Tatiana Bazzichelli is a researcher, networker and curator, working in the field of hacktivism and net culture. She is part of the transmediale festival team in Berlin, where she develops the reSource for transmedial culture, an ongoing distributed project of networking and research within the transmediale festival. She received a Ph.D. in Information and Media Studies from Aarhus University (DK), conducting research on disruptive art practices in the business of social media (title: Networked Disruption: Rethinking Oppositions in Art, Hacktivism and the Business of Social Networking).
From August to December 2009 she was visiting scholar at Stanford University, hosted by the Stanford Humanities Lab, as part of the H-STAR research program.
She holds a M.A. Degree in New Media and Communication, achieved in 2001 at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. In 2002, she attended an High Formation Course on Management of Arts and Culture at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. She gave a dissertation on Italian interactive digital art at the University la Sapienza in Rome (1999). In 2000-2003 she worked as content manager and multimedia project planner for the web-company Uhuru/KSolutions of l'Espresso Edition Group - la Repubblica, in Rome.
She wrote "Networking. La rete come arte | The Net as Artwork" book published in December 2006 by Costa & Nolan, Milan (Preface by Derrick de Kerckhove) and translated in English in 2008, published by the Digital Aesthetics Research Center of Aarhus Univerisity, Denmark.
She is founder of the networking project AHA:Activism-Hacking-Artivism (2001), which won the Honorary Mention for the Digital Communities category at the Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria, 2007. She founded the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing-list regarding artistic activism and net culture in Italy.
Since the end of the 1990s she organised events and conventions, such as Sousveillance (Aarhus, 2009), HACK.Fem.EAST (Berlin, 2008), Hackmit! (Berlin, 2007), Cum2Cut (Berlin, 2006-2007), Hack.it.art (Berlin 2005), Art on the Net in Italy (Berlin 2005), MediaDemocracy and Telestreet (Munich, 2004), AHA (Rome, 2002), Hacker Art Lab (Perugia, 2000). From 2003 to 2008 she was a free-lance journalist based in Berlin and she has written about art, media and hacktivism for many Italian and International magazines.
She grew up in Rome and moved to Berlin in 2003. She lived in Aarhus, Denmark, from September 2008 to August 2011. She is back in Berlin since September 2011.