Mario Purkathofer born in Wolfgruben/A. Studied Room Design, Germanistics, Sociology, Sculpturing, Image Hacking, Culture Management, Electronic Business and New Media in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Lives in Switzerland since 1999. Runs the artclub Dock18 at Rote Fabrik Zurich since 2005. Started the Project Re:Public Domain in 2010. Teacher for Informatics and Projects at a Swiss High School. Did several curating projects like Trash Collection, Ars Electronica Linz (2003), Teleklettergarten Ars Electronica Linz (2003), Flash’n Post Office Linz, Göschenen, Zürich (2004), Sofatrips – Travelling New Territories Zürich (2005), Grosse Pläne Show Zürich (2013) and much more.