Trebor Scholz is a scholar, artist, conference organizer, and professor at The New School University. He founded the Institute for Distributed Creativity that is known for its online discussions of critical network culture, specifically distributed politics, digital media art and learning. Trebor’s forthcoming monograph offers a history of the Social Web and its Orwellian economies. He is the editor of “Learning Through Digital Media” and “The Internet as Playground and Factory,” forthcoming from Routledge. He holds a PhD in Media Theory and a grant from the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. He is co-editor of The Art of Free Cooperation, a book about online collaboration, and recent book chapters zoom in on the history of digital media activism and “digital labor.” In October 2011, he will convene Mobility Shifts: An International Future of Learning Summit at The New School in NYC.