Manuel Beltrán is an artist, activist, and researcher. His artworks and projects have been widely presented internationally. He researches, lectures and creates at the intersection of art, technology, activism, contemporary social movements, hacker culture, design and new media. As an activist, he was involved in the Indignados movement in Spain, the Gezi Park protests in Turkey and several forms of independent activism and cyber-activism in Europe and beyond. In 2015 he founded the Institute of Human Obsolescence, through which he explores the future of labor, the social and political implications regarding our relationship with technology and the economic and governance systems surrounding the production of data. He is also the co-founder of ad.watch, a project exploring new forms of political propaganda in social media.