Hannes Grassegger

Hannes Grassegger is a self-appointed poltergeist, and the worst nightmare of all honest data protection specialists. He is not anti- but hypercapitalist with his demand that we re-acquire our own personal data and then sell them again to the highest bidder. A cybernetic economist from Germany, voluntarily located in Zurich – the chosen home of capital – he became known through his essay Das Kapital bin Ich (2014). His texts about digital life have appeared in the ZEIT, Capital Magazin (Germany), Internazionale (Italy) and the magazine supplement of the Süddeutsche Zeitung. His outspoken lectures swing between brutalist frontal presentation and performance.