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Since the early ‘80s Pier Luigi Capucci has been concerned with the studies on communication, the new media and the new art forms, and with the relationships among arts, sciences and technologies. His theoretical activity is concerned with technologies of representation and communication, with technoscience-based art forms and with the media archaeology studies. He has been professor at the Universities of Rome “La Sapienza”, Bologna, Florence, SUPSI – University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Southern Switzerland in Lugano, Urbino and Udine. Currently he is professor at the Fine Arts Academies of Reggio Calabria and Urbino. Since 2007 he has been working as a supervisor in the T-Node PhD Research Program of the Planetary Collegium (University of Plymouth), and from 2013 to 2018 he has been appointed as Director of Studies.

He had courses, lectures, conferences, lessons, seminars and workshops in:

Universities: Bologna, Milan (Polytechnic e State), Royal College of Art (London), Modena, Salerno, Florence, Udine, Genoa, São Paulo, Trieste, Chicago, Rome “La Sapienza”, Siena, Lake Forest College (USA), Urbino, Reggio Calabria, NETTUNO-Network for University Everywhere, Universität für Angewandte Kunst Vienna, MHMK Macromedia Hochschule für Medien und Kommunikation München, SUPSI Lugano, The Fields Institute for Mathematical Sciences (Toronto), University of Western Australia (Perth), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Trondheim), Plymouth University, Gelişim University (Istanbul), Witwatersrand University (Johannesburg), Quasar Design University (Rome), Sabancı University (Istanbul), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Sofia), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais;

Institutions, Foundations, museums and galleries, among them: Domus Academy, Fondazione IDIS, Fondazione Garzanti, Istituto Gramsci, Vidéothèque de Paris, RAI (Roma), Goethe Institut, ARCO (Madrid), CINECA (Bologna), National Arts Center (Ottawa), Istituto Nazionale di Architettura (Roma), Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella), Venice Biennale, IRI (Rome), ISEA Istanbul, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Venice, PAV (Turin), Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture (Kefalonia), Anilla Cultural Latinoamerica – Europa (Montevideo), Open World Forum (Paris), Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial (Gijón), National Center for Contemporary Arts (Moscow), TEKS (Trondheim), SEAFair (Skopje), Swiss Design Network Symposium (Lugano), European Commission Joint Research Center (Ispra), VII International Cultural Forum (Saint Petersburg), Centre for Fine Arts – Bozar (Brussels), Teatro Solís (Montevideo), Kibla (Maribor), CIANT (Prague), Laznia Center for Contemporary Art (Gdansk), Museo dell’Arte (MAR) and Biblioteca Classense (Ravenna), Teatro Miela (Trieste), Museo del Sale (MUSA Cervia), Museo MACRO (Rome), ISEA Montreal, Centrale Idrodinamica del Porto Vecchio (Trieste);

Fine Arts Academies and ISIA: Bologna, Rome, Naples, Turin, Urbino, Milan (Brera e NABA), Rimini (LABA), Venice, Lodz (Polonia), Carrara, Reggio Calabria, RUFA Rome, Perugia, L’Aquila.

He published the books Realtà del virtuale. Rappresentazioni tecnologiche, comunicazione, arte  (Reality of the virtual. Technological representations, communication, art), 1993 (in 2015 also as an eBook), on virtual technologies and the relationships between culture and sensorial representations; Il corpo tecnologico. L’influenza delle tecnologie sul corpo e sulle sue facoltà (The technological body. Technologies’ influence on the body and its faculties), 1994, on the impact of technologies on the human body; and Arte e tecnologie. Comunicazione estetica e tecnoscienze (Art and technologies. Aesthetic communication and technosciences), 1996 (in 2013 also as an eBook), about art, sciences and technologies. He co-curated the books art*science. The New and History, Noema, 2018 (in English), on the relationship between innovation and history, and Arte e complessità (Art and complexity), Noema, 2018, on contemporary artistic forms and complexity.

He published more than 350 texts in books, magazines and conference papers in Italy and abroad. He has organized exhibitions, managed projects and participated to many conferences in Italy and abroad.

He has been working on European projects on communication technologies and on the relational and social opportunities of telematic networks and multimedia applications. From 2004 to 2007, and then from 2009 to 2011 he was a member of the Ars Electronica International Advisory Board for the Net Communities category. Since 2018 he has been a consultant to the European Commission on the relationships between scientific disciplines and technologies (in particular Artificial Intelligence and Big Data) and humanities.

He has been working as a consultant in the field of new media (computer image, hypermedia, holography, telematics, and their applications) with public and private institutions and firms. Since 1992 he has been working on european projects on technological communications.

His theoretical activity is concerned with techniques and technologies of representation and communication in the communication and art realms, with the technoscience-based art forms and with the media archaeology studies.

