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Aldo Tolino
Aldo Tolino (Artist – Researcher / Austria)
Participation: Presentation

Title: beyond play: a taxonomy of ludic artefacts

Aldo Tolino is a Viennese artist, researcher and gamer. After studying digital art at the university for applied arts Vienna, he wrote a dissertation on computer games and cultural production. He is lecturer at the Graphische-school in Vienna and the university for telecommunications and media in St. Pölten. Web: io-noi-aldo.sonance.net Research: gaming-2-0.blogs.sonance.net

Andrea Lunzer
Andrea Lunzer (Production Assistance / Austria)

After a break out to London Austrian born Andrea Lunzer returned to Vienna. Not really knowing what to do she got picked up by Patrick Pulsinger and Erdem Tunakan. There at Cheap Records she got to know the Viennese underground style of music. After the Cheap Office moved out of Mego’s basement they found a new home at Vienna’s Museums Quarters. There in the spotlight of Vienna’s cultural heart 5uper.net happened to be their neighbours. After Cheap Records Andrea went back to university to concentrate on marketing and advertising. And it was only then when she was looking for a job that she ran into 5uper.nets Mic and Matthias to be easily talked into their new project: Coded Cultures.
Anna Rosalia Wahrbichler
Anna Rosalia Wahrbichler (Trainee / Austria)

Born in 1984 in Graz/Austria, Anna grew up in Athens/Greece and visited the German school of Athens. After gratuading from school in 2004 she moved back to Austria, where she now studies Artistic Sciences, Art Education and Communication at the University for applied arts in Vienna. Her main focus lies in the areas of art and communicative practise and experimental textiles figures. She collected experiences in the fields of art and cultural mediation with a 3-month training period in a gallery in Zurich/Switzerland. The media art festival CODED CULTURES was introduced to Anna early this year by the group 5uper.net, which she now supports as a trainee.
Astrid Exner
Astrid Exner (Trainee / Austria)

Born in 1988 and living in Vienna, Austria. After completing the Foundation Course at New Design University St. Pölten, Astrid Exner is currently studying Philosophy, Dutch and Art History at the University of Vienna. She has been working part-time as Assistant E-Marketing for Wienerberger AG since 2006 and is now supporting the Coded Cultures team as a trainee.
Bernhard Garnicnig
Bernhard Garnicnig (Artist / Austria)
Project: Craving (with Gottfried Haider)
Participation: Presentation / Associated Event

Title: Craving

Bernhard Garnicnig studies Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He is a founding member and co-curator of c17, an artist-run space in Vienna. His current work focuses on establishing social, institutional, theoretical, sculptural and audiovisual constellations. He lives and works in Vienna. Web: offspacecenter.com
Christa Sommerer
Christa Sommerer (Artist – Scientist / Austria)
Participation: Symposium / Keynote

Title: The Art and Science of Interface and Interaction Design

Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau are internationally renowned media artists and researchers, they have jointly created around 20 interactive artworks, which can be found at interface.ufg.ac.at/christa-laurent. These artworks have been shown in around 200 exhibitions world-wide and are installed in media museums and media collections around the world, including the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Science and Industries in Tokyo, the Media Museum of the ZKM in Karlsruhe, the Cartier Foundation in Paris, the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, the NTT-ICC Museum in Tokyo, the NTT Plan-Net in Nagoya, Japan, the Shiroishi Multimedia Art Center in Shiroishi, Japan, the HOUSE-OF-SHISEIDO in Tokyo and the ITAU CULTURAL Foundation in Sao Paulo.
Christian Gützer
Christian Gützer (Artist / Austria)
Group: 5VOLTCORE (with Emanuel Andel)
Participation: Workshop

Title: Toy Bending Workshop

Christian Gützers’ career began in the metalworking industry, where he trained as a machine tool manufacturer. After this, he studied "visual media design" in Peter Weibel’s masterclass at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. He graduated in 2007 with his work "Grow – Früchte des Kronos" ("grow ‚ì fruits of the kronos") which engages with the question of artificially manipulating the growth of plants and the implications of this. In 2003 Emanuel Andel and Christian Güzer founded the artist group 5VOLTCORE. They worked intensively on autopoetic and self referential systems, producing several installations and performances which dealt with the behaviour and manipulation of closed, inert systems. The artistic duo won the 2006 Transmediale Award with their work "Shockbot Corejulio", which was a "Jury Recommended Work" at Japan Media Arts Festival, and numerous international exhibitions in Ireland, Spain, Norway and France followed.

