Primavera De Filippi is a postdoctoral researcher at the CERSA / CNRS / Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). Her research interests are mostly related to the development of ICTs and their repercussions on the legal system, online practices and the preservation of civil rights in the cyberspace. She is currently a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. where she is exploring innovative systems of governance -combining regulation by code, contracts and social norms- that would support the deployment of decentralized architectures, while ensuring the respect of civil liberties and legal norms.
Primavera is also a mechanic and digital media artist. As a free culture advocate, her works are designed to challenge copyright law, both in the digital and physical world. Most of her artistic creations encourage interaction and community participation, as a means to challenge the traditional conception of authorship and artwork enshrined in copyright law. She co-founded an artistic collective that produces interactive works released under open licenses (www.okhaos.com).