The Authors Network
Marco Aruga is working in Associazione Abbonamento Musei.it, a cultural association taking care of the diffusion of the knowledge of cultural heritage, through specific projects involving public and private cultural institutions. As a journalist, he is collaborating with Radio Popolare and ContemporaryArt Torino Piemonte website, after having worked with several radio stations, since the beginning of the private radio system in Italy. His broadcasts, articles and interviews are dealing with art, architecture, design, media and contemporary music.
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 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. 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). Chierico regularly contributes with conferences talks and academic publications. In 2014 Chierico won the Lab Award (Augsburg, GER) and in 2008 Milano in Digitale.
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 journalist, independent researcher, and digital copywriter. With a MA in Art History, a Master in Art and Culture: marketing and communication strategies, and a five-years' experience in media relations, she is currently a managing editor at Digicult. As a freelance copywriter, Federica's expertise focuses on corporate communication: blogging, websites, newsletters, social media. Following her interest in making academic research accessible to the general public she has founded Inanimanti, first Italian blog entirely focused on Posthuman art. She has written about the arts for a number of websites and she has a section on the web portal Mediacritica, addressing the intersections between cinema and contemporary art.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 graduated 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.
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.
Costanza Tagliaferri is a freelance writer and independent curator jumping between Netherlands, England and Italy to investigate how creative experiments are challenging traditional artistic canon in response to contemporary society. As a curator, Costanza is collaborating with independent institutions to stimulate dialogue on the core themes of our times to suggest cultural exchange and social integration. As a writer, she is a promoting the artistic practice outside the usual channel to think of the political and social evolution of our times.
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.