He is a physicist who has focused on the spread of technological and scientific culture, as well as innovation, for the past twenty years. His work takes place in university lecture halls, online, in museums, publishing, radio, television, in companies and in “The FabLab”. His interest is by no means merely technical, and his activities focus especially on the relationship between humans and technology.
He acts as a consultant (either in writing or as a guest speaker) for radio shows on the themes of science, technology and innovation (Rai Radio 2, Rai Radio 3, Radio 24, Virgin Radio).
He has presented programmes on technology for DeaKids (SKY), in particular X Makers with Giovanni Muciaccia, and has starred in programmes for Discovery (Inside Mercedes) and LaEffe. He presents “L’Officina delle Idee”, involving little clips about the history of science, in the programme Memex, broadcast on Rai Scuola and Rai 2.
He worked at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan for ten years, focusing on the organisation of educational workshops and scientific exhibitions, and in 2005 he became the curator of the Communications Department.
His books include “Innovatori. Come pensano le persone che cambiano il mondo” (2015), 4 punto 0, fabbriche, professionisti e prodotti della Quarta rivoluzione industriale (2017) and Leonardo primo designer (with Cristina Morozzi, 2019), all published by Hoepli Editore. He is the scientific director of the “Microscopi” series published by Hoepli. He is author and voice of F***ing Genius, the acclaimed podcast with over 1 million downloads and inspiring the book F***ing Genius, published in 2020 for HarperCollins.
In the field of digital fabrication, he was the academic director of the first course of Digital Fabrication promoted by Samsung and distributed by IED Milan, and he is the coordinator of the AICA national Observatory. He is the president and founder of The FabLab. Since 2011 he has been iProf of the OilProject, and since 2012 he has taught Anthropology and Sociology at IED in Milan and “Technological Platforms for Television” at Cattolica University. He organises seminars on the history of technology for secondary schools, universities and various master’s courses, as well as collaborating with several magazines (Link. Idee per la Televisione, Focus, Nuova Secondaria, ToBe, etc.), writing essays on the world of ICT and Innovation. He also gave a Ted Talk in Florence in 2012 and one in Turin in 2020. He is available for speeches and consultancy for companies on the themes of innovation and digital culture.