Liesbeth Huybrechts is doing a Phd research in Cultural Studies on the use of new media as critical things in participatory design and art projects. She is researcher and teacher in higher art education at the Media & Design Academy in Genk....
Erik Geelhoed - with a background in psychology - worked at Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories, Bristol from 1991 until November 2009. He is an internationally recognised expert in design research with outstanding track record of global collaborations and a wide network of industrial and academic partners. Multi-lingual; an accomplished communicator across cultures with extensive user knowledge of a range of business and IT systems. Highly adaptable; able to quickly comprehend and formulate approaches to find solutions to new and diverse problems and situations.
His main area of interest is Pervasive Media & Mobile Computing .g. Media-Scapes, Eyeglass Displays, Fashion & Wearables (with Central St Martins College of Art and Design), Net-Books in Education, Context Sensors and Actuators, Digital Storytelling, HP's Halo Telepresence system, he initiated and set up Digital City Bristol.