Söke Dinkla is an art historian who works as a curator and critic in the fields of art, architecture, design and new media. In 1997 she organized the exhibition InterAct! in Duisburg (D) and published Pioniere Interaktiver Kunst von 1970 bis heute. Since 1998 she has been working as a researcher at the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg where, in 1999 she curated Connected Cities - Processes of Art in the Urban Network, a multilocal, networked event between eight cities in the Ruhr Area. Connected Cities dealt with the potentials of interactive media art and cultural networks in a transforming pan-urban environment.