Prof Matthew Fuller is a writer, artist, and Professor of Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London. His publications notably include How to Sleep (2018), Evil Media (with Andrew Goffey, 2012), Software Studies: a Lexicon (editor, 2008), Media Ecologies – Materialist Energies in Art and Technoculture (2005), and Behind the Blip – Essays on the Culture of Software (2003). He has been involved in a number of projects in new media, art, software studies, cultural ecology, and design. Some of those are Mongrel (artists collective), Media Shed (Southend-on-Sea, UK), The Container Palmers Cross (Jamaica), I/O/D 1994-1997, Run-me, and ‘Convergence, the journal of new media’.
Dr Maria Chatzichristodoulou (aka Maria X) is a cultural practitioner who has worked as curator, producer, performer, writer and community organiser in the UK, Greece and internationally (France, Spain, Italy, Bulgaria, Peru). Between 1996 and 2002, she was co-artistic director of Fournos Centre for Digital Culture (Athens, Greece) and co-founder and co-director of the international Art and Technology Festival Medi@terra, which was part of the Cultural Olympiad in Athens. In the UK, Maria worked as Community Participation Officer at The Albany in London (2003–5), and co-convenor of The Thursday Club at Goldsmiths University of London (2006-2009). Maria was affiliated with the University of Hull from 2009 until 2015 and is currently Associate Professor in Performance and New Media, and Head of External Development and Enterprise for the School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University.