Professor at the University of Palermo. He teaches at the IULM in Milan and at the Scuola Holden in Turin. Scholar of new media and new technologies Simone collaborates with "Nòva - Il Sole 24Ore", "Oxygen", Techno news" " Segnocinema "and other scientific and scientific magazines.

Directs "Screencity Journal" and "EmergingSeries Journal". Member of the "International Advisory Board for Web and Transmedia Strategies" of the Prix Italia of Rai and vice-president of the LUM (Multimedia University Laboratory) of Palermo. He is a consultant and contributor to festivals, institutions, conferences, editorial series, magazines and is part of several national and international scientific committees. His latest publication is Digital Visions. Video, web and new technologies (Einaudi 2016).