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HLab14 paricipants are from Croatia, Slovenia, US, UK, Singapore, Denmark, Spain, Australia, Nepal, India, Taiwan, Japan, Nederland, Switzerland, Chile, and several regions of Indonesia. See details below:


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Participant List

Dear Participants, please write a few words abouts yourself to introduce you to all the other participants, add some links and add some "Interests" specific to your participation at HackteriaLab 2014 - Yogyakarta

Urs Gaudenz

Interests: "Community of learners", create an intense international hack learning lab.

Short Bio: Urs Gaudenz is microengineer and founder of GaudiLabs. He worked for Swiss high tech companies in the field of micro sensor technology and brushless motor control. With his solid background in electronics, mechanics and software he is working in a concurrent style between the disciplines. After several years of experience as a consultant in innovation management he is now engaged as lecturer for product innovation at the Lucerne University of Applied Science and Arts. His aim is to evolve towards more balanced collaborative entities in social action, business and technology.

Dipeshwor Man Shrestha

Interests: hardware programming, tech arts, using power tools, project based learning, making South Park illustrations of friends using Inkscape

Short Bio: Dipeshwor is an Electronics engineer from Nepal who loves making and tinkering. He’s the co-founder of Karkhana, an education company that designs hands on curriculum based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths). He teaches students from grades 6 to 9 and is a believer in ‘learning by doing’.

Ajaya Maharjan

Interests: hardware programming, tech arts, using power tools, project based learning, doing unusual projects.

Short Bio: Ajaya is an electronics engineer from Nepal who loves making and tinkering. He works in an education company called Karkhana. He is a teacher. He currently designs and develops PBL (Project Based Learning) curriculum for middle school children in Kathmandu.

Dr. Marc Dusseiller | Co-Organizer / Researcher-in-Residence

Interests: Daphnia-Hacking, Euglena burgers, BioElectronics, low-cost diagnostics, building DIWO community bio-labs

Short Bio: Dr. Marc R. Dusseiller is a transdisciplinary scholar, lecturer for micro- and nanotechnology, cultural facilitator and artist. He works in an integral way to combine science, art and education. He performs DIY (do-it-yourself) workshops in lo-fi electronics, hardware hacking, microscopy, music and robotics. He was co-organizing Dock18, Room for Mediacultures, diy* festival (Zürich, Switzerland), KIBLIX 2011 (Maribor, Slovenia), workshops for artists, schools and children as the former president (2008-12) of the Swiss Mechatronic Art Society, SGMK. Currently, he is developing means to perform bio- and nanotechnology research and dissemination, Hackteria | Open Source Biological Art, in a DIY fashion in kitchens, ateliers and in developing countries.

Andreas Siagian | Host / Co-Organizer

Andreas Siagian is an artist, engineer and internet troll, a cross disciplinary artist with an engineering background focusing on creative communities, alternative education, DIY/DIWO culture and interdisciplinary collaboration in art, science and technology. Since 2004, he is working in community-base initiatives to produce installations, workshops, lectures and organizing events as well as festivals in Indonesia. His collaborative actions with the local creative community developments included him as a co-founder of several initiatives such as breakcore_LABS, a platform for experimental audiovisual performance; urbancult.net, an online street art documentation and mapping for Indonesia and lifepatch.org – citizen initiative for art, science and technology, an independent community-based organization working in creative and appropriate application in the fields of art, science and technology.

Robertina Sebjanic

Interests: building DIWO community bio-labs / algae / hydra / jellyfish / ferrofluids / bubbles / lo-fi electronic music/ sensors / diy electronics & function of basic components / sound / glitches / microfluidics / sci fi / regenerative medicine / biological immortality / regeneration ....

Short Bio: Robertina explores in her project's various media as video, sound, wet ware and more broadly conceived cross media within the context of new media / contemporary art practice. The context of her ideas and concepts is often realized in collaboration with other authors, and thus through interdisciplinary and informal integration embodied in her work. She had numerous solo, group exhibitions, performances around globe. Robertina is a member of experimental AV group Theremidi Orchestra.

In 2013 she was a co-organiser of the HacteriaLab Bangalore. In 2012 she organized Interactivos?’12 Ljubljana: Obsolete Technologies of the Future at LJUDMILA digital media lab in Ljubljana where she was between 2008 and 2012 programme manager /head of art and educational activities. Since 2013 she works as a mission and programme developer at KSEVT.

