This project has received funding from the European
Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon
2020 research and innovation programme.
Grant agreement No. 834033 AN-ICON.

2021 Interactivity

Event

A visitor at Luca Pozzi’s exhibition Rosetta Mission 2020 (RM2020) held at Casa degli Artisti to present the artwork resulting from the AN-ICON Virtual Residency. © AN-ICON

MORNING:
Off-campus at Casa degli Artisti
Corso Garibaldi 89/A, Milano (room capacity 25)

AFTERNOON:
Aula Crociera Alta (room capacity 55)
Università degli Studi di Milano
Via Festa del Perdono 7, Milano

REFRAMING INTERACTIVITY. MYTHS, ANTINOMIES, GENEALOGIES

 

To participate, please register here

 

 

 

In the last decades, the concept of interactivity has been investigated in several different fields, in the belief that it is key to the way we inhabit the world in a broad sense.
In contrast to analog apparatuses, electronic media have been defined since their first appearance as “interactive”, thus making the concept of interactivity even more pervasive. “Interactivity” aimed both to describe the ability of electronic interfaces to respond to a user’s input, and the way the user could interact with media and devices, choosing which path to follow, manipulating, or generating new content.
However, the concept has undergone multiple and continuous translations and even risked to become something of a buzzword, travelling across as many fields of application. Should we definitely discard such a notion, as it demonstrated an in effective theoretical tool, or rather try to reassess its operational framework?

Off-campus:

9.00 -11.30

VR experience: AN-ICON 12°Atelier virtual residencies and Luca Pozzi’s artwork Rosetta Mission 2020 (RM2020)

Elisabetta Modena, Università degli Studi di Milano,
Valentina Kastlunger, Casa degli Artisti and
Luca Pozzi, artist

 

 

Aula Crociera Alta:

12.30-13.30
Lunch

 

13.45

Introduction

Chair: Alfio Ferrara, Università degli Studi di Milano

 

14.00

Alessandro Costella, Università degli Studi di Milano

Image and Imagination in the Virtual Self

 

14.45

Riccardo Fassone, Università degli Studi di Torino

Interactivity as the aesthetics of bureaucracy.
Notes on video games as authoritarian machines

 

15.30

Coffee break

 

16.00

Francesco Spampinato, Università di Bologna

La Casa Telematica: Italian Postmodern Design and
the Advent of Domestic Technologies

 

16.45

Fabrizia Bandi, Università degli Studi di Milano

The Experience of Virtual Space: Phenomenological
Perception and Interaction in VR