Luke Heemsbergen

Outside of Berkman, Luke is a PhD candidate / sessional lecturer at the University of Melbourne who is focussed on the collisions democratic governing and the networked terrain of contemporary politics. His thesis combines theories of democratic agonism and media studies to critique radical transparency as form and function of democratic governing. Luke serves as one of the Editor’s of the Melbourne Journal of Politics, as research officer for the Citizens Agenda project in Australia, and while in Melbourne has become a horrible coffee snob. Previously, Luke worked for Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and was educated in Canada and the UK. He is currently getting interested in the social-political-legal issues of 3D printing and augmented reality, and some new media pedagogy. He balances missing his home in Canada by spending free time exploring the sand, surf, and crazy flora and fauna of Australia.