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Originally from Venice, Italy, Davide Di Saro is a Director, VFX Designer, Animator, Artist and Musician. He received a nomination for the Juno award 2010 Canada’s best music video and for the MTV music video award 2007. Co-founder of WeWereMonkeys studio in Montreal, now he works between Toronto and Nagoya with his new Japanese film production company Humanbornn.

Nick Montfort is associate professor of digital media at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Montfort has collaborated on the blog Grand Text Auto, the sticker novel Implementation, and 2002: A Palindrome Story. He writes poems, text generators, and interactive fiction such as Book and Volume and Ad Verbum. Most recently, he and Ian Bogost wrote Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System (MIT Press, 2009). Montfort also wrote Twisty Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction (MIT Press, 2003) and co-edited The Electronic Literature Collection Volume 1 (ELO, 2006) and The New Media Reader (MIT Press, 2003).

Brian House is a media artist whose work traverses alternative geographies, experimental music, and a critical data practice. He is interested in the contingent qualities of information and how we experience time in network culture. By constructing embodied, participatory systems, he seeks to negotiate between algorithms and the rhythms of everyday life. Currently, Brian teaches in the Digital + Media program at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Previously, he was a member of the New York Times Research and Development Lab, where his work was recognized by TIME in their "50 Best Inventions of 2011" issue. Brian has also led technology at the award-winning design studio Local Projects, developed courses at Parsons Design & Technology program and Columbia's Graduate School of Architecture, and was an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam Art & Technology Center.

Jacek Smolicki, Stockholm based new media artist and designer holds his MFA degrees from Design Faculty at the Art Academy in Krakow, Interdisciplinary Studies at Konstfack University of Art, Craft and Design in Stockholm and Sound Art from Academy of Dramatic Arts in Stockholm. In his practical and theoretical work Smolicki focuses on studying the use of new media tools, locative technology and database in archival and documentary practices. For last several years he has been developing a number of ongoing practices of archiving and documenting 'the self ' in relation to 'the public'. His works include recording and mapping occasional and permanent soundscapes as well as acoustic spaces created by street musicians, analysis of urban choreography and his own behavioral patterns recorded by the wearable GPS device, reauthorization of public situations through reflective and metaphorical interpretation, creative writing inspired by the weekly ritual of searching for objects lost in the public space. From September 2013 Smolicki will be enrolled in the PhD programme ¨Living Archives¨ at the Malmö University.

Mark Johnson came to the University of York as an undergraduate in 2008 to study Politics & Sociology, graduating in Summer 2011. As of Autumn 2011, he is working on a full-time PhD in Sociology, using Actor-Network Theory to study the UK Space Agency and the way it recruits diverse actors into space programs, and negotiates the difficulties of those programs. As well as academia, he has a strong interests in computer programming (developing an increasingly-complex ASCII roguelike/4x game in his spare time), linguistics and literature, and he is (nearly) a vegan.

A Professor in Animal Production at the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid, Morris Villarroel links a detailed handwritten journal to quantitative analysis and visualization.