Elisa Giaccardi is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Departamento de Informática, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. She is also a member of the Instituto de Cultura y Tecnología. Prior to this position, she was Senior Research Scientist at the Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder. She holds a PhD in Science Technology and Art Research from the Faculty of Technology, University of Plymouth, UK (Planetary Collegium international network). She also holds a BA in Modern Humanities and a MA in Communication Sciences from the University of Turin, Italy.