Derrick Jensen

Derrick Jensen is a prolific author and radical environmental activist. His work centres around critiquing civilisation as an entire social system, exploring its inherent values, hidden premises, and links to supremacism, oppression, and genocide; as well as corporate, domestic, and worldwide ecological abuse.

His 2004 work, Welcome to the Machine: Science, Surveillance, and the Culture of Control, with George Draffan, is a strong critique of technoculture and the trajectory of technological escalation. In 2008, Jensen was named one of Utne Readers “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World.”

He has written for Orion, Audubon, and The Sun Magazine, among others, and has also taught creative writing at Pelican Bay State Prison and Eastern Washington University.

Jeff Chester

Jeff Chester is Executive Director of the Center for Digital Democracy, a non-profit organisation advocating for consumers on digital privacy and consumer protection issues.

He co-directed the campaign that led to the Congressional creation of the Independent Television Service (ITVS) for public TV in the 1980s, and also co-founded the National Campaign for Freedom of Expression, an artist advocacy group that supported federal funding for artists.

In 2011, Chester was named “Domestic Privacy Champion” by the Electronic Privacy Information Center.