Digital media producer & curator. Lives in Berlin. She is a member of Public Art Lab Berlin and co-initiator of the Mobile Studios project. Online since 1996, Ela has focused her work on the intersection of art and technology - with a special interest on digital culture. On this basis she has created interface structures and concepts for various cultural events: media art exhibitions, networked performances, mobile applications, television formats, ambient computing or multimedia exhibition design – very often in combination. Besides her work with Public Art Lab, Ela is a curator and researcher in international media arts. In September 2006, Ela has initiated Upgrade! Berlin, a series of public field trips to media art places in Berlin along with a growing online resource.
- Eva Kekou, "Interview with Curator Ela Kagel", 4Humanities, January 2013.