Birgit Bachler is an Austrian artist, designer and researcher previously based in Rotterdam/NL and Wellington/The Whanganui-a-Tara/NZ recently settled again back home in Styria. Birgit has a background in interactive, audiovisual art, critical media design and hard- and software art. Curious how contemporary technology manipulates human and non-human connections she crafts experimental networks, often combining new and obsolete media with custom-built hardware and software. By dismantling and manipulating code and mechanisms of seemingly social technologies, she designs critical, often playful contemplations of new media. In her most recent research she investigates Internet of Things and radio technologies as a means to give voice to the more-than-human world in networked environments.