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Still from Paul Sermon's installation 'Headroom' produced at Taipei Artists Village April 2006

The Potential of High Speed Networks as a New Space for Cultural Research, Innovation and Production Speaker's Profiles

Kelli Dipple

Kelli is currently Webcasting Curator at Tate, London. Working on the development, curation and production of live webcasts, in conjunction with Tate Media, Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Kelli is on the programming group for Tate’s Net Art Commissions and The Long Weekend - a festival dedicated to film, performance, music and participatory installation at Tate Modern.

Kelli has worked since the mid 90s at the intersection of digital technology and performance practice under the name of Gravelrash Integrated Media, specializing in the integration of visual, interactive, communication and network technologies into live events for live audiences. Her personal work has taken the form of site-specific interactive performance, split screen video, personal data exchange and online forum. She has specialized in multiple sited and networked events, exploring relationships between actual and virtual / presence and telepresence.

In 2002 she undertook research and development residencies, supported by the Australia Council, using the Access Grid network across America, the UK and Australia, investigating performance distribution, multiple timelines, non-linear narrative and cultural co-production. Throughout 2003 in residence at the Montevideo Artlab in the Netherlands, Kelli developed an open source multi-media tool for managing multiple site events on hand-held computer. Kelli also created and developed interactive - networked performances as Artist in Residence for The Interaktion Labor on the Saarland Coal Mine site, Germany 2003, and PVA LabCulture at Artsway in the UK, 2002.

Between 2000 and 2002 Kelli held the position of Media Arts Manager at Site Gallery, Sheffield. In 2003 she was Co-curator and Co-ordinator for Moon Radio Web TV’s 2003 summer programme of streaming media commissions, produced by Active Ingredient in Nottingham and the b10me Digital Arts - Online Community Manager for Lighthouse Media Centre in Brighton.

Kelli has also worked extensively with Australian artists, Company in Space and The Transmute Collective, utilizing a range of interactively networked technologies and concepts.

Ruth Catlow

Ruth Catlow is an artist who has worked with networked media online and in public, physical and social spaces since 1996. She is co-founder and co-director, with artist Marc Garrett, of, an independent non-profit organisation for the creation, promotion, and criticism of networked and media art. Its core activities have been directed, sustained and driven by the research, skills and energy of the Furtherfield team, and its diverse international group of users, on a mainly voluntary basis. Specific projects that facilitate in-depth collaboration between programmers, artists, and artist-programmers have received some public funding. Since 2004 Furtherfield has run a gallery for networked media art in North London called HTTP and has received regular core funding from the Arts Council of England to help consolidate and develop the sustainability of its activities.

Paul Sermon

Paul is Professor of Creative Technology and leader of the Creative Technology Research Group in the Adelphi Research Institute for Creative Arts and Sciences, University of Salford. Born in 1966, Paul received a BA Hons. Fine Art at the Gwent College of Higher Education in 1988 and an MFA at the University of Reading in 1991. He was awarded the Golden Nica for Interactive Arts at the Prix Ars Electronica 1991 in Linz, and the Interactive Media Festival Sparkey Award in Los Angeles in 1994. Paul was artist-in-residence at the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe in 1993; dozent for telematic arts at the HGB Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, Germany from 1993 to 1999; and guest professor for performance and environment at the University of Art and Industrial Design in Linz from 1998 to 2000. Since June 2000 Paul has been based at the University of Salford, where he is researching immersive and expanded telematic environments.

Thor Magnusson

Thor Magnusson is an Icelandic musician and programmer working in the fields of music and generative art of all kinds. He is co-founder of the ixi software collective. Thor is mainly interested in improvisation, live performances, installations and audio software production and is currently based in Brighton where he is currently working on a PhD research in artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and audio programming at the University of Sussex.