[spectre] Discordia welcomes four new editors

Discordia_Collective treborscholz at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 20 12:07:49 CET 2003

Discordia welcomes new editors--
Nat Muller, Janet Owen, Gabriel Pickard, Joseph Rabie, and Sophia Rawlinson.

Nat Muller (NL) is a free-lance writer, curator, producer, critic and
delight-maker. She holds a BA from Tel-Aviv University (Israel) in
English Literature and an MA in Queer and Gender Theory from Sussex
University (UK). She has worked as a sex educator, bookshopkeeper,
free-lance journalist and as project manager and curator at
V2_Organisation , Institute for Unstable Media in Rotterdam, and Axis,
Bureau for Gender and the Arts in Amsterdam for which in 2000 she
edited the reader _Ctrl+Shift Art - Ctrl+Shift Gender: Convergences of
New Media, Art and Gender_. Nat has published articles in off- and
online media, and has given presentations on the subject of media
technology, art, and gender (inter)nationally. Currently she is a
researcher at the Theory Department of the Jan van Eyck Academy in
Maastricht, and an active member of the art&technology collective FoAM
(http://f0.am/). Her main interests include: user research in technological
environments, the creation of new public & participatory contexts, food
and social communication, gender and technology, and Middle-Eastern

Artist, curator, and writer Janet Owen is the Co-founder of the AIM
international festival of time-based media, most recent curatorial projects
include: 'Being Human, Becoming Something Else' at the Susquehanna Art
Museum, and 'AIM on Sunset', (co-curated with Lynzie Baldwin) for the Sunset
Strip video screens, LA. Most recently her writing has been included in
"Kolibri" (Revolver, Archiv für aktuelle Kunst, Frankfurt/Main).

Gabriel Pickard is an activist and critical coder, based in Germany, who
will be contributing to a wide variety of political and technical
issues. He has been blogging his thoughts at http://werg.demokratica.de

Joseph Rabie is the director of a multimedia services company called
Magelis, in Toulouse, France, working for a wide range of clients (Ministry
of Foreign Affairs, National Space Agency...). He also directs a new
publishing company called Galaxy Train, based in the Pyrenees Mountains,
working in the field of interactive fiction and child education. Both
companies function in accordance with a collegial model of work. Joe's
personal artistic work is articulated around an interactive demo called the
"Over My Dead Body" project, and interactive photography ("photographs, not
only sensitive to light, but also to the observer's scrutiny"). His
interests include discourse as the source of civilized discord.


Sophia Rawlinson is a 22 year-old recent graduate of Goldsmith's College
with a BSC (Hons) Multimedia Technology degree from the University of Essex
and an MA in Interactive Media from the University of London. Her interests
include investigating the possibilities of using new media to raise
awareness of social issues, the broader issue of social software & software
criticism, e-democracy, CD ROM development/publishing and curating new
media. Sophia's skills include designing and developing interactive media
products. Sophia currently does volunteer work at a youth charity in London.
She lives at:  http://www.s-rawlinson.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk.

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