The aim of this blog is fairly pedestrian. To provide access to the things I write and to the projects I work on. Besides that, it's also an open notebook for things I find interesting in my research of the intersections of culture, technology and politics. (Though these entries are not on the front page, so use the search function, if you care.)
In particular, fields I'm interested in include: Free and Open Source Software, Free Culture, emancipatory cultural practices, theories of networks and the network society, of digital culture, of the transformation of space and its practices, as well as theories of subjectivity. In short, society, technology and the space of the possible.
My name is Felix Stalder and I'm currently dividing my time between working as a professor of digital culture and network theories at the Zurich University of the Arts (Media Arts Program which I currently co-direct) and as an independent researcher/organizer with groups such as the Institute for New Cultural Technologies (t0) in Vienna.
I've been been working in this area since the mid 1990s. At the end of the 90s, I was pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Toronto (completed in 2001), then as a post-doc with the Surveillance Project, a transdisciplinary research initiative based in the Department of Sociology, Queen's University in Kingston, ON, Canada (completed in 2002). Since 2003, I'm a (part-time) faculty member in Zurich.