Valentino Catricalà (PhD) is curator of SODA Gallery in Manchester and lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. A scholar and contemporary art curator who specializes in analysis of the relationship of artists with new technologies and media, he is director of the Art Section of the Maker Faire-The European Edition, the biggest fair on creativity and innovation in Europe, as well as an art consultant at Paris Sony CS Lab. He was previously artistic director of the Rome Media Art Festival (MAXXI Museum) and art project coordinator at Fondazione Mondo Digitale. Valentino has curated exhibitions in museums and private galleries including the Hermitage, Minnesota Street Project, New York Media Center, Stelline, MAXXI Museum, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Ca’ Foscari, and the New Dheli Italian Cultural Institute. He is the author of several essays and books including Media Art: Prospettive delle arti verso il XXI secolo. Storie, teorie, preservazione and Art and Technology in the Third Millenium. Scenarios and Protagonists.