Aurelia Moser is a data munger and code monkey based in New York City. With a background in library metadata and lab work, she builds visualizations and narratives around data. She collaborated on the Prism Breakup conference and is active on ArtSec, a google group for privacy and security issues in the art world. Follow her at algorhyth.ms.
Brian Holmes is an art critic, activist and translator, living in Chicago. He is interested primarily in the intersections of artistic and political practice. He holds a doctorate in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of California at Berkeley. Brian Homes was the English editor of publications for Documenta X, Kassel, Germany since 1997. Brian was a member of the graphic arts group 'Ne pas plier' from 1999 to 2001, and has recently worked with the French conceptual art group 'Bureau d'Études'. He is currently professor of philosophy at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
Dorothy R. Santos is a Filipina American writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, and biotechnology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is a doctoral candidate in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Real Life Magazine, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. She has lectured at the De Young Museum, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture.
Ignacio Nieto is an artist who lives in Santiago, Chile. Right now he is making a cualitive with the biologist Marcelo Velasco a research about interdisciplinary works done by artists and scientists and a historical research about how scientists use tools to approach to knowledge and how artists use tools to produce art this research is founded by the Council for the Arts and Culture of Chile. He is also working for the expansion of a Free Mesh Network that uses B.A.T.M.A.N. protocol in the city of Valparaíso.
Jeremy Gruber is a lawyer, writer, and public policy advocate and is the President and Executive Director of the Council for Responsible Genetics. He has worked for over twenty years on genetic privacy and non-discrimination legislation at the state and Federal level. He helped author and pass numerous state laws on genetic non-discrimination including CalGINA in 2011. Jeremy is a founder and executive committee member of the Coalition for Genetic Fairness, a group of 500 organizations that advocated for genetic non-discrimination legislation on Capitol Hill and played a major role in the passage of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) by Congress.
Dr. Josiah Zayner (yeah I know pretty pretentious right?) received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from the University of Chicago and currently works as a Research Fellow at NASA where he engineers bacteria for in situ resource utilization and sustainability for long-term space exploration and colonization. He has a number of Scientific publications and awards for his work on protein engineering and is also recipient of Art awards for creating Speculative Science works including the Chromochord, the first ever bioelectronic musical instrument. His Art looks to the future of humanity to challenge the boundaries of what Science and Art may be. Josiah (this third person stuff is weird) is also the creator of The ILIAD project, a citizen Science search for natural antibiotics and the Founder and CEO of The Open Discovery Institute(ODIN), DIY Science's first store. He enjoys Whiskey and Red Bull, sometimes together. His work has been featured in Scientific American, Popular Science, Businessweek and NPR, among others.
Surya Mattu is an artist and engineer based in Brooklyn. He is currently a fellow at Data&Society where he is investigating infrastructure with a focus on wireless as a way to better understand bias in technology. He is also a contributing researcher at ProPublica. Previously he has worked as an engineer at Bell Labs and is a graduate from the New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He has a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom.
Tega Brain is an artist and engineer. She makes eccentric engineering, reimagining everyday technologies to address their politics and envision alternatives. She is currently a resident at Eyebeam Center for Art and Technology, Brooklyn, has both studied and taught at the School for Poetic Computation and is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Purchase.
Zach Blas is an artist and writer whose work engages technology, queerness, and politics. Currently, he is a Lecturer in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Blas has exhibited and lectured internationally, most recently at Whitechapel Gallery, London; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; e-flux, New York; the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane; Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City; Transmediale, Berlin; and the 2014 Dakar Bienniale. He has two forthcoming books: Escaping the Face, an artist monograph to be published by Rhizome and Sternberg Press in 2016, and Informatic Opacity: The Art of Defacement in Biometric Times, a theoretical study of biometric facial recognition and refusals of recognition. Blas’ work has been written about and featured in Artforum, Frieze, ArtPapers, Mousse Magazine, The Atlantic, Al Jazeera America, Wired, and Art Review, in which Hito Steyerl selected him as a 2014 FutureGreat. His is current art project Contra-Internet is supported by a 2016 Creative Capital grant in Emerging Fields.