Speakers & Mentors 2022


Mihaela Constantinescu (RO)

Mihaela Constantinescu © Mihaela Constantinescu Mihaela Constantinescu is lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, and Executive Director of the Research Center in Applied Ethics (CCEA). Mihaela is currently the Principal Investigator of the national research grant on "Collective moral responsibility: from organizations to artificial systems. A re-evaluation of the Aristotelian framework" (CoMoRe), carried within the University of Bucharest. She has published on topics related to virtue ethics, business ethics, and AI ethics, focusing her research on the normative interplay between the concepts of moral responsibility and moral agency in relation to individuals, organizations, and AI. Before moving to academia, Mihaela has worked as a communications consultant in the private, governmental and NGO fields, and is co-founder of the Association for Education in Socio-Humanities (ESSU).


Marinos Koutsomichalis

 © Dimitris Stamatiou Marinos Koutsomichalis is an artist, scholar, and creative technologist. He is broadly interested in the materiality of self-generative systems, (post-)digital objecthood, sound, image, data, electronic circuitry, perception, selfhood, landscapes/environments, and the media/ technologies we rely upon to mediate, probe, interact, or otherwise engage with the former. He has exhibited or performed his work extensively and internationally and has held research or teaching positions in Greece, Italy, Norway, and the U.K. He is a Lecturer in Creative Multimedia at the Cyprus University of Technology (Limassol, CY) where he co-directs the Media Arts and Design Research Lab.

Fatih Sinan Esen

 Fatih Sinan Esen was born in Ankara in 1984. He received his undergraduate degree from Bilkent University Computer Engineering (Ankara, Turkey), his MBA degree from Istanbul Bilgi University (Istanbul, Turkey) and his PhD degree from Gazi University Business Administration (Ankara, Turkey). After working for some private companies, he joined the government as Assistant Scientific Programs Expert in The Scientific and Technological research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), where he has been promoted to the senior position, Scientific Programs Chief Expert, in 2018.
Currently, he has responsibilities including the development of the Artificial Intelligence Technology Roadmap of Turkey and policies about digital transformation including. Academically, he has published many scientific articles, book chapters and has written a book published by an international publisher. Currently, his areas of concentration are artificial intelligence with a special focus on artificial neural networks and expert systems. He has been teaching AI courses in top universities.
His current areas of interest are Artificial Intelligence (especially Machine Learning and Deep Learning), Data Analytics and Text Mining, Social Media and Social Network Analysis and Marketing, Management and Organizational Behavior.

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Inke Arns

Inke Arns, PhD, director of HMKV in Dortmund, Germany (www.hmkv.de). She has worked internationally as an independent curator and theorist specializing in media art, net cultures, and Eastern Europe since 1993. After living in Paris (1982-1986) she studied Russian literature, Eastern European studies, political science, and art history in Berlin and Amsterdam (1988–1996 M.A.) and in 2004 received her PhD from the Humboldt University in Berlin. She has curated many exhibitions – at the bauhaus dessau, MG+MSUM Ljubljana, Gallery EXIT Pejë, KW Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art Belgrade, CCA Glasgow, CCA Ujazdowski Castle Warsaw, HMKV Dortmund, HKW Berlin, Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, La Gaîté Lyrique Paris, MMOMA Moscow, BOZAR Brussels, NCCA Yekaterinburg, exportdrvo Rijeka, a.o. She is the author of many articles on contemporary art, media art and net culture, and has edited numerous exhibition catalogues and books. In 2021-2022 Visiting Professor for Curatorial Practice at the Münster Art Academy. Since 2022 a member of the Academy of the Arts of the World (ADKDW), Cologne. 2022 Curator of the Pavilion of the Republic of Kosovo (artist: Jakup Ferri), 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. www.inkearns.de