Grace Samboh | Host / Curator

Grace Samboh (b. Jakarta, Indonesia, 1984) veered away from her undergraduate degree in advertising and graduated her master from the Visual Art Studies program at Gadjah Mada University’s Graduate School (2009). She started her interest in the arts at ruangrupa, an artist-collective based in Jakarta. In 2009, Indonesian Visual Art Archive (IVAA) commissioned her to curate the “21 Years Retrospective of Jogja Biennale” as one of the archive-based shows at the Jogja Biennale IX – Jogja Jamming (2009). She participated in the making of Langgeng Art Foundation (2010-2011) as the executive director/curator and did 10 shows with the executive team; five of those shows were designed as the main platform of exhibitions in the foundation. In 2011, with two of her colleagues, she initiated Hyphen, a closed discussion group that has now evolved into a research collective for Indonesian contemporary arts.

Agus Tri Budiarto aka Timbil | Host

Agus ‘Dik Titim’ Tri Budiarto is a farmer, scientist and yoga master. He graduated from University of National Development Veteran (UPN-Veteran) majoring in chemical engineering. He has been active with local community practices of Yogyakarta since 2003, focussing his activities as a citizen scientist concerning local ecology issues and biopunk movements. He is the co-creator of IB:SC, an art and scicence collaboration project on safe ethanol fermentation method with Microbiology Department UGM which receive the Transmediale awards in 2011. In 2012 he co-founded lifepatch an interdisciplinay community-base organization focussing on art, science and technology.

Kristi Maya Dewi Monfries | Host BPR

Kristi Monfries is an Australian/Indonesian curator and arts manager with a specific interest in cross-disicplianry art practice. Her recent work has focused on innovative projects that connect Australian and Indonesian artists through collaborative creative development and outcomes. She has been working from Indonesia since 2009 and is based in Yogyakarta.

Kristi has curated a variety of projects which include The Instrument Builders Project Stage 1 and Stage 2, TROPIS///SUBSONICS Festival which she curated in 2011. Ruang Mes56: Contemporary Photography from Indonesia—Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia, The Volcanic Winds Project 2010-2011 Australia/Indonesia—Program curator and organiser, Indonesia/Australia initiative supported by Asialink, Australia Indonesia Institute, Australia Council and Arts Victoria, ILMU Festival Program curator for The Volcanic Winds Project ASIALINK Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Asialink Residency Performing Arts curatorial research, Java Indonesia, KOMPILASI: A Survey of Contemporary Indonesian Art, Australia, Films/Video Experimental film and video, Kine Ruku, Bandung, Indonesia, Clubs Projects Space ‘Out of the Vault’ Collection 16mm films—Melbourne, Australia, Southern: A Show of 10 Australian Artists at Home Gallery - Prague, Czech Republic, Melbourne: Piece by Piece ROOM Galerij - Rotterdam, Netherlands

Dr Brian Degger

Interests: DIWO, workshopology, daphniaology, DIYbio, Open source hardware, fermentation, resiliance thinking

Short Bio: PhD in Biotechnoloy(2002): Cofounder of Makerspace, a hackerspace in the cultural quarter of Newcastle. As an Artist he concentrates on scientific processes, and everyday objects that can be transformed into workshops. His recent work includes Microbe Kisses, bacterial lip-prints of 500 people taken at Newcastle Makerfaire 2013, Briolabs Grafetti Wall, Pixelache using words around resiliance. Lecturing on DIYbiology&Bioart as part of Bridging the Gaps, Exeter"", participating in the 95% Migrating art academy, and commenting on the eye at the Wonder Conference, Newcastle University.

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Sakar Pudasaini

Interests: programming, DIWO tech/science, context appropriate technology, income generation through hacking skills

Short Bio: Sakar is programmer by trade and a tinkerer by desire. A recent dissident from the world of cubicals he has started two enterprises in the last year. GalliGalli (www.GalliGalli.org) a social tech company. And Karkhana (www.Karkhana.asia) a company with a mission to support a culture of experimentation. Both companies are based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Working in areas with limited career opportunities for creative technologists and limited resources for R&D shapes his two main interests, i.e. context appropriate technologies and how DIY, DIWO tech/science can be parleyed into careers or income generating business.

Shreyasi Kar

Shreyasi Kar is a photographer and filmmaker engaging primarily with celluloid and alternative photography practices. Her work is interdisciplinary and explores relationships between the self, space, city, belonging and inhabitance

Dr. Špela Petrič

Interests: politics of science and distribution of knowledge, terRabiology, evolution/protocells, mimicry, biopolitics, circadian rhythms, stem cell research/regenerative medicine, aptamers/synthetic metabolism & biochemistry/reengineering

Short Bio: Špela Petrič (1980), PhD in biochemistry and has studied at Transmedia, LUCA, Brussels. As an artist she focuses on the cross-section of biological sciences, performance and art and collaborates with the Kapelica Gallery in Ljubljana. Her recent work includes Humalga: Towads the Human Spore (art-research project with Robertina Šebjanič, 2012), Circadian Drift (installation with Maja Smrekar, 2012), CTCAG – recognition (lecture-performance, 2011), Cladocera (installation, 2010).

