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Interrupted Architectures: Unfinished Medieval Buildings between Failure and 'Open Work' (11th-14th century)

Workshop
In recent years the concept of the ‘Unfinished’ in contemporary architecture has undergone a significant critical development. From a theoretic standpoint, the Unfinished is mainly associated with Umberto Eco’s concept of ‘Open work’, which stresses the aspects of fluidity and the openness of contemporary works of art and the arduousness of circumscribing a creative process. [more]

Carla Accardi. Opere e contesti

Giornata di studi
La giornata di studio condivide le premesse e i metodi della retrospettiva storica Accardi. Contesti, allestita nelle sale del Museo del Novecento di Milano, aprendo il confronto scientifico agli ambiti – culturali, artistici, critici – in cui Carla Accardi ha vissuto e operato. [more]

Film Seminar "Riscritture cinematografiche: aspetti socio-economici, narrativi e di ricezione del remake"

Introduzione: i concetti chiave del remake attraverso lo studio di "Scarface" (H. Hawks e R. Rosson, 1932) (B. de Palma, 1983)
Nonostante il remake appaia già con gli inizi del cinema, esso si rivela essere un esempio chiave anche per comprendere la cinematografia contemporanea. Il significato di copia, gli interessi commerciali nelle decisioni dell'industria o il rapporto tra cinema e spettatore, sono alcune delle questioni che emergono mediante l’analisi delle nuove condizioni di produzione e diffusione. [more]

Seminar Series: Reflections on the Digital Turn in the Humanities and the Sciences

Seminar 5. Dealing with Data: On Historical and Current Practices Surrounding the Management of Information
In the early modern period, a new visual culture was generated as a result of new media (as a result of the printing press); new tools of observing the world (such as telescopes and microscopes); and new questions about nature and the world. Similarly, one could argue that the current development of digital media (such as the internet, and online publication options) and digital tools (such as online catalogues and databases, or 3D modelling software) has led to new ways of finding answers and resources. [more]

A Space for the Soul: Fra Angelico’s Last Judgment for Santa Maria degli Angeli

Lecture
In his Last Judgment for S. M. degli Angeli, Fra Angelico visualizes the mystical places and colors of the soul, imagery that relates to the Christian Platonism of the Cappadocian Fathers, whose works were read and translated by Ambrogio Traversari. [more]

Magnets, Math, and Diagrams: Turning Visual Aids into Navigational Technology

Research Seminar
Suppose you are in the 1600s and you carefully look at what happens to an iron needle suspended on a fulcrum when a loadstone is moved nearby. The science of magnets is in its infancy: you do not know about fields of force and have little grasp of magnetic phenomena. [more]

Zur Medialität des Todes in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit

Workshop
Der Workshop fokussiert auf Riten, Räume und Objekte, die in Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit dem Tod und seiner Vermittlung gewidmet waren. Dabei sollen die zentralen, in Bezug auf den Leib Christi erkennbaren Medialitätskonzepte mit ihren Evokationen und Graduierungen von Präsenz bzw. Absenz etwa auch hinsichtlich ihrer zeitgenössischen Übertragung auf die Körper einfacher Sterblicher untersucht werden. [more]

Film Seminar "Milano/Napoli: un dialogo cinematografico tra due metropoli italiane"

2° Incontro: "Il posto" (Ermanno Olmi, 1961)
Napoli e Milano sono spesso considerati poli antitetici della rappresentazione dell’identità nazionale italiana. Come il cinema ha contribuito a cristallizzare una precisa "identità" di queste due realtà urbane? Quali specificità nella costruzione filmica della spazialità urbana si possono rilevare? Il presente ciclo di incontri è stato progettato per costruire una piattaforma di discussione pubblica dei risultati provvisori del progetto di ricerca incentrato sul rapporto tra spazio urbano e rappresentazione filmica. [more]

Renaissance Italian Art after the Spatial Turn

Research Seminar
In the wake of History of art‘s "spatial turn", the historiography of pre-modern Italy has seemed more peripheral than central.To what extent have conversations about art as instrument of a colonizing process, as a conduit for cultural exchange, of translation and adaptation by colonial subjects, métissage, transfert culturel, and so on transformed the way we might conceive the artistic geography of Italy in the era before and after Vasari’s history of art imposed a seemingly intractable hierarchy of place? [more]

Conference: Diagrams in Science, Science in Diagrams

Diagrammatic forms of visualisation are ubiquitous in scientific publications, as well as in popular mediations of scientific contents. Every computer interface relies on diagrammatic forms, combining textual and graphical elements. Diagrams abstract and encode information. They are indispensable in many scientific contexts, and, together with charts and graphs, also in the daily media, reaching a wide audience of experts and non-experts. [more]
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