Michiel de Lange is a part-time Lecturer in New Media Studies, Department of Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University. In 2010 Michiel finished his PhD about mobile media, urban life and identity (Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam). His research project was called Playful Identities and involved a collaboration between philosophers, media theorists, and empirical researchers. Michiel has an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Amsterdam.
Twice, he conducted research in the urban setting of Jakarta, Indonesia, about the internet and the mobile phone. With Martijn de Waal he co-founded The Mobile City, a knowledge network about new media technologies and urban culture. He collaborated in a locative media art and science project in Nigeria (http://www.nomadicmilk.net). Previously, he worked for Nederland Kennisland, a Dutch thinktank that aims to strengthen the knowledge-based society, and Cybersoek, a computer neighborhood center in Amsterdam. Michiel is a research member of the Center for the Study of Digital Games and Play (GAP) in Utrecht.
In addition to writing for The Mobile City, Michiel blogs at http://blog.bijt.org