Muhammad Hidayat a.k.a Julian Abraham a.k.a Togar

Interest : stickers & t-shirts.

Short bio : Muhammad Hidayat a.k.a Julian Togar Abraham is media artist, musician, programmer, scientist-wannabe and social researcher. Words like manipulating, decomposing, degenerating and dematerializing are often used to identify his work. Connecting one thing to another, expressed in complex algorithm, gave him the experience in how art, the environment, science and technology relate to one another providing new tools to educate and engage both him and the society into a wiser, richer and more independent living being in a world of creation and annihilation. #lifeisgooddude

Nur Akbar Arrofatullah | Host

Nur ‘Don’ Akbar Arofatullah (1987) is a researcher and scientist currently working at the Department of Biotechnology, UGM Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He focused on the field of fermentation techniques in various systems, such as liquid and solid-state fermentation. Several of his main research interests are bioethanol fermentation from sweet sorghum juice, biofertilizer design and production, organic farming, and silage fermentation for cattle feeds. In 2012, he co-founded lifepatch.org - citizen initiative in art, science and technology, a community base organization working in creative and approriate use of technology in the field of art and science. His current research project is an in vitro method for establishing mycorrhizae on elais guineensis trees.

Dr. Sachiko Hirosue

Interests: learning/learning by teaching, eating, science/art/society interface

Short Bio: Sachiko Hirosue works as a researcher at the interface of biomaterials and lymphatic physiology in the Institute of Bioengineering, School of Life Sciences, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland. Her interests in bio art derives from the encounter at the Subtle Technologies Festival (Toronto, Canada) , which she co-chaired from 2005-2008. The 2011 Hackterialab in Romainmôtier, Switzerland inspired her to initiate fresh collaborations with Lifepatch and (art)ScienceBLR: BIO-DESIGN for the REAL WORLD (biodesign.cc), an interdisciplinary educational collaboration focused on solving real world water problems through analysis and mapping of water quality.

Gjino Sutic

Independent interdisciplinary researcher, from Croatia. Conducts research in the several fields of science, such as; all fields of biology, medicine, engineering, electronics, neurology, nanotechnology etc. with an emphasis on DIY biotechnology & bioelectronics. He designs and makes (DIY) necessary research instruments. Invented the concept of Biotweaking (improvement of living organisms or their components to exhibit and use their full potential) which fully defines his philosophy and work. In the year 2012.he joins I’MM_Media Lab and he begins to exhibit his scientific work to the public-inventions and innovations such as; SRCE , BOCA, MeBUMZ etc. Leads BIOsection – educational project, where he lectures & conducts workshops. In the year 2013. he founded Universal Reaseach Institute UR. He is also, one of the founders of Croatian makerspace Radiona. He combines scientific work and uses artistic representation for the demystification of science and for bringing it closer to ordinary citizens.

Fajar Abadi

Fajar Abadi’s artistic practice often involve many people without the necessity to categorize them as audience, participants, contributors, public nor viewers. The people’s (bodily) movement or reaction within the kind of work he does is inevitable and is always common and natural e.g. eating, smiling, carrying things, throwing balls, etc. He challenges the existing forms of interactivity, contribution, collaboration and participation amongst us human with a spark of fun and joy. He explores daily experiences and uses them as a method in presenting his art.

Suparmin Ahmad


Short Bio: UGM Microbiology Lab, Yogyakarta


Interests: Nature vs Culture, and the soundings of them.

Short Bio: As a sound artist, I have been collecting field recordings with portable recorders over years in Australia, Taiwan, Europe, southern islands of Japan, northern-west of China and east Turkey, those soundings of nature phenomenons and human activities, or an emerging moment of small talk. Slowly I built a personal archive of sonic observations; with intensions or without. While most of artistic activity focus on listening and generative composition, as well, I am co-organising series of PlayAround workshop in Taiwan, an intensely parallel and collaborative workshop of mediating the creative use of fair software and DIY practices to an audience of young students and artists of diverse backgrounds, promoting sharism. It combines the knowledge creation and open distribution of new media technologies and contemporary art practices in a socially responsible and relevant context. MFA in Digital Media, Gothenburg University, Sweden.

LIN, Pei-Ying 林沛瑩(ca3rine)

Interests: Physics, Biology, Nature, Mythology, Theatre, Languages, Fiction, Communication, Emotions, Evolution, and geeky things.

Short Bio: Co-Founder of Taiwanese BioArt Community. M.A. Design Interactions, Royal College of Art. B. Sc. Life Science and minor in Computer Science and Humanities & Social Sciences, National Tsing Hua University.

