A Norwegian - Greek architect. His target for his architecture is double : real people but also their computer entities. His aesthetic accommodates both, a citizen and the citizens cartoon avatar.
2. TOBIAS BERNSTRUP
Born 1970 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Lives and works in Berlin. He builds simulation of art Museums where you can play Doom and Quake and eventually blow up everything.
3. JOHN BRIGGS
Briggs is the creator of Big Brother , "a cute software that fills the screen with tiled pictures of a face; as you move the cursor around, the images of the face-J.Briggss face- all track the mouse".
4. JOHN WHITE C
He is an artist who he lives in Chicago. He made a very strange flash animation based on the outline of a black dinosaur. Some windows light up its darkness, similar to the illuminated rooms over the façade of a project building in Bronx.
5. MIKE CALVERT
Mike Calvert is an artist, who he lives in Los Angeles. His contribution to biennale.net, is a non- interactive version of the popular videogame Space Invaders , where a slice of Pizza , replacing your starship explodes falling Strawberries.
6. MICHAEL CINA
He is an artist and designer living in a small village outside of Minneapolis. He is the creator of a very peculiar website, www.trueistrue.com.
7. JOSHUA DAVIS
Joshua Davis who runs - http://www.praystation.com is a one-man research and development web-site.
8. GRATIS DESIGN ( Fredrik Holmqvist and Peter Thorneby )
f.h b. 1971 lives in Stockholm, Sweden education Konstfack, p.t ,born 73, lives in Stockholm, Sweden.
He lives in Vienna, Austria. He does www.dextro.org, and Turux.org with Lia , an amazing website based on Macromedia director technology , a www which is a Paul Klee dream in a Picasso world.
10. AMY FRANCESCHINI
San Francisco based artist/designer Amy Franceschini is best known for the aesthetic stamp of her design collective Futurefarmers. Her animation Utopia, some cartoon girls, are located in the different interconnected levels of a structure. To complete their floor they have to destroy the pavement of the others.
11. RYAN FRANCESCONI
An artist, musician and programmer. He lives in San Francisco. He will play music using his clever spongefork software.
12. JOEL FOX
He grew up in Ojai, California. He actually lives in Los Angeles. Feed the spiral at his PurpleTorus animation and Flashlife creatures will get alive, battle in between them and eventually fall dead on the animations bottom.
Mark Tranmer (GNAC), is a composer who lives in Manchester, GB. His records include "Friend Sleeping" and "Sevens". It music that your computer would like.
14. VALERY GRANCER
Born in 1967 in Toulon ,France .Works and live in Paris. He is presenting his Verb piece, a kind of Computer desktop-Samuel Becket.
15. MICAH HAHN
He studied at Cal Arts, He actually lives in Los Angeles.
16. ANDREAS HAMMAR
He lives in Stockholm, Sweden. He painted an impressionists style canvas of a certain California valley, where thousands of obsolete computers are buried.
17. JON HADDOCK
He lives in Phoenix, Arizona. His pictures depict familiar scenes like a protester's confrontation with a tank in Tiananmen Square and the Montana cabin where Theodore J. Kaczynski plotted his Unabomber attacks. The biennale. net, is presenting a diagram that he construct where he explains how to do that type of art yourself.
18. DANNY HOBART
An artist living in new York. He does a lot of work on the computer because as he says "my mom sent me to summer programs when I was little".
19. H. HOOGERBRUGGE
Born 11 October 1963 , the day Jean Cocteau died. He lives in Rotterdam. In his Flash animation, a sequence of horse riders all of them self portraits- will fall from their horse, when youll roll over the mouse.
20. JARED ( a computer program by Freeverse )
Ian Lynch Smith and Colin Lynch Smith are partners in Freeverse Software, a developer of computer games. Their Jared application, is a simple smiling face that sings a very dementia Latino song.
A website where a happy Jesus is swimming. You can click on his legs and arms and the water around them turns red . It is an Electronic Orphanage project.
22. EXPERIMENTAL JETSET
Graphic designers, they live in Amsterdam. Recently they design a very extreme issue for Émigré magazine, that drove many Émigré subscribers to canceled their subscription. Their contribution to www.biennale.net is their design for the Tirana Biennial catalogue.
They live in Amsterdam. They are Jodi : nobody understands why they do what they do. Their work is beyond description.
24. JOSH ON
His http://www.theyrule.net , is about corporate America. It aims to make some of the relationships of the elite of the US ruling class visible. It allows users to browse through the interlocking directories of some of the most powerful companies And easily run searches on them. . Its also a very beautiful website.
25. NORMAN KLEIN
Norman Klein is a professor at California Institute of the Arts. Author of "Seven Minutes: The Life and Death of the American Animated Cartoon"(Verso,1993), as well of dozens of essays on the history, politics, and aesthetics of mass culture. His contribution to the www.biennale.net : The thinner the vessel, the more it contains.
