Ludovico Ristori

Exploring the Deep Web: a “knowledge vs comfort” dilemma

Many internet posts haven’t any doubt: the so-called Deep Web (DW) is definitely a bad place. Would you like your checking account to become empty? Aren’t you afraid that someone could spy on you? Or, from bad to worse that the police burst into your flat and arrest you like in American crime movie? If you aren’t chasing things like that, you’d rather stay in your daily sandbox made of Google, Facebook and so on... READ MORE...

Bob Meanza: Cicadas. Hacking the environment with sound insects

Bob Meanza is the nickname of Michele Pedrazzi, media artist and electronic musician born in Verona in 1978, now based in Berlin. He makes music with robots of various types and sizes, be they spring-loaded or quad-core-processor powered, but he studied jazz piano with Riccardo Massari Spiritini in Verona, then with Fabrizio Puglisi in Bologna, where attended to the multimedia composition seminars with Nicola Zonca at Studio Arkì. In 2004 he entered the doctoral program in Semiotics directed by Umberto Eco, and earns his Ph.D. with a thesis on improvisation in music... READ MORE...

Backyard Brains: Neuroscience for Fun

The term Crowdscience (that is, the science of people) has recently become a very popular term. It means that people (a nineteenth-century term that perhaps should be replaced with the term "citizens"), by actively taking part in research, can enable discoveries, that would otherwise not be possible with traditional media – for the mental, computational and economic resources they require. It also assumes that first-person participation in scientific projects is one of the few ways to not be relegated on the sidelines of democracy in a society permeated at all levels by scientific and technological knowledge.... READ MORE...

Anonymous: Angels or Demons?

They have already torn the scalp of many famous victims. Last month they made fun of international organizations like Interpol, USA agencies like CIA or worldwide companies like Bayer and Sony... READ MORE...