Martin Malthe Borch

Interests: Biological Engineering, Interaction Design, Open Source Hardware, Bioart, Open Innovation, Citizen Science

Current Activities:

  • Research Assistant IT-University of Copenhagen.
  • Co-founder and chairman of biologigaragaen: www.biologigaragen.org
  • Chairman of Labitat Copenhagen Hackerspace: www.Labitat.dk
  • Initiater and project leader on Copenhagen Citizen Science Center www.KopenLab.dk/space
  • Working on living and sustainable architecture with the copany GXN, Green innovation in architecture http://gxn.3xn.com

Look up. How much living biology can you see right now? Only a house plant? We are biology, and at CIID, Martin is working to integrate the complexity and evolutionary capability of living biology, plants, bacteria and microalgae in design and architecture. He researches and plays with the possibilities of biology in interaction and experience design. We could have bioluminating microalgae tubes in walls and ceilings, living lampshades of lichen that change shape and colour with the season. The self replicating capacity of biology further adds new aspects to sharing of design. Martin discovers new opportunities through learning by doing, always wondering, asking critical questions and having fun. He believes the future holds a big potential for open source business models and innovation by making natural science relevant and accessible through an user oriented design approach. He has a Master degree in Biological Engineering from DTU, specialized in bioreactor engineering and sustainable biorefinery processes. He’s in the steering comity of “Energihøjskolen” the first Danish folk high school based on natural science.

Theodorus Christanto

Theo is a theatremaker based in Yogyakarta. He has initiated and facilitated a number of acting-related intensive workshops and studios.

Ferial Afiff | Host

Short Bio: Ferial ‘Mak Nyak’ Afiff is actively involved in a number of communities and organizations and her vast curiosity is embedded in her creative process. Her art is solely based on interdisciplinary knowledge, emphasizing the personal opinions in various socio-cultural issues. Ferial has been known for her performances even before she graduated from STISI-Telkom (2005). Growing up with a gymnastic background and majoring in the sculpture department for her bachelor degree grew her sensibility in (human) body as a form that speaks for itself. Her performances do not use body as a form but rather as a medium to convey her ideas.

Pia Van Gelder

Short Bio: Pia van Gelder is an electronic artist, curator and teacher. Van Gelder develops performances and installations by working with media machines, both custom built heirloom technologies like the audio-video modular synthesizer, and common electronic devices which are hacked and opened up to perform in ways that negate their use or assumed design. In her recent work she has been interested in presenting opportunities to experience AV mysticism and what she calls ‘machinic affinity’; feelings of closeness to a machine.

Involving methodologies of hacking within her practice at large, Van Gelder also explores interdisciplinary research into theosophy, technology, science, counter-culture histories and DIY pedagogy.

Van Gelder has curated various festivals, art events and exhibitions and has been involved with DIY spaces for the past decade, particularly the Serial Space collective. She is the Overlord of Dorkbot Sydney, a regular meeting for people doing strange things with electricity, whilst lecturing at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW in the School of Media Art.

Helmi Hardian

Interests: DIY, DIWO, Cooking and Smoking at the same time

Short Bio: Helmi Hardian is an artist and scientist wannabe. He lives in Surabaya, the city that known for industry and technology, as well as the centre of electronic component markets (Pasar Genteng – Roof Market). So, his work influenced and related to technology development. Together with Debrina, they focus to develop No:Work (National Observation Work) division at Waft Lab and playing their role to researching and developing material for some workshop, lecturing, and presentation.

Tedi Nurmanto

Percussionist and natural-born instrument-maker Tedi Nurmanto (Tedi En) initiated Kosmik (Komunitas Musik Keramik/Ceramic Music Community) as a part of Jatiwangi art Factory’s (JaF) that explores other ways of music-making and instrument-building from ceramic. He nurtures the triennial Ceramic Music Festival which in their first event generated the Jatiwangi People’s Declaration and also recreated the district’s hymn song.

Since 2005, JaF practices have always involved and is directly related to the citizens of Jatiwangi District, Majalengka Regency, West Java, Indonesia. The district Jatiwangi is known for its ceramic rooftile industry—as many home industries with manual/low-tech devices are, the industry is going down the closet for the past two decades. In many ways, JaF explores art as a tool to gather citizens in many different kinds of festivities to subtly evoke the common need of harmony in living together as a community.

Michael Candy

Michael Candy is an emerging new media/kinetic artist with a specific interest in mimesis, technological archetypes and the discourse that exists within these contemporary parallels. Through the deconstruction and analysis of everyday devices, Michael has developed a unique rationale of instinctive engineering, which he uses to investigate contrasts between nature and technology.

