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Saul Albert
Recently Saul Albert has been writing for Cream, [meta]mute, the last time he talked about art and software was at the net user conference in Sofia ( He teaches visual studies at Greenwich University ( He has been co-organising dorkbotlondon ( and has been coding a slick-looking but insanely dysfuntional content management system for artists groups for about 9 months ( as part of his art practice with the Twenteenth Century. His current interests as of 26/11/2001 are: low-tech, collaborative art practice, homebrew software, urban letterboxing and personal neologisms. Information on these subjects to is much appreciated. Some coding/writing projects: Inke Arns Inke Arns (*1968 in Duisdorf/Germany) is an independent media art curator and a PhD candidate at the Institute of Slavistics at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. The working title of her PhD thesis is "Objects in the Mirror may be Closer Than They Appear: The Avant-Garde in the Rear-View Mirror. A Comparative Analysis of the Artistic Re-Reading of the Historical Avant-Garde in Eastern Europe in the 1980s and 1990s in Retroavant-garde and Post-Utopianism". After spending four years in Paris from 1982 - 86, from 1988 - 96 she studied Eastern European cultural studies, political science, archaeology of the Middle-East and art history in Berlin and Amsterdam, graduating at the Free University of Berlin in 1996 with an M.A. thesis on the Yugoslav/Slovenian artists' collective Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK). From 2000 - 2001 she has been a lecturer at the Institute of Slavistics at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Her curatorial work includes exhibitions, festivals and conferences on international media art and culture, like OSTranenie 93 at the Bauhaus Dessau; Minima Media: Medienbiennale Leipzig 1994, former VEB Buntgarnwerke Leipzig; discord. sabotage of realities, Kunstverein Hamburg 1996/97; body of the message, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein Berlin 1998; and update 2.0, ZKM Karlsruhe for the Goethe-Institute, 2000. Currently, together with Dieter Daniels and Joachim Blank she is working on the development of an audio visual "Introduction to Media Art" for the Art Academy (HGB), Leipzig. She is a founding member of the translocal Syndicate network (*1996-2001), of the Berlin-based mikro association for the advancement of media cultures (*1998) and of SPECTRE, a mailing list for media culture in Deep Europe (*2001). She has published widely on issues of media and net culture and art in international magazines and books, amongst others in Leonardo Electronic Almanach (USA), Kunstforum International (D), ArtIndia (IN) and Convergence: Journal of Research into New Technologies (UK). Her book "Net Cultures" will be published by Rotbuch in spring 2002. Tilman Baumgaertel 1987 - 1991 Studied German Literature, Media and History at Heinrich-Heine-Universität in Düsseldorf and SUNY Buffalo (USA) 1993 - 1995 Editor at the publishing-house Verlag Rommerskirchen Free-lance Writer in Berlin since 1995, Editor at the daily Berliner Zeitung since 1999 Contributes to Telepolis, Spiegel-Online, and a number of other publications. Visiting Professor at the University of Paderborn in the summer term 2000, teaching and research assigment at Universität Düsseldorf, and Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin Lectures and presentations at Lumumba University, Moscow, Palais Tokio, the contemporary arts museum in Paris, the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, the Shedhalle Zürich, Volksbühne Berlin, Filmmuseum München, Videofest Kassel, Transmediale Berlin etc. Published a dissertation about the film maker Harun Farocki and a book on art on the internet Proud member of Mikro e.V. and co-organiser of the conference "Wizards of OS". Josephine Bosma Josephine Bosma (1962) lives and works in Amsterdam. She organised the radio section of Next5Minutes2 and Next5Minutes3. Since 1993 she is an independent researcher in the field of net culture. Publications of her work have been both offline and online in amongst others Mute (UK), Telepolis (D), Metropolis M (NL), UHK (NO), Switch (USA), Ars Electronica '97 catalogue (AT), the book cyberfeminizam edited by Igor Markovich (SI), the on line SFMoma exhibition Crossfade and the book netzkunst edited by Verena Kuni (D). She was the editor of the streaming media sections of the nettime book ReadMe and the n5m3 workbook. She gave lectures about aspects of net art in amongst others Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin), Stedelijk Bureau (Amsterdam) and the State Academy of Visual