Partecipazione a convegni nazionali e internazionali
  • 28-30 June 2015 – Keynote An Intellectual Revolution: Behind and Beyond the Toronto School of Communication, “Made in Canada. The Languages of Media”, International Conference, Associazione Italiana di Studi Canadesi, University of Naples “L’Orientale”.
  • 19-22 June 2014 – Paper Media as Symbolic Forms: Ernst Cassirer’s Human Ecology, Media Ecology Association Annual Convention, Ryerson University, Toronto.
  • 8-11 July 2013 – Paper Musealia et Mediabilia. Storytelling in Museum Communication: Italian Case Studies, Society for Italian Studies Biennial Conference, Durham University, UK.
  • October 18-19-20, 2012 – Paper Dal musée imaginaire all’ecomuseo: l’esperienza museale diventa mobile, National Conference Lu.Be.C, Lucca Beni Culturali, promoted by Promo PA Fondazione, Lucca (Italy).
  • September 21-22, 2012 – Paper A Return to Magic: the (Go)Spell of Technology in Marshall McLuhan’s Thought, International Conference “McLuhan: Social Media between Faith and Culture” University of St. Michael’s College in the University of Toronto.
  • June 7-10, 2012 – Paper “Words in Freedom”: Futurism, Marinetti and the rise of the wireless imagination, The Thirteenth Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association “The Crossroads of the World”, Manhattan College, New York.
  • May 29-30-31, 2012 – Paper “From Cliché to Archetype”: McLuhan discovers Zolla, Zolla International Conference, promoted by A.I.R.E.Z. and The Berendel Foundation, London, under the aegis of the UNESCO National Commission, Montepulciano (Italy).
  • April 20-21, 2012 – Paper Performances of Presence: living an Extended Present, “The new sensorium: embodied perception, extensions of humanity and digital communication”, Department of Communication, Media and Culture of Panteion University, Athens.
  • November 7-10, 2011 – Paper The Aesthetics of Marshall McLuhan: the Medium as Expressive Form, at “Then Now Next” McLuhan Centenary International Conference, University of Toronto.
  • October 26-28, 2011 – Paper Probing the Aesthetics of Marshall McLuhan, “McLuhan’s Philosophy of Media” International Conference, Free University of Brussels (Belgium).
  • August 22-26, 2011 – Paper Toward the Tactile Vision: Probing the Phenomenology of Video-Ludic Environment, and panel curator at 9th International Conference on Word and Image Studies, Aierti-Iawis, Montreal.
  • March 24-26, 2011, panel curator and moderator at International Symposium “Communications Makes the Nations”, promoted by University of Bologna with the support of the Government of Canada.
  • January 20-21, 2011 – Paper Video ergo sum: Video Art as Symbolic Form, at Pan, Palazzo delle Arti, Napoli, international conference Officina di Letteratura elettronica.
Conferenze e seminari
  • 2016 January 14, 2016 – Lecture McLuhan and the Roots of Media Ecology, Book and Media Studies Program at the St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.
  • November 4, 2015 – Lecture “Museum Without Walls”, McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto.
  • November 19, 2014 – Lecture Viral Video: Epidemie d’autore nell’immaginario contemporaneo, University Ca’ Foscari, Venice.
  • November 4, 2014 – Seminar McLuhan Caged. Art as anti-environment, St. Michaels’ College, University of Toronto.
  • May 16, 2014 – Lecture Susan Horner’s Diary: Experiencing Digital Storytelling, British Institute, Florence.
  • March 1, 2014 – Lecture Per una ecologia dei media: dall’incantesimo tecnologico al nuovo umanesimo, Associazione Internazionale di Ricerca Elémire Zolla, Abbazia di Spineto, Sarteano (SI).
  • November 10, 2013 – Lecture Archetipi della videoarte italiana, Art.4, Fossano (TO).
  • November 8, 2013 – Lecture L’arte, il video e i suoi archetipi, Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza.
  • October 18, 2013 – Lecture Tecnologie mobile per la valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale: il caso di Montagnana, Coop Sevices, Istituto Alberghiero Jacopo da Montagnana (PD).
  • September 26, 2013 – Seminar Digitelling, narrative practices in museum communication: Italian case studies, Museum Studies Program, iSchool, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.
  • September 24, 2013 – Seminar McLuhan Cloud. Probing the Humanistic Roots of Media Ecology, St. Michaels’ College, University of Toronto.
  • September 19, 2013 – Lecture Mimmo Paladino. Entanglements and Disentanglements, Italian Cultural Institute, Montreal.
  • September 25, 2012 – Lecture “From Cliché to Archetype”: McLuhan discovers Zolla, Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto.
