20 November 2023
Immersed in science

Ilaria Ampollini

15 February 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
The Obscene Device. Archaeology of Immersive Pornographies

Roberto Malaspina

1 February 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Techniques of Enchantment. Magic and Contemporary Technology

Sofia Pirandello

25 January 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Alternative Worlds – VR without Headsets

Margherita Fontana

11 January 2024
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
A world of imprints. The epistemology of visual evidence in digital and virtual media-ecologies

Rosa Cinelli

21 December 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
FEMINIST HORROR THEORY – Filmic Forms and Female Identity: Rewriting in the Key of Gender

Rossana Galimi

5 December 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
From Photography to Virtual Reality and back again. A conversation with Francesco Jodice

Francesco Jodice

9 November 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
The burning gaze. An aesthetics of shame in the age of the virtual

Federica Cavaletti

2 November 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Forms of the intermediary: spatiality and durations between technology and aesthetics

Neda Zanetti

12 October 2023
2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111
Virtualizing Spaces: Immersive and Emersive Images from Home to City.

Fabrizia Bandi

28 September 2023
2022/23 Practices
108
LabSim: a fully featured laboratory simulator for innovative teaching of analytical chemistry
27 September 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
Immersive Rhythms, Dismersive Images: On Music Video’s Affective Atmosphere

Tomáš Jirsa

18 May 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
Spatialization of Sound

Markus Ophälders

16 May 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
Resonance, dissonance, and things that get under one’s skin

Susanna Paasonen

28 April 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
The Genealogy of Images. From Focillon and Warburg to Computer Vision and Contemporary Semiotics

Maria Giulia Dondero

27 April 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
Between Picture Theory and World View: a Wölfflinian Approach

Michael Jenewein in conversation with Lambert Wiesing and Thomas Zingelmann

19 April 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
Style and World View: Wölfflin, Schwitters, Beuys.

Lambert Wiesing

3 March 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
Who is here when I am here?

Michel Reilhac

17 February 2023
2022/23 Practices
108
Another Reality

Immersive Solutions from Training to Business.

16 February 2023
2022/23 Multisensoriality
104
About presence: perception, technologies, immersive environments.

Enrico Pitozzi

3 February 2023
2022/23 Practices
108
Mixed reality for doctors. The ARTICOR software for cardiovascular interventions

research: Seminar

2023/24 /ɪˈməːʃən/
111

Immersed in science

Ilaria Ampollini

The seminar will explore the relationship between immersivity and the circulation of scientific knowledge outside of learned circuits (popularisation, education, forms of entertainment). Although optical devices, such as megascopes, magic lanterns or panoramas, and the ways in which they were used to project “scientific” contents are constantly mentioned in the media archaeology literature, no study has yet examined the extent to which they contributed to the dissemination of science. Nor is there any historical reconstruction that attempts to see them from the perspective of the history of science education and popularisation. What I am trying to do is to draw up such a history, based on a large corpus of primary sources (in progress) and covering a period from 1750 to about 1900. Among the questions that underlie my research, two are especially relevant. First, what can the relationship between immersivity and the circulation of scientific knowledge tell us about the modalities of investigation, analysis and representation developed over time by men of science? Second, how did immersive modalities relate to other modalities (and models) of representation, such as miniaturisation, manipulation or “emersivity”?

Biography

Ilaria Ampollini

Ilaria Ampollini got her Master degree in Philosophical Sciences (2011) from the University of Bologna and her PhD in Historical Studies (2016) from the University of Trento. Her research interests focus on the history of science and the history of science popularization, with particular reference to the XVIIth and early XIXth century. Her first monograph (Cronaca di una cometa non annunciata. Astronomia e comunicazione della scienza nel Settecento. Rome: Carocci, 2019), focused on a panic episode that occurred in Paris in 1773, generated by a work by the astronomer J. Lalande about the probability of impact between Earth and comets. After working in the field of sociology of science, in 2017 she got a grant (292K) from the Autonomous Province of Trento for a three-year project on the communication of scientific research. In 2020 she obtained a Labex Hastec post-doc scholarship, thanks to which she conducted a research project at the Institut d'Histoire Moderne et Contemporaine / Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, devoted to science-themed board and card games printed between Eighteenth and Nineteenth century. Her works deal with the history of science popularization, the visual and material history of science and, more in general with the multiple aspects linked to the public dimension of science and the circulation of knowledge.

research: seminar

Immersed in science

Ilaria Ampollini

The seminar will explore the relationship between immersivity and the circulation of scientific knowledge outside of learned circuits (popularisation, education, forms of entertainment). Although optical devices, such as megascopes, magic lanterns or panoramas, and the ways in which they were used to project “scientific” contents are constantly mentioned in the media archaeology literature, no study has yet examined the extent to which they contributed to the dissemination of science. Nor is there any historical reconstruction that attempts to see them from the perspective of the history of science education and popularisation. What I am trying to do is to draw up such a history, based on a large corpus of primary sources (in progress) and covering a period from 1750 to about 1900. Among the questions that underlie my research, two are especially relevant. First, what can the relationship between immersivity and the circulation of scientific knowledge tell us about the modalities of investigation, analysis and representation developed over time by men of science? Second, how did immersive modalities relate to other modalities (and models) of representation, such as miniaturisation, manipulation or “emersivity”?

20 November 2023
15:00
17:00

Aula Martinetti

Immersed in science
Ilaria Ampollini
Aula Martinetti
20231120
15:00
17:00