The steering committee is made up of ASAP’s founding members and is responsible for the development of ASAP’s mission, goals, and objectives, as well as initial evaluation of program progress.

Lukas Birk, Austrian
Born in Bregenz Austria. Has worked as radio presenter and news correspondent in Austria, Germany and the U.K. He studied Digital Arts and Photography in London. Lukas’s work has been shown extensively in Europe and Asia. His latest publication Kafkanistan is concerned with tourism to conflict zones such as Afghanistan and Pakistan. He has been living in Beijing since September 2007.

Karel Dudesek, Austrian
Born in Prag, studied at the University of Applied Arts, Academy of fine Arts in Vienna and at the Academy of fine Arts, Duesseldorf, in Germany. He founded the Institute for Unknown Political affairs and co-founded the music and performance group minus delta t. He was co-founder of Van Gogh TV, Hamburg and the Ponton Media Art Lab, Hanover in Germany. He was Professor at New Media department of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna ind Austria and course leader of the Postgraduate Faculty, Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, Kent, United Kingdom. He is editor of MAZINE.WS and co-director of the Takeawayfestival in London.

Nikolaus Gansterer, Austrian
Born 1974, studied Transmedia art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, in the Netherlands. He founded the Institute for Transacoustic Research and co-founded the Vienna Vegetable Orchestra. His visual work deals with mapping processes of invisibility, often also in the context of performative acts. Since 2007 he is Guest Lecturer at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

Ingrid Fischer-Schreiber, Austrian
Born 1956, studied French, Italian and Chinese at the University of Vienna and at the Language Institute, Beijing. Freelance translator, editor and project manager with focus on China. Responsible for China related projects at Ars Electronica Linz, basis wien and others.