Claudia Moser
Claudia Moser (Grafic-Design / Austria)

Claudia Moser is a multidisciplinary designer based in Vienna, Austria. Originally coming from a background in textile design, she has been working in the media industry for about ten years now and established herself as an innovative art director for selected agencies and international clients. Her award winning projects range from innovative digital communication and identity design to international print campaigns. Apart from graphic and screen design, Claudia enjoys travelling, scuba diving and yoga. She is always on the lookout for interesting design collaborations worldwide. Selected examples of her work are on display at her online portfolio at fortheloveofhoney.com
Elsy Lahner
Elsy Lahner (Curator / Austria)

Lives and works as curator in Vienna, Austria. Since 2007 and together with Alexandra Grausam managing and artistic director of „das weisse haus“, an exhibition space for progressive young art, Vienna. Since 2008 and together with Georg Russegger managing director of O.F.F. – O-sutoria Freespace Foundation, Yokohama and Vienna. In 2008/2009 Curator-in-residence at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Main projects include: exhibition series „Space Invasion“ (2006 – ongoing, Vienna), „Into Position“ (2007, Vienna), „DISPLACE – Junge Fotografie aus Wien“ (2007, Salzburg; 2008, Bonn), „The Value Issue“ (with Jasper Sharp, Parabol Art Magazine, 2009), exhibitions at „das weisse haus“ (2007 – ongoing, Vienna) and the Academy of Fine Arts (2008/2009, Vienna), “Next Reality” (with Takahiro Kaneshima, 2009, Yokohama).
5VOLTCORE
Emanuel Andel (Artist / Austria)
Group: 5VOLTCORE (with Christian Gützer)
Participation: Workshop

Title: Toy Bending Workshop

2007 Emanuel Andel graduated at the “Visual Media Design” department at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (Peter Weibel) with distinction for his installation “Knife.Hand.Chop.Bot”, which received a number of accolades, including nominations for the “Künstlerhalle Wien Award 2007″, the “Transmediale Award 2008″, an honorary mention at the “Share‚ Festival” in Turin and was also exhibited at V2_ Labs in Rotterdam. In 2003 Emanuel Andel and Christian Gützer founded the artist group 5VOLTCORE. They worked intensively on autopoetic and self referential systems, producing several installations and performances which dealt with the behaviour and manipulation of closed, inert systems. The artistic duo won the 2006 Transmediale Award with their work “Shockbot Corejulio”, which was a “Jury Recommended Work” at Japan Media Arts Festival, and numerous international exhibitions in Ireland, Spain, Norway and France followed.

eSeL
eSeL – Lorenz Seidler (Documentation / Austria)

The label eSeL (also serving as a nick name for founder Lorenz Seidler) prototypically represents the crossover of the roles of artist, curator, online medium and infrastructure-provider in contemporary artistic practise in the New media genres. For coded cultures eSeL well be involved in the documentatian of the festival, will do interviews with participants and write reviews. Web: esel.at
exonemo
exonemo (Artists / Japan)
Members: Yae Akaiwa & Kensuke Sembo
Participation: Exhibition

Title: Danmatsu Mouse

Artist unit comprising Kensuke Sembo and Yae Akaiwa. Since 1996, exonemo has presented experimental website productions, installations, and live performances by the equipment of its own making, crossing over various media, software/hardware and digital/analog. In 2006, it won Golden Nica Award of Ars Electronica in the category of Net Vision. While participating in many exhibitions and festivals at home and abroad, exonemo keeps extending its wide-ranging activities, such as managing the Tokyo chapter of “dorkbot,” a worldwide community that is “doing strange things with electricity.” exonemo is based in Tokyo and exonemo.com.
Fumihiko Sumitomo
Fumihiko Sumitomo (Curator – Researcher / Japan)
Participation: Symposium / Lecture

Title: Unveiling the technological process (Lecture)

Fumihiko Sumitomo is currently director of the Festival for Arts and Social Technology Yokohama. Before he was a senior curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (MOT), he worked for NTT InterCommunication Center (ICC) in Tokyo. and he was a curator at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. He has contributed to several books, including The Role of Art in the 21st Century (Tokyo: Mirai-sha 2006) and is also a key member of Arts Initiative Tokyo (AIT), a nonprofit, independent collective of curators and art administrators based in Tokyo with the mission to provide a new public forum for contemporary art. Fumihiko Sumitomo holds an M.A. in Culture and Representation from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo.
Georg Lauteren
Georg Lauteren (Co-Producer Evening Event / Austria)

Georg Lauteren has been involved in Austria’s arts and science communities for many years now as an electronic music activist, media researcher and curator. As DJ Glow he has been active as a pioneering DJ and producer in the fields of techno and electro music since the early 90s. He has further founded the media art and research platform XDV together with farmersmanual and Epy and curated festivals and exhibitions like ‘selfware.politcs of identity’ (Graz, 2003) and ‘Pink Light’ (Vienna, 2004). He currently runs the record label TRUST as well as the music download service zero”.
Georg Russegger
Georg Russegger (Festival Coordinator / Austria)

Georg Russegger is the main-coordinator of the festival “Coded Cultures – Exploring Creative Emergences” in Austria and Japan. Together with Michal Wlodkowski and Matthias Tarasiewicz he is responsible for the conception and organization of the festival. Georg Russegger received a Ph.D. in Media- and Communicationtheory and works at the Graduate School of Film and New Media (Tokyo National University of the Arts) and at the University of applied Arts Vienna. Since 1999 he is active in the fields of media related arts, cultural studies and communication-science, based on the research about new artistic practices and media-integrated knowledge-cultures and its greater impact on projects and individuals.
Georg Tremmel
Georg Tremmel (Artist / Austria)
Group: BCL (with Shiho Fukuhara)
Participation: Exhibition / Presentation

