LEADERS

Jonah Brucker-Cohen (US)
>http://www.coin-operated.com
Jonah is a researcher, artist, and Ph.D. candidate as an HEA MMRP (Multimedia Research Programme) fellow in the Disruptive Design Team of the Networking and Telecommunications Research Group (NTRG), Trinity College Dublin. He is also adjunct assistant professor of communications at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. He worked as an R&D OpenLab Fellow at Eyebeam in NYC from 2006-07. From 2001-04 he was a Research Fellow in the Human Connectedness Group at Media Lab Europe. He received a Masters from ITP in 1999 and was an Interval Research Fellow from 1999-2001.
His work and thesis focuses on the theme of “Deconstructing Networks” which includes projects that attempt to critically challenge and subvert accepted perceptions of network interaction and experience.
Jonah is co-founder of the Dublin Art and Technology Association (DATA Group) and a recipient of the Araneum Prize sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Art, Science and Technology and Fundacion ARCO.
His writing has appeared in numerous international publications including WIRED Magazine, Make Magazine, Rhizome.org, and Gizmodo, and his work has been shown at events such as DEAF (03,04), Art Futura (04), SIGGRAPH (00,05), UBICOMP (02,03,04), CHI (04,06) Transmediale (02,04), NIME (07), ISEA (02,04,06), Institute of Contemporary Art in London (04), Whitney Museum of American Art’s ArtPort (03), Ars Electronica (02,04), the ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art (04-5), the MOMA - Museum of Modern Art (NYC) (08) and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) (08).

Katherine Moriwaki (US)
>http://www.kakirine.com
Katherine is an artist and researcher investigating clothing and accessories as the active conduit through which people create network relationships in public space.
She graduated at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and is a 2004 recipient of the Araneum Prize from the Spanish Ministry for Science and Technology and Fundacion ARCO.
Katherine currently teaches at Parsons School of Design in and the Rhode Island School of Design and is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Networks and Telecommunications Research Group (NTRG) at Trinity College Dublin.
Her work has appeared in IEEE Spectrum Magazine, and numerous festivals and conferences including numer.02 at Centre Georges Pompidou (02), Break 2.2 (03), Ubicomp (03,04), eculture fair (03), Transmediale (04), CHI (04, 06), ISEA (04), Ars Electronica (04), and WIRED Nextfest (05).