Égarements, by Marcello Vitali-Rosati

Égarements, by Marcello Vitali-Rosati

Êtes-vous prêt à partir en voyage ? Une quête qui a pour but de répondre à une question qui d’universelle finit par sembler banale. Un voyage à la recherche de nos identités. Qui suis-je ? Ou plutôt: c’est quoi, moi ?
Ici ni carte, ni plan. A l’écart des sentiers battus, il nous faudra naviguer jusqu’à l’égarement, à l’affût des traces que chacun laisse. L’égarement est la condition de possibilité de ce parcours. Sur ce chemin qui n’en est pas un, quelques étapes indispensables : l’amour, la mort. Continue reading Égarements, by Marcello Vitali-Rosati

Old Media in New Media

“OLD MEDIA” IN “NEW MEDIA” ERA – ABOUT ADJUSTMENT STRATEGIES OF TRADITIONAL MEDIA TO NEW MEDIA REALITY

Institute of Journalism and Social Communication, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland, 2-3.06.2014

Despite the creation and appearance of new forms of media, the so-called “old media” – such as printed and broadcast media – still play a crucial role and it is hard to imagine that they could disappear one day. Future Exploration, a company specializing in drawing up marketing strategies, published in 2011 a report stating when traditional newspapers will go “extinct” in the countries around the world. Continue reading Old Media in New Media

Interstitial Italy: Reassessing Global Questions through the ‘Peculiar’ Italian Case (an Interim SIS conference)

 

The conference will take place at the British School in Rome on 27-28 March 2014. For inquiries, please contact F.Camilletti@warwick.ac.uk and J.E.Burns@warwick.ac.uk

Organised by the UK Society of Italian Studies Continue reading Interstitial Italy: Reassessing Global Questions through the ‘Peculiar’ Italian Case (an Interim SIS conference)

Rosanna De Rosa, Cittadini digitali. L’agire politico al tempo dei social media

Rosanna De Rosa
Milano, Apogeo, ISBN: 8850332696, p 156

From the author of The Five Stars Movement in the Italian Political Scenario. A Case for Cybercratic Centralism?, eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government (JeDEM), Vol 5, No 2 (2013)
Abstract: With the rapid diffusion of Social Media, grassroots political organizations are starting to use supportive technologies to avoid party representation. The Pirate Party in Germany and the Five Stars Movement (5SM) in Italy are trying to use the interactive democracy paradigm to renew the institutional framework of political representation from the bottom up. Continue reading Rosanna De Rosa, Cittadini digitali. L’agire politico al tempo dei social media

Macroanalysis, by Matthew Jockers (Review)

This review has been originally published in Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique

Jockers, Matthew L. 2013. Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History. University of Illinois Press. Kindle Edition

Jockers’ Macroanalysis is an inspiring book that gives a well-rounded description of digital techniques in the field of literary studies.

Simon Cunningham, Analysis
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The book is divided into three parts:

 

Foundation: an account of the basis on which his approach is built upon

Analysis: the bulk of the book, is a description of the methodological landscape of macro-analysis, and is divided into five sections of increasing complexity, culminating in an interesting and innovative discussion of literary influence

Prospects: highlights some issues that digital literary scholars are facing or will face in the near future.