Carlo Ratti was born in Turin in 1971. After graduating from high school he graduated in Civil Engineering at the Polytechnic of Turin with press dignity and at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris; he obtained a Master of Philosophy in Environmental Design in Architecture at the University of Cambridge and also a PhD at Cambridge. He is Fulbright Senior Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning (Media Lab, Tangible Media Group), Research Scientist and Director of the Senseable City Laboratory, Department of Urban Studies and Planning and MediaLab, (MIT). In 2002 he founded the Carlo Ratti Associati studio. He is co-author of more than 200 publications and a regular contributor to Domus and Il Sole 24 Ore. He has also written for the BBC, La Stampa, Scientific American and the New York Times. His works have been exhibited all over the world: at the Venice Biennale, at the Barcelona Museu Design, at the Sciente Museum in London, at Graffta (Gray Area Foundation For Arts) in San Francisco and at the Moma in New York.