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Editorial Advisory Board

Irina Aristarkhova, Roy Ascott, Craig Harris, Fatima Lasay, Michael Naimark, Julianne Pierce

Gallery Advisory Board
Mark Amerika, Paul Brown, Choy Kok Kee, Steve Dietz, Kim Machan

Corresponding Editors
Lee Weng Choy, Ricardo Dal Farra, Elga Ferreira, Young Hae-Chang, Jose-Carlos Mariategui, Marcus Neustetter, Elaine Ng, Marc Voge

Branding & Identity Board
Sharon Tickle, Juraimi Jumahat, Effandi Mohamed, Grace Tan, Han Yew Hock

Previous Advisors


Editorial Advisory Board
Irina Aristarkhova
Address: Cyberart and Cyberculture Research Initiative (USP)
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore 119260
Institution/Affiliations:

Tel: +65 68744011
Fax: 65 67731012
Email: uspia@nus.edu.sg

Biography
Dr Irina Aristarkhova is Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, where she teaches courses in Cyberculture and New Media Art. Since July 2001 Irina Aristarkhova has been directing Cyberarts and Cyberculture Research Initiative (http://www.cyberartsweb.org) ö an ambitious Art & Technology research project / database, first of its kind in South-East Asia. She was formerly Senior Lecturer at the LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts where she taught courses in Cybertheory, Feminist Theory, Feminist Aesthetics, Technology and Embodiment and Contemporary Psychoanalytic Theory.

She studied mathematics, philosophy and sociology at Moscow State University, and did her Master«s Degree in Social Theory at the University of Warwick. She completed her PhD in Contemporary French Psychoanalytic Theory in Russian Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Aristarkhova who has published and lectured widely on cyberculture and cyberarts has a range of research interests including issues of aesthetics and technologies of virtual reality; immersive and interactive virtual environments; cyberfeminism and feminist aesthetics; technology and difference; technological embodiments; net communities; contemporary psychoanalytic theory; and cyberethics.

Topic areas of expertise
aesthetics and technologies of immersive and augmented virtual reality environments (specifically - haptic interfaces in VR); cyberfeminism & feminist aesthetics / theory; new media and cultural difference; net communities; cyberethics.

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Roy Ascott
Address: Planetary Collegium
Faculty of Technology
University of Plymouth
Plymouth PL4 8AA
United Kingdom

Email: roy@planetary-collegium.net
URL: http://www.planetary-collegium.net/people/detail/ra

Biography
Roy Ascott is an artist and theorist who has shown at the Venice Biennale, Electra Paris, Ars Electronica Linz, V2 Holland, Milan Triennale, Biennale do Mercosul, Brazil, European Media Festival, and gr2000az at Graz, Austria. His research is in art and the technology of consciousness. He is the founding editor of Technoetic Arts. http://www.intellectbooks.com/journals/technoetic/index.htm

He has advised new media centres and festivals in North and South America, the U.K., Europe, Japan and Korea, as well as the CEC and UNESCO, and convenes the annual international Consciousness Reframed conferences. His publications are translated into many languages and include: Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art Technology and Consciousness. Ed: Edward A. Shanken. UC 2003. Technoetic Arts . (Korean trans. & ed. Won-Kon Yi), Yonsei University Press, 2002; Reframing Consciousness. Intellect Books.UK.1999. Art & Telematics: toward the Construction of New Aesthetics. (Japanese trans. & ed. E. Fujihara) NTT Tokyo.1998

Roy Ascott is the founding director of the Planetary Collegium http://www.planetary-collegium.net, Professor of Technoetics in the University of Plymouth, England, and Adjunct Professor in Design|Media Arts at the University of California Los Angeles. He is a member of the Research Panel for Visual Arts and Media of the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK. Amongst many senior academic and advisory appointments he has been Vice-President and Dean of the San Francisco Art Institute, California, Professor of Communications Theory, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, and President of the Ontario College of Art.

Topic areas of expertise
See: Roy Ascott, Telematic Embrace: Visionary Theories of Art, Technology, and Consciousness. Edited and with an Essay by Edward A. Shanken. University of California Press. 2003. ISBN: 0520218035.
Telematic art, technoetics (technology and consciousness research);  interactive art; syncretictic systems; doctoral research supervision; higher education arts policy; media arts centre planning and design; editorial and conference co-ordination.  

