Talks

GIJS7090Invited lectures

29 January 2016

Key-note discussion, STS Italia Decennial celebration, University of Rome Sapienza, (IT). Discussion with Karin Knorr-Cetina about ‘The Society of Algorithms’ and her research on financial algorithms.

 

25 November 2015

Colloquium, Maastricht Department of Technology & Society Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University (NL). Lecture title: ‘Circulating Authority. Integrating government information systems as governance reshuffling’.

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24 June 2015

Workshop, Institute for History of Technology, ETH Zurich (CH). Title: ‘Historicizing State Digitization’

 

07 April 2015

Colloquium, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT), University of Tilburg (NL). Lecture title: ‘Developing the Vectorial Glance: the contribution of STS to the iGovernment agenda’.

 

05/06 February 2015

Plenary lecture, ‘Roads less travelled. Exploring new connections between Media Research and STS’ International conference, University of Siegen (DE). Lecture title (with Alvise Mattozzi): ‘Recovering “delegation” and “enunciation” to account for governance of and through information infrastructures’. Conference organized by Mercator Research Group Spaces of Anthropological Knowledge with the DFG Research Training Group Locating Media.

 

11/12 September 2013

Plenary lecture, ‘Public Opinion: New Spokespersons’ conference, Urbino (IT). Lecture title: ‘From Public Opinion to Material Dramaturgy. Reflections on the new mediators in political discourse’. Conference organized by University of Urbino Carlo Bo, International Centre for Intercultural Studies in Semiotics and Morphology.

 

April 2013

Plenary lecture, STePS Research Days 2013 (NL). Lecture title: ‘Translating Institutions. Digitization of Administrative Data Assets as Redesign of the Modernist State’. Conference organized by the Department of Science, Technology and Policy Studies, University of Twente.

 

1 July 2012

Closing panel, participation based on invitation letter. Wikipedia Academy. Research and Free Knowledge conference, Berlin (DE). Conference organized by Wikimedia Germany, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Berlin.

 

19 January 2012

Plenary lecture, ‘Self-Mapping. Shared Experiences of Urban Mapping’ conference, Bologna (IT). Lecture title: ‘Embedding a Politics of Change. Notes on Citizenship, Technology and Institutions’. Conference organized by C.U.B.E. – University Centre for Ethnosemiotics, University of Bologna, in collaboration with ISA – Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Bologna.

 

06 May 2011

Lecture, Chair in Semiotics of Design, Department of Industrial Design, IAUV-Venice University of Architecture, Treviso (IT). Lecture title: ‘Web interfaces as relational hubs. Lepida S.p.A.’s online services as public/private artifacts: the FedERa case study’.

 

02/04 February 2010

Parallel session, ‘Cloud Creativity’ workshop, Creative Industries Styria annual convention, Graz (AT). Lecture title: ‘From Hype to Design: Cultural Practices in Online Collaboration’. Conference organized by Creative Industries Styria, Graz (AT).

 

05 September 2008

Parallel session, Ars Colloquy- Prix Ars Electronica, Linz (AT). Lecture title: ‘Tracing back Communities. A bottom-up approach in analyzing digital communities archives’. Conference organized by Prix Ars Electronica – International Competition for Art, Technology, Society, Linz (AT).

 

06/07 March 2008

Plenary lecture, The Television Will Not Be Revolutionized conference, Newcastle-Sunderland (UK). Lecture title: ‘The social challenges of the DTT switch-over for Italian under-regulated broadcasting landscape’. Conference organized by A/V – International Festival of Electronic Arts, Music and Moving Image, Newcastle (UK).

 

15/18 November 2007

Plenary lecture, ‘Online Archives of Media Art – Contextualization, Metadata, Translation’, re:place 2007: the Second International Conference on the Histories of Media, Art, Science and Technology, Berlin (DE). Lecture title: ‘The community VS institution tension in online archives of media art’. Conference organized by Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media.Art.Research, Linz (AT), in cooperation with Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH, Berlin (DE).

