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Nenad Romić (aka Marcell Mars). Advanced internet user. Marcell is one of the founders of Multimedia Institute – mi2 (1999) and club mama in Zagreb (2000). He initiated GNU GPL publishing label EGOBOO.bits (2000); started Skill sharing (2004) informal meetings of technical enthusiasts in mama + regional hacker gatherings ›Nothing will happen‹ (2007). Mars started his research »Ruling Class Studies« at Jan van Eyck (2011–12), continued at Akademie Schloss Solitude (2013) and since spring 2015, he is a PhD student at Leuphana University in DCRL (Digital Cultures Research Lab). »Ruling Class Studies« is a research of corporate state-of-the-art digital innovation, adaptation, and intelligence. It looks closely at the Google, Amazon, Facebook and eBay. Since 2018 he joined Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University as Research Accociate.

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Tomislav Medak is currently a doctoral student at the Centre for Postdigital Cultures at Coventry University. He is also a member of the theory and publishing team of the Multimedia Institute/MAMA in Zagreb, as well as an amateur librarian for the Memory of the World/Public library project and an artist in the performing arts collective BADco. With the Multimedia Institute he has (co-)organised talks, conferences and exhibitions, as well as (co-)edited publications in the fields of political economy, tactical media and the commons. His research is in technologies, capitalist development and post-capitalist transition, with a particular focus on economies of intellectual property and unevenness of techno-science. At times, he writes on theatre, dance and politics. He’s the author of two short books: »The Hard Matter of Abstraction – A Guidebook to Domination by Abstraction« (V_____erlag für Handbücher, 2016) and „Shit Tech for A Shitty World“ (Aksioma, 2015). Together with Marcell Mars he has co-edited »Public Library« (WHW/Multimedija Institute, 2015) and »Guerrilla Open Access« (Post-office Press, 2018). https://tom.medak.click

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