26. TIM KOH
Tim koh is a graphic designer from Los Angeles. He plays experimental music under the name BRIX, WIESE & KOH. He will give a concert during the October presentation.
27. GOLAN LEVIN
Golan Levin studied with John Maeda in MIT Media Laboratory. He lives in NY. He designed an Internet animal that sleeps when you dont play with it.
28. PETER LUNENFELD
Peter Lunenfeld is teaching Media Design at Art Center College of Design. He wrote "The Digital Dialectic: New Essays on New Media" His contribution to the www.biennale.net : We dont need a manifesto for the 21rst century, we need Utilities .
29. VITALY LEOCUMOVICH
Born in Moscow, lives in NYC. His website www.unclicable.com is very inviting but blocked. You can send him an e-mail though. His e-mail: Iam@notreallyme.com
She does Turux.org with Dextro . She lives in Vienna and she is a super activist.
31. LEV MANOVICH
Born in Moscow, lives in San Diego. Lev Manovich is an artist, a theorist and a critic of new media. He is the author of "The Language of New Media."
32. ILIAS MARMARAS
An artist and philosopher, lives in Athens, Greece. He builds unusual Age of Empires scenarios, such as a cube composed by blue and red elephants that battle each other.
33. LOST PIXEL
Grant Robinson, Born and bred in a small town in the south island of New Zealand, spend "way too much of his youth on LEGO and on his C64".
He is born in Athens, he lives in NY. He is such a Narcissus, that he built a round window for the Microsoft Explore. You can drag his picture and stretch it to fill with it the whole circle.
PORNOLIZE.COM : an amazing website that turns any text- containing web site into porn.
http://www.presstube.com is a collaboration of some of the most talented musicians and web-designers.
37. KARIM RASHID
was born in 1960, Cairo. He opened his design office in New York City in 1993. Biennale.net, is presenting his MOMO 100, a multilevel sofa, that can sit a 100 people.
38. RAFAEL ROZENDAAL
Rafael Rozendaal , is a 21 year old visual artist and/or philosopher . He lives in Amsterdam. Play over his face on his www.biennale contribution.
Working together since October 1996, soda are a group of artists, researchers, designers and developers. They build an easy to handle- internet software that you can use to design computer life in real time.
40. GEOFF STEARNS
He is a freelance Flash developer. He runs the websites spiderinteractive.com, deconcept.com, and blankimage.com. More Internet life. Great quality.
41. NICOLA STUMPO
He was born in Norway were he lived his childhood. He lives in Italy. One of the most dynamic internationally well known web designers.
42. JOHN F. SIMON
Born 1963, Louisiana. Lives and works in New York City. His self described, Colour Balance application is one of the most poetic early works on Internet.
43. SCOTT SONNA SNIBE
He works as a media artist in San Francisco. His piece at www.biennale.net is Java drawing of a duck inside a bottle. How do you take the duck out without destroying the bottle ? You cannot and even worse, when you try, you destroy the duck first. Philosophical and plain. Totally realistic and in the same time abstract. High level. It also delivers a sinister message under the circumstances..
44. NOBUKAZU TAKEMURA AND AKI TSUYUKO
Nobukazu Takemura : Music composer, Born on August 26 1968. He released a very large amount of records. His most important works are; Child and Magic, Hoshi no koe, Scope, Sign, Funfair .He also worked in collaboration with Issei Miyake and Jansen/Barbieri etc. Aki Tsuyuko , Music composer, Born on September 13 1974. Her records are Ongakushitsu and the singles Lila Lila, Sprout and First Idea.
45. JAMES TINDALL
James Tindall graduated from the University of Wales, College Newport in 1998 where he studied interactive art. He is another Paul Klee in a Picasso World. His websites are as powerful as Bethoveens quartets for strings.
46. NICOLAS TOSIC
23 years old, was born in Beograd, grew up in Lagos, lived in USA, and now live in Milano, Italy. The sticker for the Jeffrey Deitch presentation, is based on his Educational Sticker model. An analogue metaphor for the computer screen. Hard core sophistication, proper to a Serbian.
47. UBI .
An Italian, creator who uses pixels as dancers and sound also as a dancer.
48. UEDA MAI
She is from Osaka, Japan. She does performances using cartoons as her partners. Her Biennale contribution, is a pink abstract desktop pattern. She will also perform in the Williamsburg presentation.
49 . UNCONTROL (uncontrol.com) is an interactive exercise that explores the themes of anthropomorphism and kinetics.
50. VOX ANGELICA A very Gothic and poetic web designer from Germany.
51 . LEO VILLAREAL
Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico Lives in New York. Dynamic animation with and without sound.
52. CARLO ZANNI
He paints desktop icons portraits of his friends.
53. ZHU ZHIQ
We know almost nothing about this Chinese creator other that he did the amazing 'Fight' flash animation.
He may be a 12 years old boy or a 70 years old Chinese woman.