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Craig Harris
Address: 718 6th St. 5E
Minneapolis, MN 55414
U.S.A.
Email: craig@kolmon.com

Biography
Craig Harris is the Executive Director of the Minneapolis-based dance company Ballet of the Dolls. Harris has been Executive Director of Leonardo (the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology) and President of the International Computer Music Association, and has been a consultant to universities and non-profit arts organizations on three continents. In the Twin Cities, he has been affiliated with Sutton & Associates, a firm providing a range of services to non-profits, and has been active as a performer and arts presenter.

A new-media artist, composer, performer, writer, and educator, Harris is a founder and former Executive Editor of Leonardo Electronic Almanac, an online journal, and holds a Ph.D. in music composition from the Eastman School of Music. His artwork includes concert works, music theater and performance art, multimedia works, and installations; three of his compositions have been released on CD.

His book Art and Innovation, documenting collaborations between artists and research scientists at Xerox Palto Alto Research Center (PARC), was released in June 1999 by MIT Press. His electroacoustic work, The Hill Has Something to Say, commissioned by soprano Renee Fleming, was premiered in Alice Tully Hull in May 2000. His ballet "The Red Shoes," for piano, violin and soundscape, had its premiere at the historic Ritz Theater, in Minneapolis, Minnesota in September of 2001, performed by Ballet of the Dolls, and was remounted in July of 2002 at Theatre de la Jeune Lune in Minneapolis. His most recent ballet, Sleeping Beauty, will have its premiere in Minneapolis in May 2003.

Topic areas of expertise
Music composition employing both traditional and new media; integrating electronics and contemporary composition in dance and theatrical context.

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Fatima Lasay
Address: 51-A Mindanao Avenue,
Pag-asa, Quezon City
1105 Philippines
Institution/Affiliations: University of the Philippines

Tel: +0632 920 26 40
Mobile: 63 0917 9134351
Fax: 632 434 6981 / 632 434 8222
Email: fats@up.edu.ph
URL : http://digitalmedia.upd.edu.ph/

Biography
Fatima Lasay (b. 1969) is an artist, independent curator and educator of digital media. Her work looks into communalism, sovereignty and autonomy in the practice and theory of technology-based arts, and cultural (re)definitions of technologies within the context of neocolonialism. She has published and presented her work in Asia and Europe.

Fatima Lasay obtained her degrees in Industrial Design (1991) and Master of Fine Arts (2002) from the University of the Philippines (UP) where she also developed its first digital media art elective courses and initiated the Digital Media Festivals (2000-2003). She served as lecturer (1996-2000) and assistant professor (2001-2004) at the UP College of Fine Arts.

Fatima Lasay is currently participating in a pilot international masters program for the arts under a bursary at the Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais (ECAV) in Sierre, Switzerland (2004-2006), and completing a project on Spanish colonial religious sculpture under the auspices of the Program for Cultural Cooperation (2003-2005). She is also a member of the international steering committee of the Pacific Rim New Media Summit for ISEA2006, and chairs its working group on education.

Fatima Lasay joined the Leonardo Electronic Almanac in 2001 and currently serves as member of its international advisory board.

Topic areas of expertise
Philippine mythology, post-development, post-colonial issues in ICTs, media and education, Asian culture, electronic literature, visual art and sound.

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Michael Naimark
Address: Ann St. 3F
New York, NY 10038
Institution/Affiliations:

Tel/Fax: 212 608 6158
Email: michael@naimark.net
URL: http://www.naimark.net

Biography
Michael Naimark is an independent media artist and researcher with over two decades of experience investigating "place representation." He was instrumental in the founding of several research labs, including the MIT Media Lab (1980), Atari Research Lab (1982), the Apple Multimedia Lab (1987), Lucasfilm Interactive (now Lucas Learning, 1989), and Interval Research Corporation (1992), where he spent over 8 years. His art projects exhibit internationally and are in the permanent collections of the Exploratorium, the American Museum of the Moving Image, and the Center for Arts and Media (ZKM). Michael serves on the Boards of the ZeroOne Foundation, Media Lab Europe, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, and Presence journal, and currently holds a faculty appointment as Visiting Associate Professor in the Interactive Media Division of the USC Film School. For additional details, please see http://www.naimark.net/bio.html

Topic areas of expertise
Art and science: presence and abstraction, new media and interactivity, psychophysics and cognition. Place representation: field cinematography, image-based modeling, immersive virtual environments. Consequences: virtual travel and tourism, cultural geography, globalization. Technology-based art and the dynamics of sustainability.

