laser\net is a collaboration between John Bell, Adam Covell, Paul Guzzardo, and Lorens Holm. John Bell joined the Architectural Association in 2000 after posts at the University of Westminster, University of East London, Kingston University and the Arts Council England. He has lectured and exhibited in Britain and abroad, is a trustee of E:vent media arts gallery London, has a special interest in new technologies for design and production. John Bell and Adam Covell are partners in the trans-disciplinary practice fxv.org, London. Adam Covell is an RIBA Silver Medallist, developed the MA Computer Imaging in Architecture at the University of Westminster, has a special interest in film and film theory. Paul Guzzardo is a lawyer and media activist. He is the founder/collaborator in two St. Louis based media agit prop groups, MediaArts St. Louis and zio11 LLC, that stage events and installations in the urban spaces of St. Louis, where he is working on the development of digital interactive forms of participatory governance called the media box. He has presented his work in New York and London. Lorens Holm is the course director for history and theory in the School of Architecture, University of Dundee. He writes on architecture and psychoanalysis.
laser\net is part of Exploring the digital city: space culture politics, a workshop series funded by the AHRC and sponsored by the Geddes Institute for Urban Research, the School of Architecture, and the Department of Geography, at the University of Dundee. Its purpose is to explore new areas of cross-disciplinary research collaboration in urbanism, and includes invited speakers and participants in the fields of digital technology, media ecology, geography, architecture, and urbanism.