Reni Hofmueller

/ETC Public discussion: Towards Sustainable Educational Medialabs for Women

Red Dawns and Kiberpipa present Eclectic Tech Carnival 2012

Public discussion

Towards Sustainable Educational Medialabs for Women

Moderated by Aileen Derieg (AT/USA)
Speakers: Deborah Hustić (HR), Reni Hofmueller (AT) and Robertina Šebjanič (SLO)

The discussion at the end of Eclectic Tech Carnival program is dedicated to medialabs for women and trans people. Like the debate about feminist publics and spaces (on March 7th at 18:00 at Tiffany Club), it is based on the premise that as long as the sphere of science and technology is going to be dominated by men, exclusive medialabs for women and trans people are going to be necessary. They provide non-competitive spaces of acceptance for socializing, learning and work, inspiration for starting their own initiatives, and the chance for equal opportunities in this highly gendered field of knowledge.

In English. Open to everyone. No entrance fee.

Aileen Derieg was born in Tucson, Arizona, USA. She studied theology at the University of San Francisco and the University of Innsbruck. Since 1985, she has been living in Linz, where she works as a translator of texts on contemporary art and new media.

Reni Hofmueller is an artist, musician, composer, performer, organizer and activist in the fields of usage of (new) media, technology and politics in general, engaged in development of contemporary art.

Robertina Šebjanič studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, at Famul Stuart in Ljubljana, Slovenia and at the Valand School of Fine Arts in Gothenburg, Sweden. In her projects she explores various media such as video and ambiental installations and more broadly conceived media-technology projects related to contemporary art practice. Her work is focused on the construction of imaginary worlds, exploration of the relationship between the real and the irrational and the testing of limits of the viewer`s sensory perception. She has had several solo exhibitions and participated in many international exhibitions and festivals. In 2007 she received an award from the Academy of Fine Arts & Design in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since 2008 she has been a part of LJUDMILA – Ljubljana Digital Media Lab (at KUD France Prešeren Trnovo) as a programme coordinator of educational and artistic activities.

Deborah Hustić (CRO) aka body pixel is an artist, blogger, web dreamer, working with high tech and low tech. She runs a solo project Body Pixel Studio for wearable, DIY and hacked gadgets and is a programme coordinator and organizer of the newly established Media lab I’MM in Zagreb. She graduated from Comparative Literature and Ethnology at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at University Zagreb. She is trained in graphic design and participated in workshops in the fields of photography, dance, computer arts, semantic web, podcasts, textile arts, dance criticism, wearable technology, new media performance, Arduino, electronics, biohacking, etc. Her interests range from hooked-up to interactive performance and motion, wearable technology and the usage of new media art in performative contexts, DIY ethos and free culture movement. She has participated as a workshop lecturer (covering topics of blogging and networking tools for artists and cultural professionals) on a few festivals and conferences. She was a web consultant for social media related topics within art and the cultural sector. She lives and works in Zagreb as an editor of a local arts and culture portal.

Kiberpipa, Kersnikova 6
/ETC Public discussion: Towards Sustainable Educational Medialabs for Women