An essay on Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco

I’m very proud that my essay on “Modes of sign production” has been included into the volume dedicated to Umberto Eco in the Library of living philosophers.

Umberto Eco in the Library of living philosophers

Sapir-Whorf vs Boas-Jakobson. Note sull’aspettualità nei linguaggi di programmazione. A seminar

Semiotics/programming language

On May 4th,2017 I’m presenting a seminar on semiotic aspects of programming languages in the context of the seminar cycle by CIRCe of University of Torino, Semiotica dell’aspettualità.

Semiotics/programming language

TheGifer in Turin, 04/11/2016

On Nov 4th I will discuss about animated GIF in the context of  the Gifer festival. I am also one of the judges that had the difficult task to assign the prize.

The Gifer events

Signata 6: Sémiotique de la musique/Music and Meaning

Signata 6: Towards a semiotics of the audible

I’m very happy to have my article Towards a semiotics of the audible in the issue 6 of Signata, as the editors gave me the opportunity to finally review and translate into English a work I started with my PhD thesis. Here it is.

Signata 6: Towards a semiotics of the audible

On Nanni Balestrini’s Tape Mark I, 10/06/13

Tape Mark I, a possible sequence

In the occasion of seminars at CIRMA, with Alessandro Mazzei, my partner in crime for this kind of stuff, we analysed Nanni Balestrini’s Tape Mark I, probably the first poem created using a computer. We reconstructed the original implementation and proposed a new formalisation. And of course generated a lot of new versions.

Tape Mark I, a possible sequence

Semiotics of programming at AISS meeting 2012

Semiotic relations in programming languages

On 29/09/12 I have presented with Alessandro Mazzei a paper at the XL Meeting of the Italian Semiotics Association, this year in Turin. We’ve sketched some preliminary notes on semiotic issues of programming languages. While studying it, we got hooked, so now we have a new research topic..

Semiotic relations in programming languages

La maison des anciens remèdes

La Maison des anciens remèdes

The new, interactive, multimedia space of “The House of Ancient Remedies” will open on saturday Febr 5th. The hall of plants will include sound design for six different plants made by me an Paolo Armao. More soon.

La Maison des anciens remèdes

Sound and Image conference in Turin

On Oct 28th 2010 I should be ubiquitous as I will present also a communication dedicated to audible domain in the Universal horror talkies at the Sound and Image conference in Turin, this year dedicated to “sound and genre“. Luckily, the first author is Luca Canova, and he will present our work.

Soundscape at IULM

IULM

I’ve been invited by friends and semioticians Pierluigi Basso and Giacomo Festi to present the GeoGraphy simulation system at IULM, Milano. We had a very fruitful discussion. Thanks!

Seminar at IULM

Bergman at DAMS, Torino

Hour of the Wolf

I’m presenting an analysis of Bergman’s The Hour of the Wolf at the conference dedicated to Bergman here at Uni TO. That flm is an impressive achievement: I’ll try to show how much also from a sonic “point of hear”

Hour of the Wolf