<div dir="ltr"><span style="border-collapse:collapse;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><div><span style="border-collapse:collapse;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">It is with great pleasure that we welcome Michael Dieter back to the moderator&#39;s platform for the month of February on -empyre soft-skinned space.  </span></div>
<div><span style="border-collapse:collapse;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px"><br></span></div>Michael Dieter is a lecturer in media studies at University of Amsterdam and an associate researcher with the Hybrid Publishing Lab at Leuphana University, Lüneburg. His research deals with questions that emerge at the intersection of aesthetic philosophy, artistic practices and politics, and covers a range of specific topics like technological obsolescence, error handling, e-waste streams and information overload. He holds a PhD in media communications and cultural studies with University of Melbourne, and his writing has appeared in differences, Fibreculture Journal, M/C and the Australian Humanities Review. His current research investigates contemporary experimental engagements with the book as media, including aspects of sprints, post-digital publishing, &#39;bookishness&#39; and alternative distribution.</span><br>
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Tomorrow he will be introducing the topic for the month: </div></span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse:collapse;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">HYBRID BOOKWORK </span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="border-collapse:collapse;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:13px">Experimental eBooks, Post-Digital Publishing</span><div>
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</div></div></span><div><br></div>-- <br><div dir="ltr"><br>Renate Ferro<br>Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, <div>(contracted since 2004)<div><div>Cornell University<br>Department of Art, Tjaden Hall Office:  306<br>Ithaca, NY  14853<br>
Email:   &lt;<a href="mailto:rtf9@cornell.edu" target="_blank">rferro@cornell.edu</a>&gt;<br>URL:  <a href="http://www.renateferro.net" target="_blank">http://www.renateferro.net</a><br>      <a href="http://www.privatesecretspubliclies.net" target="_blank">http://www.privatesecretspubliclies.net</a>       <br>
Lab:  <a href="http://www.tinkerfactory.net" target="_blank">http://www.tinkerfactory.net</a><br><br>Managing Co-moderator of -empyre- soft skinned space<br><a href="http://empyre.library.cornell.edu/" target="_blank">http://empyre.library.cornell.edu/</a><br>
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