The Authors Network

Marco Mancuso

Marco Mancuso

Critic and Curator

Marco Mancuso is an indipendent art critic, curator, lecturer and publisher. He focuses his research on the impact of technologies and science on art, design and contemporary culture. Founder and director from 2005 at Digicult, Digimag Journal and Digicult Editions publishing house, he teaches at NABA and IED in Milano, Accademia di Belle Arti Carrara in Bergamo and is visiting lecturer at RUFA in Rome. He researches and curates exhibitions and projects on art-technology and partnered with many of the most important institutions in the field. He lectures and takes part in round tables and meetings. He is actually consultant for media culture at IF! Italians Festival.

Alessio Chierico

Alessio Chierico

PhD Candidate and Author

Alessio Chierico is an artist and researcher with theoretical background in contemporary art, design theory and media studies. He is currently PhD candidate at Interface Culture department of Kunstuniversität Linz (AT), and graduated in the same university. Chierico has been visiting student at IAMAS Institute of Advanced Media Art and Sciences in Ogaki (JP), and former student at NABA in Milan (IT), and in the art academies of Carrara and Urbino (IT). Chierico regularly contributes with conferences talks and academic publications. In 2014 Chierico won the Lab Award (Augsburg, GER) and in 2008 Milano in Digitale (Milan, IT).

Ana Carvalho

Ana Carvalho

Author and Artist

Ana Carvalho is doctor in Communication and Digital Platforms. Subjects of her interest are identity (collective and individual), documentation, narrative and memory within live audiovisual performance practices. Ana Carvalho is also a lecturer at ISMAI (Instituto Universitário da Maia), Portugal. As visual artist and performer her work evidences process as art and reflects on fictional biography, social utopias, ways of knowing and women’s achievements. She is responsible for the research project Ephemeral Expanded. Previous projects: co-editor of the VJ Theory project (archive) and co-organized the series of events abertura, in Lisbon.

Carla Langella

Carla Langella

Architect and Assistant Professor

Architect , researcher at the Faculty of Architecture of the Second University of Naples in the ICAR / 13. She teaches “Matter design” and “Environmental requirements for the industrial product” in the degree course in “Industrial Design”. It carries out intensive research on design-oriented sectors , through studies and experiments on the relationship between industrial product and environmental and social sustainability , using the biomimetic approach and tools of life cycle ( LCA ).

Caterina Tomeo

Caterina Tomeo

Critic and Curator

Caterina Tomeo is an art historian who combines research with a critical and curatorial eye. She works in the field of contemporary art with special interest in interdisciplinary and research in the field of Sound Art and Media Art. She teaches “Electronic and Digital Art”, “Contemporary Art History” and “Digital Video” at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts. She is a professor of “Arts & New Media”, “Art Management”, “Multimedia Communication” in the Master in Economics and Art Management and Cultural Heritage of the Business School “Il Sole 24 Ore”. She is Co-director of SPRING ATTITUDE FESTIVAL in Rome. Her book, Sound art. Ascoltare è come vedere, was published by Castelvecchi in february 2017

Claudio Musso

Claudio Musso

Art Critic and Curator

Claudio Musso is an art critic and curator. His curatorial practice and his research is focus on urban art and the new technologies in the intermedia experimental art scene. He is tutor for the course of Tecniche dell’Arte Contemporanea at the Department of Visual Arts, Bologna University. Graduate at master’s degree corse in Storia dell’Arte in Bologna, where he’s just obtaine a first degree in Discipline e tecnologie dell’Arte, della Musica e dello Spettacolo (DAMS). Since 2004 he writes regularly on Exibart.com/Exibart.onpaper, where in 2008 became curator for visualia column.

Donata Marletta

Donata Marletta

Reseacher and Lecturer

Donata Marletta holds a PhD in Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK. Her research project focuses on how new technologies have altered and modified the ways people interrelate and the social connecting spaces. She attended several international academic conferences like EVA – Electronic Visualisation and the Arts, Cybercultures Exploring Critical Issues, Emotions in Motion, the International Marketplace for Digital Arts (IMDA), Mutek, Ars Electronica, Elektra, Transmediale and CTM

Federica Fontana

Federica Fontana

Writer and Journalist

Federica Fontana is a freelance writer and journalist that believes in a barrier-free knowledge: her main interest is to explore the connections between different disciplines. After a master degree in Medieval Art with a thesis about contemporary artworks placed in medieval context, now her research deals mainly with New Media Art, Performance art, Bio art, science and all contemporary art reflecting on the role of the human body in the future. She has a blog that is about posthuman in art, fashion and technology.

Federica Patti

Federica Patti

Critic and Curator

Federica Patti is an independent curator who lives and works in Bologna. Her research focuses on contemporary experimental art movements, with particular interest in multimedia, emerging artists and interactive and participatory projects. She co-founded roBOt, an international festival dedicated to digital arts and electronic music. In 2010 she co-founded SPAZIOBARNUM, a non-profit space in Bologna focused on the presentation and development of her research topics. In 2012 she joined LaRete Art Projects. Since 2013 she is frequent contributor for Artribune magazine and Digicult.

