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MEETINGS WITH EXCELLENCE - Giuseppe O. Longo

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typology: festival
Area: Piana di Lucca
District/Locality: Lucca (LU) - Italy

The big names of culture meet in Lucca for a series of conferences organized by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, the oldest scientific academy in the world that counts among its first members Galileo Galilei. The conferences will range from economcal to environmental, from political to educational topics.
 
Institutional purpose of the Academy is to "promote, coordinate, integrate and disseminate scientific knowledge in its highest expression in the context of unity and universality of culture." In order to reach this purpose the academy organizes congresses, conferences, conventions and national and international seminars, and participates, with its members, to similar events both in Italy and abroad. It also promotes and implements activities and research missions.
 
In Lucca, this autumn are expected several meetings of great cultural and scientific interest addressed to a wide audience and held in the auditorium of the Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lucca in Piazza San Martino.
 
This is the conference of today Thurssday, December 7th:
at 5:30 pm - Giuseppe O. Longo will talk about the fascinating and difficult relationship between man and technology. 
 
Giuseppe O. Longo, computer technician and Italian writer. Cybernetician, theoric of information, epistemologist, scientific divulgator, writer, actor and translator. Professor at the University of Trieste, introduced the theory of information in the Italian scientific landscape. He is interested in communication in all its forms, and is actively involved in the social consequences of technical and scientific development; Crucial is the figure of the "simbionte", i.e. of the human being integrated by technological "prosthesis" and inserted into the telematics network. He is one of the most important scientific translators, having made known in Italy the works of scholars such as Bateson (all of his Italian translations at Adelphi), Hofstadter, Dennett, Eibl-Eibesfeld, Einstein, Minsky received the Monselice National Prize in 1991). He has translated many articles from English, German and French for "Science" and "Technology Review".

The meetings are introduced by Oriano Landucci, Chairman of the Banca del Monte di Lucca Foundation, Alberto Del Carlo, Chairman of the Lucca Sviluppo Foundation and Lucca Mayor, Alessandro Tambellini.
 
MEETINGS WITH EXCELLENCE
Lucca, the foundation's Banca del Monte, Piazza San Martino
2017 October 10, November 10 / 14 / 22, December 6 / 7
free admission

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