Keynotes

Ricardo Dominguez is a co-founder of The Electronic Disturbance Theater (EDT), a group who developed Virtual-Sit-In technologies in 1998 in solidarity with the Zapatista communities in Chiapas, Mexico. His recent Electronic Disturbance Theater project with Brett Stabaum, Micha Cardenas, Amy Sara Carroll and Elle Mehrman, the *Transborder Immigrant Tool* (a GPS cellphone safety net tool for crossing the Mexico/U.S border was the winner of “Transnational Communities Award” (2008), this award was funded by *Cultural Contact*, Endowment for Culture Mexico. *Transborder Immigrant Tool* was exhibited at 2010 California Biennial(OCMA), Toronto Free Gallery, Canada (2010), the project was also under investigation by the U.S. Congress in 2009/10, and was also reviewed by Glenn Beck in 2010 as a gesture that potentially “dissolved” the U.S. border with its poetry. Ricardo is an Associate Professor at UCSD in the Visual Arts Department, a Hellman Fellow, and Principal/Principle Investigator at CALIT2 (http://bang.calit2.net). He also co-founder of *particle group*, with artists Diane Ludin, Nina Waisman, Amy Sara Carroll, an art project about nano-toxicology entitled *Particles of Interest: Tales of the Matter Market* that has been presented in Berlin (2007), the San Diego Museum of Art (2008), Oi Futuro, and FILE festivals in Brazil (2008), CAL NanoSystems Institute, UCLA (2009), Medialab-Prado, Madrid (2009), and Nanosferica, NYU (2010).

Alexander R. Galloway is a writer and computer programer working on issues in philosophy, technology, and theories of mediation. Galloway is currently a visiting professor at Penn, teaching courses on Deleuze, Godard, and games. He is author or co-author of three books on media and cultural theory. Recently, the Public School New York published “French Theory Today: An Introduction to Possible Futures,” a set of five pamphlets documenting Galloway’s seminar conducted here in the fall of 2010. In his future work he intends to continue to explore French philosophy and the continental tradition.

McKenzie Wark is professor of liberal studies at the New School for Social Research. He is the author of A Hacker Manifesto (Harvard UP 2004), Gamer Theory (Harvard UP 2007), The Beach Beneath the Street (Verso 2011) and various other things.

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