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Julianne Pierce
Address: PO Box 8029, Station Arcade,
South Australia, 5000
Institution/Affiliations: Executive Director, Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)

Tel: 61 8 8231 9037
Fax: 61 8231 9766
Email: julianne@anat.org.au
URL: http://www.anat.org.au

Biography
Julianne Pierce is an Australian new media curator, artist and writer and is currently Executive Director of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (Australia’s peak network and advocacy body for artists working with science and technology). She has curated several new media events and exhibitions including Primavera 2003, the annual exhibition of emerging Australian artists for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. In April 2003 she co-produced a short work for the SAFC/ABC multi-platform digital music video clip initiative 4 Minute Wonders and in 2000 was Producer of the experimental interactive CDROM Uncle Bill by Debra Petrovitch (winner of first prize, New Media, Video Brasil 2001). Julianne is a founding member of the influential computer artist group VNS Matrix, who exhibited widely in Australia and internationally from 1991 - 1997. She is a Board member of the Australian Dance Theatre and the Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts, is a member of the World Technology Network and an Advisor on the UNESCO Digital Arts Portal

Topic areas of expertise
New media art practice in the Asia Pacific region, curating and writing about new media, cyberfeminist theory and practice, science and art, creating research and development opportunities for artists, developing multi-platform and performance projects.

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Gallery Advisory Board

Mark Amerika
Address: University of Colorado
Department of Art & Art History
UCB 318
Boulder, CO 80309-0318
Institution/Affiliations: University of Colorado

Tel: 303 492 4489
Email: Mark.Amerika@colorado.edu
URL: http://www.markamerika.com

Biography
Mark Amerika has recently had three retrospectives of his digital art work, one at the ICA in London, one at the Media Arts Plaza in Tokyo, and one in Bilbao. His epic online narrative, GRAMMATRON, was selected for the 2000 Whitney Biennial and his sound art work, PHON:E:ME, was commissioned by the Walker Art Center and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.

He is presently on the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Topic areas of expertise
Net Art, History and Theory of Digital Art, Digital Narrative, VJ Performance, and Hypertext

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Paul Brown
Address: PO Box 413
Cotton Tree QLD 4558
Australia
Institution/Affiliations: Visiting Fellow, Birbeck, University of London

Tel: 61 (0) 419 72 74 85 (in Australia) 44 (0) 794 104 8228 (in the UK)
Mobile:
Fax: 1 309 216 9900 (fax-email portal - please note USA code)
Email: paul@paul-brown.com
URL: http://www.paul-brown.com
http://www.fineartforum.org

Biography
Paul Brown is an artist and writer who has been specializing in art and technology for 30 years.

From 1984-88 he was the founding head of the UK's National Centre for Computer Aided Art and Design. He returned to Australia in 1994 after a two-year appointment as Professor of Art and Technology at Mississippi State University to head Griffith University's Multimedia Unit. In 1996 he was the founding Adjunct Professor of Communication Design at Queensland University of Technology.

From 1997-99 he was Chair of the Management Board of the Australian Network for Art Technology and he is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards for LEA, the e-journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology, and the journal Digital Creativity. From 1992 to 1999 he edited fineArt forum, one of the Internet's longest established art 'zines and is currently moderator of the DASH (Digital ArtS Histories) list.

His computer-generated artwork has been exhibited internationally since 1967 and is currently on show in Europe, the USA and Australia.

During 2000/2001 he was a New Media Arts Fellow of the Australia Council and in 2000 was artist-in-residence at the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Robotics at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England. He is currently a Visiting Fellow in the School of History of Art, Film and Visual Media at Birkbeck, University of London, where he is working on the CACHe (Computer Arts, Contexts, Histories, etc...) project.

