Maja Smrekar (SI)
Maja Smrekar’s (SI) work has been established in the international art and science milieu, based on interdisciplinary research of the developments and application of ideological structures in contemporary society. Grounded in sculpture, Smrekar’s practice has allowed her to lead strong collaborations in developing cross-conceptual productions that include installations, performances, site specific art, drawings, videos, sound, workshops, lectures, talks and texts. Among other, she received the Prix Ars Electronica – Golden Nica 2017 Award in Hybrid Art. Smrekar lives and works between Ljubljana (SI) and Berlin (DE).
Aza Raskin (US)
Aza is a cofounder of The Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity’s best interests. Previously, Aza Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience, was named to Inc and Forbes 30-under-30 and became the Fast Company Master of Design for his work founding Massive Health, an early consumer health behavior change company. The company was acquired by Jawbone, where he was VP of Innovation. Before that, he founded Songza.com (acquired by Google), Humanized (acquired by Mozilla), and was a dark matter physicist at both University of Chicago and Tokyo University. He is proud to have served on the board for Planned Parenthood in California. He is less proud to have invented infinite scroll.