Matteo Pasquinelli (MA, Bologna; PhD, London) is a philosopher and Visiting Professor in Media Theory at the University of Arts and Design, Karlsruhe. Previously he has been teaching 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. His research focuses the intersection of cognitive sciences, knowledge economy and machine intelligence. On these topics he frequently lectures in universities and art institutions and contributes to academic and art journals (his texts and books have been translated in 16 languages).