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Idea, project and editing


Pier Luigi Capucci

Giovanni Anceschi, Roy Ascott, Louis Bec, Giuseppe O. Longo

Paolo Chighine

(Remains in charge for 2 years)
Elif Ayter
Laura Beloff
Roberta Buiani
Dmitry Bulatov
Gabriela Galati
Ignazio Licata
Alan N. Shapiro
Franco Torriani
Massimiliano Viel
Kasia Wozniak

(Remains in charge for 2 years)
Laura Sansavini (Vice Editor)
Gianna Angelini (Vice Editor)
Renato Alberti
Giorgia Benvenuti
Emanuele Bertoni
Antonello Bocchino
Giorgio Cipolletta
Erica Falcinelli
Paola Ruotolo

Noema is a journal registerered on 17/07/2003 at the Court of Ravenna (n. 1211).

ISSN 2283-3145

Collaborations and partnerships

– Ars Electronica
– ArsLab
– CINECA Vis.I.T. Lab
– Clueb
– Comune di Bologna
– Facoltà di Scienze della Comunicazione (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
– InFormaDiScienza
– Le Scienze online
– T-Node
– PC Facile
– Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes
– Tomorrow Now (Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia)
– SUPSI – Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design
– UCAN (Accademia di Belle Arti di Carrara)
– Yasmin
 Subtle Technologies, Toronto (since 2007)
– Transbiotics. Temporal stability points, Riga
– New Media Art Education & Research 2010: Always Already New, Milano
– International Journal of McLuhan Studies
– Always Already New 2011: Deep Involvement of Education, Milano
– FiveWordsForTheFuture

Media partnerships

2006 – Peam 2006
2007 – Struttura Organica 2007
2007 – Milano in Digitale II
2008 – CronoSfera Festival
2008 – Milano in Digitale III
2009 – RomaeuropaFAKEFactory
2009 – Feedback 2009
2009 – Editing the Future
2012 – MutaMorphosis 2012


2003 – Selected by RAI International as best Italian website
2005 – Web credibility
2005 – Selected Project at Palinsesto Italia

Projects that Noema started o is partner of

• <mediaversi>
A series of books, coproduced by Noema, which aims at reflecting in an interdisciplinary way on the relations among the media, the emergent technologies and the society.
• e.lab (old website)
The e-learning.lab is a teaching platform to collaborate.
• FiveWordsForTheFuture
FiveWordsForTheFuture’s main object is to help people to identify and understand what’s new, the innovation, and to imagine the future and have visions.
• edu.List
This project, co-sponsored by Yasmin, gathers information about Academic Courses and Masters on arts/sciences/technologies.
• (cold website)
Noema’s blog supports events almost in realtime. It offers reportages, writings, images, interviews.
• Conferences
A website project that hosts international conferences..
• MySoft
A mainly didactic project which wants to gather, online and on CD-ROM, free and Open Source useful applications.

About Noema

Noema is a web magazine in Italian and English on the relationships between culture and new technologies and on their mutual influences. “Culture” also means “habits”, “lifestyles”, “communications”, “arts”, “society”, “economy”, “media”, “philosophy”…, while “new technologies” should be intended in a broader meaning than the digital realm. Noema is a no-profit project, it’s free and with cultural goals. Noema has been on the Web since March 2000, and in 2003 RAI International selected it as best italian website.


It’s main objectives are to allow operators, students, institutions, associations, professionals and interested people, in the italian, european and international realms, to understand and get in touch with the transformations induced by technologies on culture, society, communications, arts… And to offer an interdisciplinary approach and a look at convergences among different fields (communications, media, informatics, arts) and at the sinergies produced by the new information and communication technologies.


Noema was born in March 2000 as a website to support his founder’s new media and mass media courses as a repository and an information collection on new media in many realms allowing students of humanistic disciplines (who in many cases have only a few or no knowledges on these issues) to get in touch – both theoretically and practically – with technologies and their fundamental topics. Noema was also a way to involve the students in the planning, the editorial and the making of stages of a project.

Noema mainly works on two directions:

  • a theoretical direction, producing public information and research, publishing contributes from experts, operators, theoreticians on the technological universe and on the transformations it generates in many cultural realms;
  • a practical, laboratorial direction, allowing people to face editorial, communication and information management issues (writing, editing and publishing for the Web, newsmaking, cultural communications on the web, and so on) and technical issues (web graphics, interface, web coding, information’s dynamic publishing, data managing and checking). In fact students and graduates have a big part in the making of Noema. The website gradually acquired users outside the academic target, with a consistent growth. Today Noema’s target is various but very keen and focused on its topics.