Title: Common Flowers / White Out (Bio-hacking and Open-sourcing)

Georg Tremmel studied Visual Media Art (Visuelle Mediengestaltung) at the University for Applied Art in Vienna and Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art in London, where he started his ongoing collaboration with Shiho Fukuhara. Their works were awarded serveral distinctions, including the NESTA Creative Pioneer Award, the Science Museum’s Product of the Future Award, a 1st prize at VIPER Media Art Festival and a 2nd Prize at the Biotech in Business Forum in Cambridge, UK. Recently, they formed the artistic collaborative research framework BCL in to explore the relations, congruences and differences of biological and cultural codecs through artistic interventions and social research.
Gordan Savicic
Gordan Savicic (Artist / Austria)
Member of: Ludic Society
Participation: Exhibition / Presentation

Title: ToyGenoSonic

Gordan Savicic (AT/NL) is an artist using software algorithms, experimental media and fine art for his works which include games, interactive/passive installations and speculative hardware. As a member of the Ludic Society he co-developed ‘pataboards, haptic interfaces and game fashion. With ZugZwangZukunft he developed various Arcade Machine Modifications which have been shown internationally. Savicic co-founded an artistic new media lab in Rotterdam called moddr_ in 2007. His works have been shown in several countries, such as Japan (dis-locate), Germany (Transmediale), Spain (Arco Madrid) and the Netherlands (V2_), among others. Savicic lives and works in Rotterdam and Vienna.
Gottfried Haider
Gottfried Haider (Artist / Austria)
Project: Craving (with Bernhard Garnicnig)
Participation: Presentation / Associated Event

Title: Craving

Gottfried Haider studies Digital Arts at the University for Applied Arts Vienna. He is interested in urban sound scape theory and currently researching on the interdependencies of the algorithmic acquisition of space, its coexistent manipulation and numerology. He lives and works in Vienna. Web: gottfriedhaider.com
Hiroko Mugibayashi
Hiroko Mugibayashi (Artist – Scientist / Japan)
Participation: Exhibition

Title: moids 2.0 – acoustic emergence structure
with Kazuki Saita and Soichiro Mihara

Interactive media Producer, Science writer, Media artist. CEO of AITIA Corporation of interactive media artcreation, Tokyo, Japan. Graduated from Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences (IAMAS) with a Master’s degree in Media Creation.

Hiroshi Yoshioka
Hiroshi Yoshioka (Scientist / Japan)
Participation: Symposium / Professor in Residence/ Keynote

Keynote Designing Complexity: Tolerance of Complexity

Hiroshi Yoshioka was born in Kyoto, Japan. He studied philosophy and aesthetics at Kyoto University. He teaches aesthetics and art theory at Kyoto University, IAMAS. He is the author of The Present Tense of Thought: Complex Systems, Cyberspace, and Affordance Theory (1997), Information and Life: The Brain, Computers, and the Universe (with Hisashi Muroi, 1993) [both books published in Japanese], and many articles on aesthetics, arts, technology and culture. He was the editor-in-chief of the critical journal Diatxt.(vol.1-8, Kyoto Art Center, 2000-2003) and Yorobon: Diatxt./Yamaguchi (YCAM, 2008). He was the general director of Kyoto Biennale 2003, and Ogaki Biennale 2006.

Hisashi Muroi
Hisashi Muroi (Scientist / Japan)
Participation: Symposium / Lecture

Title: Problems of the Body beyond Coded Cultures

Philosopher. Born in 1955. Graduated from the Graduate School of Kyoto University. Professor of the course of Multimedia Studies in the Faculty of Education and Human Sciences, Yokohama National University. Publications (extract): 1988a: “PostArt Ron” (On Post-Art), Hakuba-Shobo, Tokyo. 1988b: “Media no Senso-Kikai” (The War-Machine of Media), Shinyosha, Tokyo. 1991: “Johou Uchu Ron” (On Informatic Universe), Iwanami-shoten, Tokyo. 1993: “Johou to Seimei” (Information and Life – Brain, Computer and Universe), Shinyosha, Tokyo (collaboration with Hiroshi Yoshioka). 2000: “Tetsugaku mondai to siteno Technology” (Technology as a philosophical question), Kohdansha, Tokyo.

