Marco Deseriisa.k.a. Snafu is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University.
He has a background in journalism and has co-authored, along with Giuseppe Marano, Net.Art: L’arte della Connessione [Net.Art: The Art of Connecting] (Shake, 2003-2008), the first Italian book on net.art, which explores the link between the heritage of the avant-gardes and technological innovation. From 2000 through 2002 he has been involved with the organization of the net art festival Digital-Is-Not-Analog and, since 2004, has been advising the festival of “culture jamming and radical entertainment” The Influencers, hosted by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), Spain.
Between 2002 and 2004 he also collaborated with 0100101110101101.org and The Yes Men on projects such as Nikeground (2003) and Yes Bush Can! (2004). In the same period he lectured in media art festivals and conferences including TILT (Sydney, 2001), Transmediale (Berlin, 2002), Read Me! (Moscow, 2002), World Information (Novi Sad-Belgrade, 2003), the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and Free Bitflows (Vienna, 2004).