Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI)
Nuno N. Correia is an academic and media artist, and is Principal Investigator of Moving Digits. He is Senior Lecturer in Digital Media at University of Greenwich and associated researcher at M-ITI. He has been a lecturer and researcher in digital media, in universities in Portugal, Finland and the UK, since 2000. Nuno holds a PhD in New Media from Aalto University, with the thesis “Interactive Audiovisual Objects”. He was a EU Marie Curie research fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, with the project “Enabling Audiovisual User Interfaces”. His work has been presented in more than 20 countries. His articles have been published at high-level venues in human-computer interaction and music computing (such as CHI, TEI, NIME, SMC). Nuno’s projects have been featured in CreativeApplications.Net, CDM, Leonardo and Digicult, among other specialised media. www.nunocorreia.com
Stephan Jürgens holds a Ph.D. in Contemporary Choreography and New Media Technologies. His research interests concentrate on designing creative strategies for live performance involving interactive systems. He has been teaching movement research, interdisciplinary choreography and interactive system design in many different learning environments and institutions. Stephan collaborated on several international research projects, all of which investigated the use of recent technology in Contemporary Dance and Digital (Live) Performance. As a choreographer, Stephan has presented several works in collaboration with artists from the most diverse fields, and as a result developed his own system of “transmedia choreography”.
Raul Masu is a HCI researcher who explores the potential of sound, and a musician who plays with interactive computers. He is currently enrolled in a PhD program in Digital Media at the Department of Informatics, FCT-NOVA University of Lisbon (UT Austin|Portugal Program) under the supervision of Nuno N. Correia and Teresa Romao. He is also affiliated with ITI/LARSyS. He has graduated in Electronic Music (BA) and Composition (10-Years Diploma – Master level equivalent) from the Conservatory of Music, Trento. After his graduation, he worked as a research assistant in the interAction Lab at the Department of Engineering and Computer Science (University of Trento). This period highly influenced his conception of HCI, in particular toward a human-centred and humanistic approach to HCI. Raul scientific articles are accepted for publications in several international venues in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (CHI conference, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journals, British HCI) and Music Technology (NIME, Audiomoslty, Sound and Music Computing, ARTECH, ICLI). His music has been performed in several countries, including Germany, UK, Italy, Switzerland, and Japan.
Hochschule Düsseldorf (HSD)
Prof. Dr. Chris Geiger is professor of Mixed Reality and Visualization (MIREVI) at the Faculty of Media, University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf (Hochschule Düsseldorf) and leads MIREVI Team (www.mirevi.de), a group of 40 students and young researchers. Chris published over 120 papers in the areas of system design, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, mixed reality and human-computer interaction and served as reviewer and PC member in several conferences including CHI, IEEE VR, UIST and others. Since 2015 he directs the InnovationHub (www.innovationhub.de), an external think tank that is operated in close collaboration with two SMEs. His current work focuses on transfer projects and how applied state-of-the-art research can directly influence the work of external partners like industry, SMEs and cultural organizations.
Jochen Feitsch is part of the team “Mixed Reality and Visualization” with Prof. Dr. Christian Geiger at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf since 2014. Since 2016, he is researcher in the position of laboratory manager and project coordinator in the field of human-technology interaction with a focus on motion capture and augmented human. The areas of application are especially in performative art and interaction design. Jochen completed his Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia and Communication at Ansbach University of Applied Sciences specializing in audio and computer science. This was followed by the consecutive Master of Science in Media Informatics at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf. His research interest in recent years has been the use of various interaction techniques in audio programming (especially vocal synthesis) in the performative context, in the development of interactive performances in the artistic context, and in the field of audience participation. Currently he is preparing for his doctorate. His PhD project aims at the extension of the expressive possibilities of performative artists and the greater participation of the audience in such performances through the use of modern technologies.
Ivana Druzetic is part of the MIREVI team (Mixed Reality and Visualization) at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf since 2018 where she manages several projects at the intersection of art, culture and Mixed Reality technologies. Ivana graduated in Cultural Studies (BA) at the University of Rijeka (Croatia) and in Cultural Anthropology and Museum Studies (MA) at the University of Zagreb (Croatia). During the past 10 years she has gained a considerable working experience in the field of creative industries, cultural project management and development of participatory art projects on international level. After joining the MIREVI team, she has been focusing her research interest on the process of interdisciplinary collaboration between artists and technologists form an anthropological perspective.
Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL)
Triinu Aron has been involved with STL since Nov. 2005 as a founder of the organization and today working in the company as a Managing Director. Her previous working experiences are from Art Museum of Estonia working there as a marketing director while the new museum building Kumu were opened. Before has been involved in business sector as her Bachelor degree is from international business management. The Master degree is in Culture Management in the University of Tartu / Open University and advocated my Master thesis in “Art Product and Its Value in an Estonian Culture Environment Context”. One of the founder and now a member of the Estonian Dance Roundatable. From 2014 the new independent dance stage in Tallinn – Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava- were opened and she was the leader of this process still now.
Evelyn Raudsepp is a producer at Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL), partner for Moving Digits in Tallinn, Estonia. She received a Bachelor Degree in theatre studies in University of Tartu and Masters Degree in art studies in Estonian Academy of Art. She is currently working as a producer in Sõltumatu Tantsu Lava (STL) and MIMproject and working with independent visual art projects, where she is interested in cross-disciplinary projects and experimental formats. Her projects include Performa 17 Estonian Pavilion Without Walls, New York; (Hyper)emotional: YOU in EKKM, Tallinn; 5th Artishok Biennale, Tallinn; art-project/magazines with ever-changing identity New Material and New Number!.
Stefan Schwarz has been a program director at tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf since 1998. He graduated in cultural education and arts management at the University of Hildesheim with a thesis on postmodern dance. In the early 1990s he danced at “Ormand Performance” in Cologne and organized festivals for theater and dance movies. In 2004 he co-curated the “Tanzplattform Deutschland” and in 2005 was the curator of the European artist laboratory “Colina”. He was a jury member at the choreographic competition “Danse L’Afrique danse” in 2008 in Tunis and at the Dutch dance film festival “Cinedans” in 2013. From 2012 to 2017 he was the project manager of the exchange programs “Dance Dialogues Africa” and “Shifting Realities”. Since 2006 he is responsible for the annual media dance festival “Temps d’Images” at tanzhaus nrw.
Plux – Wireless Biosignals
William Primett is a PhD researcher at Plux Wireless Biosignals, representing partnering research group, AffecTech. During his 4 years of study at Goldsmiths, University of London, William was engaged in designing new interfaces for immersive performance environments, often collaborating with other musicians and artists. His research aims to promote the use of physiological sensors and biofeedback for designing expressive interactive systems. wprimett.github.io