Watch Naomi’s Keynote speech at MIX.03 here.
Naomi Alderman grew up in London and attended Oxford University and UEA. Her first novel, ‘Disobedience’, was published in ten languages; like her second novel, ‘The Lessons’, it was read on BBC radio’s Book at Bedtime. In 2006 she won the Orange Award for New Writers. In 2007, she was named Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, and one of Waterstones’ 25 Writers for the Future.
Her prize-winning short fiction has appeared in Prospect, on BBC Radio 4 and in a number of anthologies. In 2009 she was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award.
From 2004 to 2007 Naomi was lead writer on the BAFTA-shortlisted alternate reality game Perplex City. She’s written online games for Penguin, the BBC, and other clients. In 2011 she wrote the Doctor Who tie-in novel ‘Borrowed Time’. In 2012, she co-created the top-selling fitness game and audio adventure Zombies, Run! which has been shortlisted for a Develop award for narrative and the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain best videogame award.
Naomi broadcasts regularly, has guest-presented Front Row on BBC Radio 4 and writes regularly for Prospect and the Guardian. Penguin published her third novel, ‘The Liars’ Gospel’, in August 2012.
Watch Ju Row Farr’s Keynote speech at MIX.03 here.
Blast Theory is renowned internationally as one of the most adventurous artists’ groups using interactive media, creating groundbreaking new forms of performance and interactive art that mixes audiences across the internet, live performance and digital broadcasting.
Led by Matt Adams, Ju Row Farr and Nick Tandavanitj, the group’s work explores interactivity and the social and political aspects of technology. It confronts a media saturated world in which popular culture rules, using performance, installation, video, mobile and online technologies to ask questions about the ideologies present in the information that envelops us.
“They have done it again … Blast Theory keeps challenging our use of space and identity by using pervasive technology. This time it is through mobile phones that they involve us into their spatial narrative.” – Sandra Gaudenzi, Interactive Documentary blog.
Blast Theory is based in Brighton, UK.
Florian Cramer is a reader for new media & autonomous practices at Creating 010, the research unit affiliated to Willem de Kooning Academy and Piet Zwart Institute at the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. He also works for WORM, a Rotterdam-based venue and production house for DIY avant-garde culture. Recent publications include the essay collection Anti-Media, NAi010 Publisher, 2013, and the paper What Is Post-Digital?
Listen to Luke Clancy asking Florian Cramer the question What is post internet art? at MIX.03
Google Visual Editions
Visual Editions is a London-based book publisher, co-founded and run by Anna Gerber and Britt Iversen. Anna is from Paris via Los Angeles and before Visual Editions, was writing about (Creative Review, Eye) and teaching graphic design (Central Saint Martins and LCC). She is also Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art. Britt is from Copenhagen and before Visual Editions was working in advertising, brand communication and research, including nearly ten years at Mother London. She is also strategic partner at Fabula.
Visual Editions publish books as cultural objects, build digital literary landscapes and create events that are all, in some way, about making Great Looking Stories. They believe in celebrating books that tell stories in new, surprising and delightful ways, and will be talking about the idea of books as experiences, books having different entry points and books as being playful. They will show and delve into both existing projects as well as introduce their forthcoming new project with Google’s Creative Lab: Editions at Play a new website for books that can’t be printed.