Peppino Ortoleva has been active for more than forty years as a scholar, critic, curator, at the crossroads of history, media studies, TV and radio authoring, museums and exhibits. He is currently full professor of Storia e teoria dei media at the Università di Torino. He is the president of the Communication Sciences BA course in Torino, and he has been the scientific director of the School of Journalism in the same university. He has also been visiting professor or has developed research in Sydney, Paris, Lisbon, Bogota. He is member of the scientific committees of many scientific journals and publishing houses in Italy, France, Portugal He is member of the International Committee of Maison des Sciences de la Communication, Paris, and has acted as an advisor for the McLuhan Program of the University of Toronto. His last book Miti a bassa intensità (Low Intensity Myths), will be published by Einaudi in 2018. He also published Il secolo dei media. Riti abitudini mitologie (The media century. Rituals habits and mythologies) in 2009, and La société des mèdias has been published in France and Belgium. He has been the curator of more than a dozen of scientific books, and published about two hundred essays in Italian, English and French. Among the many exhibitions and museums he has curated: La radio. Storia di 60 anni, 1984-85, Ripensare il socialismo, 1988, Venice Future Centre, 1999, Museo del cinema, Torino (restyling, 2002) Luci del teleschermo, 2004, A ferro e a fuoco, 2006, Trent’anni di libertà d’antenna, 2007, Diversamente vivi, 2010, Rappresentare l’Italia, 2011, I mondi di Primo Levi, 2013, Lungo un secolo, 2016. He is now curating, among other projects, the city museum of Catania, in Sicily.