Georg Diez is a writer and journalist working as Director for Strategy and Media for a new global transdisciplinary research institution based in Hamburg. He was previously columnist for Spiegel Online and cultural critic for Spiegel, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Süddeutsche Zeitung. His books include the series 80*81 (with Christopher Roth), a memoir about the death of his mother (Der Tod meiner Mutter), his legacy as the son of a long line of pastors (Martin Luther, mein Vater und ich) and the right-ward shift of German society (Das andere Land). Forthcoming in March is his new book Power to the People about how technology can help reinvent democracy (with Emanuel Heisenberg). In 2016/17, he was Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He has co-founded the independent journalism platform 60pages, the experimental democratic practice Disrupt Democracy and The School of Disobedience. He lives in Berlin.