Julia Kaganskiy

Director / NEW INC

Julia Kaganskiy is a curator, editor and cultural producer focused on art and technology. She is currently director of NEW INC, New Museum’s art, technology and design incubator. She has previously been the global editor of the international arts initiative The Creators Project, from VICE and Intel. The project was dedicated to showcasing the ways technology is enabling creativity. Julia is also the founder of New York Timesacclaimed #ArtsTech meetup, a monthly event series exploring the intersection of art and technology.

BeAnotherLab

International Art Collective

BeAnotherLab is an international, interdisciplinary art collective dedicated to investigate embodied and telepresence experiments. With their innovative use of virtual reality they are pioneering the medium to build empathy between people, by letting them swap identities with each other. They mix low-budget digital technology with social relations, web and neuroscience methodologies, in the hope of creating a space for a better understanding of the “self” and the “other”, as a part of a broader system called humanity.

Jesse Kriss

Senior Design Lead / NASA JPL’s Human Interfaces Group

Jesse Kriss currently works in the Human Interfaces Group at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, designing and developing tools for space mission operations. Jesse has also worked at IBM Research creating a collaborative visualization platform called Many Eyes. Being a part of the Obama 2012 tech team, he made Qlab and web platforms for online organizing and voter protection. Jesse has also created MaxLink, a free software connecting Processing and Max/MSP. Besides a BA in Music from Carleton College, he holds a Master in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University.

Peter Sunde

Co-founder / ex The Pirate Bay

Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi is a computer expert and an artist. He is best known for being a co-founder and ex-spokesperson of The Pirate Bay and founder of Flattr. After serving prison sentence for his involvement in The Pirate Bay and founding Flattr, Peter Sunde has been a sought out writer and speaker.

Liam Young

Founder / Tomorrows Thoughts Today

Liam Young is a speculative architect and futurist, and the producer of the first-ever drone orchestra performance in collaboration with the Velvet Underground. Liam is a founder of the futuristic think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today, a group whose work explores the possibilities of fantastic, speculative and imaginary urbanisms. He also co runs the ‘Unknown Fields Division’, a nomadic studio that travels on annual expeditions to the ends of the earth to investigate unreal and forgotten landscapes, alien terrains and industrial ecologies.

Josh Evans

Lead Researcher / Nordic Food Lab

Josh Evans has been working with Nordic Food Lab since 2012. He took his Bachlor’s in the humanities at Yale, and worked with the Yale Sustainable Food Program. At the lab he works on insects, fermentation, wild flora, and manages the lab’s written content. He will soon begin a PhD on the concept of domestication.

Andreas Johnsen

Filmmaker / Rosforth Films

Andreas Johnsen got access to Ai Weiwei when the Chinese artist was freed on parole in 2011. Since he came out with “Ai Weiwei The Fake Case” he has been working on his new project Bugs, a documentary on two young chefs from Nordic Food Lab, who investigate the worldwide use of insects in food. Andreas is a self-taught filmmaker and has since 2003, been financing, producing and directing his own films.

Roberto Flore

Head Chef / Nordic Food Lab

Roberto Flore is Head Chef at Nordic Food Lab, an organisation founded by Noma head-chef Rene Redzepi & entrepreneur Claus Meyer, to drive forward culinary experimentation. At Nordic Food Lab, Roberto directs all culinary experimentation. He has a profound love of the edible landscape in the Nordic region, and uses his knowledge to promote diversity in food. In 2014 Nordic Food Lab became a part of the University of Copenhagen. A native Sardinian, Roberto has worked in both Italy, Spain and now Denmark.

Tim Pool

Director of Media Innovation / Fusion

Tim Pool is Director of Media Innovation at Fusion and co-founder of Taggly. He is acknowledged for using cutting-edge reporting technologies and his marathon live-stream reporting. At Fusion, Tim helps developing and utilizing new technology such as mobile software and hardware, livestreaming aerial drones and Google Glass. Tim’s former work for VICE Media has taken him to places like Istanbul, Sao Paulo and Cairo, covering conflicts and major events. His work has been featured in a number of International media outlets, among those NBC, Fastcompany, Reuters, The Guardian, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times.

Christian Stephen

Global Editor / RYOT News

Christian Stephen is behind the first-ever virtual reality film from a warzone ‘Welcome to Aleppo’, capturing a 360-degree-view from the most dangerous city in Syria. Christian is the Global Editor at RYOT, a digital news platform reporting worldwide. He has been documenting conflicts for the past 5 years in Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Central African Republic and many more. He has worked for various organisations, such as VICE, MSNBC, The Economist and Vocativ.

Alex Kelly

Impact Producer / ‘This Changes Everything’

Alex Kelly is an award-winning filmmaker and the impact producer on Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein’s project ‘This Changes Everything’. Alex has undertaken a Churchill Fellowship looking at documentaries and social impact. Through this she has created lectures, workshops and masterclasses in Impact Producing with various film schools and film agencies including VCA, OzDox, DYHD? and the Australian Director’s Guild.

Felix Hallwachs

Managing Director / Little Sun

Felix Hallwachs is Managing Director for artist Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun, a solar-powered LED lamp and social business addressing the need for sustainable light. Previously working as an architect, Felix joined the Olafur Eliasson studio in 2005. During the Little Sun project, he has given speaks on the importance and benefits of coming together and using creative powers in a shared way.

Ingrid Burrington

Artist / Writer

Ingrid Burrington is currently a fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute and a member of Deep Lab. She has a strong interest in drones and has been investigating surveillance technologies in New York City. Ingrid is a writer, an artist and uses humor to address politics and places and the weird feelings people can have about them.