Antonio Caronia (1944-2013) studied mathematics, logic, and linguistics at the University of Genova, finishing it with a thesis on Noam Chomsky. Besides his studies he was a political activist in the Italian radical left. Further fields in which he conducted research were the study of mass culture, especially the interrelation of science, technology, and imagination. In addition, he turned to philosophy and anthropology, most notably concerning science fiction, comics, digital images, virtual reality, and telematic networks. Caronia worked as a translator, journalist, and university teacher. He taught at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (Milano), the New Academy of Fine Arts (NABA) of Milano, and was the Director of Studies of M-Node, linked to the Planetary Collegium directed by Roy Ascott in Plymouth, UK.