Italiano [English below]

 

Il 20 Novembre sono stato invitato a partecipare, in teleconferenza con Montevideo, a un seminario internazionale nel contesto del 50 Anniversario del magazine Leonardo, pubblicato da MIT Press, forse la più autorevole rivista internazionale sulle relazioni tra arti, scienze e tecnologie. Il seminario, organizzato dal nodo uruguaiano di Anilla Cultural Latinoamerica – Europa, a cura di Delma Rodriguez, si svolgeva fisicamente presso la Sala Delmira Agustini del Teatro Solís di Montevideo, ma era aperto agli interessati in tutto il mondo, con traduzione simultanea in spagnolo, inglese e portoghese, ed era trasmesso in streaming.

Il seminario, intitolato “Places of Co-creation in STEAM” (essendo STEAM l’acronimo di Science, Technologies, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) ha toccato diversi temi di ricerca transdisciplinare tra forme artistiche, scienze, tecnologie e società, e i contenuti sono stati condivisi con il pubblico nel teatro e con i relatori online.

Come recitava l’invito:

Co-creation as a strategy, natural language or ideal methodology to promote optimal synergies between the arts, sciences, technology and society. Cooperation is necessary in institutional, personal and collective spaces both to implement small multidisciplinary practices and long-term developments. The challenge to be faced will be the description of co-creation characteristics and its operability providing solutions to different realities in the transdisciplinary academic work.
In a context of local and global co-creation we will interact in a network of co-creation, asymmetries of a global community will be promoted to create new academic communities that collaborate in STEAM while generating new ideas and proposals for those more experienced.

Più o meno contemporaneamente, dal 23 Novembre 2018 al 14 Gennaio 2019, presso il Centro de Fotografia di Montevideo si svolgeva una mostra internazionale sulla fotografia contemporanea, anch’essa nell’ambito della celebrazione del 50° Anniversario del magazine Leonardo, curata dalla bravissima Delma Rodriguez e intitolata “Nodos interconectados. Cruces entre Arte, Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad”.

Tra le opere in mostra c’era anche la documentazione fotografica del lavoro di tesi di un mio laureato all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino, Diego Santangeli: un selfie robotico, nel quale un calco in silicone del volto dell’autore viene roboticamente pilotato in varie espressioni e fatto dialogare anche in remoto mediante uno smartphone.

 

English

On November 20th, I was invited to participate, in a teleconference with Montevideo, to an International Seminar in the context of the 50th Anniversary of the magazine Leonardo, published by MIT Press, maybe the most authoritative international journal on the relations between arts, sciences and technologies. The seminar, organized by the Uruguayan node of Anilla Cultural Latinoamerica – Europe, curated by Delma Rodriguez, took place physically at the Sala Delmira Agustini of the Teatro Solís of Montevideo, but it was open to interested people all over the world, with simultaneous translation into Spanish, English and Portuguese, and it was broadcasted in streaming.

The seminar, entitled “Places of Co-creation in STEAM” (being STEAM the acronym of Science, Technologies, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) was keen on several transdisciplinary research topics among art forms, science, technology and society, and the contents have been shared with the public in the theater and with the online speakers.

As written in the invitation:

Co-creation as a strategy, natural language or ideal methodology to promote optimal synergies between the arts, sciences, technology and society. Cooperation is necessary in institutional, personal and collective spaces both to implement small multidisciplinary practices and long-term developments. The challenge to be faced will be the description of co-creation characteristics and its operability providing solutions to different realities in the transdisciplinary academic work.
In a context of local and global co-creation we will interact in a network of co-creation, asymmetries of a global community will be promoted to create new academic communities that collaborate in STEAM while generating new ideas and proposals for those more experienced.

More or less at the same time, from 23 November 2018 to 14 January 2019, at the Centro de Fotografia in Montevideo there was an international exhibition on contemporary photography, also part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the magazine Leonardo, curated by the talented Delma Rodriguez and entitled “Nodos interconectados. Cruces entre Art, Ciencia, Tecnología y Sociedad”.

Among the works on display there was also the photographic documentation of the thesis work of a graduates of mine at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, Diego Santangeli: a robotic selfie, in which a silicon cast of the author’s face is robotically driven in various expressions and made to dialogue even remotely using a smartphone.