Matteo Pasquinelli (MA, Bologna; PhD, London) is a philosopher. He wrote the book Animal Spirits: A Bestiary of the Commons (2008) and edited the anthology Gli algoritmi del capitale (2014) among others. He lectures frequently at the intersection of political philosophy, media theory and cognitive sciences. Together with Wietske Maas, he wrote the Manifesto of Urban Cannibalism. In 2014 in Berlin he co-curated the symposium The Metabolism of the Social Brain.