Derrick de Kerckhove is the author of The Skin of Culture and Connected Intelligence and Professor in the Department of French at the University of Toronto, Canada. He was the Director of theMcLuhan Program in Culture and Technology from 1983 until 2008. In January 2007, he returned to Italy for project and Fellowship ?Rientro dei cervelli?, in the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Naples Federico II where he teaches “Sociologia della cultura digitale” and “Marketing e nuovi media”. He was invited to return to the Library of Congress for another engagement in the Spring of 2008. He is research supervisor for the PhD Planetary Collegium M-node directed by Francesco Monico.