Trebor Scholz was born and raised in East Berlin, Germany. At the Russian-language high school that he attended, he worked in the local tool and die factory over the summer. Since then, he has lived in Dresden, Weimar, London, Zurich, San Francisco, Portland, Buffalo, and Tucson. Today, Scholz is an author, educator, and Associate Professor for Culture & Media at The New School where he is chairing The Politics of Digital Culture conference series. Dr. Scholz convened eight major conferences, presented keynotes and lectures at more than 150 conferences worldwide, and held a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. His book on 21st century labor is forthcoming in 2015. Dr. Scholz has co-authored From Mobile Playgrounds to Sweatshop City (with Laura Y. Liu). He is also the editor of several collections including The Internet as Playground and Factory (Routledge, 2013). Together with his partner in life, the artist Jenny Perlin, he is raising two girls in Brooklyn.