María Luján Oulton

María Luján Oulton is a cultural producer specialized in video games, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is the co-founder of Objeto A, an Art Gallery that evolved into a new media arts agency focused on fostering collaborations between artists, engineers and scientists. Luján is also the founder/Director of "Game on! El arte en juego", an art games and playful media exhibition that has been running since 2009. She is currently working on her Master’s thesis on video games curation. She is frequently invited to give talks on ludic culture and the emergence of video games within the art world.

Website: http://www.gameonxp.com

Lujan Oulton is an emerging arts professional based in Argentina.

Generally looking to collaborate with professionals from disciplines: Gaming, museology, writing, curatorial, electronic arts.

Simon Biggs

Simon Biggs is a media artist, writer and curator working in digital poetics, interactive environments and interdisciplinary research. His work has been widely presented, including Tate, National Film Theatre, ICA London, FACT Liverpool, Ikon Birmingham, Pompidou, Academy de Kunste Berlin, Maxxi Rome, Macau Arts Museum, Walker Art Center, San Francisco Cameraworks, Total Seoul, Art Gallery of New South Wales and Adelaide and Edinburgh Festivals. He has spoken at numerous conferences and universities, including ISEA, ePoetry, SLSA, ELO, and Cambridge, Brown, Cornell, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, Paris-8, Sorbonne and Bergen Universities. Publications include Remediating the Social (ed, 2012), Autopoeisis (with James Leach, 2004), Great Wall of China (1999), Halo (1998), Magnet (1997), Book of Shadows (1996). Biggs is Professor of Art, University of South Australia and Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh.

Website (optional): http://www.littlepig.org.uk

Organization: University of South Australia

Biggs is an established arts professional based in Australia

Generally looking to collaborate with professionals from disciplines: Computer science, engineering, music, dance, literature, science and technology studies, cultural studies, and neuroscience.

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Gema Grueso

Gema Grueso is a new media conservator, trained in conservation and restoration of works of art and with an MA in conservation of contemporary art. Grueso has four years experience in installation, maintenance and production of media installations, providing advice about materials, devices, documentation, installation instructions, maintenance protocols, packing, transport and long term preservation strategies.

Website: http://c-art-a.es

Grueso is an established arts professional with a business based in Spain.

Generally looking to collaborate with professionals from disciplines: Video, film, sound, new media, networked art, installation, performance, and public art.

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Elizabeth Flyntz

Elizabeth Flyntz is a curator, information architect, and experience designer (who sometimes makes art) based in Brooklyn, NY. Her special areas of interest are early video art, experimental documentary, systems-based art, and usability. Flyntz's writing on technology and art, media art history, and interviews with contemporary media artists have been published by Afterimage, The Creators Project, and Intercourse. She studied art and communications at Antioch College, media art at the Media Study Department at SUNY Buffalo, and media art and design at the Bauhaus University Weimar.

Website: http://www.liz.flyntz.net

Flyntz is an established arts professional based in the US.

Generally looking to collaborate with professionals from disciplines: Bio art, media art, and design

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Melanie Wilmink

Melanie Wilmink is a PhD candidate in Art History and Visual Culture at York University (On, Canada), with honours such as the 2014 York University Elia Scholars Award, and a 2015 SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. She completed her MA in Interdisciplinary Visual Arts at the University of Regina (SK, Canada) in 2014, and her BFA in Visual Arts at the University of Calgary (AB, Canada) in 2007. Her dissertation examines the inter-connectivity between spectatorial experience and exhibition spaces, and aims to determine how public art situations act as vehicles for metaphoric and physical transportation. Her ongoing research was developed through her experience as Programming Coordinator for the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and its $100 Film Festival (an avant-garde Super 8 and 16mm event established in 1992), as well as her independent curating practice.

Website: http://www.mwilmink.wordpress.com

Wilmink is an emerging arts professional based in Canada.

Generally looking to collaborate with professionals from disciplines: Media Art, STEM, Academic, Curating, Public Art

Project Description: I have curated several public media installations including The Situated Cinema project (Pleasure Dome, 2015), and Urbanity on Film (Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers, 2009). I co-edited the anthology Sculpting Cinema (2018), and produce academic writing around expanded cinema, and media installation art. In both of these practices, I am interested in how art creates space for conversation with viewers, and I particularly want to take art out of the usual exhibition venues into unique sites that engage non-traditional audiences. I would love to collaborate with science and business partners, who value art as a different way of thinking through the problems of their fields.

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Linda Campbell

(Dr.) Linda Campbell is a professor who holds a Senior Research Fellow at Saint Mary's University in Halifax. Linda is particularly interested in aquatic ecosystems and water resources. Right now, Linda and her research group are studying how pollution can move through ecosystems and accumulate in different types of animals and plants. In Nova Scotia, Linda has three exciting projects on the go: (1) how non-native fish and snail species impact freshwater lakes; (2) the pattern of mercury contamination in flying bats across eastern Canada; and (3) impacts of legacy gold mine tailings from 100 years ago on modern freshwater ecosystems.

Organization: Saint Mary's University

Website: http://www.ap.smu.ca/~lcampbel/

Campbell is an emerging professional based in Canada.

Generally looking to collaborate with professionals from disciplines: Environmental, Biological, and Ecological art

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