IKATUN (“eye-kah-toon”, emphasis on “toon”) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) collective of artists and technologists based in Boston, MA, and founded in November 2000 by Pirun and Kanarinka. iKatun creates new media and interactive installation artworks that explore questions of communication, information, and ideology. “Katun” is a Montenegrin word that means, roughly, “a temporary village,” which describes our collaborative model. PIRUN is a new media artist, curator, publisher, and user interface developer. He has a background in theater, journalism, oral literature, and online community building.
Pirun is a founder of the first online portal for the country of Montenegro and a founder of the first Montenegrin online news agency in English.
KANARINKA is a new media artist and curator, and a java programmer. She is the Technical Project Manager of the WIDE World project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Kanarinka has over five years of experience building software applications. She is a candidate for a Masters in Studio Arts through the Maine College of Art.
JIM BAILEY has over 20 years of professional programming experience working with everything from embedded systems to client-server programming to sonar fish trackers.
YORI SAKAKURA, programmer, has extensive experience architecting web-based applications ranging from project management software to java application servers.