Alessandra Renzi is a post-doctoral fellow at Infoscape Centre for the Study of Social Media where she conducts research on the criminalization of dissent, and on the design and use of FOSS platforms for collaborative media-making. Her work focuses on the development of research methodologies and collaborative creative practices that foster productive connections between academia and activism. She is involved in various media projects, such as Insu^tv in Naples, Italy, the Institute for Community Inquiry, and Activism Beyond the Interface in Toronto.
Greg Elmer (PhD, University of Massachusetts Amherst) is associate professor of Communication and Culture and Radio TV Arts at Ryerson University. Greg’s research and teaching focus on new media and politics, information and communication technologies, computer networks, and media globalization. Greg has published a number of books, including Preempting Dissent: The Politics of an Inevitable Future, Andy Opel co-author (ARP), Profiling Machines: Mapping the Personal Information Economy (MIT Press), Critical Perspectives on the Internet (Rowman and Littlefield), and Locating Migrating Media (Lexington Press).