Ivan Poupyrev
Ivan Poupyrev (Scientist / Japan, Russia)
Participation: Presentation

Title: Physical Interfaces and Programmable Reality

Born in USSR, Ivan Poupyrev is a Researcher at Sony Computer Science Labs in Tokyo where he designs user interfaces for future digital living environments. In his research he is particularly interested in creating interfaces and technologies that can seamlessly blend digital and physical properties in devices and everyday objects. The results of his research have been presented at major international conferences, reported in popular media and released in Sony products. Ivan graduated from Moscow Airspace University in 1992. While working on his PhD at Hiroshima University, he stayed for 3 years at the University of Washington working on virtual reality interfaces. He joined Sony in 2001.
Johanna Stögmüller
Johanna Stögmüller (Press / Austria)

Born in Upper Austria, living, studying, working and creating since 7 years in Vienna. Studied journalism and communication science, focused on sociological aspects of communication and print media. Works for Monopol GmbH (a part of Super-Fi Group) as senior editor of TBA Magazine, editor of The Gap Magazine and other media related projects. Free time activities: passionate promenader.
Saita Kazuki
Kazuki Saita (Artist / Japan)
Participation: Exhibition / Presentation

Title: moids 2.0 – acoustic emergence structure
with Hiroko Mugibayashi and Soichiro Mihara

A geek, a electronic sound enthusiast, who works in a certain electronic musical instruments’ manufacturing company in Tokyo as a programmer.He is also known as a DIY musical instruments player. His role in moids are circuit designing, microcontroller programming, scientific analysis of works. He has been aiming to implement a completely anonymous organization, “Kinoshtia Laboratory” since 2003.The purpose of the laboratory is to realize collaboration in universal fields such as moids.
Kentaro Shimura
Kentaro Shimura (Artist / Japan)
Group: SHIMURABROS. (with Yuka Shimura)
Participation: Exhibition / Presentation

Title: X-RAY TRAIN – LUMIÈRE BROS. to SHIMURA BROS. (Exhibition/ Presentation)

Born in Yokohama, Japan in 1979. 2003 he graduated from Tokyo Polytechnic University, College of Art Department of Cinema. A Sister/Brother artist duo, Yuka and Kentaro SHIMURABROS. create works of motion images in formats such as media art, film and installation. A new expression of imagery is achieved through their inventions. ‘X-ray train’ has award winners for the Yokohama Creative Area Competition.’SEKILALA-3 screen installation’ presents the concept of live furniture which has been screened at Transgenesis exhibition in Czech Academy of Science and also 2007 Cannes International Film Festival. On December 5, 2008- February 15, 2009 ‘Hibernation / ART RINK’ 9m hight public media art being held at the plaza, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1. Web: shimurabros.com
Kerstin Marth
Kerstin Marth (Trainee / Austria)

Born 1985 and living in Vienna, Kerstin is studying communications at the University of Vienna. This year, she’s going to finish her master’s degree in communications, with a special focus on advertising. Her interest in media, art, culture and society led her to “CODED CULTURES – Exploring Creative Emergences”, where she’s supporting the team as a trainee.
Kim Winternitz
Kim Winternitz (Communication Assistance / Austria)

Kim Winternitz, born 1982 in Vienna, Austria. Enrolled in Slavic Studies and Philosphy at the University of Vienna in 2001. Lived, worked and studied abroad in Poland and Bulgaria. As a board member of 5uper.net since 2005, she works in the back office as a translator, editor, assisting with submissions and other administrational tasks. Took part in the following projects: Cuisine Digitale, Playfulness and Coded Cultures and hopefully at many more to come.
Kinga Kapela
Kinga Kapela (Production Assistance / Poland)

Kinga Kapela was born in Poland and is a student at the University of Vienna. Her fields of study are communication science and Polish studies. Currently she is working on her diploma thesis and is looking forward to successfully finish her studies. Beside her studies she is working part-time. She joined 5uper.net in 2008 where she has the chance to work in a great team. “Coded Cultures” is the first project in which she is involved. Kinga Kapela is in charge of calculations and time schedules which she has to manage, update and to povide them for later use.
Koloman Kann
Koloman Kann (Documentation / Austria)

Koloman Kann, born 1977, studied painting in the Masterclass for Arts at the Ortwein-school in Graz. After the final exam in 2003, he enroled at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where he studied at the class for (post)conceptual arts (Marina Grznic), and since 2007, at the class for painting (Daniel Richter). He did the videocamera for the project „West und Ost“ by the Israelien „Sala-Manca-group“ in Vienna and a Videodocumentary on the work of the Styrian art-collective „K.U.L.M.“.
Laurent Mignonneau
Laurent Mignonneau (Artist – Scientist / Austria)
Participation: Symposium / Keynote

Title: Expanding Locality: The Art and Science of Interface and Interaction Design

Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau are internationally renowned media artists and researchers, they have jointly created around 20 interactive artworks, which can be found at interface.ufg.ac.at/christa-laurent. These artworks have been shown in around 200 exhibitions world-wide and are installed in media museums and media collections around the world, including the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Science and Industries in Tokyo, the Media Museum of the ZKM in Karlsruhe, the Cartier Foundation in Paris, the Ars Electronica Center in Linz, the NTT-ICC Museum in Tokyo, the NTT Plan-Net in Nagoya, Japan, the Shiroishi Multimedia Art Center in Shiroishi, Japan, the HOUSE-OF-SHISEIDO in Tokyo and the ITAU CULTURAL Foundation in Sao Paulo.
Machiko Kusahara
Machiko Kusahara (Scientist / Japan)
Participation: Symposium / Keynote