The website increased the contents’ quality and quantity and the users’ number and participation. In 2003 Noema became a registered journalistic magazine (adding value and chances to the people and the material published) remaining a no-profit and free cultural project. Today Noema is an acknowledged cultural website and is linked and quoted in italian and international websites (institutions, companies, universities, organizations, magazines… and many personal websites), with a good number of users (about 30% of them is not italian).


Noema website, 2000 - 2011

Noema website, 2000 – 2011


Noema release 4

Noema was born in November 1999 and it has been officially online since March 2000. But it would be possible going backward in time, since its roots date back to the first ’90s, when in March 1994 a small group at the University of Bologna published NetMagazine (then renamed in MagNet), the first online magazine in Italy, an experience which is still mentioned in the books on the interface design.

Noema anticipated and influenced, for its contents, logics and sections, many websites on the relationships between culture and technologies, not only in Italy. The website followed the Web evolution, passing from pure HTML to databases and adjusting its interface until the 3rd release in 2004, which is still today’s unchanged ongoing release, maybe because there was not so much to change. In the meanwhile Noema gave birth to many projects, from didactics to publishing, from journalism to Open Source, to art…

In 2012, while the discussions on the Web 3.0 and on the Internet of Things arise, it is time for a leap forward, it is time for changing, for activating new functions and services that would have been impossible with the old release or would have required a long and uncertain work. But the old Noema  remains online as a huge archive of contents (2000-2011), and also of graphics, ideas, techniques, visions, ways of interpreting the online communication… that will become memory, and finally history.

Noema‘s 4th release is database driven and employs an engine that is secure and simple to use. It is almost ready, we have to complete putting the contents in and refine the interface. In March 2013  Noema completed its restructuring with the new website and a new International Board.


Noema, 2012 -->

Noema, 2012 –>


Authors (since 2000):