Agung Firmanto aka Geger | Host

Agung ‘Kang Geger’ Firmanto currently work for the local govenrment in tourism and cultural fields. He is also a freelance language tutor, photographer and street art lover. In 2012 he co-founded urbancult.net, an online digital visual documentation and mapping of the street art in Indonesia. He is also co-founder of Lifepatch, citizen initiative in art, science and technology in 2012 and have been working intensively in citizen science for the communities in Yogyakarta. .

Paula Pin

Paula Pin is a transhackfeminist performer and interdisciplinarity researcher. Graduated in Fine Arts from Barcelona and Sao Paolo, her work ranges from abstract video to circuit bending to investigations at the frontiers of biology,cybernetics and queer science. Her performance piece Medusa from 2010 mixes mythology, ecology and criticism of consumer culture while Udre from 2009, is an automatic drawing machine created from an old umbrella. She was awarded a grant from Vida to develop her Photosinthetik Symphony – data from sensores attached to plants and her own body generate sound in a program created in Pure Data. In 2012 she was invited to a residence in Nuvem, a rural art centre in Brasil, to develop her work, focussing especially on photosynthesis. Questioning and blurring the boundary between science fiction and fact, much of her artwork investigates a broad range of subject matter relating to natural phenomena such as bioelectricity, bioluminescence, geochemistry and the cosmos. In parallel she creates home made synthesisers, gives workshops, and investigates the practise of noise, biohacking, diagnosis low-cost and DIWO biolabs.


Klau Kinki

Interests: gynepunk, biohack, low-cost diagnosis, DIWO biolabs, glands anarchy, radical urodynamics, bodynoise, cellotronics, transhackfeminism, graphic glitch, protofakir, bacteria gardening, funghi paradise

Short Bio: Comparative archeology of self-denominations: technical contortionist, methodological amnesia, hedonistic exhibitionism and hyperlink to the void. This means failed audiovisual technician, deserter of unflexible repetitive disciplines, post-porn sexual dissident, weaver of ephemeral nets. My academic deformations are only fossil waste of my viscera dreamscapes, as hunger, only a reaction to furious gangs of bacterias dancing as digestive tissues and fluids.


Julito aka Monika

Interests: Very interested on entering inside biohacking and learning to build a biolab and on diy & low-cost laboratory infrastructure.

Julito is a welder technician, mechanic trainee, electronic circuit and noisexxx freak, willing to learn programing language to build robots! …. She started working with electronics through sound and performance, leaving behind a more melodic and instrumental phase. She is now settled down in Calafou and experiments, noise and fails in pechblenda Lab. She recently comes from the zombie rip mutangerlab

Debrina Tedja

Interests: DIY, DIWO, Writing, Learning and Teaching

Short Bio: Debrina is project manager of No:Work (National Observation Work) division in Waft Lab. She graduated form Airlangga University and majoring in communication studies. She believes technology is part of daily life and way of life to deal with challenges. She sees many people who deal with their limitations and manipulated technology. Through No:Work Division, Debrina and Helmi want to spread the culture of Do It Yourself, cultivate inspiration and creativity in field of science, technology and art.

Yashas Shetty


Short Bio: Yashas Shetty is an artist and composer based in Bangalore, India. He is currently an artist in residence and faculty at the Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology. He helped found the Center for Experimental Media Arts at Srishti and has previously taught at design schools across India. His works look at the relationship between language,ecology and technology. He is also one of the founding members of the Hackteria project.

Ai Hasegawa

Interests: evolution, reproduction, food, future, comic, opera, science fiction

Short Bio: I use art and design to present a solution to the challenges encountered in our daily lives. At the same time, the solution itself questions our perception of living in this world. Having studied computer graphic animation and interactive media art at IAMAS, Japan. After moving to London, I began working as an animator, character designer and illustrator. At the same time I worked as designer for audience participatory interactive public art at Haque Design and Research. In 2012, I graduated with an MA in Interactions Design at The Royal College of Art. Recent works are “The Extreme Environment Love Hotel” series and “I wanna deliver a shark…” series.

Fred Kuang-Yi Ku

Co-Founder of Taiwanese BioArt Community. Currently studying in MA Communications Design, Shih Chien University, and Master of Dentistry in Department of Dentistry, National Yang-Ming University. He is working as a professional dentist and artist at the same time. Has got his work exhibited in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore. His most recent series “Organic Mimicry of Prosthesis” was made with dental material which he deconstructed the function of oral prosthesis, and changed the shapes from single organs to multiple creatures’ mimicry. And he tries to show the discrepancy of organic-inorganic ambiguity and the condition between reality and virtuality.

