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Agnes Meyer-Brandis, founder of the „Forschungsfloss / Research Raft for Subterranean Reefology“, a small institute whose chief aim is to explore and confirm subterranean phenomena, lives and works in Cologne, Germany. She studied mineralogy for a year, then transfered to the Art Academy in Maastricht, the Düsseldorf Art Academy and the Cologne Media Art Academy. Agnes Meyer-Brandis comes from a background of both traditional and new media art. Her work, exhibited worldwide, is at the experimental edge of art and science, exploring the zone between fact and fiction, fantasy and technology. Her current focus is on „fantastic“ augmented reality and other participatory urban interventions. She has received various grants and awards: Goethe Institute, Porto Alegre, grant, 2006/Brazil, transmediale06 winner first price 2006/Germany, Japan Media Arts Festival, honourable mention, 2006/Japan, Kunstraum Aarau, Science & Cite Award / 2005/Switzerland, Kunststiftung NRW, grant (project: “SGM-Iceberg-Probe”), Prix Ars Electronica, honorary mention, 2003 and 2007 /Austria (project: „Elf-Scan” and „Iceberg-Probe“).