Michael Atavar (www.atavar.com) is an artist who works with the unconscious, using methodologies of chance and process to make performances both in real time and in the online environment. In 2001 he was artist-in-residence at the Guardian Newspaper producing a print piece for G2 magazine in an unlimited edition of 400,000 copies. Recent performances of his latest work ‘dusk’ have been at the Hayward Gallery, V&A and Artsadmin. An article in The Times by Grayson Perry about Michael Atavar can be found at http://www.atavar.com/dusk/
Joe Banks is a writer and artist.
Matt Locke is Creative Director at BBC Imagineering; a small ideas led innovations team working to combine creativity, technology and multi-disciplinary talent. Imagineering helps to develop new types of content for future audiences. Research areas include media toolkits for communities, avatars, 3D immersive environments, intelligent agents, user interface, and metadata. In addition to this, he writes and talks widely about issues related to technologies creative practise, including recent articles for Portfolio, Third Text, Public Art Journal, Transcript and Mute.
Steve Beard is the author of the ambient novel Digital Leatherette (Codex 1999) and the artist’s book Perfumed Head (Bookworks, 1998). Selections of his essays and journalism are available as Logic Bomb (Serpent’s Tail, 1999), and the forthcoming Aftershocks (Wallflower, 2002). Mappalujo is a new, internet-based collaborative writing project by Steve Beard and Jeff Noon, published at http://mappalujo.com Online resources relating to Steve Beard’s work can be found at www.codexbooks.co.uk and at www.bookworks.org.uk
Stewart Home is an artist who has used social networking sites such as MySpace as the location for much of his non-gallery work in recent years. He is also the author of many books of fiction and cultural commentary, including 69 Things to do With a Dead Princess (Canongate, 2002)), and The Assault on Culture: Utopian current from Lettrisme to Class War (AK Press 1991). His latest novel is Memphis Underground (Snowbooks, 2007). Online resources relating to Stewart Home’s work can be found at