Topic areas of expertise
art, science and technology; generative art; computational art; artificial life and art; systems art; process art; procedural art; iterative systems and art; digital art

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Choy Kok Kee
Address: Ngee Ann Polytechnic
School of Film and Media Studies,
Blk 53, #07-01,
535 Clementi Road.
Singapore 599489
Institution/Affiliations: School of Film and Media Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore and School of Visual Arts, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

Tel: 65 6460 8251
Email: cultofcreatives@asia.com or guruofdesign@london.com
URL: http://www.fineartforum.org/Gallery/2001/t2000/index.html

Biography
Choy Kok Kee is a noted Singaporean digital media artist and an ex-Mensa international. He holds an MA in Design for Interactive Media from the Centre of Electronic Arts, Middlesex University, London. Prior to his studies, he was trained in advertising art/applied art and fine art. Kok Kee has worked in the creative industry for more than two decades as a creative consultant and art director. He is also an academic and advisor to tertiary institutions and art colleges. As an artist, Kok Kee first exhibited at the tender age of 11 in the late 1970s after being spotted as an art prodigy. Since then, Kok Kee has exhibited and won numerous art awards both locally and abroad. His work is acquired and collected by both foreign and ocal commercial institutions, government bodies and educational establishments. He is chairperson and member of governmental, educational, art and design advisory committees and professional bodies. Kok Kee is also the founder and mastermind behind the brand - Cult Of Creatives and the creative design agency - G.O.D. (Guru Of Design)

Topic areas of expertise: Political matters, media, education, creative design, interactive media and arts development.

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Steve Dietz
Institution/Affiliations: ZeroOne San Jose International Festival of
Art and
Technology

Email: stevedietz@yproductions.com
URL: http://www.yproductions.com

Biography
Steve Dietz is Director of ISEA2006 Symposium | ZeroOne San Jose International Festival of Art and Technology. He is the former Curator of New Media at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, where he founded the New Media Initiatives department in 1996 and was responsible for Programming the online Gallery 9 (http://gallery9.walkerart.org).

Topic areas of expertise
Net art, Digital art, Computational environments, Non-traditional interfaces, Museology, Locative media, Participatory community

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Kim Machan
Address: GPO BOX 2505
Brisbane Qld 4001 Australia
Institution/Affiliations: MAAP-Multimedia Art Asia Pacific

Tel: Australia 61 0411 591 058
China 86 1304 109 4471
Singapore + 65 9193 3007
Fax: 61 7 33 484 109
Email: kim@maap.org.au
URL: http://www.maap.org.au

Biography
Kim Machan has worked in the area of contemporary art, nationally and internationally, for the past 18 years as curator, arts producer and consultant.

She pioneered art projects in free to air television broadcast as producer and curator of Art Rage:Artworks for Television commissioning over seventy artists productions 1995-2000. She has spoken at numerous conferences and Chaired Online Art in Asia at the World Wide Web Conference, Hong Kong.

Machan is a founding member and Festival Director of MAAP-Multimedia Art Asia Pacific since 1998 and has researched new media art networks and projects in Australia and Asia Pacific regions over the past 7 years. In 2002 she was Contributing Curator, 'Media City Seoul' and Chief Curator 'MAAP in Beijing' . Other major exhibitions, 'Gravity' at the Singapore Art Museum as part of 'MAAP in Singapore' 2004. Machan is currently a PhD candidate at QUT Brisbane in the area of New Media Art in Asia.

Topic areas of expertise
Contemporary Art relating to New Media Art in Asia Pacific regions and Australia

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Corresponding Editors

Lee Weng Choy
Address: c/o The Substation
45 Armenian Street
Singapore 179936
Institution/Affiliations: The Substation

Tel: 65 6337 7535
Fax: 65 6337 2729
Email: wengchoy@pacific.net.sg
URL: http://www.substation.org

Biography
Lee Weng Choy is presently an Artistic Co-Director of The Substation arts center in Singapore. Lee has written for many publications, and some of his essays include: "Authenticity, Reflexivity & Spectacle: or, the Rise of the New Asia is not the End of the World" (Durham, 2004), "Biennale Time and the Spectres of Exhibition" (Singapore, 2002), "A taste for worms and roses" (Castello, 2002), "McNationalism in Singapore" (Singapore, 2001), "Just What Is It that Makes the term Global-Local so Widely Cited, yet so Annoying?" (Los Angeles, 2000), and "Representation as Detour: three anecdotes about Singapore art" (Art AsiaPacific, 2000).

Topic areas of expertise
My areas of interests and research are the contemporary arts, mainly the visual arts, although I have written about theatre and film occasionally. I am also interested in philosophy of art, and art historiography. I have written about, among other things, the politics of representation, spectacle in contemporary art, and Singapore's aspirations to be the most global-local city in the world.

