Timo Toots was born in 1982 and is a new media artist, photographer, and programmer based in Estonia. He studied computer science at Tartu University, but found the course boring without the opportunity for creative output. His studies in photography at the Estonian Academy of Arts started the process that led him to new media art discourse. During his Bachelor of Arts studies Toots was an exchange student at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe and at the Iceland Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik. Since 2005 he has participated in group exhibitions in Estonia and neighboring countries. In 2010 his first solo exhibition, Memopol-I, was shown in Tartu and Tallinn.