The initital idea of the festival was suggeested by Eric Kluitenberg, head of the media department of De Balie, the centre for culture and politics in Amsterdam, and Adam Hyde, founder and CEO of the Floss Manuals Foundation.
The ElectroSmog festival is prepared by the following partner institutions :
De Balie, Centre for Culture and Politics Amsterdam.
RIXC – Centre for New Media Culture, Riga.
Eyebeam – Art + Technology Center, New York.
Banff New Media Institute, Banff.
Medialab Prado, Madrid.
Chelsea College of Art and Design, London.
m-cult- centre for new media culture, Helsinki.
ADA – Aotearoa Digital Arts Network, New Zealand.
Cool Mediators Foundation, Amsterdam.
Engage! Tactical Media, Utrecht.
The Green Bench, Whanganui, New Zealand
Hivos – Humanist Institute for development Cooperation, The Netherlands.
Floss Manuals – Free Manuals for Free Software, (international network).
Worm – Institute for Avantgardistic Recreation, Rotterdam