Teaching

Since 2002 I teach in a wide range of classes, courses, seminars, workshops and lectures related to sociology, communication and new media arts. What I found the most exciting point is to work in interdisciplinary environements with students of different backgrounds, switching from theoretical issues to highly specialized softwares.

With otolab I held a course of Theories and Techniques of Audiovisual performances at NABA. Through the years I hold several courses, workshop and seminars in several institutions and festivals, like the Accademia di Brera in Milan, the LABA in Brescia and the Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule in Berlin.
We regularly organize intensive workshops in private locations, in our laboratory or invited by festivals.
My specialties related to audiovisual performance are methodology, theory and Isadora patch design.

I’ve taught methodology of social sciences, sociology of communication and urban sociology, mainly at University of Milano Bicocca.  The courses I prefer are the ones linked to software and technologies for social research, that I use to teach for post-graduate students mainly at the University of Milano Bicocca (in the four main PhD Programs: UrbEur, Qua_si, SUM, and Dottorato di Ricerca in Sociologia Applicata e Metodologia della Ricerca Sociale ). For a long time I’ve taught mainly software for qualitative analysis QSR N6 and Atlas-T. More recently, I’m teaching 2.0 tools and innovation strategies related to social research, like the reference manager Zotero and social networks like del.icio.us and citeUlike expressly optimized for teaching and researching. I’m also collaborating with some faculties and master courses in Milano Statale and IULM.

Now my main teaching activity is connected with theories and methodologies for the communication of culture-related non-profit projects in social networks, with a specific focus on the improvement of symbolic capital and on the empowerment of bottom-up communitites.

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