Archivio mensile:ottobre 2014

MAKE IT EASIER: OLDER PEOPLE AND THE DIGITAL GENERATION GAP IN ITALY

The aim of my project was depicting the digital generation gap in my country and its most important implication. For this reason, the first part of my project is focused on an overview of Internet in Italy and the effects of using internet for older people (defined as >65 years old). Continua a leggere

FOTO O RICORDO?

Sembra ormai che nessuno abbia più fiducia nei ricordi. In quei momenti indisturbati, dove si fanno spazio belle emozioni, risate scoppiettanti e sorrisi inquieti. Sembra ormai che nessuno abbia più fiducia nella propria fantasia, perchè spesso ricordare vuol dire fantasticare. Cambiare piccoli o grandi dettagli. O semplicemente usare la fantasia perchè non ci si ricorda qualcosa.

E quindi facciamo fotografie. Click. Click. Click. Cheese.

Di fotografie avrei voluto scattarne in questi ultimi giorni. Avrei voluto scattare foto di sguardi, di mani che si sfiorano, di labbra semi aperte, di capelli spettinati e macchinetta del caffè sul fuoco. Chiudo gli occhi e rivedo tutti questi scatti non scattati. Sono ricordi. E li condivido con me. E nessuno può metterci “mi piace” o commentare. Tranne me. Strano, vero?

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HOW THESE JOURNALISTS USE TWITTER: TRAVAGLIO, TURTON AND LINKINS

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MARCO TRAVAGLIO: Journalist and deputy editor of ‘Il Fatto Quotidiano’

Marco Travaglio, italian journalist and deputy editor of ‘Il Fatto Quotidiano’, independent newspaper based in Turin, uses to tweet at least once a day. His tweets are especially retweets of his articles posted on ‘Il fatto Quotidiano’ website, but he also retweets his colleagues’ articles or tweets. Continua a leggere

“WHAT IS HIDDEN”, MY PROPOSAL FOR ASSIGNMENT 3

What is hidden is what I can hear in the whisper of my heart when I listen to that voice…the voice of my priest during the service.

My friend replied to me when I asked him, with tongue in cheek, what was hidden for him. But his reply was serious and passionate. And it inspired me. Continua a leggere

BCM 111: IT’S TIME TO WRAP-UP

Time passed, so fast and cheerily. These 12 weeks of BCM 111 lectures and tutorials thought me a lot of new things and made me more self confident and aware of important issues such as global media values and media bias. I learnt a completely new perspective of what happens around the world, an international perspective which will be useful for me to approach media and everyday events. Continua a leggere

MAKE IT EASIER: HOW INTERNET CAN HELP OLDER PEOPLE HOME

In my major project I would like to focus on the way Internet could benefit older people in my country, at the light of the Australian Bureau Statistics’ research.

The stakeholders of my research are both Internet Providers (particularly Telecom Italia, because it is keen on this topic with the project “Navigare insieme”) and technological institutes. In my research I would also like to consider the introduction of electronic voting as a good way to facilitate older disabled people to exercise the right to vote.

At this purpose, I would like to make some interviewes to older people of my country (defined as being 65 years old or over, according to the Australian Bureau Statistics) and combining the results of the interviewes with some similar researches.

I would like to present the findings of my research as a PDF report with some charts and I would also like to make a video about the most relevant findings.

 

FRAMING CLIMATE CHANGE: A FALSE BALANCE?

It is tried and true that when two friends met, the most common question they use to ask to each other is: “What’s the weather like?” or something like “How good is the weather?”. Weather forecasts and conditions are the most common argument of discussion and everybody is concerned about that. Continua a leggere

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A “PROPOSAL” FOR ASSIGNMENT 3

I could be very very short in this post, because actually I haven’t planned anything about the assignment yet. My aim is portraying hidden parts of the story of someone. My idea of “what’s hidden”, indeed, is releted to what many philosophers and scholars said: our story is made up of the consequences and the effects of what hidden people, common people did during their everyday life. Thus, my aim is depicting the story of someone with an allegoric narrative and point out his/her feelings and choices behind a specific moment of his/her life. I have a couple of friends I would like to be the protagonist of my slideshow, but I haven’t received any reply from them yet. So, I hope to give you more details about my assessment project as soon as possible and I apologize for the futility of this post.

NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE vs FIRESTORM

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NUCLEAR NIGHTMARE by Pixel Press

The Chernobil disaster is a catastrophic nuclear accident that occurred on 26 April 1986 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine, which was under the direct jurisdiction of the central authorities of the Soviet Union. An explosion and fire released large quantities of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, which spread over much of the western USSR and Europe. The effects of this massive nuclear explosion will disappear in almost 900 years. It is, indeed, the worst nuclear power plant accident in history. Continua a leggere

A PREPARATORY REFLECTION ON GLOBAL MEDIA

The media are becoming more global. This global media was encouraged by new digital and satellite that make global market more cost-effective and more profitable. However, the rise of this global media does not mean to be better. In fact it is worsen the working of perfect democracy that is, political system based on the formal right to vote. Continua a leggere