.ch (external link)

Pe Lang (b. 1974 in Switzerland) is a sound artist based in Zurich and Berlin. His work includes sound installation, performance and composition. Lang has performed and exhibited his work at a number of festivals including transmediale, Elektra Montreal (ca), Sonic Acts XII Amsterdam (nl), Dissonanze Roma (it), ISEA 2008 Singapore (si), and at galleries such as bitforms Gallery, New York (us), Miller Fine Arts Center Mcminville (us), Netherlands Media Art Institute Amsterdam (nl), Cybersonica London (uk). His work focuses on minimal and elegant kinetic systems, combined with different materials, which are used as sound sources. Selected awards and residencies include the Sitemapping/Mediaprojects Award, Bundesamt für Kultur (2005 and 2008), Swiss Art Award (2009) and artists-in-labs, Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (2007).




Zachary Lieberman (US/New York)

workshop module G. Leaving the Screen: Programming for Interactive/Reactive Systems

http://www.openframeworks.cc/ (external link)

Zachary Lieberman's work uses technology in a playful and enigmatic way to explore the nature of communication and the delicate boundary between the visible and the invisible. He creates performances, installations, and on-line works that investigate gestural input, augmentation of the body, and kinetic response. Working with collaborator Golan Levin, he created a series of installations - "Remark" and "Hidden Worlds" - which presented different interpretations of what the voice might look like if we could see our own speech. These were followed with "Messa Di Voce," a concert performance in which the speech, shouts and songs of two abstract vocalists were radically augmented in real-time by interactive visualization software. The collaborators were recently nominated for Wired magazine's artist of the year award and have toured and exhibited their works widely, much to the delight of their audiences.

Lieberman has held artist residencies at Ars Electronica Futurelab, Eyebeam, and most recently at Dance Theatre Workshop, where he investigated how technology might be used to aid the choreographic process.





Venzha Christ (ID/Yogyakarta)

workshop module G. Generic Infrastructures Community & Tools

http://www.natural-fiber.com/ (external link)

Venzha Christiawan (1975) Indonesia, 1996 graduated from interior design faculty (BA), Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI). Focus on new media art since 1999, and built ‘the house of natural fiber (HONF), yogyakarta new media art laboratory’, that was produced and organized lot of projects such as public art installation, media performance, media art festival, technology research, videowork festival, workshops, discussion, DIY gathering, electronic and media culture movement, etc. The goal of the Education Focus Program (EFP) is to build connections and interactions between local communities (whose interest and focus is on new media) and creators/artists. Herewith, he tries to reinforce the interest in and analysis of technology in artistic production and theory. He intends and focuses for built new bridge between art and technology it self in Indonesia together with HONF. Venzha is a conceptor and director also for YIVF (Yogyakarta International Videowork Festival) and CELLSBUTTON (Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival), which produced and organized by HONF every year.





Irene Agrivina Widyaningrum (ID/Yogyakarta)

workshop module H. Generic Infrastructures Community & Tools
& presentation : Under 50$ Lower-Knee Prosthetic

http://www.natural-fiber.com/ (external link)

New Media artist and co-founder of HONF, She is active on organizing the communities and projects at HONF, managing and bridging the communications and collaboration between young creative movements and HONF. Also she was founder of 10:05 Newsletter, an urban monthly newsletter, that issued on young creative communities, that influences the most electronic music movements in Yogyakarta. As media artist, she focused on society empowerments, for instance a project called CellsKid, a project that focus on children creativity. Most of her works influenced as well by fashion cultures and youth cultures. Also, Irene is a key person of YIVF (Yogyakarta International Videowork Festival) and CELLSBUTTON (Yogyakarta International Media Art Festival), which produced and organized by HONF every year. In 2003, she visited Taipei as the fellow of Taipei Artist Village, her art, research and lecture appeared many important new media art festival included Transmediale (Berlin, Germany), Kitchen Budapest (Budapest, Hungary), Pixel Ache Festival (Helsinki, Finland), Fablab (Amsterdam, Netherland), Prix Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Electrofringe (New Castle, Australia).





Tommy Surya (ID/Yogyakarta)

workshop module H. Generic Infrastructures Community & Tools
& presentation : Under 50$ Lower-Knee Prosthetic

http://www.natural-fiber.com/ (external link)

Tommy Surya (1976), male, Indonesian, 2001 graduated from graphic design faculty (BA), Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI) Yogyakarta. Focus on new media art since 2000, one of founder ‘the house of natural fiber, yogyakarta new media art laboratory’ (HONF). He intends and focuses in organize the community and projects in HONF, and also create and experimenting in visual or videos based medium. Active on vj gathering in community / young creative movement in the region that focus on how to explore many medium as a creative tools. He’s one of key person who intends to build Cellsbutton and YIVF forum for continuing/related projects. One of his project is vjnumberoneProject. It’s a video jockey project , an experimental live performance video jockey that develop in many medium as sources and performances.
From 2009, He focused on the design and creative division at HONF, and also the pre-building Fablab project in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, which one of the main issue is low cost prosthetics developments, workshop and presented twice in Fablab Amsterdam, hosted by Waag society


Alex Schaub (CH/Amsterdam)

Remoted Presentation Under 50$ Lower-Knee Prosthetic

http://www.fablab.nl (external link)

A Fablab is a kind of workshop with a few advanced digital controlled production machines. You can compare it with what a factory would have as a ‘research and development‘ department. Since a half year I am Fablab manager in Amsterdam, and I have seen a big variety of people doing all kinds of stuff in our lab. From architects to designers to artists, or just whatever people with nice ideas produced a lot of stuff. You can see more than 50 documented ones here (external link).


Chen Yung-Hsien (hugo) (TW/Taipei)


http://summer.ntua.edu.tw/~hugochen/ (external link)
http://www.twvideoart.org (external link)

Chen Yung-Hsien (hugo) is an artist, independent curator, writer and art critic. In his art practice, he employs a combination of forms of Video Art and New Media Art. Solo exhibitions include “The Song of Body”, “One in a Loop” and “In to/Out of the Other”. His works have been widely exhibited in numerous exhibitions, both in Taiwan and internationally. He was awarded the “Maple Leaf Award of Bronze Maple” in Canada and the “Beck’s Future Prize” for Film and Video in England.

He is an independent curator, curatorial projects including “Random-ize Film & Video Festival”, “Night Vision at Taipei: International Video Art Exhibition”, “Animation Tropes ”, “Looking for Horse Latitude--New Media Art Exhibition”, “2008 Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition” and “2010 Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition”, “Beyond the Mirage—Taiwan New Media Art”(SCOPE Miami). His writings and papers concentrate on theories of Contemporary Art, and the analysis of New Media Art. He has published “The Art of Taiwanese illustration”, “The Song of Body” , “In to/Out of the Other” and “Contemporary Technology and Video Art”.

Chen was born in Taiwan, he received his PhD of Arts and Communication from The University of Brighton, UK. Chen currently serves as an assistant professor in Department of Multimedia and Animation Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts.



Escher Tsai (TW/Taipei) playaround moderator/co-organiser


http://d-p.cc (external link)

After the position as project manager at ACER Digital Art Center, Escher Tasi devoted himself to creativities, research and education of digital art. He is the founder and artistic director of 'microplayground (external link) and 'dimension plus (external link) with a focus on organising educational workshop of electronic art and digital environment that associated with DIY, open source, creative commons and creative industry. Escher Tasi received Master of Art History from Taipei University of Art, Taiwan, R.O.C. He is the co-funded of playaround workshop since 2007.

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