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Ricardo Dal Farra
Address: Estudio del Musica Electroacústica
Azcuénaga 2764
(1640) Martinez, Buenos Aires
Argentina
Institution/Affiliations:

Tel: 001 514 288 4728 [temporary]
Email: ricardo@dalfarra.com.ar
URL: http://music.dartmouth.edu/~ricardo/index.html

Biography
Ricardo Dal Farra (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1957) has been developing activities in the convergences of arts, sciences and new technologies for more than 25 years as composer and multimedia artist, educator, researcher, performer and curator.

Coordinator of the Multimedia Communication National Program at Argentina's National Ministry of Education (1996 - 2003); appointee Director of the Electronic Arts Experimental and Research Center (CEIArtE) - Buenos Aires (2002); Director of the Electroacoustic Music Studio (1978 - 2003); and Consultant for UNESCO's Digi-Arts worldwide project (since 2002).

Dal Farra has been Professor of Music Technology at National University of Tres de Febrero, Professor of Composition and Improvisation at National University of San Martin; and Professor of Electroacoustics at the National Conservatory of Music and the Buenos Aires Municipal Conservatory.

His music has been played in more than 40 countries and has been recorded in 15 different editions. He also performs using live interactive systems since the late 70's.

Dal Farra has been directing a radio series about electroacoustic music on the National Radio of Argentina and the Municipal Radio of Buenos Aires for more than 10 years. He has curated international radio series, concerts and CD editions. He is member of the Board of Advisory Editors for the Journal of New Music Research since 1988 and International Editor for Leonardo Music Journal/ISAST since 1995.

Since 2003 he is developing an archive with electroacoustic music by Latin American composers in Montreal courtesy of a double grant for Researchers in Residence from the Daniel Langlois Foundation.

Topic areas of expertise
Electroacoustic music;
- New media and education;
- Electroacoustic music and new media arts in Latin America;
- Music technology;
- e-learning.

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Elga Ferreira
Address: Rua dos Sapateiros, 92 - 4º dir
1100 Lisboa
PORTUGAL
Institution/Affiliations: ESAD - Escola Superior de Arte Design in Caldas da
Rainha, Portugal

Tel: 351 91 412 83 07
Email: ElgaFerreira@hotmail.com

Biography
Elga Ferreira is Professor of Multimedia Design and Digital Art at the ESAD – Escola Superior de Arte e Design in Caldas da Rainha, Portugal. She is developing a Research Programme (Mphil/Phd) at the London College of Music and Media, UK.

Elga Ferreira is a Graphic Design graduate of the IADE – Institute of Art and Design and has a Master in Digital Arts from the UCP – Portuguese Catholic University.

In 2002, she won the Fellowship “Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa”, sponsored by the Luso-Americana Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation that offered her an artist residence and the exibition of “UnReal” an interactive installation, at the Experimental Intermedia of New York.

Her research interests include the investigation of both Interactive Art and Virtual Reality. Her research is developed by focusing upon the potentialities of enlarging the biological body´s field of perception, through situations mediated by digital technologies which allow access to sensible virtual worlds.

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Young Hae-Chang & Marc Voge
Address:
Institution/Affiliations: YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES

Tel: 82 2 720 8956
Mobile: 019 366 8242
Email: tfa@chollian.net
URL: http://www.yhchang.com

Biography
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (http://www.yhchang.com) was founded in Seoul
by Young-hae Chang, C.E.O., and Marc Voge, C.I.O.

Topic areas of expertise
Art

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Jose-Carlos Mariategui

Address: Alta Tecnología Andina
Alcanfores 1096, Miraflores
Lima, Peru 18
Institution/Affiliations: Alta Tecnología Andina

Tel: 51 1 444 5525
Fax: 51 1 447 3981
Email: jcm@ata.org.pe
URL: http://www.ata.org.pe

Biography
Scientist (studies of Mathematics and Biology) and Media theorist. President of Alta Tecnología Andina (ATA), non-profit organization dedicated to the development and research of artistic and scientific theories in Latin America. Founder of the International Festival of Video and Electronic Art in Lima (http://www.vae8.net). Recent conferences include: Emoçao art.ficial (Sao Paulo, 2002, 2004), Transmediale.03 (Berlin, 2003), Ars Electronica (Linz, 2004). Curator of several international exhibitions of media art. Member of the Cultural Diversity Committee of ISEA. Jury of the 13 Videobrasil (2001), Videoformes (2003) and the Central America Videoprize (2004). Currently acts as a node of Tester (http://www.e-tester.net)

