Alexandru (Alec) Balasescu is an anthropologist, writer, and occasional artist/curator working and living in Vancouver. He is the author of Paris Chic, Tehran Thrills. Alec is founding member of the Moving Matter Travelling Workshop (http://movingmattersworkshops.ucr.edu/) at University of California, Riverside, and of Nature, Art and Habitat Residency in Taleggio Valley, Italy. He recently started AI Anthropology (http://aianthro.com/), collecting reflections on the impact of the introduction and development of Artificial Intelligence. His interests are predominantly in the areas of Climate Change and technology, and his most recent academic article, written in collaboration with Thomas Seguin, appeared in 2017 under the title Another Economy.