  • December 14, 2011 – Lecture Marshall McLuhan and Media Aesthetics, Ryerson University, Graduate Program in Communication and Culture, Rogers Communication Centre, Toronto.
  • December 6, 2011 – Lecture Italo Calvino: Six Memos for the Digital World, Italian Cultural Institute, Toronto.
  • December 5, 2011 – Lecture The Art of Memory: from Plato di Internet, Curatorial Studies program at the University of Toronto.
  • November 28, 2011 – Seminar The Edge, Metaphors of Being, Monday Night Seminar, Coach House, McLuhan Program, University of Toronto.
  • November 24, 2011 – Lecture “Video-type”: Archetypes in Contemporary Italian Video Art, V-Tape, Toronto.
  • September 29, 2011 – Lecture: “Video Ergo Sum”. Video as Symbolic Form, iSchool Colloquium Series, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.
  • October 28, 2010 – Lecture Arte digitale: dall’elettronica ai nuovi media, at Fondazione Palazzo Pretorio, Cittadella (PD).
  • October 20, 2010 – Lecture L’estetica alla prova di YouTube, University of Padova.
  • January 30, 2010 – Presentation of “Videoart Yearbook” project at ArteFiera, with Renato Barilli, Alessandra Borgogelli, Silvia Grandi, Fabiola Naldi, Bologna
  • 2009 October 30, 2009 – Lecture La videoarte italiana contemporanea at Università di Roma Tre, Rome.
  • September 19, 2009 – Presentation of “Videoart Yearbook” at ArtVerona 2009.
  • September 11, 2009 – Presentation of “Videoart Yearbook” at Biblioteca Civica di Verona.
  • September 5, 2009 – Lecture Arte, estetica e nuovi media, at IO project 2009, international conference on contemporary art, Macchiagodena (IS).
  • May 13, 2009 – Presentation of “Videoart Yearbook” project at DOCVA, Documentation Center for Visual Arts, Milano
Tavole rotonde e Workshop
  • May 10, 2016 – Workshop “McLuhan Walks: Toronto in the footsteps of Marshall McLuhan”, McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology, Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto.
  • October 22, 2015 – Roundtable “21st Century Perspectives on Sharing Community Narratives” presented by the Italian-Canadian Archives Project (ICAP), Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.
  • November 26, 2015 – Roundtable “Media Literacy, Media Ecology and the McLuhan Legacy”, Association for Media Literacy. St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.
  • June 19, 2014 – Roundtable “Fiftieth Anniversary Memorial Plenary Session on Understanding Media”, Media Ecology Association Annual Convention, Ryerson University, Toronto.
  • October 30, 2013 – Workshop “McLuhan through the Rear-View Mirror”, with Elena Lamberti, Institut für Medien-und Kommunikationswissenschaft, Universität Klagenfurt.
  • September 27, 2013 – Workshop “Electric Visions: How DADA and Surrealism Anticipated the Later Avant-Garde”, con Renato Barilli, Bruce Elder, John Picchione, Tom Sherman, et al., School of Image Arts, Ryerson University.
  • 2012 September 20, 2012 – Workshop “McLuhan: innovation and design”, with with Malcolm Dean, Rodigo Barba and Robert K. Logan, sLab, OCAD, Toronto.
  • March 30, 2012 – Roundtable “At the mercy of the (radio) waves: Old and new media celebrating Titanic’s Centenary”, Future Film Festival, Bologna.
  • July 14, 2011 – Roundtable “Video is the message. Oltre il villaggio globale: da McLuhan a Youtube”, with Guido Bartorelli and Silvia Grandi, in collaboration with BoArt, The Village, Bologna.
  • June 18, 2011 – Co-moderator “What a Video-Character He Was!”, meeting with the Canadian film-director David Sobelman, with Elena Lamberti and Peppino Ortoleva, Salons McLuhan #3, in collaboration with Biografilm Festival Festival, Bologna.
  • April 20, 2011 – Moderator “La ‘consapevolezza integrale’: tra arte e nuovi media”, A Conversation between Derrick DeKerkhove and Renato Barilli, Salon McLuhan #1, in collaboration with Future Film Festival, Bologna.
  • September 5, 2009 – Roundtable “Arte, estetica e nuovi media”, with Silvia Grandi, Fabiola Naldi, Marco Senaldi, at IO project 2009, international conference on contemporary art, Macchiagodena (IS).
Organizzazione di convegni ed eventi accademici
  • October 13-16, 2016, Conference Chair, The Toronto School: Then, Now, Next, presented by the McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology, University of Toronto.
