Mirko Tobias Schaefer studied theater, film and media studies and communication studies at Vienna University (A) and digital culture at Utrecht University (NL). He was organizer and co-curator of (d)vision - Vienna Festival For Digital Culture. Mirko received a magister in philosophy from the University of Vienna. Since February 2003 he is working as a junior teacher/researcher at the University of Utrecht at the Institute for Media and Re/presentation. He is currently writing his dissertation on "Bastard Culture! Competent Users, Networks and Cultural Industries". Mirko lives in Rotterdam and Vienna.