Wawies Wisnu Wisdantio | Host

Wisnu ‘Bob Wewet’ Wisdantio is an architect focusing in urban planning and building design after finishing his studies and take part as planning consultant in 2007. Apart from his daily routines, Wisnu has a big interest in nature adventure and landscape photography. This interest became his main activity in working and collaborating with many communities and organizations. Several of them are his role as a chief editor and travel writer in Landscape Indonesia (http://landscapeindonesia.com) since 2010; a platform for outdoor travel sharing experience and visual documentation on natural landscapes in Indonesia, and as a member of Lifepatch (http://lifepatch.org, a community base organization working in creative and appropriate applicaion in the field of art, science and technology.

Budi Prakosa aka Iyok | Host

Budi ‘Mas Iyok’ Prakosa is a self-taught programmer, exploring the wide range of possibility in creative coding, he initiated a project as a VJ with the name of manticore in 2009, combining interactive programming with graphic data visualization. He has a background in industrial engineering and have an interest in the field of image and sound processing, video jockey, generative art, machine learning, algorithms, data mining, artificial intelligence and collaboration between science and art. Currently he is working on developing urbancult.net - an online visual mapping documentation on street art, and lifepatch.org a citizen initiative in art, science and technology

Tarlen Handayani

Tarlen Handayani graduated from a journalism major in the Communication Department, Bandung Islamic University and an extension course on philosophy in Parahyangan Catholic University. In 2001, she founded Tobucil & Klabs, a small bookshop or info shop and community space. One of its missions is to support the local literacy movement with aim building capacity in order to produce new thought and to evaluate them. Tobucil has built approach to implementing the literacy movement in everyday life with regular clubs like writing club, Everyday Philosophy club, reading club, knitting club. In 2008, she got a grant from Asian Cultural Council and learned about how to develop audience and communities in museum Brooklyn Museum, and taught craft in Etsy (biggest handmade community in the world base in Brooklyn, USA). She personally decided to develop her skill as a bookbinder. Bookbinding to her is not only making books, but also a mission to persuade people to write what they are thinking about. In 2012, with three other friends (local artist: Keni Soeriatmadja, R.E. Hartanto and Dewi Aditya), She was created program it called Book Play Project. It began in the form of a group exhibition where all of them made art books (exhibited in UNKL 347, Bandung and Kedai Kebun Forum, Yogyakarta). Her recent essay was publish in "Craftivism The Art of Craft and Activism", edited by Betsy Greer and published by Arsenal Pulp Press, UK, 2014.

Mary Tsang

Interests: amphibians, tropical ecologies, diy-learning, bio-tinkering & bio-accessibility

Short Bio: Mary Tsang is a hybrid of sorts, specializing in both Biology and Art. She spent a good chunk of her college career in rainforest research and self-taught hydroponics, and creates "bioart" while simultaneously grappling with the definition itself. Since graduation, she has embarked on a documentary journey to film biohackers and bioartists in the United States, analyzing the social, political, and philosophical underpinnings of social/artistic biotinkering. The next step: to examine this same topic on a GLOBAL scale.

Dr. Matt Baker

Interests: Biophysics, DIY Microscopy, Open Source Hardware, Bacterial Chemotaxis and Motility, Water Filtration, Dancehall

Short Bio: Matt Baker (DPhil, Oxford 2010) is a biological physicist working on molecular motors at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney. His research career has focussed on the bacterial flagellar motor which rotates the propellor that makes nearly all bacteria swim. This marvel of bionanotechnology is nature's fastest wheel and rotates at up to 1000 Hz, assembles itself into bacterial membranes, and can switch directions in a handful of milliseconds. Matt works on building high resolution microscopes and optical traps to image and exert picoNewton torques on this motor. Currently he is using DNA nanostructures with Dr Lawrence Lee to attempt the first artificial synthesis of the bacterial flagellar motor. Matt has a strong interest in outreach and communications work and has performed a variety of science raps in festivals throughout UK, Europe and Australia. At HackteriaLab2014 Matt wants to get involved with open source hardware and DIY lab equipment and learn from the ingenuity displayed in hacking webcams to see how we can apply it to other types of microscopes.

Ivan Bestari Minar Pradipta | Host

Interests: low technology DIY, recycled glass, community

Short Bio: Ivan is one of the founder of Otakatik Creative Workshop, community based open space focussing in creative works based on exploration with local materials/ingredients, either waste or non-waste,material. Since three years ago he is experimenting with low budget recycled glass art.

Han, Tsai-Jung Carol

Interests: Technology city, maker culture, creativity, complex system, alternative/integrate medicine, nontraditional biological and medical applications

Short Bio: With the academic background in life science, nano- and biophotonic, architecture and heritage preservation, she is currently a kinesthetic Interactive programmer developing applications for performance, education and medical field. At the mean time investigates the relationship between art and science, and their relationships with society and culture. TW BioArt cofounder.

