Pier Luigi Capucci
Since the beginning
Works in Milano Marittima Italy

BIO
For a detailed bio please, check http://www.capucci.org

Since the early ‘80 Pier Luigi Capucci has been concerned with the communication’s studies, the new media and the new art forms, and with the relations among arts, sciences and technologies. He has been professor at the Universities of Rome “La Sapienza”, Bologna, Florence, Urbino and at the SUPSI - University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland. Currently he is professor at the NABA in Milan, and in other institutions. Since 2008 he has been working as a supervisor in the M-Node PhD Research Programme of the Planetary Collegium (NABA - University of Plymouth).

He published the books "Realtà del virtuale. Rappresentazioni tecnologiche, comunicazione, arte" (Reality of the virtual. Technological representations, communication, art), 1993, on virtual technologies and the relationships between culture and sensorial representations; "Il corpo tecnologico. L'influenza delle tecnologie sul corpo e sulle sue facoltà" (The technological body. Technologies’ influence on the body and its faculties), 1994, on the impact of technologies on the human body; and "Arte e tecnologie. Comunicazione estetica e tecnoscienze" (Art and technologies. Aesthetic communication and technosciences), 1996, about art, sciences and technologies [in 2007 freely distributed under a Creative Common License -> http://www.noemalab.org/sections/specials/arte_tecnologie/main.html

He published more than 300 texts in books, magazines and conference papers in Italy and abroad. He has organized exhibitions, managed projects and participated to many conferences in Italy and abroad. He has been working in european projects on technological communications, and since 2004 he has been in the International Advisory Board of Ars Electronica of the Net Communities category.

He founded (in 1994) and directed the first italian online magazine, NetMagazine, later MagNet, a research project on the relationships between culture and technologies, in conjunction with the universities of Bologna and Rome “La Sapienza”, which lasted until December 1997." [here you can find the first issue on the Web http://www.noemalab.org/sections/specials/netmag_magnet/warning_1.html and the last issue http://www.noemalab.org/sections/specials/netmag_magnet/warning_2.html , a research project on the relationships between culture and technologies, in conjunction with the universities of Bologna and Rome "La Sapienza", which lasted until December 1997.

He is founder and director of "Noema" (http://noemalab.eu), a website devoted to culture-new technologies interrelations and influences (since 2000). "Culture" also means "habits", "lifestyles", "communications", "art", "society", "economy", "media", "philosophy"..., while "new technologies" should be intended in a broader meaning than the digital realm.

In 2004 he founded "mediaversi" (http://www.mediaversi.it), which he is the director of, a book series coproduced by Noema focused on new media, sciences and society, with an international Scientific Committee.

He has been working as a consultant in the field of new media (computer image, hypermedia, holography, telematics, and their applications) with public and private institutions and firms. Since 1992 he has been working on european projects on technological communications.

His theoretical activity is concerned with idioms, techniques and technologies of representation and communication in the communication and art realms, and with the technoscience-based art forms. In the field of applied research he works on the opportunities of social relationships raised by online communications and new media.

Detailed bio: http://www.capucci.org
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OPPORTUNITY

Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design


Deadline:
Fri Oct 16, 2009 00:00

Location:
Switzerland

Designing Advanced Artifacts, Networks, Environments and Services

What is the Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design?
The Master in Interaction Design is a postgraduate degree that combines design, new media, robotics, intelligent systems and advanced materials to create a unique profile and to explore new territories in the field of Design, Innovation and Human Factors.
The Master in Interaction Design places Interaction Design at the centre of an original curriculum where it serves as the key element in the design of Advanced Artifacts, Environments, Networks and Services.

Goals and contents
The Master in Interaction Design offers to students specialized knowledge and skills of Interaction Design. Analytical methods and a pragmatic problem-solving approach to Design are applied in a laboratory environment where prototyping and testing of various solutions qualify the students to pursue professional design career goals in industry, research or studios, wherever technological innovation and Design meet.
The goal of the Master is to train skilled professionals able to lead multidisciplinary team design projects within the most innovative industrial and design fields.

Program
The Master in Interaction Design consists of four modules over a period of two semesters and requires a full-time attendance.

- The program begins with an introductory module structured around practical workshops that hone the technical, methodological and practical skills of interaction design discipline.
- The following modules are project based. These modules present complementary design topics that the student has to select according to her/his interests. Complementary design topics of the Module 2 are dedicated to the design and the development of Advanced Artifacts and Networks. Complementary design topics of the Module 3 are dedicated to the design and the development of Advanced Environments and Services. Both modules are provided with common seminars on theoretical, methodological and technical knowledge.
- The fourth and final module is dedicated to the development of the thesis project.

Each module releases 15 ECTS. Students can apply for just one module as a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) course.

Structure of the MAS in Interaction Design: http://www.maind.supsi.ch/

Professional opportunities
Students who complete the Master in Interaction Design program will find professional opportunities at an advanced level in Communication Design, Interior Design, Industrial Design and Interaction Design in various sectors of the economy and in both direction of design as well as managerial roles in fields such as Product Innovation, Design Engineering, Orientation Design, Corporate Communications, Exhibit Design and Event Design. The design of advanced services will be attractive to companies and institutions offering complex services where innovation is a key competitive advantage: Telecommunications, Consumer Electronics, Media and Web companies, Finances and the Public Sector.

