June 20, 2006

Yury Gitman Bio

Yury Gitman is a designer, inventor, and award-winning artist. He has
exhibited at the Biennale of Electronic Arts, Perth, Australia; Isle de
France, Paris; Ars Electronics, Austria; and Eyebeam, among others, New York
City. Gitman was one of the first people to use the Internet from inside the
New York subway. He did this by employing a network of his "Magicbikes"
("wireless bicycle hotspots"). He was awarded the Ars Electronica Golden
Nica for Net Vision in 2003. In 2005 he opened Banana Design Lab, a product
design company focusing on lifestyle designs to entertain the soul.

Gitman has worked with non-profits such as NYCWireless, the Lower Manhattan
Cultural Council, and the Downtown Alliance to promote open Internet policy
and New Media Art practice in New York. He teaches an Electronic Toy Design
class in the Design Technology MFA program at the Parsons School of Design.
He received a Masters degree from New York University's Interactive
Telecommunication Program and a Bachelor of Science in Science, Technology,
and Culture from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Gitman's work has
featured in local, national, and international media including BBC, The New
York Times, Newsweek, NPR, New York 1 TV, Tech TV, CNET, ID Magazine,
Readymade, Village Voice, Adbusters, and Utne Reader.

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