Beatriz da Costa is a Machine Artist and Tactical Media Practitioner. In addition to her collaborations with Jamie Schulte and Brooke Singer, Beatriz has worked with Critical Art Ensemble since summer 2000 and has taken part in the development and implementation of various bio-tech initiatives and models of contestational science. Beatriz work has been exhibited at the New Museum in New York, ISEA in Japan and the World Information Organization in Belgrade. She has recently joined the faculty of UC Irvine as an Assistant Profession in the new graduate program of Arts, Computation and Engineering. www.beatrizdacosta.net She collaborated with Jamie Schulte and Brooke Singer on the project "Swipe" which received a Finishing Funds 2003 award from the Experimental Television Center.