Beatriz da Costa, Jamie Schulte and Brooke Singer have been working
together to produce SWIPE (www.we-swipe.us) since the Fall of 2002.
They each bring a variety of specializations, experiences and
interdisciplinary interests to their collaborative practice. Da Costa's
interests include robotics, bio-tech initiatives and surveillance
projects. Her dedication to participatory practice and interaction with
the public represents one of the key components of her work. Da Costa
recently joined the University of California at Irvine as an Assistant
Professor in the new graduate program of Arts, Computation and
Engineering. Schulte is an engineer who designs systems that engage
human aesthetics, culture and politics. He has been a key collaborator
in projects ranging from contestational robotics to video surveillance
and interactive installations. Schulte is currently a robotics
researcher at Stanford University. Singer is a digital media artist and
arts organizer based in Brooklyn. She is Assistant Professor of New
Media at the State University of New York, Purchase College.