David Stout:

David Stout is a visual and sonic artist exploring interdisciplinary approaches bridging the arts, design and sciences. He is a recipient of the New Mexico New Visions Award (2007), the Harvestworks Interactive Technology Award and the Sun Micro Systems Award for Academic Excellence (2004) and a nominee for the USA Artist Fellowship (2008), International Media Art Prize (2004) and the WTN World Technology Award (2003). Since 2002 he has worked closely with creative partner, Cory Metcalf to examine the aesthetic possibilities for media transcoding systems, artificial life networks and immersive environments. The pair are renown as members of the interactive media ensemble, NoiseFold. Stout previously founded the MOV-iN Gallery and the Installation, Performance & Interactivity project (IPI) at the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is currently the coordinator of the Initiative for Advance Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA) at the University of North Texas.

David Schwarz:

has studied English, Comparative Literature, German, Music Theory, and Interactive Telecommunications. He has two books on interdisciplinary studies: Listening Subjects: Music, Psychoanalysis, Culture (Duke 1997), and Listening Awry: Music and Alterity in German Culture (Minnesota 2006). He is currently working on a book on interactive, electronic art and psychoanalysis; he teaches music theory in the college of music, UNT.

David Bithell:

is an interdisciplinary composer and performer whose work blurs the lines between experimental music and theater. His works have been presented at the SPARK Festival of Electronic Music and Art, Ghent International Film Festival, Pixilerations [v.6], the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, the MANCA Festival, and in venues across the United States. David is a professor of music composition at the University of North Texas and is the founding coordinator for the Initiative for Advanced Research in Technology and the Arts (iARTA). In 2004 he earned a Ph.D in Music Composition from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied composition and computer music with Edmund Campion, David Wessel, and Cindy Cox. He received his B.A. in Music from UCSD in 1999 studying composition with Rand Steiger, Chinary Ung, Chaya Czernowin, Brian Ferneyhough, and Roger Reynolds. He studied t rumpet with Edwin Harkins -- whose performance art duo [THE] has been very influential on his recent work.

Shane Mecklenburger:

works between media, performance and installation. His projects examine valuation, conflict and identity in popular culture. His work has exhibited in museums, public spaces, non-profit and for-profit galleries and media festivals throughout the US and internationally. He received an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was a US Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Bolivia. He is Assistant Professor of New Media Art at the University of North Texas Department of Studio Art.