The release 4 of Noema is proceeding. The Board of Direction has been published, although it is not complete yet and some people will enter the board in a near future. Noema's Board of Direction is organized in a Scientific Committee, an Advisory Board and a Steering Committee (both remain in charge 2 years, renewable), and an editorial and media staff. We are very proud for all those incredible people that joined the Board! Thank you all for sharing our passion and questions... The new release of Noema is more focused on what has always been its main mission, maybe not so evident in the past, that essentially is that of envisaging, reflecting on and shaping the future. Some very special topics and outstanding projects are on the way. Stay tuned! :-)
And now... let's start with proposals, ideas, projects, writings... :-)
Here Noema Board of Direction
Giuseppe O. Longo
Paolo Chighine is Associate Director at Strategic Advice. In 2012 he was Managing Director at the European Alliance for Innovation in Ghent. From 2007 to 2010 he has been External Relations Director and Executive Director respectively at Enel and Enel Energie in Romania; in 2006 Enel communication manager for Russia. Previously he was Enel Chief E-learning Editor. Moreover he taught as Adjunct Professor at the University of L'Aquila and in Masters courses for some universities in Italy. He is Knight of the Italy’ Star Order.
Denisa Kera is a philosopher and a designer, member of the international network for open biology, Hackteria.org, and Prague based Hackerspace, Brmlab.cz. She builds design prototypes and critical probes to reflect, deliberate and participate in emergent science and technology issues. She follows science community labs, Hackerspaces and DIYbio movements around the world as a new model of support for research in developing countries. She has extensive experience as a curator of projects related to art, technology and science, and previous career in internet start-ups and journalism. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor at the National University of Singapore, where she is also a fellow of the Asia Research Institute.
Theoretical physicist, scientific director at ISEM (Institute for Scientific Methodology) of Palermo for interdisciplinary studies, he teaches Theory of Complexity for Cognitive Science at the University of Messina. He works on the foundations of quantum theory, cosmology, dissipative quantum field theories, physics of emergence and information, complexity in biological systems and cognition. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences in New York, CIE Computability in Europe, AIEMS Italian Association of Systemic Epistemology and Methodology, Honorary Member of the Italian Society of Neuroaesthetics. He wrote and edited books about Quantum Physics, logic of the mind, complexity, art and science. Being convinced that epistemology is not an a posteriori knowledge, but a constant awareness of the critical micro-paradigms through the research, he has extensively worked in the direction of the inter-disciplinary dialogue. http://ignaziolicata.nova100.ilsole24ore.com
Francesco Monico (Ph.D.) is artist, educator, broadcaster, and writer. He was director and author for Italian broadcast television. He has changed his expression channel from video to art, with a penchant for interactive installations, Telematic Art, BioArt, and various art-knowledge combinations. He founded the Media Design and New Media Art Department of the NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti) in Milan. He is professor of Theory and Method of Mass Media at the same institution, as well as director of the Ph.D program M-Node Planetary Collegium, and a Senior Fellow of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology in Toronto, Canada.
Melentie Pandilovski is an art historian, theorist, curator and critic. Director of Video Pool Media Arts Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He also teaches the topic History and Theory “Philosophy of Art, Science & Technology” at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba. He has curated more than 100 exhibitions and organized numerous symposia, conferences, and workshops, in Europe, Australia, and Canada, such as: “SEAFair” (Skopje Electronic Art Fair) in the period 1997 – 2011; “Marshall McLuhan & Vilém Flusser Communication & Aesthetics Theories Revisited” Conference, in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 2012; “Biotech Art – Revisited” in Adelaide, South Australia in 2009, etc. His theoretical research deals with examination of the links between art, culture, technology, individual identity, and consciousness. He was Editor of “Energy, Biopolitics, Resistance Strategies and Cultural Subversion” (2012), “The Apparatus of Life and Death” (2011), “Art in the Biotech Era” (2008).
