GRISHA COLEMAN: Composer/ Choreographer
Born and raised in New York City, Coleman is currently a fellow at the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. From 1991-1994 she danced with the Urban Bush Women. In 1995, Coleman created the music-performance group HOTMOUTH which toured extensively nationally and internationally and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award for "Most Unique Theatrical Experience."

For the development of echo::system, Coleman has worked with multiple collaborators working outside of specific art disciplines, conducting residencies for research and development at the Banff New Media Institute in Canada, Beall Center for Art and Technology at UC Irvine, and California Institute for the Arts. Coleman is a graduate of the College of Letters at Wesleyan University and received her MFA in Composition and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts.

Michael Bryant: Population Biologist
Bryant received a BSc from McGill University and an MSc from Concordia University. He is a lecturer in the School of Critical Studies at the California Institute of the Arts and is currently finishing his PhD in biology at the University of California, Riverside. A common thread throughout his research is the use of computer models to extrapolate complex emergent patterns from comparatively simple evolutionary processes.

Onome Ekeh: Writer
Ekeh is a New York based, Nigerian born writer. A frequent contributor to various new technology journals, film and art publications in Europe and the US, she has recently begun to produce work for the theater. She was a recipient of a 2000 NYSCA/Media Alliance grant fellowship as well as a 2002 Artist-In-Residence at Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center in New York City where she produced "lovemad" a sound-cinema project.

Tony Mulanix: Lighting Designer
Mulanix has designed extensively for performance art, theatre, dance and site specific installations. His work has been well received in the US and abroad. Recent credits include Belle Epoque at Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center. Mulanix has worked on more than twenty productions with Eve Adamson at Jean Cocteau Repertory. He holds a master of fine arts degree from California Institute of the Arts.

John Oduroe: Architect
Oduroe is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon's School of Architecture. He is currently completing graduate studies in the Department of Geography at the University College of London.

Robert Peagler: Information Architect
Peagler recently co-founded the Design Studio for Social Intervention and has affiliation with the MIT Center for Reflective Community Practice. He is also an Associate Researcher in Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Emerging Organizational Structures for SMARTlabCentre at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London. At MIT, his plan is to "imagine fertile terraces strung between orthogonal notions, and then till them."