Oriana Persico holds a degree in Communication Sciences, is an expert in participatory policies and digital inclusion. She is an artist, writer and ecologist. She currently teaches Interaction Design and cross-media practices at ISIA Design Florence. She has worked together with national governments and the European Union to the creation of best practices, standards and researches in the areas of digital rights, social and technological innovation, Digital Business Ecosystems (DBE), practices for participation and knowledge sharing. Oriana writes critical, scientific, philosophical and poetical texts that connects to technological innovation, and on its cultural, sociological, economic and political impacts. She is an expert on the formal analysis of cultural and social trends, with specific focus on social networks. She creates breakthrough communication campaigns, performances, research methodologies and strategies.