Marcell Mars

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Marcell Mars
PhD Student at DCRL, Leuphana University

Nenad Romić (aka Marcell Mars, b. 1972). Advanced internet user [1].

Marcell is one of the founders of Multimedia Institute - mi2 (1999)[2] and club mama in Zagreb (2000). He initiated GNU GPL publishing label EGOBOO.bits (2000); started Skill sharing (2004)[3] informal meetings of technical enthusiasts in mama + regional hacker gatherings “Nothing will happen” (2007).

Mars started his research Ruling Class Studies [4] at Jan van Eyck (2011-12) [5], continued at Akademie Schloss Solitude (2013) [6] and since spring 2015, he is a PhD student at Leuphana University in DCRL [7](Digital Cultures Research Lab). "Ruling Class Studies" is a research of corporate state-of-the-art digital innovation, adaptation, and intelligence. It looks closely at the Google, Amazon, Facebook and eBay.

Public Library [8] was established in 2012 to develop sociotechnical infrastructure and invigorate (again) historical argument for universal access to knowledge. Marcell often plays as a narrator of the project. Also develops software: [let’s share books] [9] Calibre plugin and related server infrastructure [10]. Public Library was heard and exhibited at Museo Reina Sofi­a, 98weeks, Impakt Festival, Transmediale, The New School, Kunstverein Stuttgart [11].

[1] http://ki.ber.kom.uni.st/

[2] http://www.mi2.hr/

[3] http://wiki.razmjenavjestina.org/

[4] https://www.scribd.com/collections/3523982/Ruling-Class-Studies

[5] http://www.janvaneyck.nl/

[6] http://www.akademie-solitude.de/

[7] http://cdc.leuphana.com/structure/digital-cultures-research-lab/

[8] https://www.memoryoftheworld.org/

[9] https://www.memoryoftheworld.org/blog/2014/10/28/calibre-lets-share-books/

[10] https://github.com/marcellmars/letssharebooks

[11] https://www.memoryoftheworld.org/blog/2014/10/28/timeline-of-public-library/

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re:publica 2015