Filippo Lorenzin

Filippo Lorenzin

Critic and Curator

Filippo Lorenzin is a London-based independent curator and critical theorist. His research is focused on the study of the effects of the introduction of new technologies into artistic practices. Digicult collaborator since 2011, he writes about the relationship between artists and the public through the mediating role of the artistic technique throughout history. He takes part in talks and lectures, actively dialoguing with interesting figures at the borderline between art and scientific research.

Giulia DeVal

Giulia DeVal

Giulia DeVal is a young artist, researching her language among visual arts and experimental music, mostly focusing on the relationship between voice and object. After her master’s degree in Music and Theater Studies at the University of Bologna she has continued her theoretical research on cross-disciplinary performances and connections between object theater and the European noise scene.

Hannah Nelson-Teutsch

Hannah Nelson-Teutsch

Artist and Curator

Hannah Nelson-Teutsch is an artist, curator and writer who’s critical work on art, technology, and literature has appeared in Hyperallergic, Trendblog, Bustle, Ebony Magazine, Berlin Art Parasites, and Art Berlin. Hannah graduated from McGill University with a double major in Social Studies of Medicine and International Development before obtaining a graduate degree in Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. He work in wax, metal, plaster, pigment and found objects has been exhibited across America, Canada and Europe

Ivo Caruso

Ivo Caruso

Designer and Author

After a master degree in Industrial Design, since 2010 he is involved in tutoring and teaching activities at the Degree Course in Industrial Design of Sapienza University of Rome. He is editor of the scientific journal Disegno Industriale and he is author for The Great Encyclopedia Treccani and for various Italian and foreign journals. In 2015 is editor for ADI Design Index. In 2016 he obtained the title of International PhD in Design and Innovation at the Second University of Naples. He is an ordinary member of SID (Italian Scientific Society of Design).

Kirsten Hawkins

Kirsten Hawkins

Linguist and Copywriter

Kirsten Hawkins is first and foremost a linguist hailing from Liverpool in the United Kingdom. Her love of languages led her to specialise in Modern Languages at Newcastle University where she obtained her BA. She is now immersing herself in the study of all things digital, including a whole variety of new languages (HTML, CSS and JavaScript), web design and marketing. She is a blogger who loves to write about the creative scene in her home city of Liverpool.

Lorenza Pignatti

Lorenza Pignatti

Curator and Essayist

Lorenza Pignatti is curator and essayist, professor at the New Academy of Fine Arts (NABA) in Milan who has taught at the University of Urbino and Bologna, the Academy of Applied Sciences and Arts at SUPSI in Lugano. She worked for ART for The World and wrote for several books and catalogues. She is a freelance journalist for the newspapers “La Repubblica”, “Il Manifesto”, and for several magazines such as “Art Review”, “Art Press”, “No Order. Art in a Post-fordist Society.

Ludovico Ristori

Author and Researcher

Ludovico Ristori is an IT Project Leader and an IT Manager, enthusiast both in technology both in its social and cultural implications. He is graduated in Electronic Engineering and is part of the stable board of the Master in Scientific Communication and Sustainable Innovation (MaCSIS) at Università Milano-Bicocca where he is the lecturer of a course focused on data analysis and infographics as well as attending meeting and conferences. As an author, worked with Radio 24, Scienza in Rete and others web journals, writing papers mainly about Hacking, Open Source, Geographic Systems and Artificial Intelligence.

Mabel Plascencia

Mabel Plascencia

Architect and Blogger

Mabel Plasencia Aquino is an Architect and Freelance Designer living in Puerto Rico and natively from the Dominican Republic. Her inclinations towards Materials Science, Technology and the effects of both into Architecture has been her most important focus after developing her studies abroad. Currently, she perfumed as a writer over at her own blog titled, INmatteria: A dissection of innovative materials, comprised of a compilation of her research on materials and innovative products, as an extension of her BA thesis.

Maddalena Mometti

Maddalena Mometti

Product and Fashion Designer

Maddalena Mometti is a freelance product and fashion designer, expert in Chic Things, Smart Things and Internet of Things. She graduated in Industrial Design at the Iuav University of Venice, when she started her collaboration with Iuav, Faculty of Design and Arts, as assistant professor and design researcher. She holds a PhD in Design Sciences at Iuav, with a research entitled Smart Things for Smart Grids. Now her work is focusing on high tech fashion and sport design. Since 2016 she also works at Ca ‘Foscari University of Venice in order to explore the relationships between innovation in design and the application of new business models.

Mario Margani

Mario Margani

Artist, Curator and Researcher

Graduated in Communication and Management in Art and Cultural Markets (B.A.) and Arts, Heritages and Markets at IULM (Milan), Mario Margani is currently attending a M.A. in Global Art History at the Free University (Berlin). Since 2010 he lives in Berlin and collaborates with different project spaces, artists-run spaces, and other cultural institutions. He is currently also starting a new collective project in his hometown Enna (Sicily) focusing on a multidisciplinary approach to cultural heritage.

