Z. Blace

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Born 1976. Lives in Zagreb. Active in Croatia's new media culture scene since 1996, originally as web designer, artist and journalist -- and later moved into the roles of organizer, researcher and curator.

Works(/ed) in the following NGOs: LABinary, radioActive and Multimedia Institute (mostly as program/project co-ordinator). Contributor for cultural programs of the national radio and TV (programs:"Transfer" and "Triptih").

Occasionally publishing in IT magazines, more regulary in the cultural magazine Zarez and on radioActive and linux.hr webportals.

Actively promotes non-profit net projects and is working on strengthening the impact of NGO sector on Croatian netspace (both in terms of infrastructure and legislation).

Exhibited as visual artist and performed as VJ with Croatian electro-acoustic-glitch duo Jeanne Fremaux. Participated as speaker/presenter at several international events (including Ars Electronica Festival, Net Congestion, Next 5 Minutes, PingInProgress, NC48 - Graz, Money Nations II..). Since 2000 works actively as a networker internationaly and has been (co-)organizing international events in Croatia: ArtServersUnlimited 2 (Labin, Sep 2001), new.media.culture.week Critical Upgrade! (Zagreb, May 2002) and Tactical media events towards Next 5 Minutes 4 (in Dubrovnik, May 2003 and Vis, August 2003). Initiated Croatian media-art-hr and regional "nettime-see" mailing lists.

Recently established a.network, a co-ordination/production platform of regional media labs/centers, groups and individuals with mission to present new media culture and production in the South-East Europe.