come la multimedialità forma e riforma la ricerca interdisciplinare nell’ambito dell’italianistica e della cultura visuale
10-19 September 2021, Università degli Studi di Roma Tre
in collaboration with the Virtual Humanities Lab @ Brown University
La Summer School Tran(s)missions: come la multimedialità forma e riforma la ricerca interdisciplinare nell’ambito dell’italianistica e della cultura visuale ha avuto luogo in forma ibrida dal 10 al 19 settembre 2021 presso il Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Roma Tre, in collaborazione con il Virtual Humanities Lab della Brown University (Link identifier #identifier__39747-1https://multimedialitysummerschool.github.io/transmissions/Index.html). Nell’ambito del corso, che ha visto la partecipazione di ricercatori, artisti, curatori, specialisti in scienze bibliotecarie, ingegneri, tecnici-archivisti, si sono svolte lezioni teoriche e workshop applicativi a cura di specialisti che operano in ambito internazionale e provenienti da diversi settori con il fine di realizzare un progetto di ricerca di gruppo accolto all’interno di una mostra virtuale sul portale New Art City: Virtual Art Space (Link identifier #identifier__143860-2https://newart.city/show/transmission) e un’esposizione on-site presso lo Spazio Taverna (Palazzo Taverna, Roma). Tra le attività proposte sono state incluse tavole rotonde, tutorial one-to-one, laboratori di gruppo, artist talk e visite presso istituzioni e spazi espositivi quali le gallerie Valentina Bonomo e Gladstone Gallery, e la Domus Aurea.
Il programma progettuale collettivo ha visto la creazione di gruppi differenziati per strumenti di indagine e inclinazioni professionali, a cui sono stati offerti tutorial e workshop mirati sull’utilizzo di strumenti applicativi open source quali Blender (Link identifier #identifier__60132-3https://www.blender.org/), programma per l’ideazione e la manipolazione di oggetti 3D, New Art City Virtual Art Space (Link identifier #identifier__132129-4https://newart.city/), la piattaforma digitale che gli studenti hanno utilizzato per realizzare la mostra virtuale, Omeka (Link identifier #identifier__144870-5https://omeka.org/), software per la creazione di collezioni e mostre digitali nell’ambito librario, museale, archivistico e accademico, GIS Umap (Link identifier #identifier__42322-6https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/) and Google My Maps (Link identifier #identifier__166659-7https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/?hl=it) per la produzione e sovrapposizione di mappe interattive, e IIIF (Link identifier #identifier__106115-8https://iiif.io/), che offre molteplici risorse per annotare, sovrapporre e modificare immagini e oggetti digitali online, garantendo l’interoperabilità del proprio patrimonio con altri database e risorse appartenenti a musei, biblioteche e archivi su scala internazionale.
The Summer School Tran(s)missions: how multimediality shapes interdisciplinary research in the field of Italian and Visual Studies took place from the 10th to the 19th of September 2021 at the Department of Humanities, Roma Tre University, in collaboration with the Virtual Humanities Lab of Brown University (Link identifier #identifier__107174-9https://multimedialitysummerschool.github.io/transmissions/Index.html). Within the course, which was attended by researchers, artists, curators, library science specialists, engineers, and technical-archivists, theoretical lessons and practical workshops were aimed at the creation of a group project to be featured as part of the virtual platform New Art City: Virtual Art Space (Link identifier #identifier__94106-10https://newart.city/show/transmission) and the on-site exhibition at Spazio Taverna inside Palazzo Taverna in Rome. The activities included round-tables, one-to-one tutorials, artist talks, group workshops and visits to institutions and exhibition spaces, such as Valentina Bonomo and Gladstone galleries, and the Domus Aurea.
In order to complete their projects students worked in teams and attended tailored workshops on Blender (Link identifier #identifier__195479-11https://www.blender.org/), program aimed at the design and manipulation of 3D objects, New Art City Virtual Art Space (Link identifier #identifier__103849-12https://newart.city/), the digital platform used by students to realize the virtual exhibit, Omeka (Link identifier #identifier__189909-13https://omeka.org/), a software for the creation of digital collections and exhibitions in GLAMss, GIS Umap (Link identifier #identifier__192834-14https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/) and Google My Maps (Link identifier #identifier__191658-15https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/?hl=it) for the modelling and overlay of interactive maps, and finally IIIF (Link identifier #identifier__97405-16https://iiif.io/), which offers multiple resources for annotating, overlaying and editing images and digital objects online, ensuring the interoperability of personal holdings with other databases and resources belonging to museums, libraries and archives on an international scale.
The "digital revolution" forces us both to rethink the correspondences between art and science and to reconsider the role of technologies in literature. The Summer School Tran(s)missions: how multimediality shapes interdisciplinary research in the field of Italian and Visual Culture Studies explores the meaning of interdisciplinarity and multimediality using a synergistic approach that combines different methodologies coming from the field of Italian Studies, Digital Humanities, studies on digital cultures and research methods focused on the materiality of the object.
Through the application in a laboratory form of the devices used in Digital Humanities, the Summer School stimulates innovative interdisciplinary thinking, and provide participants with the tools suitable for the identification of relationships that affect the multimediality from the textual, visual and spatial point of view, and how it is presented in different media, forms and literary sources in the early modern and contemporary world.
The inclusion of scholars and artists working in the international field, and coming from different sectors, is seen in a dialogical key to widen the debate around Digital Humanities and digital cultures, in order to encourage a comparison between different methodologies and alternative procedures involving the field of Italian Studies.
Link identifier #identifier__143697-25https://multimedialitysummerschool.github.io/transmissions/Index.html
The program, in hybrid format online and in person at the Department of Humanities of Roma Tre (via Ostiense
234, Rome), includes morning classes and afternoon workshops dedicated to the realization of a research project and a final exhibition.
The lessons will be held in Italian and English.
Among the proposed activities are round-tables, one-to-one tutorials and group workshops, visits to institutions and informal discussions on the topics addressed by the Summer School.
The visits will take place at the Gagosian, Lorcan O'Neill, Gladstone and Frutta Galleries, the Domus Transitoria, Santa Maria Antiqua, Palazzo Valentini, the Centrale Montemartini and the Giardino degli Aranci, while the exhibition will take place in virtual form on the New Art City Virtual Art Space (Link identifier #identifier__82082-26https://newart.city/) and on site at Spazio Taverna (Palazzo Taverna, Rome).
The research and discussion results will be published on the GitHub platform. It will also be possible to participate in a conference and produce a special edition in the form of a catalogue with the presentation of the works and theoretical contributions made in occasion of the Summer School.
HOW TO PARTECIPATE
The call to participate in the Summer School is open to students and researchers, artists, curators, library science specialists, engineers, technicians-archivists who conduct interdisciplinary studies in the field of Italian and Cultural Studies, opening their perspectives of investigation to the relationship between word and image, visual culture, media studies, material culture studies, film studies, digital storytelling, creative writing, digital and public humanities, visual arts, art history, history, and computer science. A good knowledge of English is desirable.
To participate you should send a short c.v. accompanied by a headshot, and a motivational letter (500 words)
with a presentation of the project you intend to carry out during the Summer School to the email address:
The deadline for pre-applications is July 15, 2021.
The tuition fee is 250€, the deadline for payment is September 7, 2021.
The official application tender (TBC) will be available in June.
For information visit the Summer School website: Link identifier #identifier__93249-27https://multimedialitysummerschool.github.io/transmissions/Index.html.