Confirmed Presenters

Bruce Sterling

Bruce Sterling

Sterling is best known for his 10 science fiction novels, but he also writes short stories, book reviews, design criticism, opinion columns, nonfiction and introductions to works by other authors (from Ernst Juenger to Jules Verne). His nonfiction books include The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier (1992); Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next 50 Years (2003); Shaping Things (2005), and The Epic Struggle of the Internet of Things (2014). One of the originators of "cyberpunk," his most recent book is a fiction collection titled Robot Artists and Black Swans (2021).

Arnold Dreyblatt

Arnold Dreyblatt

Arnold Dreyblatt has been using texts as the basis for his visual art practice for over 30 years. For Moving Center, he will discuss the evolution of his text objects as dynamic digital projections, multi-layered lenticular panels (example below) and public monuments (he designed Munich's memorial to the authors whose books were burned by the Nazis). In addition he will present selections from his solo text performance series, "Corpus Extractions."

Arnold Dreyblatt artwork
Example of Dreyblatt's lenticular panels: as viewers move, phrases fade in and fade out.
Jasmina Tesanovic

Jasmina Tešanović

Jasmina Tešanović is an author and political activist (Women in Black; CodePink)who has written 15 books, including a real-time war diary about the 1999 conflict between Serbia and Kosovo (Diary of a Political Idiot), which has been translated into 12 languages. She is also a journalist, blogger, musician, translator and film director. She created the first feminist publishing house in the Balkans (Feminist 94) and continues to design their publications. Her most recent novel, La Clandestina, was published in Serbia in 2021 and in Italy in 2023. She lives in Turin, Belgrade, Austin and Ibiza and writes in three languages.

La Clandestina