Paolo Granata holds the “Marshall McLuhan and Print Culture” professorship at St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto. He joined the University of Toronto in 2017 following a 15-year stay at the University of Bologna, Italy. Nurtured by the century-old tradition of his Alma Mater, Professor Granata’s research and teaching interests lie broadly in the area of Aesthetics, Medium Theory, Ethics of Technology, Heritage Communication, Print and Visual Culture.
He has authored a number of essays and book-chapters published in Italian, English, French, and Spanish. His main books are: Arte in Rete (2001), Arte, estetica e nuovi media (2009), Mediabilia( 2012), and Ecologia dei media (2015); his latest works is the forthcoming Introduction to Media Ecology (2018). He recently designed The Gutenberg Deck, a 52-card deck, a playful guide to the fascinating world of Book History and Print Culture as well as a guide to key terms, including illustrations and examples, used in printing history, bibliography, and textual scholarship.