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CODE 107047
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR M-DEA/01
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° 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

This course aims to provide the students with the conceptual tools to understand the impact that digital technologies have on human identity and relations. In particular, the students will learn to - Understand the anthropological and moral implications that digital technological change has; - Apply these conceptual tools to some relevant cases in which we can find conflicts between digital technologies, ethical principles and social interactions; - Employ the conceptual tools to interpret specific cultural products that display and reflect on some relevant issues (for instance, multiple identities, privacy in the digital era, the relation between personal data and identity).

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

FEDERICO ZUOLO (President)

SALVATORE BRUNO BARBA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

LESSONS START

Second semester, starting from the first useful date of February

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

 

Oral examination

ASSESSMENT METHODS

In addition to verifying the understanding of the course topics, students will be able to carry out some exercises (highly recommended but not mandatory). The classroom exercise, in the form of a presentation and critical discussion, will contribute, for those who have done it, for half of the grade to the final exam.

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 who have duly filed a

certification of DSA, disability or other educational needs

special requests to contact both the contact person Prof. Aristide Canepa

(aristide.canepa@unige.it) is the teacher at the beginning of the course, for

agree on teaching and examination methods which, in compliance with the

teaching objectives, take into account the methods of

individual learning 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
Responbile consumption and production
Responbile consumption and production
Climate action
Climate action
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Peace, justice and strong institutions