Cultural theorist and practitioner working on art, technology, performance, and evolving concepts of liveness. Professor of Performance Technologies and Director of the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of Sussex since 2010, Sally Jane previously founded and led Culture Lab, an interdisciplinary digital research hub at Newcastle University, having served as director of the Ecole européenne supérieure de l'image in France, and artistic co-director of the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music in Amsterdam. Holder of a Doctorat d'état (Paris III), she organised the 1993 Louvre Symposium on New Images and Museology, regularly instigates or contributes to creative art and technology experimental platforms, and is a founding member of the VIDA Art and Artificial Life competition (1999, Telefonica Foundation, Madrid). Sally Jane recently co-edited a Contemporary Music Review issue on "Resistant Materials" with Bennett Hogg. She teaches on the Sussex Music MA, supervises a highly interdisciplinary PhD cohort, and is engaged internationally in cultural and research policy debates via institutions and activist communities.
Lizzie is Professor of Interactive Media at Ravensbourne and an advisor to the Council of Europe on the management and governance of public service media, and also the re-definition of culture and education in the era of networked communications.
She leads Ravensbourne's research department and their cluster of undergraduate degrees in broadcasting and film. Before becoming an academic Lizzie launched and managed the BBC's message boards, live chats, and chat room teams, and also the BBC's Internet safety initiatives.
Lizzie was a member of the Home Office Task Force on Internet Safety and named "one of the 100 Innovators of the (first) Internet Decade" by eConsultancy.com for developing the field of Online Communities (precursor to Social Media). Lizzie was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Manufacturing in 2007. Her most recent book, Public Media for the 21st Century, will be published by Routledge in 2014.
Tom Wickham-Jones' keynote presentation will maintain EVA London's connection with scientific visualisation. Currently the Director of Kernel technology at Wolfram Research, Tom Wickham-Jones has worked on the implementation of Wolfram technologies such as Mathematica since 1990. His areas of work have included details of its programming language, as well as other aspects such as graphics. In addition, he is the architect of webMathematica and Wolfram Workbench .
In 1992 he published the book Mathematica Graphics: Techniques and Applications. His most recent work has focused on cloud applications.