Juan Carlos De Martin

Co-Founder and Co-Director

Juan Carlos De Martin is full professor of the Polytechnic of Turin (Italy) where he teaches computer science and digital culture and where, since March 2018, he serves as Rector’s Delegate for Culture and Communication.
Since 2011 he has also been associated with the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, first as Faculty Fellow and now as Faculty Associate. Between 2007 and 2011 Juan Carlos De Martin was the coordinator of COMMUNIA, the European thematic network on the digital public domain, with 50 members from Europe and overseas. In 2012 he edited, together with Melanie Dulong de Rosnay, the book The Digital Public Domain: Foundations for an Open Culture (OpenBookPublishers, UK), while in 2017 he published a book on the future of university in the Internet age, Università Futura – Tra Democrazia e Bit (Codice Edizioni, 2017).
Between 2014 and 2018 De Martin served as an expert member of the Study Commission on Internet Rights established by the President of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies. Juan Carlos De Martin also serves as member of the Scientific Board of the Institute of the Italian Encyclopedia Treccani. He is an op-ed contributor to the national newspaper “la Repubblica” and he often acts as a commentator in Italian media.