About the author

Sebastian Big was born in 1979, in the mining town of Baia Mare, Romania.

Having received a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the Cluj University, with mentors such as Adrian T. Sîrbu and the guys from the social-critique magazine Philosophy & Stuff (Alexandru Polgár in particular), Big went on to obtain an MA at the Strasbourg University, where he attended the courses of Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe.

He is currently a member of the speculative visual research collective Colonia-Colonia, along with Dan Beudean, Matei Țigăreanu, Cristian Tușinean, and Sasha Bandi, amongst others.

He is also Fractalia’s Renewable Energy Collection coordinator. Together with Ștefan Tiron, Big founded the bio-speculative and advanced research-group at the Aloe Vera Cultural Institute (ic-av.ro).

He is the translator of Jean Baudrillard’s Simulacra and Simulation in Romanian.