Olia Lialina (RU/DE)

Olia Lialina has been active as a net.artist for over two decades and she is one of the net.art pioneers. She is a co-founder of Geocities Research Institute that contains One Terabyte of Kilobyte Age, a collection of restored webpages from Geocities, a free hosting service that was closed in 2009 by Yahoo. She studies the visual lexicons as well as the relations of the members in these internet communities. Next to her Online art practice she writes on new media, Digital Folklore and user culture. She’s also Professor at Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany.