Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi, a Berlin-based Swedish IT spokesperson, works on projects with the potential to change the society, and particularly deals with questions of intellectual property rights. Sunde is best known for co-founding the controversial Swedish website The Pirate Bay, that indexes BitTorrent files and bills itself as "the world's most resilient bittorrent site”. Besides this involvement, Sunde is co-founder of Flattr, a social micropayment service.
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Geoff Cox is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Aesthetics and Communication, Participatory IT Research Centre, Aarhus University (dk), adjunct faculty Transart Institute (de/us), and treasurer of the Museum of Ordure.
Heath Bunting works with technological, cultural, and social systems. He has explored both the dirty and progressive dimensions of the Internet, hacked urban spaces through physical activities, and in recent years been dedicated to an extensive researched aimed at constructing fully valid identities from scratch based on a deep knowledge of how such an identity is officially constructed.
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Christopher Adams is a publishing professional and free culture advocate based in Beijing. He is a developer at Fabricatorz and works with Neoteny Labs. Freesouls: captured and released by Joi Ito was his first fully Creative Commons-licensed book project. Christopher is a co-founder of Sharism.org and a member of the Creative Commons network. He graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a degree in Cognitive Science.
Berlin based artist and photographer Lars Hayer graduated in Fine Arts at Beaux Arts Toulouse in 2004. His photographic journeys have since taken him from Russia to Northern Africa (where he grew up), traversing most of Europe on his way. He's been collaborating with KUNSTrePUBLIK and werkleitz as experimental web programmer since 2009, and took over the development of the (future) kom.post web platform in late 2010.
Established in 2003, Tactical Tech is an NGO with a mission to advance the skills, tools and techniques of rights advocates, empowering them to use information and communications to help marginalised communities understand and effect progressive social, environmental and political change. Their team of information specialists, technologists, designers, human rights advocates and environmental justice activists, work in South Africa, Jordan, the Philippines, they have offices in the UK and India.
Marek Tuszynski is co-founder and director of programmes and technology of the Tactical Technology Collective. He has worked to help advocates use technology since 1995. Furthermore he co-founded the International Network of Contemporary Art Centres, made TV about culture in Poland and directed the Stefan Batory Foundation’s Internet programme (Warsaw). He sat on the board of Klon/Jawor (a research and infrastructure NGO) and The Second Hand Bank and was consultant to many funding agencies focused on information and communication strategies for society in Central Asia.
Threw works with a variety of organizations stationed at the crossroads of technology and the arts – as lead developer for Keith McMillen Instruments; chief technician with Recombinant Media Labs; on the Board of Directors for the BEAM Foundation; and as a technical advisor with the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, a digital arts gallery. He works with Obscura Digital, a San Francisco based company creating large scale interactive media experiences, and Fabricatorz developing open source and free culture projects.
Michelle Thorne is the International Project Manager for Creative Commons. She organized the Free Culture Research Conference, and co-chaired Mozilla's Drumbeat Festival on Learning, Freedom, and the Web, to forge the future of education. She co-founded the Awesome Foundation Berlin, a lightweight association to fund small projects. As a believer in making and doing things, she helped "chaordinate" the DMY Maker Lab and other DIY projects in Berlin and around the world. She blogs at thornet.wordpress.com and tweets as @thornet.