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Master's Degree in Social Rights, Tecnopolitics and Digital Culture

Academic Directors

Simona Levi

  • Theatre director, playwright, technopolitical strategist, multidisciplinary artist. As an activist in recent years she has focused on free culture, digital democracy and the strategic use of digital tools for organization, technopolitical communication, collective initiative, the fight against state corruption and the renewal of democracy.

Academic Coordination

Cristina Ribas

  • Chair of the Catalan Association of Scientific Communication (ACCC).
  • Bachelor in Journalism from Pompeu Fabra University.
  • Adjunct lecturer at the Faculty of Communication of Pompeu Fabra University.

Teachers 

  • Valery Alzaga. Coordinator of Change to Win, specialist in bio-syndicalism campaigns for new, emerging sectors.
  • Jordi Angusto. Chairman of the Innovation Working Group at the Col·legi d'Economistes de Catalunya (Catalan College of Economists), and was director-general of the Centro de Tecnología Aeroespacial de Cataluña (Catalan Aerospace Technology Centre).

  • Renata Avila. Guatemalan lawyer in human rights and expert in digital rights and new technologies.
  • Joan Benach. Tenured lecturer of Public and Occupational Health at UPF and director of the Health Inequalities Research Group.
  • David Bondia. Tenured lecturer of International Law and Chairman of the Institut Drets Humans de Catalunya (Catalan Institute for Human Rights).
  • Vanni Brusadin. Cultural researcher in the field of the intersection between art, new technologies, popular cultures and politics. Founder of The Influencers Festival.
  • Floren Cabello. Doctor of Communication Sciences and lecturer of Audiovisual Communication Technology at the University of Malaga.
  • Michele Catanzaro. Physicist and journalist, PhD in Physics in Complex Network Theory from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Prize for the best scientific journalist in Europe 2016 granted by the Association of British Science Writers (ABSW).
  • Courage Foundation. Foundation that assists and raises funds for the legal defense of alerters and journalists at risk.
  • Gabriella Coleman. Anthropologist and lecturer of the “Wolfe Chair” in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University in Montreal (Quebec, Canada). PhD in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Chicago.
  • Javier Creus. Founder of Ideas for Change, a think-tank on open business models and P2P. Graduate of ESADE at the University of Barcelona and MBA from New York University.
  • Carlos Delclós. Sociologist, writer and lecturer in Sociology, Demographics, Labour Relations and Social Structures at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
  • DIMMONS Digital Commons / Mayo Fuster. Research group on digital commons of the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). Mayo Fuster is the director of DIMMONS. PhD in Social Sciences and Politics (European University Institute), adjunct lecturer at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society (Harvard) and at the IGOP.
  • EDRi (European Digital Rights) / Maryant Fernández / Diego Naranjo. Coordination network for the main European organizations on civil rights in the digital context. Maryant Fernández is the Senior Policy Advisor of EDRi and LLM in European and Global Law. Diego Naranjo is co-author of the European Council Study DGI(2014)31 "Human Rights Violations Online” for the CoE in 2014.
  • Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO) - Master in Intellectual Property / Valentina Delich / Beatriz Busaniche / Jorge Kors / Guillermo Vidaurreta. International organization that develops academic activities in 15 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.Valentina Delich is director of the Public Assets and Rights Program and Academic Director of the Master’s Degree. Beatriz Busaniche is chairwoman of the Fundación Vía Libre, teacher at Communication Sciences Degree  at Buenos Aires University and Master in Intellectual Property  from FLACSO. Jorge Kors is a lecturer of Patent Law at the University of Buenos Aires and a practising lawyer. Guillermo Vidaurreta is a lawyer and lecturer at the University of Buenos Aires. Acting administrator of the Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial (National Institute for Industrial Property) since 1998.
  • Manuel González Bedia. Graduate en Physical Sciences, co-founder of the "Red española de Ciencias Cognitivas” (Spanish Network of Cognitive Sciences), lecturer and researcher in the Computing Studies departments at the University of Salamanca, Complutense University of Madrid, Charles III University of Madrid and the University of Zaragoza.
  • Antoni Gutiérrez Rubí. Communication consultant, political consultant and writer, founder and director of Ideograma.
  • IGOPnet / Joan Subirats / Marco Berlinguer / Mayo Fuster. Area of Internet, Politics and Commons at the Instituto de Gobierno y Políticas Públicas [Institute of Governance and Public Policies] (IGOP) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).Joan Subirats has a PhD in Economic Science from the University of Barcelona and is a professor of Political Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona.Marco Berlinguer, graduate in Philosophy, is a researcher of Internet, politics and commons. Mayo Fuster (see DIMMONS).
  • Jordi Iparraguirre. Computing engineer, Innovation Manager at EURid (.eu domain). Member of the Board of  GNSO and ccNSO of ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). Also, director of Fundació puntCAT (domain .cat) 2006-13.
  • Ignasi Labastida. PhD in Physics and manager of the Office for the Dissemination of Knowledge and the Research Department at the CRAI of the University of Barcelona. Leader of the Creative Commons project in the Spanish State.
  • Arnau Monterde. PhD in Information and Knowledge Society, coordinator of the Tecnopolítica project in the research group Communication Networks and Social Change at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the UOC.
  • Margarita Padilla. Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, computer programmer and one of the founders of the Sindominio project.
  • Ismael Peña-López. PhD in Information and Knowledge Society and lecturer of Law Studies and Political Science at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC).
  • Juan Manuel Pericàs. PhD in Medicine, specialist in internal medicine and infectious diseases. Researcher at GREDS-EMCONET and Johns Hopkins-Pompeu Fabra JHU-UPF Public Policy Center.
  • John Postill. Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow at RMIT University in Melbourne and Digital Anthropology Fellow at University College London.
  • Genís Roca. President of RocaSalvatella, expert in the digital transformation of companies and archaeologist. In 2013 and 2014 he was named one of the 25 most influential Spaniards on the Internet by the newspaper El Mundo.
  • Jaron Rowan. Coordinator of the art area at BAU, University Centre of Design in Barcelona, where he teaches the subject “Economics, company and design". PhD and Master in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London.
  • Víctor Sampedro. Professor of Public Opinion and Political Communication. Founded and managed the Master in Communication, Culture and Digital Citizenship (MediaLab Prado-URJC).
  • Ramon Sangüesa. Coordinator of the Data Transparency Lab, a collective initiative with MIT, INRIA, Mozilla Foundation and Telefónica I+D. PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Automatic Learning from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
  • Carlos A. Scolari. Tenured lecturer at the Department of Communication of Pompeu Fabra University. PhD in Applied Linguistics and Communication Languages from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (Milan, Italy).
  • Raquel Xalabarder. Professor of Intellectual Property at the Open University of Catalonia. PhD in Law from the University of Barcelona, member of ALADDA (Literary and Artistic Association for the Defence of Copyright) and ALAI (International Literary and Artistic Association).