Topic areas of expertise
Technology and development, Art and technology in Latin America, Artificial Life, modeling and complex systems

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Marcus Neustetter
Address: 303 Park Manor
37 Corlett Drive
Illovo
2196
South Africa
Institution/Affiliations: The Trinity Session (Director)
The Gallery Premises (Director)
Sanman (Southern African New Media Art Network) (Director)
UNESCO Digi-Arts AFRICA (leading coordinator of networking activities)

Tel: 27 (0) 11 339 2785
Mobile: 27 (0) 82 929 1569
Email: mn@onair.co.za
URL: http://www.onair.co.za/mn

Biography
Marcus Neustetter has been developing projects addressing the relationship between art and technology. These take the form of mobile, installation, and web artworks tackling the translation of data through different online and offline platforms. In this process he has been exploring the digital and analogue ways of representing virtual experiences. Marcus Neustetter has exhibited and been actively involved in developing opportunities and platforms for local digital art through projects in South Africa and Europe, these include ARS Electronica (Austria), Transmadiale.03 (Germany) and E-tester (Spain). Local projects have also focused on curated digital art exhibitions, community research and training programmes and lectures and seminars. As director (with Stephen Hobbs) of the trinity session and Sanman (Southern African New Media Art Network) and The Gallery PREMISES, Marcus Neustetter is actively involved in developing cultural industry strategies through a range of projects informed by cultural and ICT industry experience in South Africa and research conducted for the ILO on the Visual Arts and Crafts Industries in the SADC region. Currently he is developing the UNESCO Digi-Arts Africa network strategy.

Topic areas of expertise
web art/ netart, the south african context, networking strategy - art and technology / art and business

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Elaine Ng
Address: 260 West 10th Street #5E, NY, NY 10014, USA
Institution/Affiliations: Art AsiaPacific

Tel: 1212 255 2712
Mobile: 1 917 543 7833
Fax: 1 413 258 4566
Email: elainewng@mac.com
URL: http://www.aapmag.com

Biography
Elaine W. Ng is editor in chief of Art AsiaPacific, an international magazine which focuses on contemporary art and culture from Asia and the diaspora. She has curated programmes, written and presented papers on video and new media art in Asia, Europe and the United States. Ng recently edited Dye-a-dia-logue with Ellen Pau, the first major book on Hong Kong video art (Hong Kong Arts Development Council and MICA Books), which was published in April 2004. Other recent curatorial projects include: assistant curator for Hong Kong’s participation in the 49th Biennale di Venezia (2001); curator of Gary Hill: selected works from 1976-2003 for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei; Ellen Pau: Heavy Head Drama (or Chong Tau Hei) at Play Gallery, Berlin (2003); Star City at the MOOV Fest 03 in New York; Sticky Fingers at Para/Site Art Space in Hong Kong (2001); and Open Cities ORD><HKG in the Betty Rymer Gallery at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2000). She was a jury member in the interactive art category for the 2004 Prix Ars; president of the jury for the UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2003 at IAMAS, Gifu, Japan; and General Manager of Videotage from 2000-2002. Ms. Ng is based in Hong Kong and New York. Her next book will focus on the work of the cinematographer Chris Doyle.

Topic areas of expertise
Video, new media art and Asian contemporary art

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Michael Punt
Address: 26 Bridge Street
Chepstow
Monmouthshire
NP16 5EZ
U.K.
Institution/Affiliations: Leonardo Reviews
University of Wales Newport

Tel: 011 44 1291 620 797
Fax: 011 44 1291 625 150
Email: mpunt@easynet.co.uk

Biography
Michael Punt is Editor in Chief of Leonardo Reviews a member of the Leonardo/ISATS Advisory Board, and the MIT/Leonardo Book Series Committee. He gained his PhD at the University of Amsterdam and is now a Reader at the University of Wales, Newport who leads the Metatechnology Research Center in the School of Art Media and Design. He also leads vLEC, (the Virtual Laboratory for Envisioning Connectivity, a consortium of laboratories under the intellectual management of artists) and the Wireless Obscura Laboratory. He has made 15 films and published over eighty articles on cinema and digital media in the last decade. His recent publications include a book-length study on early cinema, (Early Cinema and the Technological Imaginary, 2000) and regular articles on cinema history and digital technology for The Velvet Light Trap, Leonardo, Design Issues and Convergence.

