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|joëlle bitton||Joëlle is a (new) media
artist/designer. She studied at the University of Sorbonne in Paris and
the School of Fine Arts of Paris, and holds a post-graduate diploma in contemporary
history (DEA on the influence of emerging technologies and networks on 19th
century European society) and a post-graduate diploma in hypermedia (Mastère).
Her work experience includes interactive scripting and design at Nofrontiere in Vienna and freelancing in Paris for Hyptique, Les Galeries Lafayette and Numer.
She co-founded Superficiel in 2000, an experimental platform as a starting point for digital art projects: ‘Palpitations’ on sexuality and memory; ‘Plakatieren Verboten’ with Rupert Huber, ‘Kindergarten’ on children and fair monsters, ‘Passages’ inspired by Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project…
In September 2002, she joined the Human Connectedness group led by Stefan Agamanolis at Media Lab Europe in Dublin.
|stefan agamanolis||Stefan Agamanolis is a principal
research scientist and the director of the Human Connectedness research
group at Media Lab Europe, the European research partner of the MIT Media
His research interests include object-based representations for media, interactive storytelling, responsive environments, technology-mediated collaboration and awareness, and automated video editing. He created Isis, a programming language tailored for multimedia experimentation with which several interactive prototypes and installations have been created over the past several years.
He holds MS and PhD degrees from the MIT Media Laboratory. Earlier in his life, Stefan studied computer science, philosophy, and film at Oberlin College. He was born and raised in the state of Ohio in the United States.
|matthew karau||Matt is from the mid-western
United States. Early inspiration and challenges came from objects and people
in the automotive industry that surrounded him. Participating in technical
competitions throughout his education, he was naturally drawn to an engineering
Matt moved to Boston in 1997 to attend MIT in pursuit of a degree in Electrical Engineering, received in 2001. While at MIT, he worked at the MIT Media Lab as an Undergraduate Reseacher (UROP) in the Spatial Imaging Group, working on pseudo-stereoscopic display technology and in the Tangible Media Group, working on tactile communication devices.
Matt also spent time in Shanghai teaching secondary school summer classes on internet programming in 1998 and time at Apple in 2000 working with the peripherals hardware development team.
In Fall 2001, his research interests brought him to the Everyday Learning Group at Media Lab Europe (MLE) in Dublin, Ireland. During a two-year fellowship there, he explored notions of deconstruction in learning, transparency, and electronics in research environments.
Matt's current research focuses on situating electronics in rapid-prototyping environments.