Mario Tirino

Mario Tirino

Author and Teacher

Mario Tirino (1980) has a PhD in Media Studies at University of Salerno. He teaches Tecniques and Languages of Media at School of Journalism at University of Salerno. His main fields of research concern sociology of audiovisual and digital cultures and mediology of literature and comics. He edited, with Alfonso Amendola, the books Romanzi e immaginari digitali. Saggi di mediologia della letteratura (Gechi Edizioni, 2017) and Saccheggiate il Louvre. William S. Burroughs tra eversione politica e insurrezione espressiva (Ombre Corte, 2016).

Mark Hancock

Mark Hancock

Writer and Digital Producer

Mark Hancock is a writer, digital producer and videographer working across the corporate and arts sectors. He has written about the arts for a number of publications, including the BBC, Furtherfield, Neural, and Arts Council England, as well as Digicult. Mark is interested in the future of digital publishing and how different media can work together to tell stories about our contemporary arts world. He is currently producing a series of short documentaries, building on his scratch-video experiments interviewing artists at festivals.

Mauro Arrighi

Mauro Arrighi

Artist and Lecturer

Graduated from Interface Culture in Linz, guest at IAMAS in Ogaki, former PhD student at Kyoto Institute of Technology (Japan), Mauro Arrighi has been lecturer of Digital Art and Electronic Art at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice. He has been featured in many international festival and media centers. Since 2010 Arrighi is living in Japan where he is pursuing his academic and artistic career as new-media artist, lecturer and independent-curator. In 2011 published “Japanese Spell in Electronic Art.

Paolo Magaudda

Paolo Magaudda

Sociologist and Author

Paolo Magaudda is Research Fellow in Sociology at the University of Padova and lecturer at the Iusve University and at the IED. His research activities focus on the interconnections between technologies, culture and society, a topic on which he has carried out several researches and has published many scientific texts. In 2010 he has co-founded the online open-access academic journal Tecnoscienza: Italian Journal of Science & Technology Studies and recently he has been elected secretary of STS Italia, the Italian society for the social studying of science & technology.

Pasquale Napolitano

Pasquale Napolitano

Designer and Author

Pasquale Napolitano is an expert in design and visual communication. His PhD research in Visual Communication at the University of Salerno, is focused on the design possibilities of video as a form of expression and the relationship between these and the drift of contemporary visuality He is Professor of Digital Video at the Institute of Design in Naples for the Multimedia Graphics course. Pasquale is also a professor of Corporate Identity at the same institute. Since November 2011, it’s Professor of Digital Video at course of New Technologies of Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples.

Roberta Busechian

Roberta Busechian

Author and Researcher

Classe 90′, studia allo IUAV di Venezia, dopo aver vissuto a Berlino ottenendo una laurea specialistica presso l’UDK rientra in Italia. Si sposta tra Milano, Trieste ,Venezia, Berlino e Slovenia per progetti artistici e didattici che inglobano la comunicazione acustica digitale, la ricerca di spazi sonori e la creazione di una rete sulla sound art come tramite tra tradizione, ricordo, digitale e natura.

Roxanne Leitão

Roxanne Leitão

Roxanne’s work focusses on interaction design research and practice. She has been involved in a wide range of projects related to healthcare and security, with audiences varying from children and adults with chronic conditions, to clinicians, nurses, law-enforcement agents, and military surgeons. She is currently completing a PhD at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, funded by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Silvia Bertolotti

Silvia Bertolotti

Writer and Curator

Silvia Bertolotti is a Brussels based free-lance writer.. With a MA in Philosophy and a Master in Arts and Cultural Management, she is currently a PHD Candidate in Media and Communications Studies. She’s also a professional in the ICT field, currently working in the cybersecurity sector. Areas of special interest to Silvia are beside electronic literature and writing, web culture and digital arts, computer mediated communications, new media studies and cybersecurity.

Simone Broglia

Simone Broglia

Writer and Researcher

Simone Broglia graduated in philosophy with a thesis about the using of space and electronics in Luigi Nono’s Prometeo. He focused his research on aesthetic and perceptual issues arising from the use of technology in music. Member of the foundation Musica Musicisti e Tecnologie: organization annual workshop “Il segno del suono” about electronic and musical improvisation and festival Elektronica. Member of the foundation Musica Musicisti e Tecnologie which organizes the festival Elektronica, he is founder of association zer0zer0 to support production and discussion about experimental music.

Zoe Romano

Zoe Romano

Craftivist and Lecturer

Zoe Romano is a craftivist, digital strategist e lecturer focused on social impact, women in tech, digital fabrication, open design. She graduated in Philosophy, worked for several years in digital communication agencies and, at the same time, developed her social skills as media hacktivist on precarity, material and immaterial labor in the creative industries.  She worked for Arduino as digital strategist from 2013 to 2017 and then co-founded WeMake Makerspace in 2014 where she now works full-time.

Giulia Simi

Giulia Simi

Writer and DM Specialist
Jeremy Levine

Jeremy Levine

Architect and Lecturer
Martina Raponi

Martina Raponi

Writer and Researcher

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