Ben is a media archeologist, archivist, and conservator of born-digital and computer based works of contemporary art. His research interests include digital preservations, digital cultural heritage, web based creative communities, computer history, information architecture, metadata, and animated gifs.
Jennifer & Kevin’s multimedia artworks examine the genres and conventions of filmmaking, memory and language. They are known for constructing subjective databases of narrative material and making fragmentary miniature film sets with lights, video cameras, and moving sculptural elements to create live cinematic events.
Josh is a data artist and web developer whose work exposes and examines our prison and military systems, entities that are largely visually hidden. He is the creator of Metadata+, an iPhone app that tracks U.S. drone strikes, and also appropriates publicly available satellite imagery to create provocative images of socio-political systems.
Ranjit discovered sound art around age 14, listening to weird late night programs on KPFA. He now works with interactive and sound installations, with scanner photography, and with internet-based collaborative art.
Lynn is a data analysis and visualization consultant and currently a visiting Knight Fellow at University of Miami. Her passion is text visualization, and she is developing an educational toolset to make this easier for non-specialists with collaborators at Bocoup.com.
Hannah explores the electrical properties of materials and traditional and contemporary craft techniques, developing new techniques for building electronics that emphasize materiality and process. She believes that this will allow us to build electronics that are more diverse, understandable and expressive than electronics currently are.
Since 2003, Tactical Tech’s mission has been to advance the skills, tools, and techniques of rights advocates, empowering them to use information and communications to help marginalized communities understand and effect progressive social, environmental, and political change.
Kate is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research New York City, a Visiting Professor at MIT's Center for Civic Media, and a Senior Fellow at NYU's Information Law Institute. Her research addresses the social impacts of big data, and she's currently writing a new book on data and power with Yale University Press.
Alexis is the Creative Director of the R&D Lab at The New York Times, where she investigates emerging technologies and prototypes future concepts for media. Her work is focused on the dynamics of engaging with complex systems, which she investigates by designing immersive and exploratory physical-to-digital interactions, data visualizations, and screen-based interfaces.
Tega is an artist and environmental engineer from Sydney, Australia working at the intersection of art, ecology and engineering. Her work is a form of eccentric engineering and it reimagines quotidian technologies to address their politics. It takes the form of site specific interventions, dysfunctional devices, experimental infrastructures and information representations (sometimes using underpants).
Tania is interested in the complex intersection between language systems, sound, and logics of technology. Her translation processes between sound, words, patterns, and machines create discursive associations and reveal logics of thinking.
Jen is the senior graphics editor at Scientific American magazine. Her strengths lie in understanding, interpreting, and communicating scientific content visually.
Paolo is Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano as well as founder and Scientific Director at DensityDesign Research Lab. His research activity focuses on the development of data interfaces, experiences and tools to make complex issues visible, accessible and manageable.
Moritz works as a “truth and beauty operator” on the crossroads of data visualization, information aesthetics and user interface design. With a background in Cognitive Science and Interface Design, his work beautifully balances analytical and aesthetic aspects in mapping abstract and complex phenomena.
HeHe is a Paris based art and design partnership set up in 1999 by Helen and Heiko. Using a language based on light, sound and image, their practice explores the relationship between the individual and their architectural and urban environment. Their research efforts are geared entirely to people’s undesired needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment.
Kyle is an artist who works in the open with code. He spends a significant amount of time building tools that allow artists to use new algorithms in creative ways. He enjoys creatively subverting networked communication and computation, exploring glitch and embedded biases, and extending these concepts to reversal of everything from personal identity to work habits.
Charlie works with satellite imagery at Mapbox, on projects like cloud removal and artifact reduction. Recently, he’s been trying to think about large ranges of scale: for example, how local senses of place relate to global contexts.
Darius is an internet artist working under the moniker Tiny Subversions. His best known works are the Random Shopper (a program that bought him random stuff from Amazon each month) and Content, Forever (a tool to generate rambling thinkpieces of arbitrary length). He has a small army of Twitter and Tumblr bots that he builds because they make him laugh.
Luke DuBois is a composer, artist, and performer who explores the temporal, verbal, and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera. Stemming from his investigations of “time-lapse phonography,” his work is a sonic and encyclopedic relative to time-lapse photography. Just as a long camera exposure fuses motion into a single image, his projects reveal the average sonority, visual language, and vocabulary in music, film, text, or cultural information.
LittleSis is a free database of who-knows-who at the heights of business and government. They’re a grassroots watchdog network connecting the dots between the world's most powerful people and organizations.
Lauren is an artist and programmer whose work explores the structures and systems of social interactions, identity, and self-representation, and the potential for technology to mediate, manipulate, and evolve these interactions.
Jenny is an artist whose work combines the mining of online imagery with writing and research, usually in an attempt to highlight the material nature of our modern networked existence. Her practice involves collecting, tagging and cataloguing, and she's often been compared to a natural scientist – specifically, a lepidopterist.
Sara is an artist, design researcher, and professor based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She makes material and digital artworks, writes, and lectures on adaptive and assistive technologies, prosthetics, inclusive design, accessible architecture, and related ideas.
Adrien is a sculptural data artist and designer whose work seeks to reconcile scientific conventions of reason and fact with an intuitive sensory experience. She interprets the complexity of natural systems by translating scientific data into lines, shapes, forms, and materials to reveal trends, patterns, processes, and relationships as three-dimensional sculptures.
Anouk works in the emerging field of "fashion-tech" and has created an impressive body of tech-enhanced designs bringing together fashion and technology in an unusual way. She creates technological couture; with systems around the body that tend towards artificial intelligence; projected as 'host' systems on the human body, her designs move, breath, and react to the environment around them.
Patricio is an artist and engineer who uses code and light to turn data into stunning landscapes. His landscapes address the problem of scale and the development of technology to perceive beyond the world in front of us. This technology helps us to see where our eyes are otherwise blind, pushing our cognitive limits.