01.ORG, Alberto Abruzzese, Saul Albert, A.G., Law Alsobrook, Mark Amerika, Jim Andrews, Gianna Angelini, Filippo Antonica, Stefania Antonioni, Marco Balestra, Riccardo Balli, Richard Barbrook, Monica Baroni, Tilman Baumgaertel, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Louis Bec, Antonella Beccaria, Konrad Becker, Agnese Benassi, Andrea Benini, Franco Berardi “Bifo”, Martín Bergel, Pierluigi Bernabei, David M. Berry, Marco Bianchetti, Amos Bianchi, Matteo Bittanti, Vincenzo Bitti, Kristina Blachere, Gérard Blain, Daniele Bontumasi, Silvia Bordini, Josephine Bosma, James Boyle, Benjamin H. Bratton, José Luis Brea, Andreas Broeckmann, Andreas Brøgger, Massimo Bronzetti, Jonah Brucker-Cohen, Roberta Buiani, Dmitry Bulatov, Mercedes Bunz, Pietro Bussio, Ferry Byte, Francesco Cacchiani, France Cadet, Enrico Caldesi, Mike Caloud, Guido Capanna-Piscè, Simona Caraceni, Marta Cardillo, Brian Thomas Carroll, Giovanni Carta, Mirella Castigli, Edward Castronova, Mauro Catena, Valentino Catricalà, Alessandro Cavaleri, Claudio Cerritelli, Chris Chesher, Alessio Chierico, Matteo Chini, Alan Cholodenko, Giorgio Cipolletta, Francesco Cisternino, Sasha Costanza-Chock, Cindy Cohn, Martina Coletti, David Cox, Gerry Coulter, Florian Cramer, Jordan Crandall, Vikki Cravens, Adam Curry, Nicola D’Antrassi, George N. Dafermos, Dharma Dailey, Carlo Daniele, Rana Dasgupta, Jim Davis, Derrick de Kerckhove, Eric Deis, Scott deLahunta, Mark Dery, Raffaella Di Lorenzo, Ian Dickson, Domenico Donnarumma, Regina Dürig, Jorn Ebner, Valerio Eletti, Adam C. Engst, Lee Evans, Piero Fantastichini, Andrea Ferraresso, Ernesto Ferrari, Ivan Fiorentino, Franz Fischnaller, Are Flagan, Rasmus Fleischer, Micz Flor, Darko Fritz, Matthew Fuller, Ulrike Gabriel, Gabriela Galati, Alex Galloway, Anne Galloway, Stefano Gambini, Andrea Ganduglia, Katerina Karoussos, Kristoffer Gansing, Gianna Maria Gatti, Giulia Gelmini, Laura Gemini, Giuseppe Gentile, Ida Gerosa, Stefania Gioria, Alessia M. Michela Giurdanella, Abe Golam,, Olga Goriunova, Rachel Greene, Ryan Griffis, Marina Grzinic, Ale Guzzetti, Simon Hadler, Keith Hart, Michael Hauben, Ronda Hauben, Jens Hauser, Nelson Henricks, Jeremy Hight, Linda Hilfling, Jesse Hirsh, Brian Holmes, John Horvath, Wilfried Hou Je Bek, G.H. Hovagimyan, Francis Hwang, Luca Impagliazzo, Jon Ippolito, Y. Raj Isar, Marco Jacquemet, jaromil, Ken Jordan, E.K., Eduardo Kac, Eric Kluitenberg, Dan Kohn, Dunja Kukovec, Marc Lafia, Leo Lake, Michael Learmonth, Jennifer Leonard, Ignazio Licata, Patrick Lichty, Živa Ljubec, Geert Lovink, Diane Ludin, Sebastian Luetgert, Roger Malina, Lev Manovich, Paolo Manzelli, Alessandro Martin, Paola Martinelli Arlotti, Rossella Maspoli, Ralo Mayer, Christina McPhee, Cristina Miranda de Almeida, Armin Medosch, Arun Mehta, Emanuele Melli, Nanni Menetti, Stefan Merten, Mattia Miani, John Laurence Miller, Paul D. Miller, Massimo Roberto Modenese, Francesco Monico, Hans P. Moravec, Patrizia Moschella, Ivana Mulatero, Giles Moss, Sinthea (Sindee) Nakatani, Monica Narula [Raqs Media Collective], Eduardo Navas, Massimiliano Neri, Annalee Newitz, Jennifer Kanary Nikolova, Riccardo Notte, Gordana Novakovic, Mirko Nozzi, Michele Orsi Bandini, William Osborne, Giovanna Pagano, Luigi Pagliarini, Katiuscia Palazzesi, Daniel Palmer, Melentie Pandilovski, Drazen Pantic, Luisa Paraguai, Claudio Parrini, Anna Pazzaglia, Marcello Pecchioli, Jonathan Peizer, Claire Pentecost, Daniele Perra, Giancarlo Perrone, Roberta Peveri, Azzurra Pici, Gabriel Pickard, Matteo Pierini, Lorenza Pignatti, Dorina Pileri, Bruna Piras, Antonio Pizzo, Nicholas Primich, Giorgio Pulcini, Domenico Quaranta, Emanuele Quinz, Raqs Media Collective, Alkiviadis Rasel, Joanne Richardson, Stefano Righetti, Julia Risler, Raffaella Rivi, Ned Rossiter, Nicholas Ruiz, Eryk Salvaggio, Davide Sassarini, Anne-Marie Schleiner, Florian Schneider, Steven M. Schneider, Pavel Sedlak, Edward A. Shanken, Alan Shapiro, Tom Sherman, Shirley Shor & Aviv Eyal, Alexei Shulgin, Howard Slater, Joel Slayton, Chiara Somajni, Franco Speroni, Mirko Speziali, Brett Stalbaum, Felix Stalder, Richard Stallman, STANZA, Virginia Stefanini, Marcello Stoppa, Axel Straschnoy, Ognjen Strpic, Dyske Suematsu, Lorenzo Taiuti, Luca Tateo, Sefik Seki Tatlic, Tiziana Terranova, Roberto Testa, Eugene Thacker, Federica Timeto, Valentina Tolomelli, Marco Tonelli, Franco Torriani, Cristina Trivellin, Antonio Tursi, Rob van Kranenburg, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Silvana Vassallo, Kim Veltman, Massimiliano Viel, Manuel Viñas Limonchi, Ana Viseu, Alessandra Voltan, Daniela Voto, McKenzie Wark, Geri Wittig, Richard Wright, Xiaoying Juliette Yuan, Josh Zeidner, Henning Ziegler.


