Fabio Vitali received an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Computers and Law at the University of Bologna. He joined the faculty of the University of Bologna in 1998. He has been a visiting scientist at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has been an active member of the World Wide Web Consortium and is the co-chair of two Technical Committees of the OASIS Standardization Society.
His research interests are in the field of markup languages for the representation of textual content and in the representation of domain-specific knowledge using Semantic Web technologies.
The course will cover a variety of themes which are emerging as the most prominent ones in the context of digital culture.The following is a preliminary list of the topics that will be considered.
1. Computing: Meaning and Limitations (from Kurt Godel & Alan Turing to Quantum and Beyond).
2. Counter Culture vs. Cyber Culture (Stewart Brand & Bob Taylor, a la’ carte).
3. Coding: Meaning and Perspectives.
4. The Internet: Lo and Behold.
5. History of Computation.
6. The New Rise of AI: Of Men and Machines.
7. Text Digitization + Literary Analysis + Maps + Interactive Media + Games + Design + Media Art = Digital Humanities?
8. Big Brother in Action: Surveillance, Hacking, Privacy, Cyber-security and Data.
9. Ethics, Moral Responsibility and Accountability of Computing.
10. The Economics of the New Web.Digital Technology Management / Internet of Things