Silvia Casini is lecturer in visual culture and film at the University of Aberdeen. Her main research interests regard the aesthetic, epistemological and societal implications of scientific visualization, particularly in the case of emerging technologies such as brain imaging and nanotechnologies. She has acted as consultant for several institutions (museums and the European Union) on projects of public engagement with science through the arts. Her articles appeared in Configurations, Leonardo Journal, Contemporary Aesthetics, MuseumsETC, Bloomsbury, Museologia Scientifica, The Italian Journal of Science and Technology Studies. Her first monograph in Italian is forthcoming for Mimesis.