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CODE 101736
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-DEA/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course aims to analyze the concept of the Digital Revolution as a construction of modern Western thought. Actions, narratives, visions relating to the digital world therefore lend themselves to a dense analysis, capable of revealing the functioning dynamics of each society

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to analyze and critically discuss the concept of the digital revolution as a "fiction" and the challenges posed by this to the interactions between community, culture and personal identity from an anthropological and ethical point of view. The aim is to provide students with the conceptual tools to understand the impact of digital technologies on identity and human relationships.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The purpose of the course is to provide students with the tools to address and explore various aspects of the Digital Revolution, starting from an anthropological perspective. Topics such as the narration of events, the Net as a "total social fact" will be dealt with; digital as a factor in the creation and change of national identities; the cultural hybridization that generates new panoramas. An analysis will also be carried out on the impacts that the digital technological revolution has on people's personal identity and privacy.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures with the use of multimedia supports, guided discussions in the classroom, cooperative learning group activities, individual exercises

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

At the end of the course the student will have to:

- illustrate the theoretical and methodological concepts and references covered;

- interpret the reality of social media in an anthropological key;

- deconstruct prejudices and narratives concerning the use of social media;

- argue their own original positions;

- develop links between this teaching and other disciplines of the course of study.

The course program also includes the presentation and discussion of the following topics:

how to CONVERSATE

how to EDUCATE

how to INFORM

how to READ

how to play

in the digital field.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

 -S. Turkle, La conversazione necessaria, Einaudi, Torino, 2016.
 
Altri testi consigliati:
- P. Artuso, M. Codogno, Scimmie digitali. Informazione e conoscenza al tempo di Internet, Armando editore, Roma, 2018
- R. Baronciani, Nella tana del Bianconiglio. Saggio sulla mutazione digitale, effequ, Orbetello, 2014
- T. H. Eriksen, Fuori controllo. Un’antropologia del cambiamento accelerato, Einaudi, Torino, 2017
- K. Goldsmith, Perdere tempo su Internet, Einaudi, Torino, 2017
- D. Mazzucco, Propaganda pop. Il fascino del consenso nell’era digitale, Effequ, Orbetello, 2016.
- D. Miller, Cose che parlano di noi, il Mulino, Bologna, 2014
- C. Tuniz, P.Tiberi Vipraio, La scimmia vestita. Dalle tribù di primati all’intelligenza artificiale, Carocci, Roma, 2018

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

SALVATORE BRUNO BARBA (President)

MARCO AIME

GAIA COTTINO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

First semester, starting from the first useful date of September

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral examination 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

In addition to the oral assessment of understanding of the topics of the course, students will be able to carry out some exercises (strongly recommended but not mandatory). The class exercise, in the form of a presentation and critical discussion, will contribute, for those who have carried it out, half of the vote for the final exam.

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
12/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
06/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
21/05/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
02/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students are invited to consult the materials posted periodically in the web classroom. Information on this will be provided during the lessons.

Students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs certification are advised to contact both the referent Prof. Canepa and the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods which, in compliance with the objectives of the teaching, take into account individual learning methods and provide suitable compensatory tools.

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
No poverty
No poverty
Zero hunger
Zero hunger
Good health and well being
Good health and well being
Quality education
Quality education
Gender equality
Gender equality
Affordable and clean energy
Affordable and clean energy
Decent work and economic growth
Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Reduce inequality
Reduce inequality
Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities
Climate action
Climate action
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Peace, justice and strong institutions