  

 Full CV from teaching staff and collaborators here (in Spanish)

Keynotes

  • Julian Assange.
  • Michel Bauwens.
  • David Bollier.
  • David Bravo.
  • Cory Doctorow.
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) / Jeremy Malcolm.
  • Josep Domingo-Ferrer.
  • Alberto Escorcia.
  • Hervé Falciani.
  • Brian Holmes.
  • Pedro Kumamoto.
  • Leila Nachawati.
  • Rebecca Parsons.
  • Carne Ross.
  • Mònica Terribas.
  • Jérémie Zimmermann.

Group of experts: focusing / workshop / debates/ study cases / AMA (Ask Me Anything)

  • Access Info / Helen Darbishire.
  • Victoria Anderica.
  • Jaume Asens.
  • Antonio Blanco Gracia.
  • Markus Beckedahl.
  • Carmenchu Buganza.
  • Gemma Calvet.
  • Center for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) / Arjen Kamphuis.
  • Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC).
  • Antonio Delgado.
  • José Luís de Vicente.
  • Digiwhist.
  • Oscar Espiritusanto.
  • José Adolfo Estalella.
  • Carlos Fernández Barbudo.
  • Ariadna Fernández.
  • Daniele Grasso.
  • Stéphane M. Grueso.
  • Gaelle Krikorian.
  • Iniciativa Barcelona Open Data / Lourdes Muñoz.
  • Ludovic Lamant.
  • Joan Llinares.
  • Susana Martín Belmonte.
  • Guillem Martínez.
  • Rubén Martínez Moreno.
  • Outliers Collective / Oscar Marín.
  • Andrés Pereira.
  • La Directa.
  • La Marea / Magdalena Bandera.
  • Josep Lluís Martí.
  • Metromuster.
  • Karma Peiró.
  • Plataforma en Defensa de la Libertad de Información (PDLI) / Carlos Almeida / Yolanda Quintana.
  • Agustín Reyna.
  • RIS (Rights International Spain).
  • Ramon Roca.
  • José Luís Rodríguez Álvarez.
  • Denis Jaromil Rojo.
  • Pere Rusiñol.
  • Sergio Salgado.
  • Felix Stalder.
  • Peter Sunde.
  • Ana Tudela Flores.
  • Xnet.
  • 15MpaRato.

Advisory board

  • POMPEU FABRA UNIVERSITY
    • HEALTH. Jordi Camí. Lecturer of pharmacology at Pompeu Fabra University and General Director of Parc de Recerca Biomédica de Barcelona [Biomedical Research Park of Barcelona] (PRBB) and the Fundació Pasqual Maragall [Pasqual Maragall Foundation].
    • COMMUNICATION. Mònica Terribas. Lecturer in Theory of Communication of the Department of Journalism and Audiovisual Communication at Pompeu Fabra University.
    • LAW. Antoni Rubí Puig. Research Lecturer of Civil Law, Pompeu Fabra University
    • HUMANITIES. Jordi Mir. Senior lecturer at the Department of Humanities of Pompeu Fabra University. Director of the Centro de Estudios sobre Movimientos Sociales [Centre for Studies on Social Movements] (CEMS) of the UPF.
    • ELISAVA. Vanni Brusadin. Independent researcher, designer, event producer and translator. 
  • EXTERNAL
    • Renata Ávila.
    • David Bondia.
    • Gabriella Coleman.
    • Javier Creus.
    • Floren Cabello.
    • Ignasi Labastida.
    • John Postill.
    • Genís Roca.
    • Jaron Rowan.

 

*The information contained herein may be subject to changes. Some sessions will be done online by the speaker.

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