Title: Assembling Things: Device Art

Machiko Kusahara is a Professor for Media Art and Media Studies, at Waseda University Tokyo. She is a media art curator and a scholar in media studies. Since early 80s she has written, curated exhibitions and served as a jury for international competitions in computer graphics and media art. Her research is on interaction between art, technology and society, as well as on early visual media such as magic lanterns and panorama in 19C Japan. Recently she has been working with the concept of Device Art.
Mamoru Okuno
Mamoru Okuno (Artist / Japan)
Participation: Performance / Artist in Residence

Title: etude for everyday objects

Born in Osaka, 1977. Living in Japan. BFA from City University of New York (2001). In 2003, a sound work “procedure 22:05″ was commissioned to be a permanent collection of Izumi City, Japan. In 2005, he toured in France doing solo performances, one at the Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini for example. In 2006, the sound installation “in-visible-room” was exhibited at The National Gallery of Armenia as a part of the first Japanese contemporary art show in Yelevan. The performance series “otozure” was taken places in 3 cities in Japan and 2 cities abroad. The “etude” series was lectured, exhibited and performed also in several cities including Osaka, Tokyo, New York, Quebec and few other.
Manfred Faßler
Manfred Faßler (Scientist / Germany)
Participation: Symposium / Keynote

Title: Creating Proto-Culture: Infogenic Art

Manfred Faßler is Professor at the Goethe-University Frankfurt a.M. He has published a variety of books and numerous articles with the focus on Mediatheory, Media and Cognition, Human-Media-Inter(Re)Action, Digital Network, Cybernetics 2nd Order, binary Media and Cultures, Communication, Visualitiy and Mediaevolution. He was professor, researcher and lecturer at several national and international Universities such as Freie Universitaet Berlin, Uni. Kassel, Essen, Basel, Sao Paolo, Mailand, University of applied Arts Vienna and many more. Further personal information: fame-frankfurt.de / uni-frankfurt.de/fb/fb09/kulturanthro/staff/fassler_home.html
Margarete Jahrmann
Margarete Jahrmann (Artist / Austria)
Co-Founder of: Ludic Society
Participation: Exhibition / Presentation

Title: ToyGenoSonic

Margarete Jahrmann (AT/CH) is an artist who embraces code, language, fashion for her work in fine arts installations and urban games. As co-founder of the Ludic Society (2006), an international affiliation on game arts and play theory (Ludics) she is editor of the LUDIC SOCIETY magazine, introduced the concepts of Game Fashion (2007) and the aesthetically designed electronic circuitboard as Ludic ‘Pataboard, to be exhibited in the museum vitrine (Arco Madrid 2006). She exhibited in Japan (Tokyo Game show), Russia (Mediaforum), Spain (Laboral) and the Netherlands (V2_DEAF); distinctions Prix Ars Electronica 2003 and transmediale Berlin 2004; actually Jahrmann is visiting researcher at the MIT Gambit Lab Boston.
Marina Grzinic
Marina Grzinic (Artist – Scientist / Slovenia)
Participation: Symposium / Keynote

Title: Designing Complexity: To develop a political intervention in the digital realm

Dr. Marina Grzinic, philosopher, artist and theoretician. She works in Ljubljana and Vienna. Grzinic is Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Institute of Fine Arts, Post Conceptual Art Practices. Grzinic is one of the founders and editors of Reartikulacija (Artistic-Political-Theoretical-Discursive Platform), Ljubljana. Marina Grzinic last book is Re-Politicizing art, Theory, Representation and New Media Technology, Akademie Bildenden Künste Wien, SCHLEBRÜGGE.EDITOR, Vienna 2008. She is active as video artist, working together with Aina Smid. Web: grzinic-smid.si
Martin Mühl
Martin Mühl (Press / Austria)

Martin Mühl, 29, is chief editor of the austrian printmag The Gap and projectmanager at Monopol GmbH (a part of Super-Fi group). The company publishes the magazines The Gap, TBA and Biorama, does some websites and is working in corporate publishing. His main working areas, beside all sorts of organizing production, are music, games and media.
Martin Pichlmair
Martin Pichlmair (Artist – Scientist / Austria)
Participation: Exhibition / Symposium

Titles: Bagatelle Concrete (Exhibition); The Process and the Artefact (Lecture)

Martin Pichlmair is a media artist and researcher living and working in Vienna, Austria. Since he received his doctoral degree in informatics he works as assistant professor at the Institute of Design and Assessment of Technology at the Vienna University of Technology. His art pieces were shown at various international media art festivals and exhibitions. He is co-editor of the academic journal Eludamos – Journal for Computer Game Culture. Martin Pichlmair regularly reviews for and organises academic conferences and symposia. His research focus is on games, art, music, physical interfaces and the social role of software.

