Paolo Caffoni is a research associate and PhD candidate at the KIM research group on critical AI studies at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. Caffoni studied Literature, Semiotics and Curatorial Studies in Milan. He is faculty member of NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts Milan) and was part of the curatorial team of the 2018 Yinchuan Biennale (China). Since 2009, he has worked as editor of the Berlin based publishing house Archive Books and of exhibition and public program at Archive Kabinett.
Caffoni’s doctoral project focuses on the methodologies of Naoki Sakai and Antonio Gramsci, investigating practices of translation among different media. His dissertation, titled “A Pedagogy of Machines: Technology in Education and Universities in Translation”, addresses how technology translates across social, economical and cultural fields. The research attempts to reframe the impact of machine learning on education and the urgency to understand how machines learn into a wider social framework committed to articulate a pedagogy of machines.