Speaker: Paula Bialski
Paula is a Junior Professor at Leuphana University Luneburg, currently juggling the world of academia, ethnographic fieldwork, and music-making. Known to some as “the hacker-whisperer," she 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. She wrote a few books completely exploiting these friendships, and is currently struggling to write another in order to keep her job at Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany. Her favourite thing to do when not writing or befriending hackers is touring and composing with the incredibly-famous-in-Poland indie pop sensation, Paula & Karol.