Markéta Baňková (*1969) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Printmaking Studio and New Media Studio) and went on study stays at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and Middlesex Polytechnic in London. She was one of the first Czech artists to deal with net art. Her works are freely accessible online and often interactive. For instance, her New York City Map project gives the viewers a virtual tour of America’s capital. They can view the city and listen to its sounds. The project was uploaded several years before the famous Google Earth project, at a time when it was not common to “walk around” popular cities online. Baňková uses the medium of the Internet not only to present her work but also to respond to its nature and its role in society. Besides her online projects, she works in diverse media addressing topics such as urbanism, technology, communication and science. Besides being a visual artist, she is also an author. She received the Magnesia Litera 2011 award for her book of fables inspired by the laws of physics.