Arts Stuttgart, and also about and sound art in for example Recycling the Future (Vienna 1997), Netradiodays (Berlin 1998) and Futuresonic (Manchester 2000). Sarah Cook Sarah Cook is a doctoral research student at the University of Sunderland in conjunction with the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art investigating the practice of new media curating. She has worked in a curatorial capacity at the Banff Centre for the Arts (Canada), the Walker Art Centre (Minneapolis, USA), and the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa). When not online working on CRUMB she is a project coordinator at Locus+. Florian Cramer Geb. 1969, Studium der Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft, Kunstgeschichte und Deutschen Philologie in Berlin, Konstanz und Amherst/Massachusetts (USA), Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft der Freien Universität Berlin. Seit 1989 Teilnehmer an "Festivals of Plagiarism" und "Neoist Apartment Festivals", Publikationen u.a. in PhotoStatic/Retrofuturism, YAWN, SMILE, seit 1995 Arbeit an, Artikel über Neoismus in: Stewart Home und Florian Cramer, The House of Nine Squares, London: Invisible Books, 1997, und in: Mario Mentrup (Hrsg.), Printidentitäten, Berlin: Maas Verlag, 2000 Seit 1996 div. Vorträge und Essays zu Literatur und Computer. Perl-Programmierer, GNU/Linux-Anwender seit 1996 und Referent bei Veranstaltungen der Berliner Linux User Group (BeLUG). Website "Permutationen", 1998 ausgezeichnet mit einem Sonderpreis der Pegasus '98-Jury. Steve Dietz Steve Dietz is Curator of New Media at the Walker Art Center in Mineapolis, Minnesota, USA. He has curated several net art exhibitions, including Beyond Interface, Digital Documentary, Shock of the View, Art Entertainment Network, and Telematic Connections. Tetsuo Kogawa Tetsuo Kogawa's interests range over a variety of disciplines and critical approaches. After studying philosophy at Sophia and Waseda universities, he taught at Wako University for 17 years. He is currently Professor of Communication Studies at Tokyo Keizai University's Department of Communications. Kogawa introduced free radio to Japan, and is widely known for his blend of criticism, performance and activism. He has written over 30 books on media culture, film, city and urban space, and micro politics. Most recently he has combined the experimental and pirate aesthetics of the Mini-FM movement with internet streamed media. Frederic Madre Frederic Madre launched france's premier and foremost hypermedia revue, did some writing here and there, opened and closed the palais-tokyo mailing list, declared 'spam art' was a genre, fought several unfinished wars against moderation and made considerable fuss about it, gathered some friends around , ruffled a few feathers and got bruised while taking superb pictures of it all. He's currently enjoying the position of france's only net-critique at and values your continued support. Robbin Murphy Robbin Murphy is an artist who lives on Long Key in the Gulf of Mexico where he is researching network/urban/landscape design. Murphy was born in Idaho and moved to New York City in 1977. The short story can be found here: The long story includes cofounding with Remo Campopiano in 1993, the exhibition PORT at the MIT List Visual Arts Center in 1997 (, Project Tumbleweed (, and a bunch of other things ( Sarah Thompson Sarah Thompson, aka Aurora Lovelock, is an artist and writer. (born 1967) She has studied FineArt [BA (Hons), De Montfort University, Leicester, UK (1985-89)] and Computer Animation [MA, Bournemouth University, UK(1993-4)]. Computer-based artworks include: Memory into Space | Computer Animation | CGAL (Computer Graphics Animation Language) |1994 The Changing World of Aurora Lovelock | interface environment | Macromedia Director, Strata Studio | 1995-96 Spindolls | Cd-Rom | Macromedia Director, Strata Studio, Soundedit 16 | 1997/8 | made with support from Southern Arts sig.nature | net art work using Shockwave | 1999 She has contributed reviews to Rhizome under the e-name of Aurora Lovelock, most notably: "Curating on the Edge of Chaos", and has contributed to many art debates online. She has taught art and visual theory on both the BA and MSc Computer Animation courses at the NCCA, Bournemouth University (1997-2000), & in 2000 co-developed an intranet teaching & learning website, within which she developed an online historical resource of computer animations. During 2001 she has written and developed the website:, writing articles on net based artworks, and on related artworks which explore aspects of science, computer technology and the mass media. She lives in Bournemouth, UK, and is also currently a part time carer.