Short Bio was one of the co-authors of the The Onlife Manifesto, which was drafted on behalf of the Digital Futures Task Force of DG Connect of the European Commission in 2012. She was one of the members of the The Onlife Initiative, in which Yiannis Laouris of Future Worlds Center was also a member.
Sarah Oates is Professor and Senior Scholar at the Philip Merrill College of Jour- nalism at the University of Maryland, College Park (USA). She is an author of five books about media and democracy, including Revolution Stalled: The Political Limits of the Internet in the Post-Soviet Sphere (OUP, 2013) and Terrorism, Elec- tions, and Democracy: Political Campaigns in the United States, Great Britain, and Russia (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). She has been an investigator on several grants that examined the role of information in society, including six funded by the Re- search Councils of the United Kingdom. Founder of the Google Forum U.K., she is a principal on a grant from the ESRC Google Analytics Social Science Research Program to study the impact of search on informing voters in four countries.