| Juries | 

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H.D. Mabuse is developing research and projects focusing on collaboration, emerging behaviors, and remixing various languages in visual arts, design and music. He has been a member of the Autom.ato group since 2007 and was a founder of the Re: combo collective with which he was active from 2001 to 2008, when its projects were selected for exhibition at Instituto Cultural Itaú, MAMAM, Walker Art Center and Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil.
He also acts as head of design for C.E.S.A.R, developing projects around the concept of user-centered design, focusing design and sustainability.

Marcus Bastos directed Mais Radicais (2008), radicais livre(o)s (2007) and Interface Disforme (2006). Together with Giselle Beiguelman and Rafael Marchetti, he developed cir_lular (2004) and Webpaisagem0 (2002). Currently acts as editor of the arte.mov review. Curator for the 2nd and 3rd Vivo arte.mov International Mobile Media Art Festivals. He has had articles published in Leonardo Electronic Almanac, ASPECT and Trópico, and contributed chapters to the books Cultura em Fluxo (org. André Brasil, Eduardo de Jesus and Geane Alzamorra), Territórios Recombinantes, and Mapa do Jogo (org. Lucia Santaella and Mirna Feitoza).

Yara Guasque (Yara Rondon Guasque Araujo) is a multimedia artist; she teaches degree courses and education diploma courses, and is coordinator of the Visual Arts graduate program at the CEART (arts center) of UDESC in Florianopolis. She took a degree in Fine Arts at FAAP in São Paulo; a master’s in Literature at UFSC, and doctorate in Communication and Semiotics at PUC São Paulo. She was a visiting researcher in 2001-2002 at the Media Interface and Network Design, MindLab, Michigan State University, in the United States. Her Telepresença: interfaces e interação was published by EDUC / FAPESC in 2005.

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Claudia Giannetti researches contemporary art and media art and is active as exhibition curator, theorist and writer. She took a doctorate at Universidad de Barcelona specializing in digital aesthetics. She directed Associação de Cultura Contemporânea L’Angelot at MECAD\Media Centre d’Art i Disseny in Barcelona, and Canariasmediafest, Festival Internacional de Artes y Culturas Digitales de Gran Canaria. As a curator, she organized several activities including exhibitions, conferences, symposia and events at Spanish and international museums and institutions. In 2008/2009, she was comisaria curator for Expanded Box at ARCO (Madrid) and the exhibition El discreto encanto de la tecnología. Artes en España at MEIAC, Badajoz, and ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany. She has taken part in conferences, classes and seminars at universities, museums and conferences in several countries in Europe, America and Asia. She has had several books published, including: Media Culture (Barcelona, 1995); Arte en la Era Electrónica – Perspectivas de una Nueva Estética (Barcelona, 1997); Ars Telematica – Telecomunicación, Internet y Ciberespacio (Lisbon and Barcelona, 1998); Estética Digital – Sintopía del arte, la ciencia y la tecnología (Barcelona, 2002); and La razón caprichosa en el siglo XXI – Los avatares de la sociedad posindustrial y mediática (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2006).

