Niko Wahl is a senior curator and historian working as a founding partner at the cultural-offices of Kollwitz/Montefiore/Wahl in Vienna. Niko Wahl is responsible for the curatorial aspects of the project. He has been working as a historian since the mid-nineties and as a curator since 2000. He has worked for Austrian and international institutions (Jewish Museum Vienna, Wien Museum, Volkskundemuseum Wien, Center for Jewish History New York, Josephinum Wien and others). Niko Wahl is author of texts and editor of catalogues as well as a regular contributor for the German weekly newspaper ‚Die Zeit’.
Alexander Martos is a curator, cultural researcher and science communicator. He curates exhibitions, programs and formats at the intersections of theory, arts, politics, education and the public. Since 2006 he is head of Science Communications Research together with Karin Harrasser. Latest works among others for Wiener Festwochen (2017, 2018, 2019), Volkskundemuseum Wien, 9th Berlin Biennale, Tanzquartier Wien, MuseumsQuartier Wien.
Arthur Flexer is a senior researcher and project manager at the Institute of Computational Perception, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz. He is the scientist responsible for all machine learning aspects of the project. He has 25 years of experience in basic research on machine learning, most of it at the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI), where he also started with the DAD project before changing to JKU Linz. His research has had an emphasis on applications to music and computational creativity in the last 15 years. He is author and co-author of about 100 peer-reviewed articles. One of the projects directed by Arthur Flexer resulted in one of the world’s first music recommendation systems based on audio content (www.soundpark.at).
ARCHITECTURAL & DISPLAY RESEARCH
Irina Koerdt is an architect and partner at koerdtutech and is responsible for the development of displays and room configurations. She has a background in conceptual drafts and graphic implementation in numerous competitions (querkraft architects, Caramel architects, Studio vlay) as well as exhibition projects. Irina Koerdt has been working in the area of temporary architecture (Festival Center Steirischer Herbst, 2009) and exhibition architecture (“Vienna ́s Ringstrasse. The making of a grand boulevard” Wien Museum in cooperation with MVD Austria, “Dream factory on ice” Vienna City Library, “Engelamt” for “Höhenrausch, Andere Engel” at OK Linz in cooperation with MVD Austria). She has been a lecturer at the Department of Spatial and Sustainable Design at the Vienna University of Technology (TU) and is currently teaching “Graphic Design – From Concept to Exhibition Display”.
Sanja Utech is an architect and partner at koerdtutech. As a senior exhibition designer she has been involved in numerous exhibition projects ranging from temporary to permanent exhibitions. She is responsible for the hands-on and practical side of all exhibition machines, displays et al. developed within the ‚spaces’ of DUST AND DATA. Sanja Utech has been working in several projects for the Wien Museum “Klimt – The Wien Museum Collection”, “The Metropolis Experiment. Vienna and the 1873 world exhibition”, “Az W Gold. The Collection”, “In the End: Architecture”, both for the AzW (Architecural Center, Vienna) and “Ötscher:Reich – The Alps and Us” for the Lower Austrian State Exhibition 2015, and for Vienna Weltmuseum’s new permanent exhibition in 2017 (for RAA Ralph Appelbaum Associates, NY).