Michael Caster is a freelance writer, researcher, and traveler. He has lived and worked in the United States, China, The Netherlands, Turkey and Tunisia. His research interests touch on symbolic power and the politics of representation in social space, specializing in social semiotic analysis. He is currently involved in an ongoing independent research project examining the socio-political role and affect of street art.
He has just come back from Tunisia and will present his most recent research project, involving graffiti and public space in the aftermath of the jasmine revolution.