Alan N. Shapiro
Alan N. Shapiro is a trans-disciplinary thinker who studied science-technology at MIT and philosophy-history-literature at Cornell University. He teaches advanced seminars in media theory, television, history of visual communication, simulation, and computational art at the Art and Design University in Offenbach, at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, at the NABA University in Milan, and at the Arts University in Berlin. He is the author of Star Trek: Technologies of Disappearance (2004) and Software of the Future (2013), and the editor/translator of The Technological Herbarium (2010).
Franco Torriani (Turin, Italy 1942) after graduating in Economics at the Turin University, concentrated on the connections and interferences among economy, cultural and social environment. Independent consultant in external relations and communication strategy, he contributed on setting up several events and to many European publications. He has been, from the 1970', studying the interactions among arts, sciences, technology, old and new media, focusing from the 1990' on arts and life sciences. He was member of Ars Technica (Paris) and co-founder of Ars Lab (Turin). He is vice-chairman of Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes (Saint-Cloud, France; chairman 1998-2007). He is in the advisory board of Noemalab.eu
Kasia Wozniak studied History of Art, History of Theatre and Literature at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and History of Art and Image Science at the Humboldt University in Berlin, where she is PhD candidate. Since 2009 she has been working as a researcher with Martin Kemp, professor of History of Art at Oxford University and world-renowned authority on Leonardo da Vinci. Her main research focus is on La Bella Principessa – the newly discovered female portrait attributed to Leonardo. She is Guest Researcher in the Department of Design and Technology of Parsons The New School for Design in New York, and Scholarship Holder at Humboldt University, Goethe Institute, British Council. She was nominated to the International Young Visual Arts Entrepreneur Award 2008 (British Council). She is curator in contemporary art and Art & Science for numerous international institutions, cultural Journalist for ZDF German Television and art consultant for National Geographic and PBS Nova.
Elif Ayiter, aka. Alpha Auer, is a designer, educator and researcher whose creative interests are based in three dimensional online virtual worlds and their avatars, as well as in developing and implementing hybrid educational methodologies between art & design and computer science. Ayiter teaches full time at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey and is the holder of a PhD from the Planetary Collegium, CAiiA hub where she studied under Roy Ascott. Her texts have been published at academic journals such as the Journal of Consciousness Studies, IJACDT, and Technoetic Arts and she has authored several book chapters in edited academic anthologies. She has presented creative as well as research output at venues including ISEA2011, Siggraph, Creativity and Cognition, and Computational Aesthetics and Cyberworlds; and is the chief editor of the journal Metaverse Creativity with Intellect Journals, UK. http://www.citrinitas.com/
Laura Beloff is a researcher and artist working in the cross section of art / technology / science. Her primary focus has been a human in the global society trying to adapt to complex technologically enhanced world. Currently she is an associate professor at the IT-University, Copenhagen.
Amos Bianchi (1975) is head of program development at NABA (Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano (www.naba.it) and Domus Academy (www.domusacademy.it). At the same institution, he has been Assistant Professor of Theory and Method of Mass Media, and he is currently Lecturer of Research Methods and History of Cinema. He is a Ph.D. candidate of the University of Plymouth, Planetary Collegium, at the M-Node, based in Milan.
Gabriela Galati is a researcher, art historian and editor currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Plymouth, Planetary Collegium/M-Node. She is currently Assistant Professor in Theory and Methodology of Mass Media at NABA, Milan; and was Adjunct Professor in Semio-Epistemology in Social Science at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and at the Universidad del Museo Social Argentino. She recently published and presented scholarly papers at TATE Gallery Liverpool-FACT Postgraduate Research Forum; Always Already New Symposium-Planetary Collegium M-Node-Noema, NABA, Milan; ISEA Istanbul 2011; Rewire-FACT Liverpool, Culture Lab-Newcastle University; Digital Legacies of the Avant Garde-The American University of Paris, Technoetic Telos: Art, Myth and Media Conference - Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture, Kefalonia and Transitions and Dissolving Boundaries in the Fantastic - University of Zurich.
