Felix Stalder is Professor for Digital Culture and Network Theories at the Zurich University of the Arts, a member of the World-Information Institute and the Technopolitics Working Group, both in Vienna and one of the long-term moderators of <nettime>, an international mailing list. His work focuses on the intersection of cultural, political and technological dynamics, in particular on new modes of commons-based production, control society, copyright and transformation of subjectivity. Among his recent publications are “Digital Solidarity” (PML & Mute 2014) and “The Digital Condition” (Polity Press, 2018).
Giselle Beiguelman researches the aesthetics of memory and develops projects of artistic interventions in the public space and with digital media. She is a professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo (FAU-USP) and the author of several books and articles on contemporary nomadism and practices of digital culture. Her recent projects include Memory of Amnesia (2015), Odiolândia (2017) and the curatorship of Arquinterface: the city expanded by networks (2015). She is a member of the Laboratory for OTHER Urbanisms (FAU-USP) and the Interdisciplinary Laboratory Image Knowledge – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Her works are in collections of museums in Brazil and abroad, such as ZKM (Germany), MAC-USP and MAR (Rio de Janeiro).
gt2P (great things to People) is a studio involved in projects of architecture, art and design, established in Santiago, Chile. The studio is in a continuous process of research and experimentation in digital crafting, promoting new encounters between the technologies for projecting and the richness of the local expressed in traditional materials and techniques. Its work methodology has two dimensions. First, it seeks to systematize knowledge and observation, whether of natural, artificial, geometric or spatial, phenomena, through generative algorithms. Here parametric design is a tool to guide the planning of projects that the studio carry out, enabling the integration of its stages of design, development and production. On the other hand, GT2P have discovered an artistic dimension that connects itself with its cultural heritage, through the incorporation of traditional experience and knowledge that feed and qualify the generative algorithms or DNA that they create: “Exposing the unexpectedness of manual processes and local materials is a way to value what we are in what we do”.