In 1994 he founded and directed the first italian online magazine, NetMagazine, later MagNet, a research project on the relations between culture and technologies made in conjunction with the universities of Bologna and Rome “La Sapienza”.

He is the founder and president of Noema (https://noemalab.eu), a journal devoted to culture-science-technology interrelations and influences (since 2000). Where “culture” also means “habits”, “lifestyles”, “communications”, “art”, “society”, “economy”, “media”, “sciences”, “philosophy”…, while “new technologies” should be intended in a broader meaning than the digital realm. In 2003 Noema was selected as best Italian website.

In 2004 he founded <mediaversi> (https://www.mediaversi.it), which he is the director of, a book series coproduced by Noema focused on new media, sciences and society, with an international Scientific Committee.

In 2012 he founded fivewordsforthefuture (https://fivewordsforthefuture.eu), a project to understand and recognize the “new” and innovation.

In 2017 he founded art*science (https://artscience.online), a series of events on critical aspects of the contemporary, which in 2018 has launched a three-year research project on the relationship between art and climate change.

 

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Since the early ‘80 Pier Luigi Capucci has been concerned with the communication’s studies, the new media and the new art forms, and with the relationships among arts, sciences and technologies. His theoretical activity is concerned with the technologies of representation and communication, with the technoscience-based art forms and with the media archaeology studies. He has been professor at the Universities of Rome “La Sapienza”, Bologna, Florence, Urbino, Udine and at the SUPSI – University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland in Lugano. Currently he is professor at the Fine Arts Academies of Reggio Calabria and of Urbino. Since 2007 he has been working as a supervisor in the T-Node PhD Research Program of the Planetary Collegium (University of Plymouth), and from 2013 to 2018 he has been appointed as Director of Studies.

He published the books Realtà del virtuale (Reality of the virtual, 1993; 2015), on virtual technologies and the relationships between culture and sensorial representations; Il corpo tecnologico (The technological body, 1994), on the impact of technologies on the human body; Arte e tecnologie (Art and technologies, 1996; 2013), about arts, sciences and technologies; art*science. The New and History (2018, in English), on the relationship between innovation and history; and Arte e complessità (Art and complexity, 2018). He has published more than 350 texts in books, magazines and conference papers.

In 1994 he founded and directed NetMagazine, later MagNet, a research project on the relationships between culture and technologies, the first online magazine in Italy. He has organized exhibitions, curated projects and participated in national and international conventions and conferences. In March 2000 he founded Noema (https://noemalab.eu), on the relationships between technologies, sciences, culture and society, of which he is president and managing director, selected in 2003 by RAI International as the best Italian website.

In 2005 he founded the book series <mediaversi> (https://www.mediaversi.it), which aims at reflecting in an interdisciplinary way on the relations among the media (not only the digitally based ones), the emergent technologies and the society in its fundamental expressions: culture, representations, communications, arts.

In 2012 he founded fivewordsforthefuture (https://fivewordsforthefuture.eu), a project to understand and recognize the “new” and innovation.

In 2017 he founded art*science (https://artscience.online), a series of events on critical aspects of the contemporary, which in 2018 has launched a three-year research project on the relationship between art and climate change.

He has organized art exhibitions and has been working in European projects on technological communications. He has been part of the Ars Electronica International Advisory Board for the Net Communities category in many editions of the festival. Since 2018 he has been a consultant to the European Commission on the relationships between scientific disciplines and technologies (in particular Artificial Intelligence and Big Data) and humanities.

 

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Since the ‘80s Pier Luigi Capucci has been involved in communication’s studies, new media and new art forms, in the relationships among arts, sciences and technologies, and media archeology studies. He teaches in various institutions. From 2013 to 2018 he has been the Director of Studies of the T-Node PhD Research Program of the Planetary Collegium (University of Plymouth). Currently he is a professor in some Institutions.

He has published the books Realtà del virtuale (Reality of the virtual, 1993; 2015); Il corpo tecnologico (The technological body, 1994); Arte e tecnologie (Art and technologies, 1996; 2013); art*science. The New and History (2018, in English) and Arte e complessità (Art and complexity, 2018). In 1994 he founded and directed the first italian online magazine, NetMagazine, later MagNet, on the relationships between arts, technologies and society. In 2000 he founded Noema, an online journal and network of projects on the relationships among arts, sciences, technologies and society. He is the founder and curator of the three-year art*science – Art & Climate Change research project on art and climate change. He has been working on European cultural projects on communication technologies. He has been a member of the International Advisory Board in many editions of Ars Electronica for the Net Communities category. He is a consultant of the European Commission on the relationships among sciences, technologies and humanities, in particular with regard to Big Data and Artificial Intelligence.

 

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