Franco “Bifo” Berardi is a renowned theorist of contemporary media, culture and society. He has lectured at the Academia di Brera in Milan and has been published and invited to speak widely across the USA and Europe. This respectable status is the result of a hard-fought struggle – his political and philosophical trajectory started in the radical social movements of 1970s Italy, in struggles that were central to his formation as a writer, thinker and activist. Berardi’s intellectual work explores the role that media and technology play in the post-industrial capitalism in which we live today, examining issues including digital connectivity, alienation, over-stimulation and automation. Central to this project is an ongoing study of cultural representation and our ideas of the future.