Igor Galligo initially trained in the humanities, leading to four master's degrees: contemporary philosophy, visual arts and aesthetics at the University of Paris 1 Sorbonne, and political science at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. Since the end of 2012, he has been conducting research on ecology of attention, design of attention and relationships between attention and aesthetic experience. In 2013, he joined the Reflective Interaction program at EnsadLab, the research laboratory of the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. He also became an associated researcher at GERPHAU, a research center in architecture and urbanism, attached to the ENSPLV. In 2015, he became a research officer for the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication à la Direction de la Recherche, de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Technologie. From 2013 to 2015, he directed three international seminars with Bernard Stiegler on the transformation of attentional capacities in a digital milieu and participated in the creation of the chair of contributory research on the territory of Plaine Commune. In 2017, he was an associate researcher at the Institute of Experimental Design and Media Cultures, in Basel. In 2018, he founded NOODESIGN, a think tank on the design of mind operations. In 2019, under the supervision of Yves Citton and within the EUR ArTeC, he began working towards obtaining his PhD on the themes of Automedias, contributory media and post-truth.
In 2021, he was appointed associate researcher at the COSTECH laboratory, at the Université Technologique de Compiègne. From April 2022, he is a researcher in residence with the Chair for Open Science (Critical Design / Critical Culture) at the Technische Universität Berlin and the Einstein Center Digital Future, under the supervision of Michelle Christensen and Florian Conradi. In 2022, he founded AUTOMEDIAS.ORG, a platform that brings together researchers, software developers, and political actors from the automedia world, notably from the Gilets Jaunes movement. From September 2022, he will be a Visiting Student Researcher at the University of Berkeley (USA), within the Networking Ecologically Smart Territories program, under the supervision of David Bates.