24 September 2020, 9 h 00 min
26 September 2020, 19 h 00 min
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY OF ROME 24-25-26 SEPTEMBER 2020
CORIS DEPARTMENT – PhD in Communication, Social Research, Marketing
HOW CHANGES THE SENSE OF PLACE: URBAN SPACES AND MEDIA ENVIRONMENTS
In collaboration with:
FedRoS – Romance Federation of Semiotics
AISS – Italian Association of Semiotic Studies
Research Unit “Urban Space, Creativity, Media”, CORISLARS – Roman Lab of Semiotics
The conference has two main objectives: the first is to gather several researches of sociosemiotic orientation developed internationally on the theme of the city and its transformations, which are produced under the pressure of local and global cultural flows, of consumption, of social conflicts. The second objective is to investigate the way in which the city becomes a privileged field of observation to understand the changes caused by the progressive mediatization of our living spaces.
Recent developments in digital media are characterized by an ever-increasing relationship with spatiality, a relationship to be understood not only, or no longer, as an overcoming of spatial-temporal perceptions, going beyond the meaning of the place that has always characterized medial forms, but rather as tools totally bonded to space, thanks to the fact that they are increasingly portable – able to move or be moved in space – and geolocalizable – localizable through web based and digital maps. For this reason, more and more tools for the elaboration and the configuration of space are revealed, which intervene in the daily practices of spatialization and their pertinentization.
Until now, above all, researches have been done separately on space (in its various forms, representations, form of life, symbols) and on the media but not in their radical integration, a process that today is proving to be dominant. It is no coincidence that regarding urban spaces we talk about mediascape and media environments (see Casetti; Montani; Eugeni…). The close relationship – a true bind – that portable and geo-localized media maintain with the living spaces entails a complete media users involvement, especially with the corporeal proprioception in the mediatized space, managed by the possibility of digitally processing the spatial location – of one’s own, of others, of objects – through Web, apps and social media. It is the emergence of a digital space that urges us to reconsider many forms of human activity connected to real spaces, to try to trace the path in which the digital space articulates the relationships and the processes of production of the meanings inherent in spatiality. See more.