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Clay Shirky is a writer, consultant and teacher on the social and economic effects of Internet technologies. He has a joint appointment at New York University (NYU) as a Distinguished Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and Assistant Arts Professor in the New Media focused graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). His consulting practice is focused on the rise of decentralized technologies such as peer-to-peer, web services, and wireless networks that provide alternatives to the wired client–server infrastructure that characterizes the World Wide Web. His courses address, among other things, the interrelated effects of the topology of social networks and technological networks, and how our networks shape culture and vice-versa. His written work includes the books Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations (2008) and Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age (2010).
Wendy Chun is Professor of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. She has studied both Systems Design Engineering and English Literature, which she combines and mutates in her current work on digital media. She is author of Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fiber Optics (MIT, 2006), Programmed Visions: Software and Memory (forthcoming MIT, 2011), and she is co-editor of New Media, Old Media: A History and Theory Reader (Routledge, 2005) and of a special issue of Camera Obscura entitled Race and/as Technology. She will be a fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton next year and has been a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, a Wriston Fellow at Brown and a fellow at the Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, as well as a visiting associate professor in the History of Science Department at Harvard. She is currently working on a monograph entitled Imagined Networks.
As content developer and researcher at The SIP – Shalom Shpilman institute for photography, my main focus lies in understanding transition of knowledge through images and the impact technology has over epistemic perception. In particular, I’m researching the inherent transformation that photographed image is going through in media, technology, art, the public sphere and day-to-day lives.
I am an MA student at The Cohn Institute for History and Philosophy of Sciences and Ideas, Tel Aviv University. My thesis (advisor: Dr. Hagi Kenaan) is devoted to Jean-Luc Nancy’s conceptualization of the memory and the immemorial in the image.
I further complemented my theoretical work by initiating, producing and curating international and local art events, both as an independent entrepreneur and as the producer of MoBY – Museums of Bat Yam; an international contemporary art museum located in a struggling urban environment.
As an independent producer and curator, I also took part in conceptualizing and conceiving the international project 3 Cities against the Wall, featuring 60 artists from New York, Ramallah and Tel Aviv. During the last decade, I worked as a journalist, both as a writer and an editor, in some of Israel’s leading newspapers and online magazines.