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Chloé Galibert-Laîné is a French researcher and filmmaker. She is currently preparing a PhD at the research-creation program SACRe at the Ecole normale supérieure de Paris (PSL University) and she also teaches film studies at Université Paris 8. Her research takes different forms (texts, films, video installations and live performances) and explores the intersections between cinema and online media. She is particularly interested in questions related to modes of spectatorship, gestures of appropriation and mediated memory. Since 2018 she was awarded a residency at m-cult (FI) through the European Media Art Platform (EMAP), an ‘Art of Nonfiction’ Grant from the Sundance Institute (US), a Research Grant from the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz (DE) and the Eurimages Lab Project Award at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival (CZ).

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The work of Metahaven consists of filmmaking, writing, and design. Films by Metahaven include The Sprawl: Propaganda About Propaganda (2015), Information Skies (2016), Hometown (2018), and Eurasia (Questions on Happiness) (2018). Recent solo exhibitions include “Version History” at the ICA London (2018), and “Earth” at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2018). Recent group exhibitions include “Ghost:2651” Bangkok (2018), the Sharjah Biennial (2017), and the Gwangju Biennale (2016). Recent publications by Metahaven include PSYOP (2018, edited with Karen Archey), and Digital Tarkovsky (2018).

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Miriam de Rosa is Research Fellow at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures, Coventry University. She researches and publishes on film theories, experimental cinema, artists’ moving images and screen media arts. She is the author of Cinema e Postmedia (2013), the editor of Post-what? Post-when? Thinking moving images beyond the postcinema condition (with Vinzenz Hediger, 2016) and of Gesture (2019). De Rosa also works as an independent film and exhibition curator. Her last programme, compiled with Greg de Cuir Jr., is I am the mace – the first international full retrospective of Kelly Gallagher’s films (London, 2019), while among her recent curated exhibition is Desktop Cinema (Pula, 2017).

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Daniel Strutt is a lecturer in the department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he teaches film theory and analysis alongside social, cultural and economic theory. Having worked on research projects with Creativeworks London, CREATe and the AHRC Creative Economy Programme, he also engages in innovative performance production work with contemporary digital audio-visual artists. He is a member of the steering group for the college-wide research theme ‚Invention, Creativity and Experience’ which is invested in developing interdepartmental research collaboration around the issues of media, neuroscience and digital technologies.

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Jay David Bolter holds the James and Mary Wesley Chair in New Media at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he has been a professor since 1991. He works internationally in the design of New Media educational programs and research initiatives for digital media. In his research, he studies the history and current state of our media culture; he also works with Maria Engberg and Blair MacIntyre to create new media experiences (in Augmented  and Mixed Reality). In his recent book, The Digital Plentitude, published by the MIT Press in the Spring of 2019, he explores the status of art and culture in an era of digital media. He is also co-authoring a book with Maria Engberg and Blair MacIntyre on Reality Media (AR and VR) to be published by MIT Press.

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Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker, media artist, critic and teacher based in Germany. He is Professor of Crossmedia Publishing at Merz Akademie, Stuttgart and has made over 360 video essays for online video channels, festivals and crossmedia platforms. His award-winning Transformers: The Premake was named one of the best documentaries of 2014 by Sight & Sound Magazine and played in several festivals including the Berlin Film Festival Critics Week. His works have screened at festivals and exhibitions including the Viennale, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Austrian Film Museum, the Ars Electronica Festival and the Museum of Modern Art.

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