Notes on Contributors

Anne Balsamo serves as the Dean of the School of Media Studies at The New School in New York City. Previously she was a faculty member at the University of Southern California in the Annenberg School of Communication and the Interactive Media Division of the School of Cinematic Arts. In 2002 she co-founded Onomy Labs, Inc., a Silicon Valley technology design and fabrication company that builds cultural technologies. From 1999 to 2002 she was a member of RED (Research on Experimental Documents), a collaborative research/design group at Xerox PARC that created experimental reading devices and new media genres. Her book Designing Culture: The Technological Imagination at Work (2011) offers a manifesto for rethinking the role of culture in the process of technological innovation in the 21st century. Her first book, Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women (1996), investigated the social and cultural implications of emergent biotechnologies.

Konrad Becker is a researcher, artist, and organizer. He is director of the Institute for New Culture Technologies/t0 and World-Information.Org, a cultural intelligence provider. As co-founder of the Public Netbase project in Vienna (1994–2006) he initiated numerous pioneering media projects in various domains, including electronic music. He has conceptualized and produced international conferences, as well as exhibitions and cultural interventions, and his work has been characterized by extensive cooperation ...

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