Director of the Jean Nicod Institute of ENS in Paris — France
Roberto Casati, director of the Jean Nicod Institute of ENS in Paris, one of the leading research centers in cognitive science, works currently on spatial disorientation and on cognitive tools for remediating or preventing it. He is the author of 120 research papers and book chapters on perception, spatial representation and the use of maps and images, as well as of ten books, some of which have been translated in many languages. His seminal work on Digital Colonialism has spurred a large debate on the use of technology in schools. An avid sailor, his latest achievement is a transatlantic crossing on Albatros, a Challenge 67 monohull, as a crew member and on board researcher. Albatros was 2nd in the Cruising B class of the 2019 ARC, after 17 days in the trade winds. His latest book project is Ocean: a Philosopher’s Journey.