Yen Tzu Chang, Artist
is a Taiwanese media artist who currently lives and studies in Linz, Austria. She has been working in various fields and combining them with art and technology, including interdisciplinary art and experimental performances based on sound installations. She holds a bachelor's degree from the new media art department of the Taipei National University of Art. Since 2014, she has been studying her master's degree at the Interface Culture department of the Kunstuniversität Linz. Until now, she has an abundant of experience to transfer ideas which relate to her memory and critical issues into artworks and has given performances and exhibited her works in many international conferences and festivals, such as Ars Electronica Festival, roBOt 08 Festival, Linux Audio Conference, ISEA, Digital Design Weekend in London and etc. In 2017, she was participating an interdisciplinary project organized by Ars Electronica and Fraunhofer MEVIS. The residency artistic outcome has been presented at the Ars Electronica Festival 2017.
Horst Hahn, Institute Director, Fraunhofer MEVIS
studied physics with mathematics, computer science, and physiology as minors at the University of Bayreuth, Universitée Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, and Ruprecht-Karl University Heidelberg. He authored six patents and more than 185 refereed scientific journal and conference publications in the fields of computer-assisted medicine, quantitative medical imaging, computer-aided detection and diagnosis of cancer, neuroimaging, and image-guided therapy. In 2006, he became vice president of the non-profit MeVis Research GmbH and was centrally involved in its transformation into the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS as of January 2009, where he acts as institute director since Oct 2012. At the age of 35, he became adjunct professor of medical visualization and four years later professor of medical imaging at Jacobs University Bremen. He is scientific coordinator of several national and European research consortia with a particular focus on computer-assisted breast care and quantitative image-based cancer analytics including digital pathology.
Gerfried Stocker, Artistic Managing Director
is a media artist and telecommunications engineer. In 1991, he founded x-space, a team formed to carry out interdisciplinary projects, which went on to produce numerous installations and performances featuring elements of interaction, robotics and telecommunications. Since 1995, Gerfried Stocker has been artistic director of Ars Electronica. In 1995–96, he headed the crew of artists and technicians that developed the Ars Electronica Center’s pioneering new exhibition strategies and set up the facility’s in-house R&D department, the Ars Electronica Futurelab. He has been chiefly responsible for conceiving and implementing the series of international exhibitions that Ars Electronica has staged since 2004, and, beginning in 2005, for the planning and thematic repositioning of the new, expanded Ars Electronica Center.
Sabrina Haase, Scientist at Fraunhofer MEVIS
is a mathematician and active project manager of international research & industry projects at the Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS in Bremen, Germany. Her previous research at Fraunhofer MEVIS entailed bio-physical procedures for mathematical modeling and simulation of thermal therapies as means of improving the therapies’ success. Since many years she is expanding and leading the educational offerings the Institute provides to up-and-coming young researchers—for example, the STEAM Imaging artist residency and the tool Inside Insight.
Bianka Hofmann, Head of Corporate Communication at Fraunhofer MEVIS
is the producer of novel sci-comm projects at Fraunhofer Institute for Medical Image Computing MEVIS. She involves people early in new scientific topics and future technology. By interactive and artistic approaches (from STEM to STEAM) she promotes the public understanding of implications of science and technology for society. For over 15 years she develops content and formats such as an artist-in-residency project, short movies, interactive exhibits, children’s University, teacher enhancement projects, family programs. Bianka Hofmann creates communication concepts which encourage people to get involved and to create their own experiences. She works as Head of Corporate Communication at Fraunhofer MEVIS.
Veronika Liebl, Co-Director of Ars Electronica Festival
Veronika Liebl is currently Director of Organization and Finance at the department Festival/Prix/Exhibitions of Ars Electronica. Recently, she is mainly in control of all European collaboration projects under Creative Europe, Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ and executed in this position – together with her team – numerous EU projects both as project coordinator as well as partner.
Thomas Bendig, Research Coordinator of Fraunhofer ICT-Group
After working as software developer and project manager for several companies, Thomas Bendig was CEO of the largest research organisation for applied IT research for more than 6 years. As research coordinator he is now coordinating the collaboration and joint strategy of the 21 Fraunhofer Institutes, which do research and development in the area of information and communication technology. Between research, industry and politics, he is initiating technology transfer into all industrial sectors.