Liesbeth Huybrechts (BE) is research coordinator of www.socialspaces.be (Media, Arts & Design Fac. Genk), exploring the social potential of art, design, new media. She is also engaged in the master programme Communication and MultimediaDesign in the same institute. She is doing a Phd research in Cultural Studies (Catholic University Leuven) on the use of new media as critical things in participatory design and art projects. As a freelancer Liesbeth is mostly active as editor of the Flemish e-culture blog, writing and curating assignments. She (1979) is a Master in Communication Sciences and Master in Cultural Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven (BE).