Fernanda Takai is a singer, instrumentalist and composer with the group Pato Fu. TIME magazine placed her in the 2001 list of the world’s 10 best non-American rock bands along with U2 (Ireland), Radiohead (UK), Portishead (UK), Aterciopelados (Colombia), and Orishas (Cuba). She has made nine albums and had three DVDs released in Brazil and internationally by Sony / BMG / Rotomusic (with Pato Fu). Elected newly discovered artist (with Pato Fu) by MTV Brazil and Multishow in 1995. Since then she has been collecting awards from audiences and critics specializing in records, concerts and video clips. She has participated in major music festivals in Brazil such as Hollywood Rock, Rock In Rio, Planet Atlantis (RS), Pop Rock (MG), Summer Festival (BA), and CearáMusic (CE) along with celebrated performers in Brazil and worldwide such as The Cure, Oasis, and Smashing Pumpkins. She has recorded and worked with Rita Lee, Herbert Vianna, Ira!, Titãs, Zélia Duncan, Los Hermanos, Pedro Mariano, Marcelo Bonfá (Legião Urbana), Lanny Gordin, Clã (Portugal), Aterciopelados (Colombia), and others. She has recorded TV soundtracks and theme music for series such as Sítio do Picapau Amarelo (Rede Globo), Ilha Rá-Tim-Bum (TV Cultura), and Quero Aprender (TVE), and made shorts and full-length feature films with directors such as Jorge Furtado, José Eduardo Belmonte, Bruno Barreto, and Esmir Filho. For over 2 years, she has been writing a weekly column with short stories and topical comment for Estado de Minas and Correio Braziliense newspapers. Panda Books of São Paulo published by her first book in November 2007 . Her first solo album, Onde brilhem os olhos seus, was released in November 2007 and won the award for best MPB album of 2007 from the São Paulo Association of Art Critics (APCA) and a Disco de Ouro (Gold Disk) in 2009.

Moacir dos Anjos (Recife, 1963) has an economics degree, a master’s from the Universidade de Campinas, and a doctorate from the University of London. Researcher with Fundação Joaquim Nabuco since 1990 and director of Museu de Arte Moderna Aloisio Magalhães (Mamam) from 2001 to 2006. Member of the curatorial coordinating team for the Itaú Cultural visual arts program from 2001 to 2003. On the curatorial councils of Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation since 2006 and Fundação Iberê Camargo since 2008. Visiting research fellow at the Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) research center of the University of the Arts, London, in 2008 and 2009. Co-curator of Brazil’s participation as guest country at the ARCO Contemporary Art Fair (2008), in Madrid. Highlights among the exhibitions he has curated: Vestidas de Branco – Nelson Leirner (2008) at Museu Vale, in Vila Velha; Contraditório. Panorama da Arte Brasileira (2007) at Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Zona Franca at the Mercosur Biennial (2007) in Porto Alegre; Marcas – Efrain Almeida (2007) at Estação Pinacoteca in São Paulo; O Grão da Imagem – Vera Chaves Barcellos (2007) at Santander Cultural in Porto Alegre (with co-curators Fernando Cocchiarale and Agnaldo Farias); Geração da Virada (2006) at Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo (co-curator Agnaldo Farias); Rosângela Rennó (2006) at Mamam; Babel – Ci ldo Meireles (2006) at Estação Pinacoteca in São Paulo; José Pedro Croft (2006) at Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro; Ernesto Neto/Rivane Neuenschwander (2003) and Adoração – Nelson Leirner (2002) at Mamam. He has been on juries of several art salons in Brazil. He has had essays and critiques published in books, catalogs and reviews and wrote Local / Global: arte em transito (published by Zahar of Rio de Janeiro, 2005).

Ricardo Oliveros (1964) has a master’s in Architecture and Urbanism from EESC-USP (2001), and has been active in the field of fashion and visual arts for over ten years. He started producing events at Itaú Cultural such as Interatividades and the Transmídia award for technological art. In 2002, he designed and produced the exhibition and international symposium Emoção Art.ficial, held in Brazil with attendees from 15 media centers from around the world. He was executive producer for the Base7 cultural projects and curator of the Imagética exhibition featuring over 300 works by 70 Brazilian artists.

Ronaldo Lemos has a Law degree from Universidade de São Paulo, master’s from Harvard University, and doctorate from Universidade de São Paulo. Full professor and coordinator of Intellectual Property studies at the School of Law, Fundacao Getulio Vargas – RJ. Director of the latter’s Technology and Society Center (www.direitorio.fgv.br/cts). Visiting professor at the University of Oxford (Michaelmas term, 2005). Director of the Creative Commons project in Brazil. Co-founder of the Overmundo project (www.overmundo.com.br). Winner of the Golden Nica in the Digital Communities category of Prix Ars Electronica 2007. Project coordinator for A2K Brasil.