Member for

4 years 1 month




University of Malta

Short bio

Adnan Hadzi is currently working as resident academic in the Department of Digital Arts, at the Faculty of Media and Knowledge Sciences, University of Malta. Hadzi has been a regular at Deckspace Media Lab, for the last decade, a period over which he has developed his research at Goldsmiths, University of London, based on his work with Deptford.TV. It is a collaborative video editing service hosted in Deckspace’s racks, based on free and open source software, compiled into a unique suite of blog, film database and compositing tools. Hadzi is co-editing and producing the after.video video book, exploring video as theory, reflecting upon networked video, as it profoundly re-shapes medial patterns (Youtube, citizen journalism, video surveillance etc.). A thorough multi-faceted critique of media images that takes up perspectives from practitioners, theoreticians, sociologists, programmers and artists, presenting a publication which reflects upon video
theoretically. Hadzi’s documentary film work tracks artist pranksters The Yes Men and !Mediengruppe Bitnik Collective. Bitnik is s collective of contemporary artists working on and with the Internet. Bitnik’s practice expands from the digital to affect physical spaces, often intentionally applying loss of control to challenge established structures and mechanisms. Bitnik’s works formulate fundamental questions concerning contemporary issues.

Field of expertise

Digital Arts, Alternative Media, Interactive Arts, Critical Video Editing, Free and Open Source Software, Database Filmmaking, Media Law & Ethics, Participatory Culture, Mesh Networking

Working Group

WG1: Contexts
WG3: Evolving strategies
WG4: Implementation: support, adoption, exploitation