The Authors Network
Francesco Aprile (Lecce, Italy) is freelance journalist, poet and visual-poet, essayist. In 2010 he became member of the literary movement called New Page-Narrativa in store, that was founded in 2009 by Francesco Saverio DÚdaro. Aprile worked as a press agent, secretary, at curating exhibitions and writing critical works on the authors belonging to the movement. Since 2016 he is the director of the movement. In April 2011 he founded the group of artistic research Contrabbando Poetico, subscribing the first manifesto. He is the co-founder of Unconventional Press (2012, with Cristiano Caggiula) and the magazine of experimental languages www.utsanga.it (2014, with Cristiano Caggiula). He is the author of code poetry/poetic algorithm (since 2010), asemic cinema/asemic film (since february 2016), visual poetries, asemic writing, glitch and literary glitch, asemic-glitch writing, theory about informatic-poiesis and informatic punctuation, theory about latency in literature (Exegesis of a renunciation and so on), writing error, asemic abc book.
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 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.
Claire Burke is a Dublin based artist and member of A4 Sounds studios. Her practice explores the interdisciplinary area of art and technology. Her research explores computational creativity and new aesthetics within contemporary art. A graduate of Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Claire holds a Higher Certificate in Audio Visual Media Technology, a Bachelor of Engineering in Digital Media Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Visual Art Practice. Claire holds a Master of Art in Art in the Contemporary world from the National College of Art and Design. Her work predominantly involves the use of technology, engaging with video, electronics, coding, photography and screen print.
Giuliana Califano is a Designer and Graphic Design freelancer with a Master Degree in Industrial Design at the Pierluigi Spadolini University of Architecture in Florence. After several jobs and internships abroad, she came back to Naples in 2017 to develop and expand her knowledge in the filed of digital manufacturing at the D.RE.A.M. Academy – Design and Research in Advanced Manufacturing - of Città della Scienza, and during a research period in the laboratories of the Institute of Polymers, composites and Bio-materials (IPCB) of the National Research Council (CNR) in Pozzuoli. Firmly committed to the idea that interdisciplinarity is an added value in the research process, her work focusses mainly on the new technological uses of digital manufacturing when combined with material experience, design and artistic practices.
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.
Bianca Cavuti graduated in Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna with a thesis about the relationship between photographic language and surveillance in light of the most recent technological innovations; deeply convinced of the interdependence between different disciplinary areas and of the need to recover a critical gaze on the present, her research deals with changes in contemporary visual culture.
Pierre Chaumont is a conceptual artist and author living and working in Montreal, Canada. He collaborated with the CICA Press, Unbag Magazine,and Endless Editions. His interests surrounds systems of power and their resurgence in culture, technology and society.
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).
Mario Ciaramitaro lives in Venice, where he has been collaborating in Iuav University visual arts and design courses since 2009. In 2007 he co-founded the collective Blauer Hase and he's curating Helicotrema, Recorded Audio Festival and Paesaggio magazine. His training often leads him to collaborate with artists, architects and designers in projects combining image editing, sensitivity for the creation of a space, and attention to signs and words. His doctoral research is questioning the nature and future of digital interfaces, looking for different ways to understand and undermine it. Since 2015, he has been part of THE KIXS vj duo.
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.
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.
Anna Gorchakovskaya is a Rome-based art historian, independent researcher and freelance translator. After completing a Master’s degree in contemporary art at the University of Bologna and working with the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, she began collaborating with the contemporary art space Adiacenze in Bologna. Currently Anna is working on a Master’s degree in Gender Studies, her main area of interest being the relationship between art, gender and new technologies.
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.
Kirsten is a wordsmith, linguist and freelance marketing consultant based in Liverpool. After studying languages - she speaks French, Portuguese and Spanish - and teaching English as a foreign language, she decided to apply her communication skills in the creative and advertising sector. Her work spans copywriting, marketing and content creation, and she also uses her language and interpersonal skills to help companies craft culturally-relevant customer experiences. She spends her spare time fitness training, visiting galleries, seeking out new eateries, and blogging about the Merseyside creative scene.