LIN, Yung-chieh 林永杰


Short Bio: Photographer and animator. Particularly into micro-photography and panorama, with self-invented photography equipments. Studied at National Taiwan Unicersity and National Chung Hsing University; majored in Entomology and Animal Science. Graduated from Shih Chien University, majored in Communications Design.

Budi Laksono


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Dian KM aka Ringo


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Adeline Seah

Interests: Conservation genetics, Wildlife trafficking, Forensic DNA barcoding, Art for science communication, Inquiry based learning, Pangolins!

Short Bio: Adeline Seah is a biologist who studied in California (B.S in Genetics & Plant Biology, PhD in Developmental Genetics with C. elegans) and moved back to Singapore a few years ago. She is just finishing a short postdoc (2012-2014) on analyzing the genetic diversity of the highly endangered Southern River Terrapin in Cambodia.

In 2012, she founded Biodiversity Connections happy hour in Singapore to build relationships between researchers, NGOs and government agencies involved in biodiversity research and policy. She also recently started The Pangolin Story outreach project with a friend to use public art projects to create awareness in Singapore on pangolins and the threats they face in the region from poaching for consumption and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Adhari Donora aka Ade aka antirender | Host

Interests: Video works, graphic Design, sounds

Short bio: Adhari Donora is a graduate of Interior Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts, Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta. He is very active in a variety of creative community activities in Indonesia. In early 2012, he co-founded lifepatch.org - citizen initiative in art, science and technology, a community-based organisation that works on the creative and the application of appropriate technology where he also works at the moment. He was also involved in the "Rumah Budaya Siku Keluang" - Artist Initiative in Art and Culture in Pekanbaru, Indonesia.

Cindy Lin

Interests: snails, slugs, food experimenta, 'invasive species', recycled excrement, feminist kink, DIYbio, bio-economics, DIY sex toys & products and MMORPGs

Short Bio: Cindy Lin is a final year undergraduate National University of Singapore (NUS) student specializing in Southeast Asian Studies and a student from a multidisciplinary art-science-technology programme in NUS - NUS University Scholars Programme. She is currently residing in Yogyakarta for independent research modules - one of which focuses on the relationship between art, science and technology as well as the particularities of hacking in Global South open-community hackerspaces,

She founded Gender Collective - safe space for gender and sexual inclusivity in Singapore in 2011 and is co-editor and founder of independent critical semi-academic Southeast Asian Studies journal in 2013 - Subjectivities. She is also member of Project X - an initiative which seeks to recognise the rights of trans*sex (not exhaustive) workers in Singapore.

An amateur naturalist (albeit always tempted to remove living things from their natural environments), biology and ethology enthusiast (particularly sexual conduct), an aspiring anthropologist as well as a moonlighting student, she is obsessed with both alive and dead gastropod and rodentia. She also hopes to develop her own snail excrement machine to process undigested recycled products in waste for other uses or explorations.

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Denisa Kera

Interests: open science and citizen science advocacy, prototypes driven policy, OSHW for translational research, philosophy and design

Short Bio: Denisa Kera is a philosopher and a designer. She builds design prototypes and critical probes to create tools for deliberation, reflection and public participation in science. She follows and studies the science community labs, alternative R&D places (Hackerspaces, FabLabs) and various (Do It Yourself) DIYbio movements, citizen science initiatives etc. as a revival of tinkering and 16.century pre-modern science. She has extensive experience as a curator of exhibitions and projects related to art, technology and science, and previous career in internet start-ups and journalism. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore and Asia Research Institute fellow, where she is trying to bring together Science Technology Society (STS) studies with interactive media design.

Ismal Muntaha

Videomaker and co-founder of Sunday Screen Ismal Muntaha who is the current director of Jatiwangi art Factory’s (JaF). His practices plays around the idea of art by the public, art for the public and public art. People’s involvement in his work is always natural as his ideas begin with the people in his surroundings.

Since 2005, JaF practices have always involved and is directly related to the citizens of Jatiwangi District, Majalengka Regency, West Java, Indonesia. The district Jatiwangi is known for its ceramic rooftile industry—as many home industries with manual/low-tech devices are, the industry is going down the closet for the past two decades. In many ways, JaF explores art as a tool to gather citizens in many different kinds of festivities to subtly evoke the common need of harmony in living together as a community.

Robin Scheibler

Interests: Signals, open hardware, citizen science, DIY lab equipment, mapping, fermentation

Short Bio: Robin Scheibler is a Swiss born engineer doing signal processing for money and making open hardware for mostly fun, and karma. Robin happened to be doing speech denoising for a large japanese corporation in Tokyo when the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami struck. He was quickly involved with Safecast making mobile radiation detectors to map the contamination released from the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. Since September 2012, Robin is back in Lausanne, Switzerland pursuing a PhD in signal processing, a somewhat theoretical work involving algorithms and Fourier transforms. On the side, Robin co-directs the Biodesign for the Real-World project on the swiss side, a collaboration with Lifepatch and Art Science Bengalore investigating community and youth driven water quality analysis.




