Jan de Coster, Erasmus Hogeschool Brussels, Belgium
Jan De Coster grew up with a vivid fascination for physics, science fiction stories and hacking stuff. In college he realized that all the stories around science were often far more appealing than the theory behind them. In the mid 90's he started on his first multimedia productions en eventually evolved to working in advertising, where he invented stories and games for online campaigns. But soon his interest in virtual worlds tiered, and he started to invent interactive machines in the real world. Besides working in his studio, Slightly Overdone, Jan also started teaching at Erasmus Hogeschool Brussels this year, telling students specializing in "Art & Technology" about the creative side of electronics and the design of interactivity in physical space.