Luther Thie
Luther Thie is an artist and interaction designer whose practice spans the areas of critical design, video and installation. His recent work engages the viewer/user in experiences that question “appropriate” uses of technology and reveal social dilemmas inherent in its use. His Master’s project at the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy, Acclairism, is a pre-boarding security and “neuro-marketing” brain-scanning service intended to raise awareness around the under-discussed topic of biometrics and security. Acclairism will be included in the upcoming CHI 2005 conference (the “premier international conference for human-computer interaction”).

Luther has shown art and design work at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin, Italy), the Richmond Art Center (Bay Area, CA), Southern Exposure (San Francisco), 21 Grand Gallery (Oakland, CA), Victoria Room (San Francisco) and other venues. In his commercial practice, he has developed interactive and motion graphics pieces for Nike, Visa, AKQA, Addis, and others. He has a BFA from UCLA, an MFA from San Francisco State and an MA from Interaction Ivrea.

Karmen Franinovic
Karmen Franinovic is an architect and artist focused on the creative, critical and active use of technology in architecture and in public space. By introducing interactive technologies into physical architecture and immaterial space, she seeks in her work to stimulate social interaction and to raise awareness of the surroundings and its diverse ecologies.

Karmen received the Bachelor's degree from Istituto Universitario di Archittetura di Venezia, studied at the TU in Berlin, and received her Master's degree from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea. She worked as a Project Designer on architectural projects with AltenArchitekten, Studio ArchA, Studio Sottass, Arata Isozaki and Associates, and Arup. Her theoretical research on hospitality, home, exile, borders, body-action and collective events manifests in responsive spaces, digital architecture, video and interactive installations. Her work has been presented at Ircam/Centre Pompidou (Paris), SF Camerawork (San Francisco), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo(Torino), Bienal Miami + Beach, Museum of Modern Art (Ljubljana), Far Eastern Memorial Foundation (Taipei) and others.

Together with Yon Visell, Karmen founded Zero-th Studio, an independent interdisciplinary research studio developing projects, concepts, and theory related to space, time, ecologies, and their dynamic relations.

Ivar Lyngve
Ivar Lyngve is an interaction designer, art director and entrepreneur. In the mid-90's, he joined Norway's first multimedia development agency, Mogul Media. Later he founded New Media Science with five other partners. It soon became Norway's leading internet developer. In 1999 it merged into CELL Network - one of the largest internet consultant companies in Europe. The same year he was hired by Virtual Garden, one of Norway's leading advertising agencies, to establish a subsidiary focusing on graphic design and online marketing. He has an art director degree from Westerdals School of Advertising, Oslo, Norway and a Master's degree from Interaction Ivrea.
























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