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Noah R. Most

Interests: DNA nanotechnology, developmental biology, synthetic biology, DIYbio, biohacking, bioeconomics, intellectual property, open source movement, entrepreneurship, self-tracking

Short Bio: Noah has been traveling the world to explore do-it-yourself biology and related movements on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. He has hung out with biohackers in Canada, Ireland, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, the UK and India. Last May, he graduated from Grinnell College in Iowa with degrees in biology and economics as well as the sense that something needs to change when it comes to the practice of science.

Justyna Ausareny

Interests: experimental woodworking, hacker/maker culture, creative computing, HCI

Justyna Ausareny is a Polish born, designer and maker based in Montreal, Canada. She focuses on developing projects in which technology meets art in its functional aspect. Justyna is currently at NUS in Singapore working on a microfluidic project with Professor Denisa Kera.



Afina Dina Kamila

Fina is a Biology Faculty of Gadjah Mada University undergraduate student whose interested in limnology, concern in aquatic bioremediation, and also an active researcher in Marine Study Club. Her current research explores on the bioremediation capability of microalgae. She is interested in interdisciplinary practices and multicultural team.

Chandra Pradithaningrum

Chandra is a Biology Faculty of Gadjah Mada University undergraduate student whose interests are marine, microbiology, bioinformatics, biotechnology, drug discovery, and environmental science. She is part of the synthetic biology community in her campus called SynBio that focuses on innovations based on interdisciplinary collaborations. She is also active in a campus research club called Marine Study Club focusing in marine biodiversity and marine pharmacology.

Fikri Yathir

Born in Makassar, South Sulawesi, Fikri studied at the Anthropology Major, Culture Sciences Faculty, Gadjah Mada University. He recently completed an interdisciplinary research on organic production and consumption in Yogyakarta with a student from International Relation Major, Social and Political Sciences Faculty of Gadjah Mada University and another student from Ethnology Major, Faculty of Humanities, University of Freiburg, Germany. They continued their research in Freiburg, in conjunction with another local research group, with the focus subject on shared organic garden of one cooperative and its political agriculture movement as an opposition against conventional agribusiness by government. He considers both researches as his starting point of being an avid learner of environmental issues. Fikri believes that this simple thing called food has a world affecting political history and consideration long before it is served on our plates.

Gisela Swaragita

Gisa is currently pursuing her master in English Literature at Sanata Dharma Univesrity. Founded a three piece punk band where she played bass and sang called The Frankenstone in 2007 and joined a twee indie pop band called Summer in Vienna where she also play bass in 2013. She is involved in Belkastrelka's Jalan Emas performance project together with Teater Garasi. Gisa volunteered in Biennale Jogja 2013 as the assistant for co-curator Habiba Effat and artist Dina Danish (both from Egypt). Ever since then, Gisa is always interested in the art scene of Jogja. She writes for KANALTIGAPULUH webzine that focuses on local music scene and runs a monthly event in Kedai Kebun Forum called Lelagu, where local musicians play accoustic set colaborating with visual artists.

Immanuel Sanka

Sanka is a Biology Faculty of Gadjah Mada University undergraduate student whose interests are marine science and biotechnology. His current research project is bioremediation agent (diatom) for biomonitoring agent in the rivers for water conservation necessities. He is part of the synthetic biology community in his campus called SynBio that focuses on innovations based on interdisciplinary collaborations. He is also active in a campus research club called Marine Study Club focusing in marine biodiversity and marine pharmacology.

Matin Nuhamunada

Matin is a Biology Faculty of Gadjah Mada University undergraduate student whose interests are marince science and microalgae. He recently co-founded a synthetic biology community in his campus called SynBio. Matin wants to contribute in the DIY & Low-Cost Laboratory Infrastructure in relation the algae culture.

Yolandri Simanjuntak

Yolandri left her hometown in Pematangsiantar to study in Public Relations Major, Communication Science Faculty, University of Atma Jaya, Yogyakarta. She volunteered in Biennale Jogja 2011 as an assistant for the co-curator Suman Gopinath (India) and also in the artwork's installation. Yolandri is aslo an active member of PermablitzJogja, a movement of various people from different communities trying to build their own edible garden. She was the project manager of the urban-gardening workshop in Climate Art Festival 2013. With PermablitzJogja, she is working with people from Code River to make a hundred worm-towers in their land to fertilize the soil. For the Biennale Jogja 2013, she volunteered as an assistant for artist Salwa Aleryani (Yaman).