Donatella Della Ratta is a scholar, writer, performer, and curator specializing in digital media and networked technologies, particularly in the Arab world. Shooting a Revolution: Visual Media and Warfare in Syria (Pluto Press, 2018) is her new essay on networked communications technologies in the context of contemporary Syria. Donatella holds a PhD from the University of Copenhagen focusing on the politics of Syrian TV drama. She is a former Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Annenberg School for Communication, Pennsylvania University, and an Affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Donatella has managed the Arabic speaking community for the international organization Creative Commons for five years (2007-2013). She is co-founder and board member of the website SyriaUntold, recipient of the Digital Communities award at Ars Electronica 2014. She has curated several international art exhibitions and film programs, including “Syria off frame”, a collective show of 140 Syrian artists (Fondazione Cini, Venice, 2015), and “Syrian New Waves” on contemporary image-making in Syria (The Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam, 2017).