Stephen Kovats

Stephen Kovats is a cultural and media researcher with a background in architecture and urbanism, currently setting up r0g - an agency for open systems, cultural hacktivism and critical transformation. He was artistic director of transmediale, Berlin's festival for art and digital culture 2008 - 2011 and co-director of the McLuhan in Europe 2011 Centennial Network. Previously he curated the international program at V2_Institute for the Unstable Media, Rotterdam, and was director of the 'ostranenie' media art forum at the Bauhaus Dessau during the 1990's. His interests are focussed on the dynamic relationships between media, political, and electronic space and their application on the transformation of societal and cultural landscapes. These aims are pursued through his r0g_projects incl. the Circumpolar Cultures and Technology Summit and #OSJUBA, an initiative to implement open source and cultural technologies in the establishment of the new state of South Sudan.
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