Mirko Tobias Schäfer

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Mirko Tobias Schäfer is Assistant Professor for New Media & Digital Culture at the University of Utrecht at the Department for Media and Culture Studies.

Mirko studied theater, film and media studies and communication studies at Vienna University (A) and digital culture at Utrecht University (NL). He obtained a magister (master) in theater, film and media studies from the University of Vienna in 2002, and a PhD from Utrecht University in 2008.

From 2000 to 2002 Mirko was organizer and cocurator of (d)vision - Vienna Festival for Digital Culture. After his graduation from Vienna University he went to Utrecht University (NL) as a junior teacher/researcher, and wrote his dissertation on participatory culture. Mirko is co-editor of the recently published volume Digital Material. Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and Technology. He publishes on modified electronic consumer goods, software development and the socio-political debates on information and communication technology. Recently, his book Bastard Culture! How User Participation Transforms Cultural Production has been released by Amsterdam University Press.