Mycelial: Street Parliament Team

Erica Mott

Erica Mott

Erica Mott (artistic director) is a development researcher turned choreographer and director. Erica Mott Productions (EMP) builds bridges between the physical and virtual body, uncovering relationships between live and technologically mediated presence, collectivity and intimacy, embodiment and political action. Credits include CRICOTEKA Museum (Krakow, Poland), Cleveland Ingenuity Festival, The National Museum of Health and Medicine, Chicago, Dance Center Columbia College (Chicago), Roulette (New York), Fischkeller (Reykjavik, Iceland) and many others. … Read more


Ziad Osama

Ziad Osama

Ziad Osama (programmer) is an undergraduate studying Computer Engineering at the American University in Cairo. Ziad is an engineer by day; a creative coder by night. He found his passion in computer vision and interactive artworks. What is art without engineering and what is engineering without art, Ziad wonders. He also cofounded Creative Coding Cairo.… Read more


Badr AlKhamissi

Badr AlKhamissi

Badr AlKhamissi (programmer) is a developer/artist/ researcher hybrid in the making. He is currently a Computer Science senior in the American University in Cairo. Passionate about Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Creative Coding, Badr worked on several projects that focus on the overlap between Art and Technology. He is a cofounder of the Creative Coding Cairo Community.

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Yasser Nazmy

Yasser Nazmy

Yasser Nazmy (UI/UX Designer) from Cairo, Egypt, he graduated from the German University in Cairo, with a BA in Graphic Design from the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Arts. An avid bookworm and comic book enthusiast, he developed an early passion for fantasy, history, and classical folklore. As a design student, he is in a continuous process of graphical research specialising in poster design, patterns, typography and vintage aesthetics. Despite having various Read more


Shawn Lent

Shawn Lent

Shawn Lent (program manager) moves this world as both a program manager and a social practice dance artist, with experience from a field in Bosnia to a children’s hospital in revolutionary Egypt. Shawn currently serves as Program Director for Chicago Dancemakers Forum, coordinator for the Regional Dance Development Initiative, writer and Alliance Building Lead for Createquity, and project lead for Global Water Dances-Flint, MI 2017 and an inter-campus research project … Read more


John Toenjes

John Toenjes

John Toenjes (artistic advisor) is Associate Professor and Music Director of the University of Illinois Department of Dance. Works include the computer interactive music/dance work “Inventions Suite” at the 2008 Cleveland Ingenuity Festival, and “e’s of water,” a dance/computer installation at UW-Milwaukee in 2007. John wrote the score and designed the wireless sensor networks for Trisha Brown’s “Astral Convertible Reimagined” at UIUC in 2010. In 2012 he consulted on the … Read more


M. Anthony “Tony” Reimer

M. Anthony "Tony" Reimer

M. Anthony “Tony” Reimer (audience interaction designer) has enjoyed an active freelance career in theatrical sound design spanning over two decades. Tony has also served as a sound designer, composer, engineer and developer on many films, art installations, video games and interactive experiences. Currently, Tony teaches sound design in the Dept. of Theater at the University of Illinois and has previously taught courses in computer music and video game design. … Read more


Hugh Sato

Hugh Sato

Hugh Sato (creative technologist & new media artist) is an artist and designer, working at the intersection between interactive experience design and installation art. He graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a BA in New Media from the School of Art and Design. He has developed numerous 2D and 3D animations for theater as a freelance motion designer, and has taught young audiences … Read more


Nejla Yatkin

Nejla Yatkin

Nejla Yatkin (performer) is originally from Berlin, Germany with Turkish roots and residing in Chicago. She brings a luminous and transcultural perspective to her work. While her choreography is never literal it nevertheless remains evocative of searing themes that resonate in universal human experience. Her focus is regularly drawn to the role of memory and history in constructing identity, causing conflict, and the possibility of transforming cultural tension into deep, … Read more


Silvita Diaz Brown

Silvita Diaz Brown

Silvita Diaz Brown (performer) is an independent Latino choreographer, dancer, acroyogi and yoga instructor established in Chicago. Silvita has been privileged to work with diverse communities of artists internationally. Her choreography has been performed in Delhi, Toronto, Chicago, Kentucky, Pennsylvannia, and various locations in Mexico. For 3 years, her work has been featured at the Mexican festivals FITSA (Festival Internacional de Teatro Susana Alexander) and Puebla Baila Festival. She has … Read more


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