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...

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...

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...

Science Education, Culture Occidentali E Indigene

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...