Alvise Mattozzi is a semiotician whose main research focus concerns the semiotics of objects and the semiotics of design. Interested in developing a semiotics as a methodology for social sciences, he fosters the dialogue between semiotics and social sciences and, in particular, the dialogue between semiotics and Science and Technology Studies. At present, he is a post-doc researcher carrying-out a research about Basic Design at the Iuav University of Venice, where he also teaches Semiotics of Industrial Design. Beyond objects and technology, he is also interested in comics, about which he carried out researches in Italy and in the United States. He is one of the founding members of the LISaV (International Semiotic Laboratory in Venice – http://www.iuav.it/lisav). He has edited: Il senso degli oggetti tecnici (2006) with D. Mangano, Il discorso del design [Design Discourse] (E|C special issue 3/4), and Biografie di oggetti | Storie di cose [Biographies of Objects | Stories of Things] (2009) with A. Burtscher, D. Lupo and P. Volonté.