Mathias Fuchs
Mathias Fuchs (Artist – Critic / Austria)
Participation: Symposium / Lecture

Title: Collapsing Locality – Ludic Locations

Mathias Fuchs has pioneered in the field of artistic use of game engines in various game art installations. He started the first European Masters Programme in Creative Games at the School of Art & Design at the University of Salford in Greater Manchester. Creative Games is a discipline on the borderline of games, art and critical discourse (creativegames.org.uk). He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford and Programme Leader in MA Creative Technology and MSc Creative Games. He has had sound and media installations in Vienna, London, Mexico City, Tokyo, Helsinki, Stockholm, Norwich, London, Cairo, Vancouver, Paris, and Providence. Commissioned work for ISEA I, Ars Electronica the Greenwich Millennium Dome and many more.
Matthias Tarasiewicz
Matthias Tarasiewicz (Festival Coordinator / Austria)

Matthias Tarasiewicz (a.k.a. parasew) is one of the founders of 5uper.net and CEO of the media prototyping company mutti.jp. Together with Georg Russegger and Michal Wlodkowski he is coordinating “Coded Cultures – Exploring Creative Emergences”. He was curating and producing over 100 Exhibitions and Art-related Events with 5uper.net (e.g. Coded Cultures – 2004, Cuisine Digitale – 2006, Playfulness – 2008). While being active as a curator, artist and musician since 1998, Matthias is developing experimental media prototypes and researching in the fields of game theory, network theory and experimental media architectures. He studied visual Arts at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.
Michal Wlodkowski
Michal Wlodkowski (Festival Coordinator / Austria)

Michal Wlodkowski is one of the founders of 5uper.net and CEO of Mutti Medien OG, a Software Developing and Prototyping company. Together with Matthias Tarasiewicz and Georg Russegger he is coordinator of the festival “Coded Cultures – Exploring Creative Emergences”. Since the founding of 5uper.net in 2003 he was curating and producing over 100 Exhibitions and Art-Events among them “Coded Cultures – Decoding Digital Culture” in 2004. Michal Wlodkowski studied digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna and Ravensbourne College, London and received his Master degree in 2006.
Niko Alm, © Lukas Gansterer
Niko Alm (Public Relations / Austria)

Niko Alm is CEO of the Super-Fi Group (advertising, design, web, publishing, software). After a few years as a designer and music journalist he founded Super-Fi (super-fi.eu) in 2001. Over the time other companies ranging from software to publishing were established by or connected with Super-Fi creating a little micro conglomerate (Mikromischkonzern) in the field of communication. In 2005 he became publisher of The Gap Magazine and moved on as a publisher to build the Austrian branch of Vice Magazine in 2007. At the moment he tries to separate state and religion in Austria with his initiative for laïcité (laizismus.at).
Philip Fischer
Philip Fischer (Producer / Austria)

Philip Fischer, born in Vienna, Austria, is a board member of 5uper.net and project coordinator of daal – digital arts and architecture lab. Together with 5uper.net he produced Symposia, Workshops and Exhibitions in MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Kunsthaus Graz and various Off-Spaces (e.g. “Playfulness”, “21st Century Art Practices”, “Vizinhos – Networked Arts in Brazil”, “Cuisine Digitale”). Besides organizing, Philip is researching on man-machine-interaction, new architectural interfaces and hybrid media evolutions. He is actively developing prototypes in the areas between arts and architecture (“ComposingCubes” – 2004, “emotion corner” – 2006, “radione” – 2007 aso.).
Philip Lammer
Philip Lammer (Artist / Austria)
Participation: Exhibition / Presentation

Title: ToyGenoSonic

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. The musical score becomes a game-engine, the playing of music turns into moving through generative spaces and the linear timeline is transformed into a net of possibilities. As co-founder of a-d-a-p-t-e-r.net, a plattform for collaborative art, he examines these concepts live on stage by playing games as musical instruments. He is permanently studying digital arts, currently at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Ryota Kuwakubo
Ryota Kuwakubo (Artist / Japan)
Paricipation: Exhibition / Presentation

Titles: Selected Works (Exhibition); Sta-colla and Nicodama (Presentation)

Ryota Kuwakubo is a media artist based in Tokyo. Since 1998, after studying contemporary art and media art, he has made art works mainly by means of electronics, focusing topics appear on borders such as analog / digital, human beings / machineries or senders / recipients. He is best known for his works Bitman (collaborated with Maywa Denki), VideoBulb, PLX, Block Jam (as a collaborating member of the project lead by Sony CSL) and loopScape. He wins honorary mention in the interactive art category at Ars Electronica 2002 & 2003, also the grand prize of art division at Japan Media Arts Festival 2003.
Sabine Seymour
Sabine Seymour (Scientist – Producer / Austria)
Participation: Symposium / Lecture

Title: Functional Aesthetics

Sabine Seymour has been described as an innovator, visionary, and trend spotter. She is the Chief Creative Officer of her company Moondial, which develops fashionable wearables and consults on fashionable technology to companies worldwide. Moondial’s work is based on the convergence of fashion, design and technology.
Saso Sedlacek
Saso Sedlacek (Artist / Slovenia)
Paricipation: Exhibition