Katerina Karoussos is an artist and researcher. She is the Executive Director of the I-Node of the Planetary Collegium in Greece. From 2004 she is working at the Athens University of Fine Arts as a free lancer. She holds a Master of Arts from Middlesex University and she is currently a PhD candidate at CAiiA Hub of the Planetary Collegium. From 1994 to 2003 she was the director and a co-founder of the Hellenic Center of Fine & Applied Arts.
Živa Ljubec is teaching media theory at AVA – Academy for Visual Arts in Ljubljana and researching at the intersection of art and science as a PhD candidate at CAiiA - Centre for Advanced Inquiry in the Interactive Arts, University of Plymouth. She graduated from architecture at Faculty for Architecture and took courses in mathematics at Faculty for Mathematics and Physics, both at the University of Ljubljana.
Cristina Miranda de Almeida
Cristina Miranda de Almeida, artist, architect and urban planner is affiliated to the Department of Art and Technology (UPV/EHU), and since 2009 is a Visiting Scholar in the Research Line Digital Culture (IN3/UOC, Barcelona). She holds an European PhD in Arts (UPV-EHU, 2005), a Postdoctorate Degree (Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth, 2006), a Master in Industrial Design (DZ-BAI), a specialization in Territorial Planning (Fundicot, UV) and in Town Planning (IBAM, Rio de Janeiro). She is working in the Project Material-ICT (individual), and collaborating with SEAD Network. http://in3.uoc.edu/opencms_portalin3/opencms/es/investigadors/list/miran...
Sociologist of cultural processes, specialized in qualitative research, since 1997 she has been collaborating with international research institutions (Eurisko, Doxa, RQ, Synergia, Italian Universities of Studies). Since 2004 she has been working in NABA as a professor at the Communication and Graphic Design Department (she teaches Future Scenarios in Brand Design) and as a researcher (PhD in Art, Media and Education at the University of Plymouth, Planetary Collegium, M-NODE). She collaborates for interdisciplinary projects with national and international universities such as Università degli Studi, Politecnico, Facoltà di Farmacia, Santa Fe University, Media Design School, and also with the Educational Council in Milan Municipality.
Jennifer Kanary Nikolova
Jennifer Kanary (1974, NL/CA) graduated from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam in 2002. Her art practice roomforthoughts investigates the physics of thought and the epistemological relation between art and science. Jennifer has been a 5-month artist-in-residence at the National Museum of Psychiatry, Haarlem and 2-year researcher-in-residence at Waag Society Institute for Art, Science and Technology, Amsterdam. For 3,5 years she was tutor of the honours programme Art and Research of the UvA and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Jennifer is currently a PhD Candidate at M-Node, Planetary Collegium, Plymouth University, UK. Her recent work may be found on www.labyrinthpsychotica.org. Hyperlinks: http://www.sandberg.nl/
Artist, Researcher and Faculty member in the PhD and Master Design Program, Anhembi Morumbi University, Brazil. She studied Civil Engineering and Computing at University of São Paulo, Brazil. She got a master and doctoral degree at the Department of Multimedia, Institute of Arts, Unicamp, Brazil. She has been a post-doctoral Advanced Research Associate in the M-Node Planetary Collegium, NABA, Italy. She has participated in some national exhibitions as 4D Interactive Computational Art, 2004, in Brasília, Cinetic_Digital – Itau Cultural 2005, in São Paulo, Mostra SESC Artes 2010 in São Paulo, and international as the Cyber Fashion Show, SIGGRAPH 2005, in Los Angeles.
Massimiliano Viel is a composer, musician and researcher. His manifold activities as a composer, a keyboard player and a sound designer brought him to realise performances in close contact with theatre, visual art, dance, to collaborate with festivals, ensembles, orchestras and with composers such as L. Berio and K. Stockhausen in concerts, events and tours in and outside Europe. He has written books and articles in the field of musicology and music education. He is a professor at the Conservatory of Bolzano, Italy and PhD candidate at the Planetary Collegium M-Node, University of Plymouth, UK.