 

  • Conferences (selection)

 

24 /26 November 2016

6th STS Italia International Conference, Trento (IT). Co-chair, ‘Let’s Do Retro-ANT’ panel (with A. Mattozzi). In addition, presenter of the lecture titled: ‘Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic Dimensions of Digital Circulation’. Conference organized by Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies and University of Trento.

 

31 August/03 September 2016

Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), Barcelona (SP). Co-chair of the ‘Materializing governance by information infrastructure’ panel (with S. Milan and F. Musiani). In addition, presenter of the lecture titled: ‘Reshuffling the Government Machine. Digital Infrastructures of Bureaucratic Exclusion’.

 

24/28 July 2016

World Congress of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), Poznan (PL). Chair of the ‘Reshuffling Administration. Digitization of Governmental Information Systems as State Redesign’ parallel session. In addition, presenter of the lecture titled: ‘Materializing Autarchy. Counter-evidence of vendor lock-in in cadastral information systems’.

 

11/14 November 2015

Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Denver (US). ‘Social Studies of Politics: Assembling Governance’ parallel session. Lecture title: ‘Reshuffling the State. Government information systems building capabilities for denationalization’.

 

20/23 August 2014

International conference, Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S), Buenos Aires (AR). ‘STS and “the state”’ parallel session. Lecture title: ‘Translating the State. Digitization of Governmental Information Flows from an ANT perspective’. Conference organized by Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estudios Sociales de la Ciencia (ESOCITE).

 

12/14 June 2014

International conference, 5th STS Italia International Conference ‘A Matter of design. Making Society through Science and Technology’, Milan (IT). ‘“Material semiotics”? Exploring ANT-semiotics relations through artifacts and design’ parallel session. Lecture title: ‘Online interfaces as relational hubs. The case of an identity management system’. Conference organized by Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies and Politecnico di Milano, Doctoral School in Design.

 

12/14 June 2014

International conference, 5th STS Italia International Conference ‘A Matter of design. Making Society through Science and Technology’, Milan (IT). Co-chair ‘Rethinking sociological gaze and citizenship through data.Epistemological and Political Implications of the Rise of “Big Data”’ parallel session. Conference organized by Italian Society of Science and Technology Studies and Politecnico di Milano, Doctoral School in Design.

05/06 May 2014

International conference, STS Conference Graz 2014 ‘Critical Issues in Science and Technology Studies’, Graz (AT). ‘Politics of ICTs’ parallel session. Lecture title: ‘Translating Governmentality. An ANT-informed analysis of the digitization of governmental information flows’. Conference organized by STS – the Institute of Science, Technology and Society Studies at Alpen-Adria-Universitaet Klagenfurt – Vienna – Graz; IFZ – the Inter-University Research Centre for Technology, Work and Culture; IAS-STS – the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society.

23 June 2012

International conference, 4th STS Italia International Conference ‘Emerging Technologies, Social Worlds’, Rovigo (IT). ‘Information infrastructures: from standardization to multiple uses’ parallel session. Lecture title: ‘Translating Institutions. Concepts and Methods to Follow the Redesigning of Administrative Information Infrastructure’. Conference organized by STS Italia, CIGA – Technology, Rights, Ethics and Society Center of the University of Padua, Padova Science Technology and Innovation Studies – University of Padua.

 

17 July 2011

International conference, ‘Semiotic Research 3. Intersections’ inter-doctoral Symposium, Urbino (IT). Plenary session. Lecture title: ‘From Usability to “Appreciability”. Semiotics and Ethnography as Methods to Measure the Gap between Prescriptions and Subscriptions in User Interface Design’. Symposium organized by University of Urbino.

 

07 / 09 July 2010

International conference (participation based on selected paper), WikiSym 2010, 6th International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration, Gdansk (PL). Lecture title: ‘Openness as an Asset. A Classification System for Online Communities Based on Actor-Network Theory’. Conference organized by Wikipedia, TJEF – The John Ernest Foundation, CM Special Interest Group on Hypertext, Hypermedia, and Web (SIGWEB) (US).