Gigi Ghezzi

Fair Trade Social Networks. Solidariety As Key Factor

Renewed discovery of forgotten knowledge, sharing and deepening of hobbies, new friends and relationships, exhibitionism, amusements, etc. The list of private ways to use social networks, and of course the social networks themselves, is constantly widening. There are many cases in which the profiles are refearable to collective or professional activities based above all on promotion functions, engagement and widening of someone's personal image on the web, or rather strengthening and personalizing the relationship with customers (see for example the philosophy of social media - described in the International corporate for safety Northrop Grumman).... READ MORE...

Synthetic Aesthetics. Life Design

It is too late to apply for the bursary in Synthetic Aesthetics: the deadline for submitting the applying form was set on the 31st March 2010. The call for bid was addressed to 6 artists/designers and 6 scientists/engineers who wanted to take part to the exchange project in Synthetic Biology, design and aesthetics. Anyway, this is also an opportunity to expand on the topic of synthetic aesthetics, which is directly linked to synthetic biology,a theme which Digicult has already coped with, although briefly, in the past.... READ MORE...

Women In (video)game. Gender Ludic Culture

On 25-26 March at the University of Bradford in England it will take place the 7th meeting of the convention Women in Games. This meeting is hosted every year by different contexts and during its life it emerged as one of the most important in the female world of videogame research and industry... READ MORE...

Babel Of Innovation

A new innovation in medical software', 'Innovation is the hearth of everything we do', 'The House of Innovation', 'Our innovation is back', these are the slogans that some multinational companies chose to draw attention to a key element in contemporary society: innovation.... READ MORE...

E-partecipation: Paradoxes And New Ways To Discover

The Directorate of Youth and Sport of the Council of Europe organized in March 2009 a seminary reserved to young researcher, policy-makers, youth organizations and young people coming from 47 European countries. This seminary had as topic the new partecipation methods based on Information and Communication Technology (e-participation). The results were collected in a document, which can be consulted online (http://www.coe.int/t) and fitness an open structure of encounter, where all partecipants had the opportunity to live a practical experience of cooperation in an important field within the Council of Europe.... READ MORE...

Active Imagination And Design Paradoxes

Weareable technologies are one of the most heralded examples of coexistence with new technologies in the everyday life. Whether they function as medical or sports aid, or they are used for mobile communication or sensory increase, they are part of the most wide spreaded scenery of planning and technological design... READ MORE...

50 Years After Baron Snow’s Two Cultures

May 7, 1959, we are at the University of Cambridge, at the annual Sir Robert Rede's Lecturer . A British physicist and author holds a conference entitled The Two Cultures in which he attributes many political, environmental and cultural worldly problems of our time to the break of communication that took place between science and the humanities.... READ MORE...

Video Interaction And Alternative Learning

The slogan elected by the European Commission for2009 year of creativity and innovation was imagine - create - innovate (European Year of Innovation and Creativity - EYCI). dare una forma ai tanto sfuggenti social network.... READ MORE...

Darwin From The Microscope

Darwin is turning 200 years old and we must admit that if we consider this period of time by the topicality of his scientific work, he doesn't look his age at all. Although Italy is not celebrating him except for small events (a Country with a catholic scientific freedom) there's someone like the National Research Council that with a number of Almanacco Science thought at least about mentioning the anniversary... READ MORE...

The Future Of Scientific News

Science Journalism's Hope and Despair' is the fruit of a year and a half monitoring of the media and came to existence in a particularly important period for science journalism. In fact, it appeared during the conferences that were organised at short distance in February.... READ MORE...

To Give Shape To Social Networks

It is no accident that the next Social Networking World Forum taking place on 9 and 10 March at the Olympia Conference Centre in London has an auspice as a title, that of 'giving a shape' to social networks.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Il Postfordismo Tra Spazi Urbani E Infotainment

(Italiano) La quarta conferenza annuale del dottorato transatlantico di studi Berlino-New York che si  tenuta dal 25 al 27 settembre 2008 a New York, costituisce un'ottima occasione per tornare a parlare di postfordismo, dopo le attualissime vicende della crisi economica che ha investito tutto il mondo finanziario su scala planetaria... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Bioneers: Astuzia, Inganno E Sostenibilita’

(Italiano) Dal 17 al 19 ottobre, a San Rafael (California) si  tenuta la 19° edizione della conferenza Bioneers; stiamo parlando di un forum di scenario che sostiene le speranze di un 'futuro sostenibile, equo e bello' come la California e pochi altri stati riescono ancora a portare avanti a livello di discorso pubblico.... READ MORE...

(Italiano) Science Education, Culture Occidentali E Indigene

(Italiano) Siamo abituati a concepire le droghe come sostanze alteranti le capacitˆ raziocinanti degli individui, ma cosa succede quando la stessa razionalitˆ, in certi ambienti istituzionalizzati del pensiero, come quello universitario, pu˜ diventare una sottile ma insidiosa forma oppiacea? La riflessione  proposta nell'ultimo numero della rivista Cultural Studies of Science Education (N.3, settembre 2008).... READ MORE...

Late Neopositivism And New Political Energy

Alex Steffen is one of the most renowned voices as far as environmental sustainability and studies on the social impact of technology are concerned. From his biography emerge collaborations with Weiden, Kennedy, Nike, Amazon, Ideo, Arup, Nau, Yahoo! and the World Travel and Tourism Council.... READ MORE...