Target students
The Master in Interaction Design is addressed to students with a developed creative talent combined with a strong motivated interest in the changing technological, social, cultural context within which the future will be designed.

Admission requirements
Requirement for the acceptance to the MAS in Interaction Design program is a degree in an appropriate field such as visual communication, industrial design, interior design and architecture, media and web design, communication sciences, computer sciences and engineering. Equivalent studies and professional experiences may be evaluated in an individual admission procedure.

Graduation
Graduated of the Master’s program are awarded the title Master of Advanced Studies SUPSI in Interaction Design.

Admission procedure
Detailed information on the admission procedure is published at: www.maind.supsi.ch

Duration
Two full-time semesters (60 ECTS).

Dates
The application deadline is 16th October, the interviews are held during November and the enrolment deadline is 18th December 2009.
The Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design starts on the 22nd February 2010.

Tuition fees
15.000 CHF/10.000 Euros for the full year attendance.
6.000 CHF/4.000 Euros for a single CAS.
300 CHF/200 Euros for the application fee (MAS and CAS).

Teaching language
Courses are held in English and Italian.

Information and application
More information and the application form are available at www.maind.supsi.ch.

Master of Advanced Studies
in Interaction Design
Designing Advanced Artifacts, Networks, Environments
and Services

University SUPSI
Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana
Department DACD Ambiente Costruzioni e Design
Area LCV Laboratorio Cultura Visiva
Head Massimo Botta
Contact +41 (0)58 666 63 82
SUPSI - DACD CP 105
6952 Canobbio - Lugano

http://www.maind.supsi.ch
master.mid@supsi.ch


OPPORTUNITY

PhD Planetary-Collegium M-Node NABA Research Grant Contest


Deadline:
Wed Sep 30, 2009 00:00

Location:
Italy

PhD Planetary-Collegium M-Node NABA Research Grant Contest

Ph.D. Programs
http://www.m-node.org/mnode\_programs.html

Competitions are open for admission to 10 PhD research position at M-Node
Deadline for application are:

- September 16th, 2009;
- February 1st, 2010;
- October 1st, 2010;
- February 1st, 2011.

Please notice: start of the program: one month after deadline for application.

M-Node Ph.D. Program Areas:

- Sincretic Arts;
- Aestetics;
- Cultural Studies;
- Media Design;
- Art & Design:
- New Media Art;
- Tech Art;
- Bio Art.

M-Node is a competitive Graduate Research Program, designed to attract talented students and scholars.

Ph.D. programs and research networks at M-Node focus on processes of cultural and technological change.

The main goal of the doctoral programs is to produce cultural and technological knowledge in areas marked by a lack of metodological approach and skilled human capital.

M-Node focuses exclusively on Doctoral and Postdoctoral programs, starting on Ph.D programs, achieving a significant integration between research on arts and technologies.

Graduates from M-Node - will combine robust theoretical grounding with advanced analytical techniques, and they will be part of an international network of researchers on arts & design, media design, philosophy and cultural studies.

PhD Planetary-Collegium M-Node NABA Research Grant Contest

The PhD Planetary Collegium M-Node Doctorate program created a grant contest for 10 PhD researcher positions.

Deadline for application are:

On June 11, 2009, The Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti- NABA board of directors has deliberated the opening of 6 research grants for the PhD Planetary - Collegium M-Node doctorate program. The grants will be divided into: 4 partial grants and 2 full grants, for part-time program.

The research grants will be assigned by the international committee consisted of: a keen emeritus Academy member, a doctoral research member and a keen representative of the world art. In the event that the researches collected do not meet the excellence level requested, the International committee reserves the right of not issuing any grants.

The grants will be issued during the Admission Sessions indicated on the M-Node website.
The grants will be assigned based on: project’s cultural relevance (national and international) with particular emphasis on: a) the effective new knowledge improvement b) the effective contribution to the digital media research development as well as to the tecnoscientific dimension c) the level of attention that has been dedicated to the partecipatory themes.

UE Citizens can participate to both (partial and full) grant selection, whether the Non-EU citizens can participate only to the selection of partial grants.

The grant contest will be pubblicated on the website: www.m-node.org as well as on NABA website: www.naba.it. It is binded to the Planetary-Collegium M-Node research program admission.

To participate to the research grant contest, please download the application form, fill it out and send it by certified mail, not email, at the following address: PhD M-Node, NABA, Via Carlo Darwin 20, 20143 Milano. The grant selection will last until all grants have been assigned.

Application form download (http://www.m-node.org/Application\_Form\_MNode\_0506.doc)
Grant application form (ITA) (http://www.m-node.org/materiali/bando\_borsericerca\_mnode.pdf)
Grant application form (ENG) (http://www.m-node.org/materiali/admission\_grant\_mnode.pdf)