Since March 2021, Dr. Volker Grassmuck is a Postdoc Researcher in the H2020 project European Media Platforms (EuMePlat) at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans-Bredow-Institut.
Volker Grassmuck is a media sociologist, free-lance author and activist, has studied and conducted research on the knowledge order of digital media, on copyright and the knowledge commons at Freie Universität Berlin, Tokyo University, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and University of São Paulo. Most recently he taught at the Institute for Media Studies
at Ruhr University Bochum (May 2020-February 2021). Prior to this, he was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies
(CAIS) in Bochum (April-September 2019) and led the research project "Public Service Media 2.0“
(2012-2015) at the Centre for Digital Cultures (CDC)
at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg, which examined the future of public service media.
He has led of the conference series Wizards-of-OS.org
and of the copyright information portal iRights.info
, co-founded mikro-berlin.org
, is a board member of Digitale Gesellschaft e.V.
, a member of C-Base.org
and also blogs at vgrass.de
Photo: © Leuphana / Birgit Brinkhoff-Mögenburg