Sebastian Olma is an Amsterdam-based author, critic, and sometime consultant with a critical view on creative industries policies. He is Professor for Autonomy in Art & Design at St. Joost Art Academy and Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda/Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Trained in a variety of social sciences and humanities at universities in Germany, the US, and Great Britain, he holds a PhD in cultural sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London. He’s worked at the University of Amsterdam and was research fellow at the Institute of Network Culture. His new book, In Defence of Serendipity: For a Radical Politics of Innovation, will be published later this year by Repeater Books, London.