Between 1996 and 2000 he was a regular contributor to Skrien, a Dutch journal of film and television criticism, where he wrote a monthly column on cinema, art and the Internet. His most recent book, in collaboration with Robert Pepperell, The Post-Digital Membrane: imagination, technology and desire, was published by Intellect Books in 2000. Its associated webpage is at http://www.postdigital.org.

His essay ‘More Sign than Star: Diana, Death and the Internet', is published in Stars in Our Eyes - the Star Phenomenon in the Contemporary Era, edited by Angela Ndalianis, (Westport: Praeger, 2002). His most recent major articles include 'The Postdigital Analogue and Human Consciousness', Leonardo 35 (2) and 'A Taxi Ride to late Capitalism: Hypercapitalism, Imagination and Artificial Intelligence¹ AI and Society (2002), The Martian in the Multiverse at http://www.refractory.unimelb.edu.au/journalissues/vol3/vol3.htm, (2003) 'Orai and the Transdiciplinary Wunderkamer. Leonardo, 37 (3) (2003) 'cinema-déjà-vu'. Convergence. (2004)
Renaming the Future. Leonardo 37 (2004) 'A Postdigital Universe. Technoetic Arts. (2004). His ongoing project, the transdisciplinary wunderkammer, is at http://www.extraordinaryconnections.org . A full list of publications and exhibitions can be found at: http://www.people.i-dat.org.

Topic areas of expertise
Early cinema history, technology history, technology and culture, art/science/technology

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Sharon Tickle
Address: Griffith International, Griffith University, Nathan Campus,
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA 4111.
Institution/Affiliations: Griffith University

Tel: +61 7 3735 4141 or 61 + (0) 419 172 578
Email: s.tickle@griffith.edu.au
URL: http://www.griffith.edu.au/international

Sharon Tickle MBA, MA (Res), BSc (Hons), BA is International Marketing Manager (Asia & Latin America).

Topic areas of expertise
Media, Journalism, Indonesia

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Grace Tan

Biography
Grace Tan is a member of the LEA Board and consults on media and branding strategies. She is trained in the areas of journalism and international relations, and has worked across newsrooms in Australia and Asia. Grace has experience in Australian politics as media advisor to a Federal Upper House Senator.

Grace also volunteers actively in several charities and non-profit organizations. She is a board member of the Meridian Global Group, a non-profit entity she helped set up which is dedicated to directing corporate philanthropy efforts towards adopted charities. Grace is currently chair of the Meridian events and public relations team.

She is well-traveled and is passionate about life, culinary pleasures and fine coffee

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Previous Advisors
Seah Hock Soon
Institution/Affiliations: Nanyang Technological University, SIGGRAPH (Singapore Chapter)

Tel: 65 6790 5788
Fax 65 6791 9414
email: ashsseah@ntu.edu.sg
URL: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/ashsseah/

Biography
Dr Hock Soon SEAH is the Dean of the School of Computer Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Concurrently, he had served as the Protem Chairman of the NTU School of Art, Design and Media from March 2003 to February 2005 to oversee the conceptualisation and development of the new art school.Seah serves in the Editorial Board of Computer & Graphics Journal published by Elsevier. Seah is the Founding President of both the ACM SIGGRAPH Singapore and the South East Asian Computer Graphics Society (SEAGRAPH). He is also the Leader of Digital Media Virtual Grid Community under the Singapore National Grid Office. His current research areas are in geometric modeling, image sequence analysis with applications to digital film effects, automatic in-between frame generation from hand-drawn sketches, augmented reality, 3D profilometry and advanced medical visualization. He has been the principal investigator of several research funds with a total amount of more than $1.4 million. Currently, he is the leader of the Computational Arts Group whose work on Interactive Free-Hand Drawing and Animation System won a Bronze Award for the most outstanding exhibit in the NTU College of Engineering Technology Week Exhibition in May 2005. He was general co-chair with Tosiyasu Kunii for the International Conference on Cyberworlds in 2003 and 2005, general co-chair with Kim Machan for the Multimedia Art Asia Pacific (MAAP) Conference on New Media Art, Technology and Education and co-programme chair with Alan Chalmers for the International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (GRAPHITE) in 2004. He holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, a Masters degree in Computing Science and a PhD degree in Computer Graphics.

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