Akseli Virtanen is a theorist of new political economy and teaches at the School of Business of the Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland.

He is currently working on eight experiments on coming forms of politics and organization, among them the Robin Hood Contra-investment Bank of the Precariat and the Kafkamachine film project, which is based on a plan by FĂ©lix Guattari. Furthermore, he is coordinator and research director of Future Art Base, a new semi-autonomous unit of artistic research and social innovation. Amongst other publications, Akseli Virtanen is the author of Arbitrary Power. A Critique of Biopolitical Economy.