Title: Origami Space Race

There are always niches in city space, in services, laws or even the outer space that people have forgotten or never have thought about. These niches are exactly what Saso Sedlacek has been looking for. His primary interest seems to be things that people overlook and the ways they can be made useful once again. One might say that Sedlaceks works result from a subversive re-cycling of scientific, legal or technological facts, employing DIY (do-it-yourself) and collaborative methods. He showed his work in various locations around Europe, Japan and USA. His CV includes shows in Secession in Vienna, Taipei Biennial, Museum of Modern art Ljubljana, Belgrade October Saloon, Ars Electronica Linz…
Sebastian Lessner
Sebastian Lessner (Co-Producer Exhibition / Austria)

Sebastian Lessner, born 1979, lives in Vienna and is Psychotherapist in training. He studied Photography and Visual Media at the University for Applied Arts in Vienna. Sebastian currently works as Production Manager for national and international events; “Special Task Force” for event and film production houses (Arte, MR film, Epo film, Synergetic, Arena Wien, Gasometer Wien, Jah Power Sound, Club Planetarium, Soulsugar); Image Consultant for youth support and social care institutions and In & Outdoor Counselor for young adults in psychiatric care or from difficult family backgrounds. Sebastian is Managing Director of Wayfinder, a youth support service provider specialized in outdoor counseling.
Shiho Fukuhara
Shiho Fukuhara (Artist / Japan)
Group: BCL (with Georg Tremmel)
Participation: Exhibition / Presentation

Title: Common Flowers/White Out (Bio-hacking and Open-sourcing)

Shiho Fukuhara received a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Central St Martins College of Art and Design in London and continued her studies with an MA in Interaction Design at the Royal College of Art. Shiho was invited to participate at the Le Pavillion at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris in 2004 and was selected as Artist-in-Residence at the IAMAS in Ogaki, Japan in 2005, and in 2008 at ISEA in Singapore and at Ambient TV in London. She has been collaborating with Georg Tremmel since their graduation from the RCA on numerous projects investigating the relationships and differences between art and science with a special interest in social implications of the emerging possibilities of biotechnology.
Soichiro Mihara
Soichiro Mihara (Artist / Japan)
Participation: Exhibition / Presentation

Title: moids 2.0 – acoustic emergence structure
with Kazuki Saita and Hiroko Mugibayashi

Artist, developing sound structures with various technology. In his recent moids project he focuses on organic and decentralized acoustic emergence. He also has collaborated with great artists, such as composer Otomo Yoshihide, artist collective DUMBTYPE, artist Yuko Mohri…etc, as artist, technician/engineer/programmer. He is a founding member of Kinoshita Laboratory, established at 2003, which explores various edges of artistic investigation.
Takahiro Kaneshima
Takahiro Kaneshima (Curator / Japan)
Participation: Symposium / Presentation

Title: Far East Contemporaries

Born 1977 in Tokyo. Director at FEC, and PR & Communication manager at ARTiT. Received MA from the Graduate School of Media and Governance at Keio University and worked at NOKIA Research Center (Finland), TOSHIBA Digital Media Company (Japan) and Tokyo Gallery + BTAP (China) before founding FEC (Far East Contemporaries) in 2007. Live and work in Yokohama, Taipei and Beijing to do research on East Asian contemporary art and support artists’ production and art exchange program. Major exhibitions include “Techno Orientalism” (2005, Beijing), “JAPANIMATION!” (2006, Beijing), “Art LAN @ Asia” (2007, Yokohama) and “Discharge Mode to Order” (2008, Yokohama).
Tetsuya Umeda
Tetsuya Umeda (Artist / Japan)
Participation: Exhibition / Artist in Residence

Title: INTERLUDE

Tetsuya Umeda is an artist currently working in Osaka, Japan. He has done several sound installation projects and performance that generates site-specific soundscape using minimal function of electric circuit/system and simple physical phenomena. Umeda has been performed in Festival Beyond Innocence, an experimental music festival in Japan, since 2002. In 2006, he performed in internationally acclaimed underground music event, INSTAL, in Scotland, UK. He also has been participated installation/exhibition project; in 2006, he participated the London-based residency program, The Listening Project. in 2007, participated the exhibition program, Sound Effect Seoul, and stayed in San Francisco for one month for his Waitool Sounds project. Web: siranami.com
Thomas Fürstner
Thomas Fürstner (Artist – Scientist / Austria)
Participation: Symposium

Title: Aleatoric Devices

University Professor Thomas Fürstner, born 1964, lives and works in Vienna and Berlin. Economics degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, professorship at the Institute of Media Art and Fine Arts at the Vienna University of Applied Arts, Visiting Professor at the Danube University Krems. Actually working as innovation-designer leading the research and development department of bwin, an online gambling company. His research is mainly focused on sportsbetting as a new form of financial instrument related to prediction markets.
UBERMORGEN.COM: lizvlx

UBERMORGEN.COM: Hans Bernhard
UBERMORGEN.COM (Artists / AT/CH/USA)
Members: lizvlx & Hans Bernhard
Participation: Presentation

Title: How to design hallucinatory software (The Generator Tetralogy)

