Gianni Toti (1924-2007) lived in Rome, where he was born. During the Second World War, he was a journalist for the daily press L'unità, and special-correspondent the world over, participating in conventions, riots, revolutions and wars. His interventions have animated many festivals, meetings, and coloquiums on art, culture and science. Gianni Toti was a writer of poetry, novels, tales, and theoretical essays. He was a playwright and also works for film (scriptwriter, documentary film-maker, director of shorts, and feature films). He also produced sociological inquiries for television. In the early eighties, he started using video to define himself as a "Poetronic" artist.