Edward Remus is a member of the Platypus Affiliated Society and a Chicago-based library professional. Through public fora and events hosted by the Platypus Affiliated Society and printed in the Platypus Review, Edward hosts critical conversations on the history and theory of the political Left. Edward is especially interested the politics of access to knowledge and culture. By engaging phenomena as diverse as Enlightenment-era radicalism, the public library system, pirate parties, and alternative compensation schemes for authors and content creators, Edward seeks to raise the tasks and problems of a political tradition in crisis. Since earning his master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Edward has worked as a Reference Librarian for the Oak Lawn Public Library and as a CyberNavigator for the Chicago Public Library Foundation. Edward is applying for Ph.D. programs in Library and Information Science.