Kathy Rae Huffman is a freelance curator, networker, and writer. Since the early 1980s, she has curated media exhibitions, juried competitions, lectured and coordinated events for international media art festivals and arts initiatives, including ISEA, Ars Electronica and EMAF. Her interest in artists’ television and video art, and her passion for feminist strategies in online environments, normally promote activist positions. Huffman co-founded FACES: Gender/Technology/Art, an online community for women (1997); VRML Art (later Web3D Art) with Van Gogh TV (1998-2003); and she co-authored Pop~Tarts, the multi-media column for the Telepolis Journal (1996-2000). Huffman lived and worked in Vienna, Manchester and Berlin, and traveled extensively in Central and Eastern Europe. She currently resides in Southern California.
Patty Jansen is a graphic artist, researcher and producer. With a background in design, Art History and Artistic Research, she has become increasingly interested in the representation of our current society and its history in the rapidly changing media landscape. In her published research Networked Collective Memory she investigated the influence of the digital network on the visual development of collective memories such as 9/11 & MH17. Jansen is fascinated by human ideas of time: the past, present and future. Its visual reflection and how its meaning can and will change play an important role in her fascination and work.
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 ).
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.
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.
Dalia Maini class 1992, moves between transdisciplinary paths. Passionate about stories and places, she makes her life a journey full of discoveries. Graduated in Cultural Mediation, she deepens the geographical and linguistic realities united by the journey and the conquest, and then devotes herself to the trait d 'union of contemporary art, the leitmotif of the whole history of man. She gets lost in dialogues and thinks communication as an exercise of memory and tradition at the same time. Behind her, independent and institutional curatorial experiences of research aimed at deepening a new experience of three-dimensional and immaterial matter.
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 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 collaborates with the art space Adiacenze in Bologna.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Teresa Ruffino is a graduate student and independent researcher. After a Bachelor’s degree at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in “Comunicazione e Didattica dell’Arte” , she is now enrolled in a Master’s Degree course in “Storia dell’Arte e Valorizzazione del Patrimonio Artistico” at Università di Genova. Her interests revolve around the outcomes of the connections between contemporary art, social networks and digital media with a focus on visual and popular culture.
Sasvati Santamaria was born in Palermo on 18 Feb. 1983. She graduated in Fine Arts and attended a Master’s Degree like curator at the IED making her first important experience at the Talent Prize 2012 competition. She focuses her interests on contemporary art education for the childhood and the relationship that can be created between artist and child. Like indipendent curator, she focuses her attention on the experimental practices of young artists, above all related to new media. Also, Sasvati contributes with MEMECULT, a contemporary culture magazine, and with independent Sicilian realities such as Dimora Oz.
Selena Savić is a designer and researcher. She holds a joint PhD by EPFL in Lausanne and IST in Lisbon, with a background in architecture (Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade) and media design (Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam). She is currently a postdoc fellow at the department of Architecture Theory and Philosophy of Technics, TU Vienna, Austria. Her hybrid design practice forms productive connections between the world of tangible experiences and seamless technologies and infrastructures.
Silvia Scaravaggi is a cultural operator, independent curator and art writer. Employed from December 2015 at the Cultural Office of the Municipality of Crema, she worked for ten years at the Cultural Department of the Province of Cremona, mainly on the set up of the local Cultural District. Graduated from the University of Pisa, discussing a Thesis on the Theory and Technique of Audiovisual Media, from 2004 she has been writing for art magazines: Digicult, Artribune and previously Exibart. Her research focuses on art and politics linked to new media art, video, interaction design, art-science-technology.
Antonia Seierl is an Austrian, Vienna based student and currently working on her bachelor thesis in sociology as well as political science. Her scientific focus is on technological sociology, especially “The Quantified Self“ and discourse theory. Besides her studies, she works in the Austrian music industry as a journalist and PR manager, which led to her upcoming bachelor thesis on cultural politics. Further interests of Antonia Seierl include the implementation of blockchain into music business and the tension between innovation, culture and politics.
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 at RUFA - Rome University of Fine Arts. She is a professor 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
Giada Totaro is an artist and expert and since 2000 she has been studying, and experiencing the evolution between Arts and New Technologies, thanks to her formation at DAMS of Roma Tre, NABA and Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, in Milan. She works in design and production of artistic and interdisciplinary projects with new media, and she has exhibited multimedia works, and has collaborated with numerous national and international festivals and exhibitions. In his hometown, Lecce, Giada is the Founder of STEAM Atelier, an open-HUB for the prototyping of the study, conservation and dissemination of the Media Art History, through workshops and transdisciplinary educational and cultural events.