NetAffair – The Association
NetAffair is a non for profit association for the support of open networks (ZVR 335553992, AT). It was founded in the summer of 2009 as a non profit research association to analyse and to support open networking infrastructure and its ease of use. Its aim is to foster public awareness of networking developments and visions. NetAffair’s particular attention is the analysis of different generations of networks, their applications, opportunities and social impact.
- Mariann Unterluggauer
- has been working as a freelance tech and science journalist since 1994. From 1997 - 2000 she was producer of the radio program “m@trix – computer and new media” in OE1, one of the broadcasting channels of the ORF, before moving abroad. She is keeping her independence by working as a freelance journalist. Today her work covers all area of computing and its effect on politics and society and reaches a wide audience, broadcasted and printed in Spain (El Pais), Italy (RAI), Germany (deutschlandfunk), Austria (ORF, Springerin) and Switzerland (ie. book article for Histoire et Informatique). She has investigated European networking history for some years and formulated the original idea for this project. She built up the network for the realisation of project NetAffair and today receives wide support by a lot of fine experts and true characters in the field of networking sciences. She got invited at various panels, political and technical, as well as to join the team of twelve “young advisors”, set up by Digital Agenda Commissioner Neelie Kroes in 2011, to tell her views about a European Internet Future.
- Renate Kreil
- Worked for the ORF and E.M.I Austria in the field of marketing. She has a diploma for economical journalism of the media-academy of Salzburg. Was employed as head of PR and marketing in the largest agency for artists and media production in Austria and was responsible for their tour-arrangements in German speaking countries. This work also implied to organize various press-conferences, events and festivals. Later she worked for the PR-agency of the town of Vienna and was responsible to communicate the daily agendas (political, scientific, environmental, medical issues) As a PR-freelancer she worked in the last years for many different cultural institutions in Austria and Germany and as a producer at the Moscow TV-Channel “3channel moskovia” where she was invited to work at the Ostankino Telecenter Moscow. She recently accepted to act as a free consultant for the Austrian National Research Network “ACOnet” in regard to combining the cultural scene with scientific networking and helps out in organizing RIPE meeting #63.
- Dieter Telfser
- Dieter Telfser comes from the Vinschgau Valley in South Tyrol, holds an Italian passport and is at home in Vienna: asceticism and luxury, a love of self-promotion and hide-and-seek embodied communication. Those who accuse him of arrogance overlook the fact he is welcomed as a “humanizer”. His eloquence, his media competence and his production experience lead to surprising insights. Telfser quarrels with the world, which for him is primarily the world of media, and is best described as a self-taught creative expert, who feeds young scholars with quite some “brain food”. Furthermore, he has worked in advertising agencies and for the National Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF.