Franz Xaver (Kunstlabor, Austria) (b.1956) studied together with Peter Weibel in Vienna. Teaching assignments include computer languages, audio-visual productions, electronics and electrical engineering at the Academy of Applied Art (until 1992) and communication theory at Graz Technical University. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in Austria and abroad, including Ars Electronica, Aperto Biennale di Venezia, Triennale di Milano, Bonn Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle. From 1995 to 2005 he did a lot of work with the label Kunstlabor. His current research interest is the discrepancy from Netart to Netculture.