Main areas of research

1) Aesthetics, continental philosophy, phenomenology, culture theory
2) Media theory, communication, digital media, philosophy of technology, and media ecology
3) Cultural heritage management, museum communicaton, urban studies, and memory studies
4) Contemporary arts, history and theory of the avant-garde, visual culture, and video art

2013-present

Digitelling - A renewed approach to storytelling interdisciplinary research program Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Bologna.

2012-present

ArtShape – Forms of Museum Communication at the M.A. post-graduate School for Artistic and Historic Heritage, Department of Arts, University of Bologna.

MobileMuseum – Interdisciplinary research project promoted by the School for Artistic and Historic Heritage, University of Bologna. It aims to design and develop new forms of storytelling for the historical, artistic and cultural heritage through mobile technologies.

2011

Marshall McLuhan Centenary Fellow at the McLuhan Program for Culture and Technology, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto.

2010

ArtTube, interdisciplinary research program on video art and visual communication at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Padua.

2009

Technologies of Memory in Art, interdisciplinary research program on Media and Cultural Memory at the Radboud University of Nijmegen (NL).

2008-09

Marconi Galaxy: Culture, Technology, Myth-making, interdisciplinary research program promoted by The Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Canada. Università di Bologna and Fondazione Guglielmo Marconi, Italia.

2006-08

Videomorphosis, research project on expressive forms of contemporary art at the Department of Visual Arts, University of Bologna.

2003-05

MultiLab, research project on Digital Humanities and Media Aesthetics at the Department of Visual Arts, University of Bologna.

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