Laura Fisher completed her PhD in the Sociology of Art in 2012. She is currently based at the National Institute for Experimental Arts, UNSW where her recent projects have included programming and co-editing the proceedings of the ISEA2013 conference and writing for the Curating Cities database of eco-public art. Her research spans Aboriginal art, visual culture, the cultural economy and public art. Laura is currently pursuing a particular interest in visionary outdoor environments and open air art museums.
Ozden Sahin is a PhD student at the Department of Media & Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. She received her MA in Cultural Studies from Sabanci University and her BA in Translation Studies from Bogazici University. Her main research interests are new media art curation and the relationship between media art and politics.
In 2011, Ozden was the Conference and Program Director of ISEA2011 Istanbul: The 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, the leading world conference and exhibition for art, media and technology. She was one of the two chief organizers of ISEA2011.
She worked at Sabancı University Kasa Gallery as the Vice-Director, developing and executing the annual exhibition and publication program between 2010 – 2013.
Since 2009, she has been working as the Co-Editor at the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press, Leonardo Journal and ISAST), the peer-reviewed, electronic arm of the leading art-science-technology journal Leonardo.