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About Us

The Team


Tamas Banovich
Sean Ganser
Beth Rosenberg
Mica Scalin
Emily Zimmerman

Erik Adigard

Carl Goodman - on behalf of Museum of the Moving Image
Carl Skelton - on behalf of Polytechnic University, Brooklyn


Tamas Banovich

The festival was conceived by Tamas Banovich, he is an artist, curator, co-director of Postmasters Projects and he and Magda Sawon are running Postmasters Gallery for over twenty years.
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Sean Ganser

Sean and his partners are running Organ Grinder Media, an integrated media solution company. Sean is responsible for the implementation of the visible and invisible parts of the web site.
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Beth Rosenberg

Beth Rosenberg spent 8 years at Eyebeam (www.eyebeam.org), first as the Founding Director of Education and then as the Director of Publications. She has produced more than five online forums on topics related to gaming, the moving image, artistic practice and distributed creativity. She also spent 10 years at the Guggenheim Museum Education Department where she worked with teachers, students and young scholars. She is currently on the faculty of Fine Arts at the School of Visual Arts and is a mentor to young artists via The Hadar Foundation.
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Mica Scalin


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Emily Zimmerman

Emily Zimmerman is our acomplished intern.   After receiving her BA in at New York University’s Gallatin School for Independent Study, Emily worked as a program assistant at Location One, NY. In 2003 she was a curatorial assistant to Carol Stakenas at Creative Time, NY and a research and curatorial assistant to Tanya Leighton at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. Emily co–curated Hyper-runt with Ebon Fisher in 2004 and curated an online exhibition, Alphaville Under Construction, in 2005. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.
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Erik Adigard

Erik Adigard is a founder of M-A-D, an interdisciplinary design firm invested in the design of print and interactive media.

Adigard's work is an exploration of the changing dynamics between technology, culture and design. After producing visual essays for various magazines, most notably Wired magazine during the 90's, Adigard joined Wired Digital to design the Hotbot search engine, Wirednews and a series of experimental interfaces - among them LiveWired. Other projects include "Architecture Must Burn," co-authored with Aaron Betsky, the short documentary, "Webdreamer", and the branding of IBM software. More recently Adigard conceived a 500-piece exhibit for Experimentadesign, the Lisbon Biennale.
Art projects include commissions from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Saint-Etienne International Design Biennale, the Villette Numérique Biennale in Paris and Muffathalle in Munich.
A number of Adigard's creations have been shown in national museums, international biennales, international film festivals and in publications world-wide. Among his many awards, he received the Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design.
Adigard has taught design classes at CCA in San Francisco and at IADE in Lisbon, and he has lectured at design conferences in the US and in Europe.
More information can be found in the monograph "Design & Designer: M.A.D." published by Pyramyd or on the studio website www.madxs.com.
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Carl Goodman

Carl Goodman is Deputy Director and Director of Digital Media at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York, where he supervises the Museum's use and study of computer-based media and oversees the Museum's programs, exhibitions, education, and collection departments. As the Museum's Curator of Digital Media, Carl organized exhibitions such as DigitalMedia (2003), a gallery of software-based art, and the video game exhibitions Computer Space (2000) and Digital Play (2005). As a member of the curatorial team, Carl produced the fifteen digital interactive exhibits in Behind the Screen (1996), the Museum's core exhibition exploring the craft and technology of motion picture and television production. For the Museum, Carl produced many online projects intended for audiences with broadband internet connections, including The Living Room Candidate (2004), which presents and interprets hundreds presidential campaign television commercials from 1952-2004; and Sloan Science Cinematheque (2005), which is devoted to uses of science & mathematics-related themes in film and television narrative entertainment. He also leads the Museum's digitization and access project, which will result in  public online access to the Museum's collection of over 150,000 items and the development and distribution of web-based collection management software called OpenCollection. Carl is on the Board of Directors of the New York-based arts organizations Creative Time and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center
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Carl Skelton

bio coming soon
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