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. 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 more than 15 languages and he contributes regularly to academic and art journals. 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.