Matteo Pasquinelli (MA, Bologna; PhD, London) is a philosopher and Assistant Professor in Media Studies at Pratt Institute, New York. He wrote the book Animal Spirits: A Bestiary of the Commons (2008) and edited the anthologies Gli algoritmi del capitale (2014) and Alleys of Your Mind: Augmented Intelligence and its Traumas (2015) among others. He lectures frequently at the intersection of political philosophy, media theory and cognitive sciences in universities and art institutions. His texts have been translated in many languages and he has contributed to many academic and non-academic journals and newspapers. Together with Wietske Maas he wrote the Manifesto of Urban Cannibalism. In 2014 at NGBK and Akademie der Künste Berlin he co-curated the exhibition The Ultimate Capital is the Sun and the symposium The Metabolism of the Social Brain. In 2016 he will be Vertretungsprofessor in Media Theory at the University of Arts Karlsruhe.