Lecturer and researcher in Art and Humanities Programmes at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya where coordinates and teaches about Art and Philosophical and Scientific Contemporary Thinking. He has a PhD in Aesthetics and Philosophy of Culture from Barcelona University, he is the author of books such as Arte, Ciencia y Tecnología, co-author in Monstruos y Quimeras: Arte, Biología y Tecnología, and handbooks as Estética y Teoría del Arte and Pensamiento Contemporáneo, and also book chapters on Digital Culture, Bio-art and Biopolitics.
BA in Audiovisuals and multimedia at the ERAM – University of Girona (Spain), MA in Graphical Interface Design at the University of Lincoln (UK) and PhD on Interaction Design and Data Visualization. He has been awarded with prizes on digital art, and some of his works have been shown in art centres and festivals in Spain, France and Singapore. Amongst them, Arts Santa Monica (Barcelona), Sala de Arte Joven (Madrid), VAD Festival (Girona), Ingràvid (Figueres), and the National Academy of Fine Arts, NAFA (Singapore).
Quimera Rosa is a laboratory for experimentation and research on identities, body and technology, created in Barcelona in 2008 and nomad since 2014. QR is inspired by the notion of cyborg developed by Donna Haraway, who defines them as "chimeras, hybrids theorised and manufactured of machine and organism ".
Professor at the Polytechnique University of Catalonia (UPC), associated researcher in the Center for Organizational Innovation, Columbia University (New York) and Senior Fellow in the Strategic Innovation Lab at Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD), Toronto University(Canada). He coordinates the course in Communication in the first “minor” in ArtScience in Spain. He teaches in the MA in Design at the colleges BAU and Elisava in Barcelona. Member of the research group about art research IMARTE, at UB.
Reimund Fickert is project director of the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) since March, 2003. In this position he is responsible for activities in the areas of science support, communication, external relations, innovation and business development. Between 2003 and 2006 he was directly involved in setting up the PRBB and was professor at IDEC-UPF for the MA in Leadership and Management of Science.
Renan Laru-an (b. 1989, Sultan Kudarat) is a researcher, curator, and the founding director of Philippine-based DiscLab, Research and Criticism. He completed Psychology at the University of the Philippines-Diliman and participated in the Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course led by Ruth Noack. He has been the 2016 Encura curator-in-residence at Hangar Barcelona and the Re-Directing: East curator-in-residence at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw.
Bachelor in Philosophy and Literature, 1989 (UAM). PhD Cum Laude, European mention, 2002, Fine Arts Faculty (UB): La Robótica como Experimentación Artística. Una Aproximación Histórica a la Evolución de las Máquinas Autómatas desde el Prisma de la Estética. Currently he teaches about interfaces, interactive systems and audiovisuals at the Fine Arts Faculty (UB).
Designer and artist, working with digital technologies, synthetic biology and biohacking. She is a founding member of the Fab Lab at FAU-USP. In her work she explores the relationship between body, space and technology. She has presented projects at MIT (iGEM - 2014/16) and Harvard University (Biomod - 2015). She created technoporn.org, a research platform and proposition aimed at empowerment through expansion of sexuality with the use of digital technology and biotechnology.
Roc Jiménez de Cisneros (Barcelona, 1975) is an artist and member of computer music group EVOL together with Stephen Sharp. Their work together is about time manipulation, space and some of the standards of the techno culture. It has been released with international labels such as Editions Mego, Diagonal, Entr'acte, Presto!?, or ALKU, the label that he co-directs since 1997.
Artist and researcher in interactive communication. Associated professor and researcher of DigiDoc, in the Department of Communication at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). His art work has been featured for its experimental poetry and critical approach to digital technologies. His research work has been published by British Computer Society, Academic Press, Fecyt, MACBA, MIT Press, among many others.