Alek Tarkowski

Alek TarkowskiCentrum Cyfrowe Foundation

dr Alek Tarkowski (1977). Sociologist, copyright reform advocate and researcher of digital society. Co-founder and President of Centrum Cyfrowe Foundation, a think-and-do tank building a digital civic society in Poland. Co-founder of Communia, a European advocacy association supporting the digital public domain, and of the Polish Coalition for Open Education (KOED). Founder and Public Lead of Creative Commons Poland. New Europe Challenger 2016 and Leadership Academy of Poland alumnus in 2017. In 2016-2017, co-chair of the global strategy process for the Creative Commons Network. Member of the Steering Committe of the Internet Governance Forum Poland, Program Board of the School of Ideas at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities and Commonwealth of Learning's Center for Connected Learning. Formerly member of the Polish Board of Digitisation, an advisory body to the Minister of Digitisation (2011-2016), and member of the Board of Strategic Advisors to the Prime Minister of Poland (2008-2011) (responsible for issues related to the development of digital society) and Junior Fellow at McLuhan Program on Culture and Technology, University of Toronto. Co-author of the strategic report "Poland 2030" and the Polish official long-term strategy for growth. Policy expert on open content and copyright policies, open and digital education, and digital skills. For over a decade involved in building a digital commons and public domain in Poland and abroad. Author of "Alfabet nowej kultury i inne teksty" [The Alphabet of New Culture and Other Texts], a collection of essays written together with Mirosław Filiciak. Sociologist of new media, obtained PhD in sociology from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Science. Teaches at School of Ideas, SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Artes Liberales Institute, University of Warsaw.