the first European festival on creativity

2011 Programme

Evento n.16

Marco Belpoliti

As you have seen it on tv

For Marshall McLuhan, tv is a cold medium that arises passive reactions and does not excite or push to action unlike radio, the medium of choice of 20th century dictatorships. But how can tv have hypnotized millions of people for 50 years, in Italy as well as in the United States? To what degree has tv changed the rituals of Western democracy, the mode and the limitations of public discourse? What is the epistemology of tv? Some say we don’t watch tv—tv watches us. Some say tv informs us, but what kind of information does it really provide? Belpoliti offers his perspective at a time when the so-called ‘commercial’ tv, at least in Italy, seems to be doomed to rapid decline as a consequence of the rise of the Web and above all of last-generation mobile hones or smartphones.


Marco Belpoliti

Marco Belpoliti an essayist and writer, teaches at the University of Bergamo. His works include: Il corpo del capo (2009); Pasolini in salsa piccante (2010); La canottiera di Bossi (2012); L’età dell’estremismo (2014), Primo Levi di fronte e di profilo (2015) published by Guanda. He writes for la Repubblica and l’Espresso; he co-directs the series  «Riga» for Marcos y Marcos with E. Grazioli. With Stefano Chiodi he is coordinator of the online magazine and publishing house Doppiozero. Ahis essay La strategia della farfalla (Guanda) came out in June.

All theevents2011


Evento n.1

Chiara Saraceno

Too much inequality hinders everyone’s well-being

Evento n.2

Giuseppe Penone, Sergio Risaliti

Flowing in time like a river pebble

Evento n.3

Kinds of lies

Evento n.4

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Can artificial life exist?

Evento n.6

Zygmunt Bauman

Reflections on the notions of community and network, on social networks and Facebook

Evento n.7

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The friar

Evento n.8

Francesco Piccolo

How to write a screenplay

Evento n.10

Maurizio Bettini

Mythological forms of memory in ancient Greece and Rome

Evento n.11

Almudena Grandes, Ranieri Polese

History from the viewpoint of women

Evento n.12

Adriano Prosperi

Crime and forgiveness

Evento n.14

Gian Carlo Calza

Different, eccentric, extraordinary: aesthetics and creativity between Asia and the West

Evento n.16

Marco Belpoliti

As you have seen it on tv

Evento n.17

Salvatore Veca

On philosophical imagination

Evento n.18

Vittorio Gregotti

City, metropolis and urban design

Evento n.19

Enzo Bianchi

Paths of humanization

Evento n.20

Patrizia Cavalli

Poetry knows everything first

Evento n.21

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Life is communication

Evento n.23

Silvio Orlando

Diderot, Rameau and other paradoxes

Evento n.24

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The merchant

Evento n.26

Franco Borgogno

In other people’s hearts and minds. A psychoanalyst between tradition and creativity

Evento n.27

Giuseppe Bertolucci, Emanuele Trevi

In words and pictures: cinema and literature

Evento n.28

Michela Marzano

Mind and body: anorexia, or the enigma of desire

Evento n.29

Alfonso Berardinelli

Intellectual types, styles and powers

Evento n.30

Luca Scarlini

The power of images, the images of power

Evento n.31

Felice Cimatti

Mind, communication and language in animals, including Homo sapiens

Evento n.32

Gianpiero Dalla Zuanna

Regretting the families of yesteryear?

Evento n.33

Alberto Manguel

The Muse of impossibility

Evento N.34

Ennio Peres

Mathematics is the game of life

Evento N.35

Luce Irigaray

Saving human energy. Breathing: a source of universal sharing

Evento n.36

Edoardo Boncinelli

What is life? Life yesterday, today and tomorrow

Evento n.37

Sonia Bergamasco, Fabrizio Gifuni

A quiet sunny day. Attilio Bertolucci and Pier Paolo Pasolini, a friendship in verse

Evento n.39

Alessandro Barbero

How did Middle Ages men think? The knight

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