Hackteria Lab Participants
Marc Dusseiller, Dr. aka dusjagr (CH) (organizer)
Marc R. Dusseiller is a transdisciplinary scholar, lecturer for micro- and nanotechnology, cultural facilitator 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 (hackteria | open source biological art) 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, national and international workshops for both artists and schools and children as the president of the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, SGMK.
Andy Gracie (Spain/UK) (co-organizer)
Andy Gracie is an artist working between various disciplines including installation, sound, video and biological practice. His work is situated between the arts and the sciences, creating situations of exchange between organic and artificial systems. He has shown work across the UK and also in France, Spain, USA, Japan, Mexico and Australia, presented at numerous conferences and seminars and published a number of articles and papers.
Mario Purkathofer aka wildprovider (CH/AU) (curator)
Mit dem Hackteria Forum bietet das Dock18 unter der Leitung von Marc Dusseiller eine Plattform für die führenden Köpfe des Biohackings. Biohacking ist eine Disziplin die vor allem durch die Vernetzung verschiedener Wissenschaften und Praktiken mit Elektronik und digitalen Medien entsteht. Dieser interdisziplinäre Zugang verspricht eine Praxis jenseits von Kunst und Wissenschaft. Die Zugänge sind offen.
Wesentlich ist die Auseinandersetzung mit lebendem Zeug.
Antony Hall (UK) (confirmed)
As an artist he works primarily with science and technology. Projects exist both as research and art. He has worked extensively within science education providing workshops and CPD sessions. Rather than creating individual 'art works' his work exists in the performance and re-creation of experiments. Specifically he investigates biological and physical phenomena; the behavior of liquids or animals for example. This takes the form of long-term research projects, residencies, performance, electro-acoustic sound art. Often working within contexts such as universities and museums, in collaboration with scientists.
Alejo Duque (Colombia/CH) (confirmed)
Passion drives me towards the attempt to interface "place" across all types of vectors and network protocols. While becoming the test ground. <br /> (colombian artist based in Switzerland - Ph.D candidate at EGS (www.egs.edu))
Victor Mazon aka Animazon (DE/?) (confirmed)
Stefan Doepner (DE/SLO) (confirmed)
Verena Friedrich (DE) (confirmed)
...is an artist working in the field of installation, sculpture, electronics and robotics. Her work has been shown internationally at various media art festivals and exhibitions in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Turkey, Japan and the USA. In 2009, she has been teaching (Visual Communication / Media) at the Academy of Art and Design Offenbach, Germany. Verena is based in Frankfurt/Main and Cologne, where she is currently taking part in the postgraduate study program of the Academy of Media Arts. For some time now she is interested in combining human material and technology.
tel +49 172 6656603
Urs Gaudenz (CH) (confirmed)
Urs Gaudenz is microengineer and worked for Swiss high tech companies in the field of micro sensor technology (sensirion.com) and brushless motor control. With his solid background in electronics, mechanics and software he is working in an interdisciplinary style between the disciplines. After several years of experience as a consultant in innovation management he is now engaged as lecturer for product innovation at the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts. He built his first diy microscopes based on a webcam and a cheap digital camera during a workshop with Marc in Berlin. He loves improvisation and he is always good for a surprise.
Nick Fankhauser, Dr. aka nyk (CH) (confirmed)
Scientist, bioinformatics, programmer and videoartist
Effi Tanner (CH) (confirmed)
Robotic artist, tatooist and ...
Lisa Thalheim (AT/DE) (confirmed)
Studied computer science at the Humboldt University in Berlin, worked and played for the last 12 years in the field of computer hacking & reverse engineering, and since the first contact with a back-alley biolab project during a stay in Seattle, slowly meandered towards biotech and biohacking as another fascinating variety of society-transforming technology.
Olivier (CH) (confirmed)
Documentation and publication of the first issue of the Dock18'zine
Erik Reimhult, Dr. (CH/SE) (to be confirmed)
Scientist working on Nanobiotechnologies, Biointerfaces, Colloids
Gabor Csucs, Dr. (CH/HU) (to be confirmed)
Scientist working on biointerfaces, cell biology and microscopy. Head of the light microscopy center, ETH Zürich
Tobias Hoffmann aka kiilo (DE/CH) (confirmed)
Tobias Hoffmann about himself: "I have studied physics, special education, fine art and New Media, making music as well. I am working in the field of audiovisual processing with an emphasis on collaborating with other artists by using interaktive programs which allow „real-time jamming“
Pei Wen Liu (TW/CH) (confirmed)
Pei has dabbled in a variety of digital domains, but has concentrated on sound art, electronic music programming, 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 painters/composers. She has composed pieces for radio, animation, dance, theatre projects and installations.
Kirsty Boyle (AUS/CH) (confirmed)
Rene Bauer (CH) (to be confirmed)
Lecturer for Gamedesign, Gameart
Verena Kuni, Dr. (DE) (confirmed - local and/or remote)
Verena Kuni, scholar in art & media theory, professor for visual culture at Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main (DE) with strong preferences for inter-, trans- and patadisciplinary approaches. Current projects are dedicated a.o. to transfers between media and material cultures; recycling invention; alternate uses of everyday technologies; toys and/as tools, philosophical toys; urban biotopes; cyborg entomologies and time bending. As miss.gunst she is running a.o. a web based oracle, a weekly art radio show on radio x/ffm and the HOME MADE LAB weblog.
Anyma, Fribourg (CH)
Anyma organized a Research Week on digital and electronic art, DIY and lots of other fun projects at the same time in Fribourg.
all info can be found on the Makers@Anyma website
UGM and HONF, Yogyakarta (Indonesia)
The House of Natural Fiber will remotely calloborate on issues of microscopy, bacterial culture and