helen-nicole kostis is a media artist that works with video, animation, virtual environments, physical and digital sculpture. She is captivated by the creation of new, synthetic worlds, immersive bodily experiences, the combination of virtual and physical realities and the discourse that is generated by their coexistence. Born in 1976, lives and works in Chicago, USA. She has received a BS in Mathematics (1998) from the University of Ioannina, Greece, a MS in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Fine Arts at the same institution. She has exhibited at Version>03 :: Digital Arts Convergence - Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago (2003), Electronic Imaging Science and Technology, SPIE (2005), AG-Art performance "Loose Minds in a Box", WIRED NextFest (2005), SIGRRAPH05 - Emerging Technologies Access Grid Art (2005), IGRID (2005), SC05. She currently works as a Research Assistant at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL), University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

tassos golnas works as an R&D manager in the Chicagoland area. Born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1971, he received his B.S in Physics from the local university and in 1994 he went to Stanford for a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering. Since 2000 he has been employed by various high technology firms in the Silicon Valley area. His interests include essay writing, digital photography, and video editing.