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Pau­la Bi­al­ski, known to some as “the ha­cker-whi­s­pe­rer," pri­des her­s­elf in her sharp skill of be­fri­en­ding all sorts of tech­ni­cal­ly-sav­vy nerds, which she has suc­cess­ful­ly done du­ring her eth­no­gra­phic stints with hip­pie back­pa­cker-and-couchsur­fing ha­ckers in Mon­tre­al or, more re­cent­ly, map­ping and na­vi­ga­ti­on cor­po­ra­te ha­ckers in Ber­lin. At Leu­pha­na, she can be found co-co­or­di­na­ting the Di­gi­tal Me­dia BA pro­gram whi­le at the same time tou­ring and com­po­sing with the in­cre­di­b­ly-fa­mous-in-Po­land in­die pop sen­sa­ti­on, Pau­la & Ka­rol. 


Sin­ce Ja­nu­a­ry 2010 Da­ni­el J. Lang is Pro­fes­sor for Tran­di­sci­pli­na­ry Sustaina­bi­li­ty Re­se­arch at Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty of Lu­e­n­e­burg, Ger­ma­ny, at the Fa­cul­ty of Sustaina­bi­li­ty. The main fo­cus of Da­ni­el’s work re­vol­ves around the fur­ther de­ve­lop­ment of the theo­re­ti­cal, me­tho­do­lo­gi­cal as well as pro­cess-re­la­ted foun­da­ti­ons of Sustaina­bi­li­ty Sci­ence. In par­ti­cu­lar his pro­fes­sor­ship fo­cu­ses on co­ope­ra­ti­on and mu­tu­al learning pro­ces­ses bet­ween dif­fe­rent sci­en­ti­fic di­sci­pli­nes as well as sci­ence and so­cie­ty with the aim to de­ve­lop ro­bust so­lu­ti­on op­ti­ons for ur­gent sustaina­bi­li­ty pro­blems of the 21st cen­tu­ry. Da­ni­el has been lea­ding se­veral col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve sustaina­bi­li­ty sci­ence pro­jects both en­ga­ging in trans­for­ma­tio­nal sustaina­bi­li­ty re­se­arch as well as ana­ly­zing this and si­mi­lar re­se­arch ap­proa­ches from a meta-per­spec­tive.


Tho­mas Ge­gen­hu­ber is as­sis­tant pro­fes­sor for busi­ness ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on with an em­pha­sis on di­gi­tal trans­for­ma­ti­on at Leu­pha­na Uni­ver­si­ty Lüne­burg. He holds a doc­to­ral de­gree in busi­ness ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­on from Jo­han­nes Kep­ler Uni­ver­si­ty (JKU) Linz. As part of his doc­to­ral stu­dies, fun­ded by grants from the Aus­tri­an Aca­de­my of Sci­en­ces and the Aus­tri­an Fe­deral Mi­nis­try of Sci­ence, Re­se­arch and Eco­no­my, he vi­si­ted the Uni­ver­si­ty Al­ber­ta, FU Ber­lin and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Edin­burgh. Un­der the um­brel­la of di­gi­tal trans­for­ma­ti­on, Tho­mas re­se­ar­ches no­vel forms of or­ga­ni­zing, crowd­sour­cing, va­rious ty­pes of open­ness (open stra­te­gy, open in­no­va­ti­on, and open go­vern­ment) and (cul­tu­ral) en­tre­pre­neurship in a di­gi­tal eco­no­my. Tho­mas’ work ap­pears in in­ter­na­tio­nal jour­nals such as Long Ran­ge Plan­ning, Busi­ness & So­cie­ty, Go­vern­ment In­for­ma­ti­on Quar­ter­ly and In­for­ma­ti­on & Or­ga­niza­t­i­on. Fur­ther­mo­re, he is a fre­quent spea­ker at aca­de­mic as well as prac­ti­tio­ner-ori­en­ted con­fe­ren­ces.


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  • Sven Prien-Ribcke, M.A.