xname (Italy)


Xname is a media artist and performer born in Milan.
After classical studies she moved to Bologna, where she studied painting at the Fine Art Academy of Bologna with
pop/informal artist Concetto Pozzati. In Bologna she has been influenced by the mutoid tecno movement and the early
Italian pirate television network. She was also member of TPO/videoLab. She graduated with honour in Semiotics of Animation at
University of Bologna with Professor Paolo Fabbri. Since September 2003 she has been based in Amsterdam, where she worked in
the Netherlands Media Art Institute (Montevideo). She actively participated in the following projects:
spring-alpha, dyne.org, ASCII, Streamtime, Illegitimate, s100kb, /ETC, Chequepoint, Radio Ubique, Digicult,
The Ball in the Hole, Giss. She is currently developing: The Oracle Machine, a post-AI interactive software;
Virtual Entity, a new metadata system for net-art and immaterial works, and a solo audiovisual interactive performance.
She writes on various blogs and online magazines about new media, hacking, free software culture, art and technology.
She is PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, London (supervisors: Matthew Fuller and Luciana Parisi).