  • June 23-26, 2016, Conference Co-Coordinator, Interfaces of Play and Game: Engaging Media Ecosystems, 17th Media Ecology Annual Convention, University of Bologna.
  • January-May, 2016, Program Curator City as Classroom series of seminars, workshops, book salons, and special events, McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology, University of Toronto.
  • October-December, 2015, Program Curator, Fall 2015 series of seminars, workshops, book salons, and special events, McLuhan Centre for Culture & Technology, University of Toronto.
  • September-November 2011, member of Conference Organizing Committee, Then Now Next: McLuhan Centenary International Conference, University of Toronto.
  • March, 24-26, co-organizer International Conference Communications Makes the Nations, University of Bologna. March-December, member of the Scientific Board, “100McLuhan”, University of Bologna.
  • May 28, 2003, Organizing Board, Per un nuovo umanesimo, national conference, University of Bologna.
  • March 3-4, 2001, Organizing Board Dams: Storia e Prospettive, national conference, University of Bologna.
  • October 25-28, 2000, Organizing Board Frontiers of Transculturality in Contemporaty Aesthetics, Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna.
  • May 11-13, 2000, Organizing Board Poetica medievale: Confronti e incontri, international conference Department of Philosophy, University of Bologna.
Curatele e organizzazione di eventi culturali
  • 2006-present, Member of scientific board and co-curator, Videoart Yearbook. Annual festival of Italian Video Art, promoted by the Department of Arts, University of Bologna.
  • 2013-2016, Co-coordinator, Performigrations. People Are the Territory, Canada/EU Cultural Project.
  • January 24, 2014, Scientific board and co-curator, Omaggio a Franco Vaccari, Bologna ArteFiera 2014.
  • July 20-August 25, 2013, Scientific board and co-curator, exhibition ARType. Archetypes of Italian contemporary video art, Basilica Palladiana, presented by Comune di Vicenza.
  • January 25, 2013, Co-curator, Omaggio a Arrigo Lora Totino, Bologna ArteFiera 2013.
  • January 26, 2012, Co-curator, Omaggio a Luigi Ontani, Bologna ArteFiera
  • January 22-February 12, 2012, scientific board and organization, exhibition Officina Italia 2. La nuova creatività italiana, Ex Chiesa di San Carpoforo, Milano.
  • November 9, 2011, co-curator, Piazza McLuhan - Placing and Experiencing Change, presented by the Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto and DEW Line Festival, McLuhan100, University of Toronto.
  • January 28, 2011, co-curator, Marina Abramovic: Lady Performance, meeting with Marina Abramovic, Bologna ArteFiera 2011.
  • January 2010, co-curator, exhibition Let’s Play: venticinque videoartisti contemporanei, Fondazione Palazzo Pretorio, Cittadella, Padova.
  • January 26, 2010, co-curator, exhibition Draft, performing arts and music, Salone del Podestà, Bologna, presented by the Department of Visual Arts, University of Bologna.
  • 2004-2009, Founder and director, Alma Jazz Festival, international convention of university jazz band and orchestras, presented by the University of Bologna.
  • 2002-2006 Founder and director, Premio DAMS Festival, national academic contest of humanities and arts, presented by the University of Bologna.
  • June 2004, organizing board, exhibition Officina Asia, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna.
  • September 2001, organizing board, series of events Il Sofà delle Muse, Piazza Maggiore, Bologna.
  • March 2001, coordinator, Trentennale DAMS, presented by the University of Bologna.
Comitati editoriali
  • 2013-present: Editor in chief «ArtShape. Forme della comunicazione museale» www.artshape.it
  • 2013-present: Member of the editorial board of «Nuova Museologia», journal www.nuovamuseologia.org
  • 2013-present: Member of the editorial board of «Figure» journal, University of Bologna https://figure.unibo.it
  • 2002-present: Book series «Master di Comunicazione storica» – Casa editrice Unicopli, Milano
  • 2009-present: Editorial board Visual Communication series, Fausto Lupetti Editore, Bologna.
  • 2006-2013; Member of the editorial board of «Annuario della Scuola di specializzazione in Beni Storico-Artistici», Bononia University Press, Bologna.
  • 2002-2008: Member of the editorial board of «Parol. Quaderni d’arte», Book editore.
  • 2002-04: Editor of «Bibliografica900», bulletin of Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna.
  • 2000-2002: Member of the editorial board of «Studi di Estetica», Clueb editore, Bologna.
  • 1999-2000: Member of the editorial board of «Bollettino di Estetica», Associazione Italiana Studi di Estetica (AISE), University of Siena-Arezzo.
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