Mar­tin Ko­plin is found­ing Di­rec­tor of the M2C In­sti­tute for Ap­plied Media Tech­nol­ogy and Cul­ture at the Uni­ver­sity of Ap­plied Sci­ences Bre­men, Ger­many. He worked as media artist for over 15 years and is a sci­en­tific re­searcher in the field of com­puter sci­ence, dig­i­tal media and vir­tual or­ga­ni­za­tion for more then 10 years. Ac­tu­ally he works on par­tic­i­pa­tive media and vir­tual or­ga­ni­za­tions and is co­or­di­na­tor of sev­eral EU-pro­jects. He stud­ied media com­mu­ni­ca­tion, cul­tural stud­ies, or­ga­ni­za­tional stud­ies and labour stud­ies, has two M.A. and is ac­tu­ally com­plet­ing his PhD in Com­puter Sci­ences. Mar­tin cu­rates me­dia-art events and earned in­no­va­tion awards for his R&D pro­jects, like the “Best Prac­tice in Cre­ativ­ity and In­no­va­tion of EU Pro­grammes” in 2009 by the Eu­ro­pean Com­mis­sion, or the “An­nual Mul­ti­me­dia Ger­many 2009”. He is lec­turer for dig­i­tal media com­mu­ni­ca­tion and in­for­ma­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy. Be­fore, he was di­rec­tor of the M2C In­sti­tute, he was work­ing as sci­en­tific co­or­di­na­tor and re­searcher in the eCul­ture Fac­tory of the Fraun­hofer In­sti­tute IAIS, in the re­search group mo­bile2­cul­ture of the Dig­i­tal Media Pro­gram Bre­men and in the In­sti­tute for Graphic Com­put­ing and In­ter­ac­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Bre­men. Mar­tin pub­lished over 40 ar­ti­cles, pa­pers and in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence con­tri­bu­tions.