Annet Dekker is Assistant Professor Media Studies: Archival and Information Studies at the University of Amsterdam and Visiting Professor and co-director of the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University. She has previously been Researcher Digital Preservation at Tate, London, core tutor at Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam and Fellow at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. She also worked as web curator for SKOR (Foundation for Art and Public Domain 2010-12), was programme manager at Virtueel Platform (2008-10) and curator/head of exhibitions, education and artists in residence at the Netherlands Media Art institute (1999-2008). She has published in numerous collections and journals and is the editor of several volumes, among others, Lost and Living [in] Archives. Collectively Shaping New Memories (Valiz 2017) and Speculative Scenarios, or What Will Happen to Digital Art in the (Near) Future? (Baltan Laboratories/Virtueel Platform 2013). Her recent monograph, Collecting and Conserving Net Art (Routledge 2018) is a seminal work in the field of new media conservation.
Francesca Franco is a Venetian-born art historian and curator based in the UK. She is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, where she is researching the history of media art and the Venice Biennale. She is also Visiting Lecturer at Danube University Krems, where she teaches Media Art and Curatorial Practice (MA Media Arts Cultures and MA Media Art Histories). In 2017, she was curator-in-residence at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Venice, where she curated Algorithmic Signs, an exhibition that explored the history of pioneering generative art. The central theme of Francesca’s research is the history of art and technology and the pioneers of computer art. A major focus has been the history of the Venice Biennale culminating in a series of publications that have been translated into various languages. Her first solo-authored book, Generative Systems Art, was published by Routledge in 2018. Her second monograph, The Algorithmic Dimension, will be published by Springer in 2020. She is currently working on her next curatorial project, a large-scale exhibition of computer art for the 2021 Venice Biennale.
Gabriella Giannachi is Professor in Performance and New Media at the University of Exeter, UK. She has published a number of books including: Virtual Theatres (Routledge, 2004); The Politics of New Media Theatre (Routledge, 2007); Performing Presence: Between the Live and the Simulated, co-authored with Nick Kaye (MUP, 2011); Performing Mixed Reality, co-authored with Steve Benford (MIT, 2011), Archaeologies of Presence, co-edited with Michael Shanks and Nick Kaye (Routledge 2012), Archive Everything (MIT 2016),and Histories of Performance Documentation, co-edited with Jonah Westerman (Routledge 2017). She has written papers for a number of humanities and science journals and has been involved in AHRC, Innovate UK, EU and RCUK funded projects involving collaborations with Tate, LIMA, Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery, The Science Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the immersive and television content production studio Factory 42.
Katrina Sluis is Head of Photography and Media Arts at the School of Art and Design at the Australian National University and Adjunct Research Curator at The Photographers Gallery in London. Prior to this, she was Senior Curator (Digital Programmes) at The Photographers Gallery, where she developed artistic commissions and public projects addressing the politics and aesthetics of the photographic image in algorithmic culture, its social circulation and cultural value. She combined this role with her post at London South Bank University where she was Course Director of Digital Media Arts (2005-2011) and founding Co-Director the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image. Her recent curatorial projects include ‘All I Know Is What’s On The Internet’ (2018), ‘Post-Capitalist Photography Now!’ (2019), Jonas Lund: Operation Earnest Voice’ (2019) and the online platform Unthinking Photography. She is a co-founder of the curatorial collective You Must Not Call It Photography If This Expression Hurts You.
Gaby Wijers is founder and director of LIMA. Previously, she was coordinator of collection, preservation and related research at the NIMk, Amsterdam (NL). She has a background in information management, theater and informatics. She initiated, advised and participated in multiple national and international projects dealing with the documentation, preservation and access to immaterial and interactive art, specialisation media art and performance. a.o.«ArtHost», «UNFOLD», «NACCA», «Transformation Digital Art», «Preservation of Media art Collections in the Netherlands», «Inside Installations», «GAMA», «Inside Movement Knowledge», «Obsolete Equipment», «Digitizing Contemporary Art», «Digitalcanon?!». She participates in national and international networks such as Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (SBMK), Dutch Digital Heritage Network (NDE) and is guest lecturer at Amsterdam University and Honorary Research Fellow at Exeter University.