Matteo Pasquinelli (PhD) is a philosopher. He wrote the book Animal Spirits: A Bestiary of the Commons (2008), curated the anthology Gli algoritmi del capitale (2014) and lectures frequently at the intersection of political philosophy, media theory and cognitive sciences. His texts have been translated in many languages and he has contributed to journals and newspapers such as Springerin, Multitudes, Fibreculture, Theory Culture & Society, Leonardo, Lugar Comum, Rethinking Marxism, Open!, Libération, Il manifesto, Der Freitag. Together with Wietske Maas he wrote the Manifesto of Urban Cannibalism. At NGBK Berlin he is co-curating the forthcoming exhibition The Ultimate Capital is the Sun and the symposium The Metabolism of the Social Brain.