On November 18 and 19, the conference “Always Already New 2011: Deep Involvement of Education” will take place at the NABA, Aula Spazio Elastico, Amaranto Building, Via Carlo Darwin 20, Milan. The conference is organized by the Planetary Collegium, M-Node & NABA Media Design & New Media Art and NoemaLab, and concerns the relations among education and technologies, focused on art in particular. This year is the the centenary of McLuhan’s birth, the great Canadian educator, literary critic, scholar and media theorist. His ideas of about communication, media, technologies and art will have a central role in the general topic of the conference. I’ll manage the two panels of the event.


Sarah Ciracì, Eelttronica-mente
Sarah Ciracì, Elettronica-Mente, vetronile, copper, paint, 2008 (courtesy of the artist)

Planetary Collegium, M-Node & NABA Media Design & New Media Art, Noema


Always Already New 2011: Deep Involvement of Education

“Fragmentation, specialization and sameness will be replaced by wholeness, diversity and, above all, a deep involvement. […] Tomorrow’s educator will be able to set about the exciting task of creating a new kind of learning environment.” Marshall McLuhan
Education concerns the future, it forms people who are going to become the pivots of the society. Today in many countries education is threatened and impoverished by the resources’ reduction, which are destined to other goals. Knowledge is at the heart of the education effort, in the arts and other fields, and it is changing because of the new technological tools and because the Institutions, the society, the people… are changing. How can the new media and technologies influence the way we know and learn? How do they affect our visions? How can education and learning cope with this quick transformation?

The Always Already New symposium continues in reflecting about this topics and the arts, this year in the background of the 100th anniversary of Marshall McLuhan’s birth, the great Canadian educator, literary critic, scholar and media theorist. His considerations on education will be part of our work.






Symposium Always Already New 2011 Deep Involvement of Education
15.00-15.25 Introduction: Antonio Caronia
15.30-15.55 Keynote: Bifo Berardi
16.00-16.15 Gabriela Galati
16.15-16.30 Eugenio Tasselli

16.30-16.45 Coffe Break

16.45-17.10 Jillian Scott
17.15-17.30 Denis Jaromil Rojo
17.30-17.45 Luisa Paraguai
17.45-18.00 Wafa Bourkhis
18.00-18.45 Panel: Pier Luigi Capucci, Jillian Scott, Bifo Berardi, Denis Jaromil Roio


15.00-15.25 Introduction: Francesco Monico
15.30-15.55 Keynote: Patrizia Moschella
16.00-16.15 Amos Bianchi
16.15-16.30 Nicole Ottiger

16.30-16.45 Coffe Break

16.45-17.00 Paolo Luca Barbieri
17.00-17.15 Sarah Ciracì
17.15-17.30 Aviva Rahmani
17.30-17.45 Massimiliano Viel
17.45-18.30 Resumé: Pier Luigi Capucci, Antonio Caronia, Denis Jaromil Roio

Aula Spazio Elastico, Amaranto Building, Via Carlo Darwin 20, Milano
Milano Public Transportation website: http://www.atm-mi.it/en/Pages/default.aspx

The official language of the symposium is English.

NABA is close to Milano city center and the Navigli area.

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