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Fran Ilich
Fran Ilich, organizer

Eduardo Arcos  (Ecuador)
lives and works in Mexico City
Teresa Arozena
lives and works in Tenerife, Canary Islands
Teresa Delgado
lives and works in Germany
Tony DuShane
lives and works in San Francisco, California
Cindy Gabriela Flores
lives and works in Mexico City
Jeroen Gouluze  (Netherlands)
lives and works in Groningen, Netherlands
Pedro Jiménez
lives and works in Sevilla, Spain
Germán Maggiori
lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina
lives and works in Seville, Spain
lives and works in Mexico City
DJ Pod
lives and works in San Francisco, California
Luis Humberto Rosales
lives and works in Tijuana, Mexico
Tatiana Wells  (Brazil)
lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Big [b]Other is a text-based reality show and community blog in Spanish and English organized by media activist Fran Ilich with 12 other participants. It runs from February 1 to March 1, 2003.

Fran Ilich
Raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Ilich is a filmmaker, novelist, screenwriter, new media artist, border activist, and organizer. Ilich serves as the general director of Cinemátik, the 1st cyber-culture festival in Latin America, as well as the editor at large of Sputnik Digital Culture, an online daily news service and monthly print magazine. He also moderates nettime-latino; edits the Mexico City edition of Rhizome; and is the author of the best selling novel metro-pop. His screenplay of Interacción was broadcast on the Discovery Channel in Spanish and Portuguese and took 2nd place at the 1st International Awards of Hispanamerican screenplay by the New York Film Academy & USA Network in 1997. His film Una Ciudad Sin Estilo was screened at the next 5minutes III International Conference in Amsterdam in 1999 and is now part of the database of the Internationaal Instituut Voor Sociale Geschiedenis. Ilich's current project Modem Drama is a digital film collaboration with Ciberfeminista.org, a group of young Mexican feminists working with the Internet. His latest film will be shown at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Eduardo Arcos is an Ecuadorian living in in Mexico City. He is the media director of Noiselab, and one of the best known webloggers writing in spanish.

Teresa Arozena lives in Tenerife on the Canary Islands. She works mainly with electronic culture issues and photography.

Tony DuShane lives in San Francisco where he is a writer, radio show host, film festival director and jumps around at local punk bars.

Cindy Gabriela Flores is a is a cyberfeminist living in Mexico City. She currently works at an NGO dealing with youth sexuality issues.

Jeroen Goulooze lives in Groninger, in the Netherlands. He used to be a squatter many years ago, and now works on new narrative schemes for interactive scenarios, and is about to release the design for a program.

Pedro Jiménez is the director of the audiovisual festival Zemos98. He studies audiovosual communication, in Sevilla, Spain.

Germán Maggiori lives in Buenos Aires. He is both a dentist and a university teacher, he won an important award sponsored by Editorial Alfaguara with his novel Entre Hombres.

Osfavelados, aka Jose Perez de Lama lives in Seville, Spain. He is a teacher and architect specializing in hackitecture and zapatismo.

Pacho lives in Mexico City. He is the drummer of la Maldita Vecindad, one of the best know rock bands in México since the early 90s. He is also a columnist of alternative culture for the Reforma newspaper.

DJ Pod lives in San Francisco where he works re-assembling world music into a tactical media / culture jamming form he calls "Pan Optic Radio."

Luis Humberto Rosales (aka cybercholito) lives in Tijuana, where he works as a medical doctor. He was the founder of Indymedia Tijuana and is part of the Borderhack collective.

Tatiana Wells is from Rio de Janeiro. She works and plays on the Web. She is organizing a Tactical Media Lab in Brazil.

Cabelo is a cultural seismographer, creating public performances and sculptural environments that chart the fault lines and energy flows of the physical, psychic, and geographic spaces of his life in Brazil.
"I intend to extend the practice of appropriation to things of the world which I come across in the streets, vacant lots, fields, the ambient world, things which would not be transportable, but which I would invite the public to participate in. This would be a fatal blow to the concept of the museum, art gallery, etc., and to the very concept of "exhibition." Either we change it, or we remain as we are. Museum is the world: daily experience."
Anita Dube creates works with a conceptual language that valorizes the sculptural fragment as a bearer of personal and social memory, history, mythology, and phenomeno-logical experience.