STEVE GIBSON is a Canadian media artist and composer. Simultaneously deeply involved with technology and deeply suspicious of it’s effects, Gibson’s musical, multimedia and virtual reality work celebrates both the liberation and paranoia of techno-fetishism. He is presently developing new applications which allow musicians to play and improvise visual environments in real-time and in synch with a musical performance. This experimental work reached practical realization in the interactive pieces Cut to the Chase, Telebody, and Virtual DJ. His works have been performed in such venues as Ars Electronica, the Whitney Museum of American Art, Banff Centre for the Arts, Festival International Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, International Computer Music Conference, European Media Arts Festival, San Francisco Art Institute, 4 & 6CyberConf.
Gibson] is revolutionizing the accepted idea of performance, art and
musicianship - a sort of improvisational conductor of our times.
WILL BAUER is an artist and engineer working with "integrated" (as opposed to "multi") media. He is the inventor of the Gesture and Media System - a wireless 3D virtual media control and integration tool used by artists and corporations around the world. He is currently President of Acoustic Positioning Research in Edmonton, Alberta. His work in immersive environments has been presented widely in North America and Europe including presentations at the ARCO Fair 95 in Madrid and Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria (1992, 1995, 1998). Will's work with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer generated a prestigious Golden Nica Prize from Ars Electronica for the piece Vectorial Elevation. Will is also the author of various publications on Art and Technology, and holds a number of patents in diverse areas of technology.