The Process Germ Bank is tended by a working group of the Prototyping Social Forms (PSF) research-creation collective.

Working Group Members:

Damián ARTECA is a Master’s Student at McGill University in the department of Psychiatry and Senior Fellow at McGill’s Building 21. His research on cultural ontologies has spanned the disciplines of both anthropology and philosophy, and now turns to psychiatry and neuroscience.

Desiree FÖRSTER explores the impact of liminal experiences on human subjectivity. She is a postdoctoral instructor at the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, having graduated from the Institute for Arts and Media at the University of Potsdam.

Satinder GILL is based at the Centre for Music and Science at the University of Cambridge. She investigates rhythm and sense making in gesture, speech, and music as a critical lens on the changing nature of presence and tacit engagement in technologically mediated communication. She is Managing Editor of the AI & Society journal and the author of Tacit Engagement: Beyond Interaction.

John MACCALLUM is an interdisciplinary artist/scholar working at the intersection of music composition, technology, and performance philosophy. John did his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, his M.M. at McGill University in Montreal, and his B.M. at the University of the Pacific in California. He presently lives in Berlin, and works at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.

Muindi Fanuel MUINDI is a performance artist, philosopher, and writer living and working in Seattle, Washington, USA. Muindi’s philosophical work is deeply affected by the practices of deconstruction and schizoanalysis and subtly informed by figures, functions, and structures from comparative biology and measure theory.

Teoma NACCARATO is an interdisciplinary artist/scholar working at the intersection of choreography, technology, and performance philosophy. Teoma holds a Ph.D. from the Centre for Dance Research at Coventry University, an M.F.A. in Dance and Technology from Ohio State University, and a B.F.A. in Dance from Concordia University. She presently lives in Berlin.

Dulmini PERERA is a Research Associate at the Chair for the Theory and History of Modern Architecture at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. She works at the intersection of architectural theory, systems research, and design methods studies. Her research and writing focus on the wicked and complex relations between ecological questions and questions concerning technology.

Felix REBOLLEDO-PALAZUELOS is a researcher focusing on imagistic process and perceptual semiotics. Felix holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and he holds an Interdisciplinary Master's in Fine Arts and a B.F.A. in Film Production from Concordia University in Montreal.

SHA Xin Wei is Professor at the School of Arts, Media + Engineering and Director of the Synthesis Center for transversal art, philosophy and technology at Arizona State University, Fellow of the ASU-Santa Fe Institute Center for Biosocial Complex Systems, Senior Fellow Building21 at McGill University, and Professor at the European Graduate School.  He is the author of Poiesis and Enchantment in Topological Matter.