Principal and Co-founder
Art is Open Source
Glenn H. Greenberg Yale World Fellow
Salvatore is a designer, robotics engineer, artist, hacker and principal and co-founder of Art is Open Source, President at the Human Ecosystems Relazioni research center, and co-founder of Nefula, Italy’s first Near Future Design studio. A TED Fellow (2012) and an Eisenhower Fellow (2013), his work explores the growing intersection between sciences, technology and art. As a way of commenting on and interacting with an ever-changing world, Salvatore has produced video games, artificial intelligences, expert systems for business and scientific research, entertainment systems, mobile ecosystems and interactive architectures. While based in Italy, Salvatore’s artwork and performances have been featured worldwide. He teaches digital design at La Sapienza University of Rome and at ISIA Firenze, and actively participates in global discussions and actions around themes of freedom of expression, big data and on potential future scenarios for our planet.