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Alessandro Delfanti

Associate Professor
Assistant Director, Communication, Culture, Information & Technology (CCIT)

PhD, Science and Society, University of Milan
MA, Science Communication, SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies)
DVM, University of Parma

Programs: CCIT and PWC; Graduate Appointment at Faculty of Information
Specialization: Science and Technology Studies; Technology and Labour; Hacking; Political Economy of Communication/Information; Scholarly Publishing

Dr. Alessandro Delfanti researches labour and technology, the politics of digital media, and digital countercultures. He is working on a book manuscript titled The Warehouse: Humans and Robots at Amazon, which addresses the relation between living labour and technology at the e-commerce giant. He’s also organizing the second edition of the international conference Log Out! Worker Resistance Within and Against the Platform Economy. The first conference generated a special issue in the magazine Notes from Below. Another research focus is the role of robots in re-organizing the labour process, which is the topic of an upcoming workshop, Robotize This! The Futures of Automation and Work. His latest article theorizes the relation between hacking and digital capitalism.


Biohackers. The politics of open science, Pluto Books. «Non-participation in digital media. Toward a framework of mediated political action», Media, Culture & Society. «What dr. Venter did on his holidays», New Genetics and Society. «Open source cancer. Brain scans and the rituality of biodigital data sharing», in The Participatory Condition, University of Minnesota Press. «Hacking hacked!», Science, Technology & Human Values

For a full list of publications and current research projects see


Digital labour, Science and technology studies, Participation and cooperation in digital media, Science communication, Open access publishing, Hacking and digital activism, Political economy of information, Social movements and digital media


Current Courses
Digital Cooperation, Journalistic Investigation, Critical Analysis of Media