Stephen Kovats

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Stephen Kovats, architect and cultural media researcher is founder of r0g - a collective agency for open systems, cultural hacktivism and critical transformation through which he initiated the #OSJUBA - Open Source City Juba project. He was artistic director of transmediale, Berlin's festival for art and digital culture 2008 - 2011. Upon German reunification he directed the ostranenie electronic media forum at the Bauhaus Dessau to explore the role of media art and culture in the emergent democracies of Eastern and Central Europe. His work and interests focus on open systems and the dynamic relationships between media, political, and electronic space on the transformation societal and cultural landscapes.