Simona Fiore

Delete: The Virtue Of Oblivion. An Interview To Viktor Mayer-schonberger

In our digital era we have a large number of technologic devices at our disposal, that allow us to store informations about ourselves, and fulfills our greets ambition as human beings: a perfect, or rather quasi-perfect memory. This being consequentially followed by a deep turnover between the mechanisms of memory and oblivion: in analog media era, the action of forgetting is a natural biological process; to memorize, on the other hand, was more difficult and had certain costs. In contemporary digital society remembrance is a default operation, while forgetting has instead become a longer and more difficult process.... READ MORE...

Journalism Is A Process, Not A Product. An Interview With David Cohn From Spot.us

American Journalist, 27 years old, David Cohn started off as a freelance writing also for Wired, Seed Magazine, Columbia Journalism Preview. As editor at newassignment.net he took care of a project focused on citizen journalism. He organizes, on account of Buzzmachine.com, his first Networked Journalism Summit which had the purpose of gathering all the best practices and professionals of online journalism. He also worked for Broowaha, wide network of citizen journalism and now he works in Oakland, near San Francisco.... READ MORE...

Connectivism & Open Education. Education Of The Future

A property of one entity must lead to or become a property of another entity in order for them to be considered connected; the knowledge that results from such connections is connective knowledge'. This is the epistemological principle of connectivism about which George Siemens - connectivist theorist at the Manitoba University - talks about in his book titled Knowing Knowledge (Knowing Knowledge - George Siemens, 2006)... READ MORE...

The Future Of Journalism: Comparing Models

Are journalism and publishers dying? Are we watching their decline? Even if these assessments seem true today, they are so only in part. Journalism and publishers are facing a serious period of crisis. The responsibility for this condition is probably to be attributed to an inadequate business model which paid little attention to the changes which have affected society and consumers in recent years. The Internet has surely played a significant role in this situation, having proposed a 'long tail' offer able to satisfy more sectorial and niche demands.... READ MORE...