Berkeley on History of Knowledge. Born in Italy, Piero Scaruffi holds a degree in Mathematics from University of Torino, where he conducted theoretical work on Relativity and Elementary Particles Physics. In 1983 he relocated to California to work on Arpanet/Internet and object-oriented technologies at the Olivetti Advanced Technology Center (ATC), based in Cupertino. In 1983 he developed an e-mail system for a Unix-like operating system. In 1984 he worked on the first implementation of Smalltalk for a PC.
In 1985 he founded Olivetti's Artificial Intelligence Center. He has lectured on Artificial Intelligence in Italy, South America and the U.S.A. As a poet, he has been awarded several prizes in Italy and the USA (latest being the Fog City Writers 2007). His latest collection is "Synthesis" (2009) As a cultural historian, he has published several books, the latest ones being "A History of Rock and Dance Music" (2009) and "A History of Jazz Music" (2007). He is currently working on "A History of Avantgarde Music". As of 2009, he had visited 124 countries of the world. For a more detailed description of his academic background, you can consult his academic resume. For an introduction to his research, you can consult his research program. For a more detailed description of his work in the computer industry, you can check out his computer resume For a more comprehensive biography, see his personal website For a list of publications, check out his personal bibliography and his list of papers . Books that mention/quote Piero Scaruffi: * A Theory of General Ethics: Human Relationships, Nature, and the Built Environment (2006) by Warwick Fox * Physics, Metaphysics and God (2003) by Jack Geis * Second-Rate Nation: From The American Dream To The American Myth (2005) by Sam Sieber Read more on Last.fm.
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