Bruce Wands has been involved with digital media and music for more than thirty-eight years as an artist, musician, writer, curator and educator. He curated the 1st, 2nd and 3rd New York Digital Salons and has been the Director since 1998. Bruce has lectured, performed, and exhibited his creative work in the United States and abroad. Time Out New York named Bruce as one of the “99 People to Watch in 1999”. His books are Art of the Digital Age, published by Thames & Hudson in 2006, and Digital Creativity, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. in 2002. The National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA UK) have awarded him grants. Bruce is Chair of the MFA Computer Art Department, Founding Chair of the BFA Computer Art Department and the Director of Computer Education at the School of Visual Arts in New York. The Animation Career Review recently ranked SVA 2nd out of the top twenty animation schools in the northeastern United States. U.S. News & World Report ranked the department 5th in the United States in Multimedia/Visual Communications in 2007.
Hsiang Chin Moe is the Assistant to the Chair in the MFA Computer Art Department at the School of Visual Arts. She graduated with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Computer Art from the School of Visual Arts after receiving her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Temple University with concentration in video editing, multimedia and photography. Hsiang has exhibited her video/documentary, interactive performance and photography in New York, Philadelphia, Taipei, and Tokyo. She has also worked as a freelance video editor, web designer/developer and a motion capture production assistant in New York City.
Milos Paripovic is a Digital Artist, UX and 3D Designer with a Master of Arts degree in Digital Arts from the University for Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. Since 2007 he worked as User Experience designer and Information Architect. He also freelanced as 3D Artist for various companies in fields of Product Design, Architectural Visualization and several Cultural Heritage programs working on Virtual-Reality museum exhibitions.