Students (since 2000):

Luca Acquarelli, Claudio Ancora, Laura Anicio, Roberta Antonioni, Leonardo Araneo, Valerio Assalve, Marco Ava, Giorgio Avezzù, Andrea Bagnale, Paolo Barbieri, Agar Alessia Barboni, Valerio Battagli, Christian Battiferro, Daniele Bedeschi, Claudia Bellini, Marcella Benedetti, Dagmar Benghi, Isabella Bertasi, Caterina Bettin, Paola Bevilacqua, Frida Bifolchetti, Francesca Biserni, Pia Bolognesi, William Bolzoni, Chiara Boschi, Mauro Bucci, Federico Cagnucci, Marina Calvaresi, Alessia Calzolari, Manuela Camprini, Irene Campana, Federica Cantori, Cristina Caterina, Gabriella Cerbai, Francesco Cesare Cavallari, Alberto Cavenati, Ivan Ceretta, Massimo Ceriati, Luca Cerretti, Viviana Cervieri, Chiara Checcaglini, Grazia Ciccimarra, Fabio Cicolani, Umberto Cioffi, Francesco Ciotti, Lucia Cipriani, Roberta Colombo, Federica Corbellini, Giacinta Coretti, Jan Alexander Corsini, Francesca Cozzolino, Federico Crosara, Serena D’Urbano, Serena Dalla Torre, Marco Dazzi, Carmelo De Rosa, Roberto Debbia, Francesco Degli Innocenti, Alessandra Dell’Onte, Rossella Di Pietro, Domenico Esposito, Elena Ezechielli, Isabella Falbo, Carlotta Faresin, Ida Farris, Giovanna Felluga, Angelo Pierpaolo Ferlaino, Paolo Ferrandi, Liana Fontana, Luca Fontana, Nicola Frattegiani, Tiziano Frignani, Martina Fuscaldo, Laura Gallese, Lucio Galliano, Giorgio Ganzitti, Cristofaro Garofalo, Stefano Gemmellaro, Mike Giacovazzo, Céline Gialis, Donatella Giancola, Chiara Giannatiempo, Federico Giordano, Irene Giorgi, Chiara Giuliani, Martina Gozzini, Andrea Granduglia, Giovanni Guagnelini, Alessandro Guida, Jana Idris, Luigi Indelicato, Julika Ingrassia, Alberto Irrera, Simonluca Laitempergher, Giovanni Lasi, Matteo Lepore, Nicola Lercari, Roberto Lo Crasto, Simone Locatelli, Paolo Magnani, Laura Malatesta, Alessandro Malavasi, Lichota Malgorzata, Linda Mammana, Raffaele Mancini, Michela Mantoan, Donato Marchesani, Elisa Marchese, Francesca Marcoccia, Mario Marra, Marta Martina, Manila Mazzarini, Marco Mazzeschi, Audrey McMullen, Anna Vera Meati, Guido Mologni, Giorgia Montanari, Valentina Mulas, Daniele Napolitano, Katia Nesci, Ivan Olgiati, Nicola Olla, Antonio Orlando, Marion Ouillot, Dorotea Pace, Massimiliano Pantano, Silvia Papagna, Matteo Passerini, Angelo Passiatore, Roberto Pavani, Anna Pazzaglia, Caterina Pennestrì, Francesco Pennìca, Marcello Petruzzi, Linda Pianigiani, Maria Ludovica Piazzi, Fabio Piccione, Andrea Polgrossi, Monica Poli, Santiago Sanchez Portales, Filippo M. Prandi, Costanza Prinetti, Belkis Ramani, Giovanni Raniolo, Hilenia Ricci, Laura Righi, Francesca Ronchetti, Francesca Rossi, Costanza Ruggeri, Silvia Ruggeri, Valeria Russo, Renzo Saffi, Ariel Sages, Laura Sansavini, Marco Santinelli, Alessio Santini, Roberto Sgallari, Federica Silvagni, Linda Sorrenti, Ciro Sorrentino, Camilla Spagnolo, Emanuele Spagnolo, Francesco Stumpo, Carmine Sulpizi, Bernardo Tacchini, Alessandro Tanassi, Federico Tedeschi, Fabio Terra, Vitaliano Teti, Pietro Tirella, Roberta Todaro, Stefano Tolio, Andrea Trevisan, Francesca Tripiciano, Stefano Usardi, Maura Vadacca, Tristano Vagnoni, Fabio Vasile, Santo Veltri, Lucia Venco, Marco Vignudelli, Cecilia Vinciguerra, Michelangelo Visconti, Daniele Vivetti, Luca Zampieri, Antwuan Wallace, Robert Wank, Enrico Zerbo.


Curriculum of activities


[Last update: 26/12/2016]