Xiaoying Juliette Yuan
Xiaoying Juliette Yuan, independent curator and researcher in art, science and technology. Master of Comparative Literature from Paris III - La Sorbonne Nouvelle (FR), current PhD candidate at the Planetary Collegium, University of Plymouth (UK). One of the most active figures in the Chinese media arts scene, accomplished projects include performances, exhibitions, conferences, workshops and publication. Her collaborators include governmental institutions, academies, museums, festivals, private institutions and foundations, both in China and overseas.
Director & Editor in Chief
Pier Luigi Capucci
Pier Luigi Capucci (capucci.org) is a theorist, cultural manager, teacher, media architect and expert. Since the early ‘80 he has been concerned with the studies on communication, new media and new art forms, and with the relations among arts, sciences and technologies. His theoretical activity is focused on the new art and communication forms, and his applied research is in the fields of online communications and media. In 1994 he founded and directed the first Italian online magazine and in 2000 he founded Noema. He has been professor at the universities of Bologna, Rome “La Sapienza”, Florence, Urbino and Lugano (SUPSI). Currently he is a teacher at NABA in Milan, at the Fine Arts Academy of Urbino and in other institutions, and a supervisor in the M-Node PhD Research Programme of the Planetary Collegium (University of Plymouth). He extensively published in books and magazines, organized exhibitions, managed projects and participated to conferences in Italy and abroad. He has been working in european projects on media and technologies.
Laura Sansavini (assistant Director)
Editorial and Media Staff
Renato Alberti (Napoli, 1973) is a down-shifter, independent thinker and technologist. After a degree in law (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II) he worked as a lawyer and achieved specialisations through postgraduate studies in Bioethics (Università degli Studi di Siena; Istituto Italiano Bioetica, Campania) and IT and Privacy Law (Centro Studi Informatica Giuridica). Later he earned a bachelor degree in Multimedia Design at the Fine Art Academy of Urbino, where he is currently Lecturer of Digital Applications for visual arts. http://reticular.org
Giorgia Benvenuti obtained in 2012 an undergraduate degree in New Technologies at the Fine Art Academy of Urbino. During the courses she developed a strong interest in the artistic aspects of technology, especially in fields such as robotics and artificial intelligence. Born from these interests, Alifeorg was her thesis project. Currently she is attending a postgraduate degree in Visual and Motion Design at the Fine Art Academy of Urbino.
Since graduating from the University of Bologna with a Master’s Degree in New Technology and Integrated Marketing Communication, Antonello Bocchino has lived in a number of countries around the world, working in communications fields such as television, radio and social media. He is also the founder and manager of the largest patient-based social movement of its kind in the world. He currently lives and works in Cairo, Egypt.
Giorgio Cipolletta graduated in Communication Studies, publishing and multimedia communications at University of Macerata, Italy, where in 2012 he earned a PhD in Theory of Information and Communication. Presently he is adjunct professor of Visual Art and Technology and researching assistant of Aesthetics, Theory and Technique of Mass Communication and Sociology of Mass Communication at the University of Macerata. In 2011 he was a visiting student at ZKM (Center for Art and Media), Karlsruhe. He explores the relation between body and image in digital art, cybernetic and public space, moreover he studies media objects and cross aesthetics reflecting the reality and digital.
Erica Falcinelli was born in Urbino in 1988. After completing a training course in the field of applied arts at Istituto d'Arte A. Apolloni in Fano, she got the degree in Advertising Communication at the University "Carlo Bo" in Urbino. Now she is attending the second year of the master in Film and New Media at NABA in Milan.
Alessia M. Michela Giurdanella
Alessia M. Michela Giurdanella is a researcher in ITC laws and international patents, trademarks and intellectual property. She graduated at the Lutheran High School of Hawaii in Honolulu and then got a bachelor in Law at the University of Bologna, Italy. She is interested in all the arts, especially music, sculpture, cinema and new forms of art. Other of her interests have to do with art mixed with the new horizons of medicine and with the possibility of discovering new challenges thanks to quantic physics. Now she works as a free-lance Public Relationer around the world, bringing around her ideas and putting together special people to create new projects.