[-empyre-] This week's guests on empyre

Simon Biggs s.biggs at eca.ac.uk
Mon Jan 10 10:22:37 EST 2011

We would like to welcome two colleagues for our first week's discussion,
Christina Spiesel and Marc Garrett. Through their activities, in relation to
the law and activism, they engage a range of issues including net
neutrality, the legal dimensions of the internet and free speech,
surveillance and activism. Their backgrounds and specific approaches to this
months themes will provide distinctive perspectives upon the issues.

Marc Garrett (UK) is an activist, artist and writer and co-director and
co-founder (with artist Ruth Catlow) of internet arts collectives and
communities furtherfield.org, netbehaviour.org and HTTP Gallery in London.
Through these platforms various contemporary media arts exhibitions and
projects are presented nationally and internationally. Marc also hosts a
weekly media arts radio programme on Resonance FM and last year co-edited
the publication "Artists Re: thinking games". He is currently undertaking a
PhD at Birkbeck University, London.

Christina Spiesel (USA) is a visual artist and co-author of "Law on Display,
The Digital Transformation of Legal Persuasion and Judgment". She is based
at Yale where she is a Senior Research Scholar in Law, a Fellow of the
Information Society Project and member of the Technology and Ethics Working
Group of the Institute for Social and Policy Studies. She teaches visual
persuasion elsewhere.

The January edition of empyre " Contesting the Netopticon" is moderated
by Simon Biggs (UK/Aus), edinburgh college of art.

Simon Biggs
simon at littlepig.org.uk

s.biggs at eca.ac.uk

Edinburgh College of Art (eca) is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC009201

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