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Konrad Becker

Konrad Becker is a pioneer in media art and electronic music. He is known for initiating seminal and controversial net-culture projects. A thinker and activist, he has curated and organized a large number of international conferences and exhibitions. His recent book, "Strategic Reality Dictionary" published by Autonomedia, addresses issues of cultural agency beyond the tactical. He now runs the World-Information Institute in Vienna, doing critical research into culture and technology.

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Shu Lea Cheang

Shu Lea Cheang (born in Taiwan) is a multi-media artist, working within the fields of net-based installation, social interface and film production.

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Noortje Marres

Noortje Marres is a political philosopher and researcher at the University of Amsterdam. She completed her Ph.D. thesis No Issue, No Public. Democratic deficits after the displacement of politics, at the philosophy department of the University of Amsterdam in November 2005.

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    Linda Herrera

    Linda Herrera (PhD Columbia University, MA, American University in Cairo, BA UC Berkeley) joined the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as Associate Professor and core staff  in the Global Studies in Education MA program in January 2011.  Prior to that she was a Senior Lecturer in International Development Studies (2005-2010) at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam where she was Convenor of the Children and Youth Studies MA specialization. Her major research interests and writing are around issues of  Youth and citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA); critical ethnography of schooling; youth, employment and international development policy; democracy and education; and, more recently, youth, new media and Arab Revolution.

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    Zach Blas

    Zach Blas is an artist and writer whose work engages technology, queerness, and politics. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University at Buffalo.

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    Zeynep Tufekci

    Zeynep Tufekci is  a fellow at the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University (and a "visiting assistant professor" at the Woodrow Wilson school at Princeton University.) She is also an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel.  For the 2012-2013 academic year, she is residing in Princeton, NJ.

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    Aaron Swartz

    Aaron Swartz is the founder of Demand Progress, which launched the campaign against the Internet censorship bills (SOPA/PIPA) and now has over a million members. He is also a Contributing Editor to The Baffler and on the Council of Advisors to The Rules.

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    Josephine Bosma

    Josephine Bosma lives and works in Amsterdam. From an art background, she is a journalist and author in the fields of art, new media and media theory, focusing on art, sound and performance on the internet, as well as cyberfeminism and media politics.

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      Which Democracy in a Post-Political Age? 

      The question that I would like to examine with you concerns the role that the new media can play in the fostering of democracy. We can discern roughly two opposite answers to that question. On one side there are those enthusiasts who argue that they provide us with the technology that will finally make it possible to realize the ideal of direct democracy under modern conditions, on the other side those detractors who see them as contributing to a further privatization of politics and as replacing rational debate by the instant expression of private prejucides, turning what ought to be public decisions into private consumer-like choices.

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      Shadow Citizens - Želimir Žilnik 

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      As part of the exhibition, more than twenty of Žilnik’s films are from now on available for online viewing. Many of these are rarely screened, and all are being made available online to this extent for the first time. The films trace various periods and different working conditions within Žilnik’s practice.

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      Marianne Maeckelbergh

      Marianne Maeckelbergh is Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University, the Netherlands. She is author of The Will of the Many: How the Alterglobalisation Movement is Changing the Face of Democracy (Pluto Press, 2009) and is a member of the World Financial Crisis Research Group.

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      Richard Barbrook

      Dr. Richard Barbrook was educated at Cambridge, Essex and Kent universities. During the early-1980s, he was involved in pirate and community radio broadcasting. He helped to set up Spectrum Radio, a multi-lingual station operating in London, and published extensively on radio issues.

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        Matteo Pasquinelli

        Matteo Pasquinelli is a writer, curator and researcher. He completed his doctorate at Queen Mary University of London with a thesis on the new forms of conflict within knowledge economy and cognitive capitalism. He wrote the book Animal Spirits: A Bestiary of the Commons (2008) and edited the collections Media Activism (2002) and C'Lick Me: A Netporn Studies Reader (2007). He writes and lectures frequently at the intersection of French philosophy, media culture and Italian post-operaismo.

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