Matthias Tarasiewicz (aka parasew) works with new media art since the last millenium (when they were actually new). He has been one of the founders of 5uper.net and co-initiator of the initiative Coded Cultures in 2004. He can be described as curator, project developer, technology theorist and digital bricoleur. Deeply involved in coding and decoding (both literally and theoretically) he researches in the fields of artistic technologies, experimental documentation and currently works on his PHD on the University of Applied Arts. Recent publications: Coded Cultures (Springer, 2011); Exploring Creative Emergences (5uper.net, 2009). He lives in Vienna.