Lorenzo Beltrame is Lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the Trento University, where he teaches Sociology of Innovation and Sociology of Globalization. Previously he was Research Fellow at Egenis – The Centre for the Centre for the Study of Life Sciences, University of Exeter (UK).
PhD in Audiovisual Studies, University of Udine. Alberto is research assistant at the Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento. His two main research interests are the limits of representation (violence, death, pornography, freaks) and the technoscientific imagery on audiovisual media (cinema, television, YouTube). He is author of Una voce nel disastro. L’immagine dello scienziato nel cinema dell’emergenza (Meltemi, 2008) and Sguardo, corpo violenza. Sade e il cinema (Mimesis, 2014; French translation: 2018), and editor (with Federico Giordano) of Body images in the post-cinematic scenario. The digitization of bodies (Mimesis International, 2018). His publications appear in Cinergie – Il cinema e le altre arti, Nuncius – Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science, Scienza & Politica. Per una storia delle dottrine, Porn Studies, Public Understanding of Science.
Attila Bruni is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Research of the Trento University, where he teaches Sociology of Technological Phenomena and Sociology of Organizations. He has been President of the Italian Society for Science and Technology Studies between 2010 and 2013, and member of the Council of the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology since 2010.
Massimiano Bucchi (Ph.D. Social and Political Science, European University Institute, 1997) is Full Professor of Sociology of Science and Communication, Science and Technology at the University of Trento and has been visiting professor in Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. He is the author of several books (published in more than twenty countries) and papers in journals such as Nature and Science.
Among his books in English: Science and the Media (Routledge, 1998); Science in Society (Routledge, 2004); Beyond Technocracy (Springer, 2009); Handbook of Public Communication of Science and Technology (new ed. 2014, with B. Trench, Routledge) and the 4 vols. anthology The Public Communication of Science (Routledge, 2016). He is the editor of the international peer reviewed journal Public Understanding of Science (Sage) and regularly contributes to newspapers and TV programmes.
Roberto Caso, co-director of Trento LawTech Group, is Associate Professor of Comparative Private Law at University of Trento, Faculty of Law, where he teaches Civil Law [Diritto civile], Comparative Intellectual Property Law, Comparative Privacy Law, Copyright law and Art, Private Law and ICTs. He is author and editor of many publications in the field of Intellectual Property, Privacy, Contract Law and Tort Law. He is President of the Italian Association for the Promotion of Open Science [Associazione Italiana per la promozione della Scienza Aperta, AISA]. Associate member of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy (CIPP) di McGill University, Faculty of Law (Montréal)
Giuseppe Pellegrini (PhD Sociology 2004) is lecturer of Innovation, Technology and Society at the University of Trento. He is an expert evaluator of the European Research Programme Horizon 2020 and President of Observa Science in Society. His current research focuses on public participation and science communication with specific regard to technoscientific issues. Recent publications: Adolescents between science, technology and the future: the results of the 2017 Observa-PRISTEM Bocconi survey, Climate change as a political challenge: a new vision of public engagement.
Cristina Rigutto is a Communications professional with a strong background in economics and with extensive experience in training academics to build the communications skills, networks, and relationships they need to engage effectively in the public discourse about the research issues. She is social media editor at the international peer reviewed journal Public Understanding of Science (Sage), and Tech Writer focusing on the use of digital technology to improve science communication.
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Massimo Sideri è editorialista del Corriere della Sera sui temi dell’Innovazione e guida dal 2017 il mensile di cultura dell’innovazione del Corriere della Sera, Corriere Innovazione. Al Corriere dal 2000 ha seguito per il giornale di via Solferino i grandi crac finanziari e ha pubblicato inchieste sul mondo dei diritti Tv del calcio che hanno portato a indagini della magistratura oltre ad aver denunciato l’inquinamento dei panel dell’Auditel che hanno portato a cambiare la metodologia di rilevazione dopo 32 anni. Negli ultimi anni come opinionista si è concentrato sui grandi dibattiti relativi al rapporto uomo-macchina con un taglio sempre più divulgativo. Ha pubblicato diversi saggi tra cui Banda Stretta (BUR), scritto con Francesco Caio, La Sindrome di Eustachio (Bompiani) e Diritto all’Oblio, Dovere della Memoria (Bompiani) scritto con Umberto Ambrosoli. Ha pubblicato anche il giallo Free Press (Baldini & Castoldi). Dal 2015 è il direttore del Festival dell’Innovazione Galileo di Padova. Fa parte del comitato scientifico dell’Advisory board Ambrosetti-Sap sull’Intelligenza artificiale con l’ex ministro Maria Chiara Carrozza e Giorgio Metta dell’Iit.
Serena Luzzi (Ph.D. European Social History, University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari, 1998) is Associate Professor of Modern History at the University of Trento, Department of Sociology and Social Research, where she teaches Modern History and Research Methods in History. Her research interests include liberty of thought and State Censorship. She is the author of several papers on the issue of circulation of ideas and Ecclesiastical- and State Censorship in the Early Modern Period.
Giuseppe Alessandro Veltri holds a BSc in Communication Sciences from the University of Siena, an MSc in Social Research Methods from the Methodology Institute of the London School of Economics (LSE) and a PhD in Social Psychology from the LSE. He has been Associate Professor at University of Leicester and Honorary Fellow at Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bristol. He is a founding member of the Leicester Computational Social Science Group and British Academy Newton Fellow 2016. He has been Lecturer at University of East Anglia and a scientific fellow at the European Commission JRC Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS). Before joining the IPTS, he has been a research associate at the Institut Jean Nicod (Ecole Normale Supérieure) in Paris. He has taught extensively in the fields of methodology of social research and computational social science.