Andrea Fiore's interest in software is non-conventional,
in both its production and its usage practice. He holds a degree in communication sciences from the
University of Rome with a thesis on software as cultural artifact and
spends much of his time data mining, profiling, conjuring social
software, and exploring digital archives and privacy issues. He graduated from the Media Design at the Piet Zwart
Institute with a project investigating web audiences analytics in relation to content
personalization, behavioral marketing and web-based advertising.
An expert in web-cookies, he is trying to devise tools and methods to
better understand the economy behind them. Recently, he joined the Digital Methods Initiative as a programmer, a research
group directed by Richard Rogers and based at UVA Amsterdam.