Claire Lobet-Maris was one of the co-authors of the The Onlife Manifesto, which was drafted on behalf of the Digital Futures Task Force of DG Connect of the European Commission in 2012. She was one of the members of the The Onlife Initiative, in which Yiannis Laouris of Future Worlds Center was also a member.
Claire Lobet-Maris is a sociologist with a Ph.D. in Labour Studies. As a Professor at the University of Namur in Belgium, she teaches sociology to students studying computer science and law, and she is also Scientific Director for CRIDS (Research Centre on Information, Law and Society), specialised in the sociological, ethical, legal and political evaluation of issues of identity and social bonds associated with the information society. Her research consists in observing and analysing media practices and what they tell us about “being in the world” and “living together”. She is member of the Belgian Academy of Sciences, Belgian representative for the Social Sciences Committee, Sciences for Europe and Scientifc Expert for the ethi- cal commission of Allistene (Alliance des Sciences et Technologies du Numérique – French Government). She is Vice-Rector of the University of Namur (Belgium).