About the Author
I am a Technology and Media correspondent, commentator and columnist at the biggest Slovenian national daily, Delo. I also work as a researcher and an invited lecturer for several academic institutions including the Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Arts (University of Ljubljana), Peace Institute, and the Educational Research Institute.
In 2008, I finished an MA programme at Goldsmiths College, London (with distinction) in Transnational Communication and Global Media.
In my capacity as a researcher and a journalist, I follow the trends in information and communication technologies (ICT’s) and analyse the changes brought about by the convergence of the communication and media industries. I am also an author and co-author of several books, expert articles, and studies on the subjects of media ownership and new media (see full bibliography).
I became an editor of the IT section in the daily Delo in 2003. I later worked as a UK correspondent and specialised in research and IT journalism at the Guardian newspaper. As a journalist, I had the opportunity to meet and interview many important thinkers, writers, artists, academics, scientists, activists, and business people who found themselves at the crossroads between technology, society, and economy.
Among them were:
- Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons
- Richard Stallman, founder of Free Software Foundation
- Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia
- Gert Loovink, founder of Institute of Network Cultures
- John Markoff, NYT writer and historian of the Silicon Valley
- Colin Campbell, author of The Easternisation of the West
- Denis McQuail, author of Mass Communication Theory
- John Keane, political theorist and author of Media and Democracy
- Michael Hardt, political philosopher and co-author of Empire
- Erwin Neher, biophysicist and Nobel Prize winner for Medicine
- Denis Noble, pioneer of Systems Biology and author of Music of Life
- George Monbiot, environmental activist and author of Heat
- Jello Biafra, musician and political activist
- Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
- Max Schrems, Austrian student who started a campaign Europe vs. Facebook
- Simon Rogers, editor of the the Guardian Datablog and Datastore
- Amelia Andersdotter, Swedish politician and a “pirate” Member of the European Parliament
and many others.
My recent work focuses on the young users of the ICT’s, social and political impacts of new technologies, the social realities of the so-called “creative society”, and the politics of science.
I live and work in Ljubljana, Slovenia.