Dmytri Kleiner
Dmytri Kleiner (CA) is a software developer and founder of Telekommunisten Collective. His work investigates the political economy of the internet and the ideal of workers’ self-organization of production as a form of class struggle. With ‘The Telekommunist Manifesto’ (Institute of Network Cultures, 2010) Kleiner has published a key contribution to commons-based, collaborative and shared forms of cultural production and economic distribution, proposing Venture Communism and copyfarleft to embrace the revolutionary potential of the internet for a free society. Kleiner is a contributing artist to the Miscommunication Technologies continuing series of artistic projects by Telekommunisten, such as deadSwap, Thimbl, R15N and OCTO, that uncover hidden social relations embedded within communication technologies.