Agronomist (ENSA Montpellier, 1986) and sociologist (Ph.D. Paris X Nanterre, 1991), Thierry Bardini is full professor and chair of the department of communication at the university of Montréal, where he has been teaching since 1993. From 1990 to 1993, he was a visiting scholar and adjunct professor at the Annenberg School for communication at the University of Southern California, under the supervision of Everett M. Rogers. His research interests concern the contemporary cyberculture, from the production and uses of information and communication technologies to molecular biology. He is the author of Bootstrapping : Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution and the Origins of Personal Computing, (Stanford University Press, 2000), Junkware (University of Minnesota Press, 2011) and Journey to the End of the Species (with Dominique Lestel, Éditions Dis Voir, Paris, 2011). He is now working on a new bioarts project.