UBERMORGEN.COM is an artist duo created in Vienna, Austria, by lizvlx and Hans Bernhard, a founder of etoy. Behind UBERMORGEN.COM we can find one of the most unmatchable identities – controversial and iconoclast – of the contemporary European techno-fine-art avant-garde. Their open circuit of conceptual art, drawing, software art, pixel- painting, computer installations, net.art, sculpture and digital activism (media hacking) transforms their brand into a hybrid Gesamtkunstwerk. The computer and the network are (ab)used to create art and combine its multiple forms. The permanent amalgamation of fact and fiction points toward an extremely expanded concept of one’s working materials, that for UBERMORGEN.COM also include (international) rights, democracy and global communication (input-feedback loops). “Ubermorgen” is the German word both for “the day after tomorrow” or “super-tomorrow”. Web: ubermorgen.com
Veren Kuni
Verena Kuni (Scientist / Germany)
Participation: Symposium / Lecture

Title: Urban Playground, Alternate Games

Verena Kuni is professor for Visual Culture at Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main (DE). She publishes widely in international print and online media; since 1997 she runs her own art radio show on radio x ffm. From 1995 to 1999 she was curator for Kasseler Dokumentarfilm & Videofest; since 1999 she is ibid. director of interfiction conference for art, media and network cultures. Her research, teaching, lectures, projects & publications are devoted to contemporary arts & media cultures, their histories & futures. Current projects focus on D.I.Y. & prosumer cultures; media of imagination – imagination of media; technologies of transformation; philosophical toys; transfers between media & material cultures; and digital decay. Web: kuniver.se

Verina Gfader
Verina Gfader (Artist – Researcher / Finland)
Participation: Presentation

Title: I prefer not to use predictable paths*

Verina Gfader is an artist and researcher with an interest in the criticality of emerging practices and economies of media art. Her work addresses themes of non-linearity, modes of resistance, and articulations of the democratic, active work. Gfader was born in Helsinki and currently lives in London. After completing a PhD in Fine Arts at Central Saint Martins London, she joined CRUMB web resource for new media art curators. Recent projects include: 2008 Close to the Surface: Digital Presence, ICA London. 2008 Condensation Revisited: A Lecture on Pigments:3 (with Colm Lally), ISEA 2008, Singapore; 2008 Nervous Light Planes (essay), Animation, Vol. 3, No. 2, SAGE Publications.
Walter Langelaar
Walter Langelaar (Artist / Netherlands)
Participation: Exhibition / Artist in Residence

Title: nOtbOt

Walter Langelaar is a dutch artist currently based in Rotterdam. His work stems from charcoal drawing and multichannel slideshow geekery, to manifold video-editing techniques and crude 3D animations combined with oblivious hardware hacks. Currently working in the field of post-interactive sculpture, he deploys dedicated machines into a variety of gallery, festival and party circuits.
Yuka Shimura
Yuka Shimura (Artist / Japan)
Group: SHIMURABROS. (with Kentaro Shimura)
Participation: Exhibition / Presentation

Title: X-RAY-TRAIN – LUMIÈRE BROS. to SHIMURA BROS.

Born in Yokohama, Japan in 1976. 2007 she graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art And Design London, MA Scenography. A Sister/Brother artist duo, Yuka and Kentaro SHIMURABROS. create works of motion images in formats such as media art, film and installation. A new expression of imagery is achieved through their inventions. ‘X-ray train’ has award winners for the Yokohama Creative Area Competition. ‘SEKILALA-3 screen installation’ presents the concept of live furniture which has been screened at Transgenesis exhibition in Czech Academy of Science and also 2007 Cannes International Film Festival. On December 5, 2008- February 15, 2009 ‘Hibernation / ART RINK’ 9m hight public media art being held at the plaza, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse No. 1. Web: shimurabros.com
Yukiko Shikata
Yukiko Shikata (Curator / Japan)
Participation: Symposium / Lecture

Title: From “Camera Obscura” to “Projectors”

Yukiko Shikata is a media art curator & critic based in Tokyo, works as a senior curator of NTT ICC, specially-assigned professor at Tokyo Zokei University, guest professor at Tama Art University. She has been curating many challenging projects at Canon ARTLAB (1990-2001), Mori Art Museum (2002-04) and independently “Power of Codes” by Mischa Kuball (Tokyo National Museum, 1999), “Amodal Suspension” by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer (YCAM, 2003), “MobLab” (2005), etc. Selected exhibitions at ICC are “open nature” (2005), “Connecting Worlds” (2006), and “Light InSight” (2008). She is one of Int’l Advisory Boards of transmediale, ISEA2010.ruhr and curators of Shanghai eARTS 2009, juries of N. J. Paik Award and has worked as jury in many competitions inclu. Prix Ars Electronica, UNESCO Digi-Art Prize.
Yuko Mohri
Yuko Mohri (Artist / Japan)
Participation: Exhibition / Presentation

Title: The execution of Mary

MOHRI, an artist, was born in 1980. Her main works, shown in Japan and abroad, include “Magnetic Organ” (2003), a three-dimensional piece using powerful magnetism, “Vexations” (2005, joint work with Soichiro Mihara), a sound installation using compositions by Erik Satie, and “Bairdcast Media” (2008), a three-dimensional work in which she attached wheels to a printer and made it run.
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