For a better curated media environmentAttenzione media, english (sort of), libri, media, partecipazione, perplessità, Post
A republic is its rational institutions. A democracy is its informed citizens. Institutions are platforms enabling citizens to decide by following a non-violent process of deliberation and voting. Citizens who know and accept their institutions in their rationality have something fundamental in common: they then can divide on opinions, but they live in the same […]
Post-truth democracy, politically correctness and other liesAttenzione media, Bill of rights, english (sort of), libri, partecipazione, perplessità, Post
We are debating like creazy about post-truth democracy. But we should put it in perspective. Before post-truth politics there wasn’t any “politics of truth”: lies have been the raw material of the political fabric for a lot of time (see a really great survey by the Economist). And yet there is an impression of a […]
Facts and cats. For State of the net 2016Attenzione media, Economia Felicità, english (sort of), media, Post
Facts are those little nasty things that divide the way people are and the way people would like to be. At least in times of crisis, facts are unpopular. In fact, at present, we tend to complain much about facts: 1. Because they are too many (filter failures, information overload) 2. Because it is difficult […]
Speech at the ceremony for The James W. Carey Award for Outstanding Media Ecology JournalismAttenzione media, Bologna. Media ecology, english (sort of), media
On June 25th, 2016, I gave a speech at the University of Bologna for “The James W. Carey Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Journalism” ceremony. Here are the notes. Speech mea-award from Luca De Biase
Dear American Peopleenglish (sort of), News, partecipazione
Dear American People for more than 50 years, Italians looked up to America and believed to see their future. Italians knew that what was happening in America, was going to happen in Italy in the future. America was a leader, in terms of economy, technology and politics. But now we sort of feel the opposite. Americans risk to […]
Today, at Bocconi University, we talk about innovation. Digital Humanitiesenglish (sort of), News
Today, at 12:30, Bocconi University, we talk about inn0vation: “Digital humanities. Media Ecology: information in the digital age“.
Today, at Bocconi University, we talk about the future. Digital Humanitiesenglish (sort of), News
Today, at 12:30, Bocconi University, we talk about the future: “Digital humanities. Media Ecology: information in the digital age“.
Bocconi. Today, at 12:30: Media ecologyAttenzione media, english (sort of), News
A first look at the course: “Digital humanities. Media ecology: information in the digital age“.
Something is rotten in the state of Denmark english (sort of), News, perplessità
Danish parliament approves plan to seize assets from refugees (Guardian) There is something rotten in the state of Denmark (FT) Denmark has been misrepresented – we take better care of refugees than most countries on the planet (Independent) Germany confiscates more from refugees than Denmark (Local) Denmark wants to watch everything you do online (Local) […]
When… from Paris to inside usenglish (sort of), News, visioni
The emotion for the massacre of Paris is seething. In Paris I studied. I found friends for life. I suffered the disappearance of the great masters. I worked. I spent some wonderful moments with my loved ones. I cry for the massacre. I listen to the real experts’ recipes and I hope they will find […]