The Centre for Metahuman Exploration (CME) is a collective of artists and technologists who work together to create new technology concepts/ technologies for the purposes of artistic expression and exploration. Starting in 1996, the CME used a combination of commonly accessible consumer information technology in conjunction with tele-robotics to allow the general public to participate in and access remote experiences.

Krista Connerly is an artist currently living and working in Pittsburgh. Her work applies the non-and the super-rational to everyday situations through the use of small-scale social interventions. The interventions come in many forms. They have existed as performances, where she presses up against people on various transit systems; or where she and a collaborator become regular at a bar. They have existed as stickers -pasted on the seat of a bus - describing her interactions with her seatmate during a previous ride, "exhibition catalogues" - left in the seat pockets of airliners - for an exhibition taking place outside the window. Currently, she is working on an extended collaborative "play", inviting people to construct scenes that are then carried out in various locations.

Andruid Kerne is an interactive artist scientist who specializes in information visualization, agents, databases, audio, and public installation. He is the author of CollageMachine, and the initiator of the interface ecology metadiscipline. His work has been presented by the New York Digital Salon, ISEA (Paris), the Milia New Talent Competition (Cannes), the Ars Electronica Center (Linz), the Pan-African Theater Festival, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Cast01 Living in Mixed Realities (Bonn), SIGGRAPH, and SIGCHI. He holds a B.A. in applied mathematics from Harvard, an M.A. in music composition from Wesleyan, and a Ph.D. in computer science from NYU. He is the Director of Creating Media. He was recently visiting assistant professor at Tufts University, where he taught courses in human computer interaction, object oriented game programming, and public web installation.

Adrian Mihalache is a Professor at the "Politehnica" University of Buharest, Romania. He teaches Reliability Theory, Applied Statistics, Total Quality Management and has studied extensively the control of uncertainty in engineering. He is interested in the cultural dimensions of science and technology. As a Fulbright Scholar in the USA in ‘99-‘00, he became involved in a project concerning the anthropological study of cyberculture.

Lucia Sommer is a New Genre artist and art educator whose work investigates knowledge systems and their hauntings. She has taught in the School/Museum Program at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, and is currently studying Art and Technology and critical theory at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Lucia is a founding member of subRosa, a cyberfeminist cell of artists and cultural researchers, committed to exploring and making visible the effects of the intersections of the new information and bio-technologies on women’s lives, bodies, and work. See or contact at



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