Margarete Jahrmann is an artist, curator and researcher in activism, urban play & arts with an international record of exhibitions and conferences. Jahrmann has received major media arts awards, such as the distinction in interactive arts, PrixArsElectronica 2003 and the software arts award, Transmediale, Berlin 2004. Since 2006 she is Professor for Game Design at the University of Arts Zürich and since 2000 Senior Lecturer of Art and Technology at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. As founder of the arts affiliation Ludic Society she created numerous artworks and edits a magazine. In 2010 she gained a Ph.D. at the University of Plymouth, UK with the arts based research dissertation “Ludics for a Ludic Society. The Art and Politics of Play” under the guidance of Prof. Roy Ascott. In 2013 she created a major Alternate Reality exhibition at Kunsthalle Wien and published the book Play & Prosume,Verlag für Moderen Kunst Nürnberg.