Éric Alliez is a philosopher and professor at University of Paris and at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University London. He has been visiting professor at many universities all over the world including Rio de Janeiro, Vienna, Warwick, Karlsruhe and Oslo. Furthermore he was the general editor of the “Œuvres de Gabriel Tarde (Les Empêcheurs de penser en rond / Seuil)” and a founding member of the journal “Multitudes”, for which he managed the section concerned with contemporary art until June 2009. His publications include “Capitalism and Schizophrenia and Consensus: Of Relational Aesthetics” (2010), “The Guattari Effect” (ed., with Andrew Goffey 2011), “Spheres of Action: Art and Politics” (ed., with Peter Osborne 2013), “Défaire l’image. De l’art contemporain” (2013).