Nik Gaffney, Australian, 1974, Research Director, FoAM, http://fo.am, nik(at)fo.am
Nik is a founding member of FoAM, where he operates as a tangental generalist, designer, programmer and sous-chef. He prefers breadth-first-searches and bottom-up design; randomness as a strategy, and depth where required; dynamic to static; Lisp to C; realtime rather than recorded; and complexity over the complicated. Partially Luminous.
Maja Kuzmanovic, Croatian / Dutch, 1973, President, FoAM, http://fo.am, maja(at)fo.am
Maja is a generalist interested in inciting small miracles in everyday life. Throughout the 1990s, she worked in MR, VR and online, infusing digital technologies with physical movement, narrative alchemy and audiovisual poetry. For her works, Maja was elected one of the Top 100 Young Innovators by MIT’s Technology Review in 1999. She founded FoAM in 2000 and has since functioned as FoAM’s PI, eco+media artist and head chef. Her leadership skills have been recognised by the World Economic Forum, awarding Maja with the title ‘Young Global Leader’ in 2006. She holds a BA in Design Forecasting (HKU-1996) and MA in Interactive media (University of Portsmouth-1997).