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ISEA20006 Symposium Online Forum April 24 - May 29, 2006
Moderator Bios

Anthony Burke

Interactive City 1 Paper Session

Anthony is a Sydney-born, San Francisco-based designer and assistant professor in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. A graduate of the Advanced Architecture Design Masters at Columbia University (2000) and the University of New South Wales (hons 1) 1996, he specializes contemporary design and theory related to new media and technology, and its implications for architecture and urbanism.

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun

Transvergence 2 Paper Session

Wendy Hui Kyong Chun is Associate Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is author of _Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics_ (MIT, 2006), and co-editor (with Thomas Keenan) of _New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader (Routledge, 2005). She has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard and a Wriston Fellow at Brown. She will be a visiting scholar and visiting associate professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard (06-07). She is currently working on a monograph entitled _Programmed Visions: Software, DNA, Race_ (forthcoming MIT, 2008).

Amanda McDonald Crowley

Pacific Rim 1 Paper Session

Amanda McDonald Crowley is Executive Director of the not-for-profit arts and technology center Eyebeam. McDonald Crowley is relocating from her native Australia where she has been based while working nationally and throughout Europe and Asia as an arts producer, facilitator, researcher and curator.

McDonald Crowley brings to Eyebeam a substantial and international background in media arts. Her prior vision and experience in fostering cross-disciplinary practice, collaboration and exchange provide a perfect fit to Eyebeam's mission and model.

McDonald Crowley served as the Executive Producer of the 2004 International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA2004), developing the event from concept to major conferences, exhibitions, performances, concerts and site specific installations on a ferry in the Baltic Sea and locations in Estonia and Finland. In 2002-03 she was an arts worker in residency at Sarai: the New Media Initiative in Delhi, India and was Associate Director for Adelaide Festival 2002. From 1995 to 2000 McDonald Crowley was Director of the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT), an organization with a national brief to foster links between the arts, sciences and new technology.

Sara Diamond

Community Domain 1 Paper Session

Sara Diamond received her post-secondary education in Canada and the United Kingdom as a social historian, communications and new media theorist and creative practitioner. Diamond comes to the Ontario College of Art & Design from The Banff Centre, Canada's national and international premier professional development institution. Diamond began her work there in 1992 and served as the Artistic Director of Media and Visual Art until 2003, and then as Director of Research for the entire Banff Centre from 2003 to 2005. She created the renowned Banff New Media Institute (BNMI) in 1995 and led this research and development centre for ten years. Diamond developed international summits and workshops that explored the near future of new media. She built alliances between artists, designers, architects, scientists, social scientists, and international and Canadian businesses. Under her leadership, BNMI developed award winning new media co-productions. She led research teams in data visualization, mobile new media content and engineering, fashion and technology, distance learning, collaborative methods and tools for collaboration, and art and technology. Diamond established new media and business development models and built and funded Accelerator initiatives. Diamond created and was Editor-in-Chief of, an on-line showcase for new media art and design, in collaboration with Heritage Canada.

Diamond taught at Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design, The California Institute for the Arts and remains Adjunct Professor, University of California, Los Angeles in the Design/Media Department. Diamond is a practicing artist and designer, working in video installation, artist's television and most recently conversation visualization software, artificial intelligence and performance. She has represented Canada in international biennials and festivals and her art and design work has won awards in Canada and abroad. Her work resides in collections such as the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She contributes to scholarly journals and books, speaks about media history and practice around the world and is the curator of video and new media exhibitions in Canada and abroad. She has acted as a new media consultant to Heritage Canada, and DFAIT, as well as international governments, institutions and agencies as diverse as China, United Kingdom, Argentina, Finland, Australia, Brazil and the USA.

Her latest exhibition "Sifting Time, Shifting Space," showing at WARC Gallery, in Toronto, opened November 2005.

Alice Ming Wai Jim

Community Domain 2 Paper Session

Alice Ming Wai Jim is an art historian and critic. Between 2003-2006, she was the curator of the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Centre A). In June, she joins the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University as Professor of Contemporary Art. Her writings on contemporary Asian and diasporic art are widely published in anthologies, art journals and magazines. She is on the Container Culture curatorial committee and the International Program Committee for ISEA2006.

Sally Jane Norman

Transvergence 1 Paper Session

Citizen of Aotearoa - New Zealand, and France, Sally Jane Norman is a theorist and practitioner working on art and technology, focussing on theatre as an arena for modeling emerging behaviours (Docteur d'etat, Institut d'etudes theatrales, Paris III). She coordinated the 1993 Louvre International Symposium on New Images and has co-/organised workshops and seminars on creative exploration of digital environments (International Institute of Puppetry, Charleville-Mezieres; Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe; Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music, Amsterdam; Phenix Theatre, Valenciennes; Ecole superieure de l'image, Angouleme/ Poitiers; IRCAM, Paris). She has published with the Centre national de la recherche scientifique, UNESCO and the French Ministry of Culture, and been engaged on European R&D programmes for over ten years. She is a founder member and 2006 Chair of the VIDA Art and Artificial Life competition run by Telefonica (Madrid), and active on many international networks. After launching a practice-based Digital Arts PhD as Director of the Ecole superieure de l'image, she joined Newcastle University in 2004 to direct Culture Lab, an interdisciplinary practice-driven creative research lab which opened dedicated facilities in May 2006.