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Simone Tosoni

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The Post-Intermediation of Truth. Newsmaking from Media Companies to Platforms digital
formato: Articolo | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2017 - 3. THE REMAKING OF TRUTH IN THE DIGITAL AGE | Open Access
Anno: 2017
“Post-truth”, the 2016 word of the year, has been defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief”. In fact, the notion risks becoming little more than a buzzword, given that the epistemic, social, political, and cultural issues at stake behind the current debate on Post-Truth are so numerous, so differentiated and intertwined...
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Subculture giovanili, fenomeni tutti da studiare digital
formato: Articolo | VITA E PENSIERO - 2015 - 3
Anno: 2015
Se in ambito accademico anglosassone queste forme di appartenenza godono di un’attenzione sistematica, nel nostro Paese sono praticamente inesplorate. Ma meriterebbero una considerazione diversa poiché dicono molto del nostro contesto sociale e politico.
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Raccordare mondi possibili. Transmedialità, videogioco e problemi di canone - Linking possible universes. Transmediality, videogame and the canon issues digital
formato: Articolo | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2013 - 2. Play the aesthetics. Video game between art and media
Anno: 2013
The notion of “canon” within transmedial universes has a problematic nature, which is reflected in the literature about fandom. The imprecision is due in no small part to the lack of a model regarding its workings and nature. To this end, we propose a model based on the spatialization of the structure of transmedia universes in term of centre/periphery relationship, and discuss the canon as one of the modalities to arrange this relationship. The paper illustrates the concept with some examples in universes which feature video-ludic elements at their centers. The analysis allows the emergence of key differences between universes with “ludic” centres with respect to universes with other kinds of centres: namely, that universes with games at their centres feature less stabilized models of canonization and feature peculiar canonizations such as “non-narrative canonization” which is largely based upon the affordances of video-ludic texts.
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Introduzione - Introduction
Gratis
digital
formato: Articolo | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2010 - 3. Media e magia. Secolarizzazione dell'esperienza magica, usi magici dei media
Anno: 2010
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Otherkin. Elaborazione cooperativa del sapere magico e scenari di rete digital
formato: Articolo | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2010 - 3. Media e magia. Secolarizzazione dell'esperienza magica, usi magici dei media
Anno: 2010
RÉSUMÉ L’essai parte d’une reconnaissance du rôle joué par les sous-cultures liées à la magie et l’occultisme sur le processus de mise en forme sociale de l’Internet, et ensuite propose une étude de cas détaillés sur la façon dont le réseau est en train de remodeler les formes de connaissances magiques. On a analysé en particulier les pratiques de production et de partage du système de croyance de la sous-culture typique des Otherkin, l’une des formes les plus récentes du techno-paganisme, née et répartie principalement sur le réseau. Ces pratiques de production de la connaissance partagée semblent en fait suvre de près les caractéristiques de la communauté Open Source, avec des répercussions sur la forme précise de la culture magique dans son ensemble. Le sous-cultures magiques apparaissent ainsi non seulement jouer un rôle dans le processus de développement des dernières technologies de communication (toujours l’un des principaux moteurs du processus de modernisation), mais elles semblent aussi touchées par le processus général de transformation culturel en acte, apparaissant très différentes de l’‘immobile résidu pré-moderne’ décrit par le paradigme de la modernisation. L’étude de la relation entre les nouveaux médias et la magie est donc une contribution à la tentative en cours par les sciences sociales de déconstruire la représentation idéologique de la modernité occidentale comme un processus unique de rationalisation systématique en faveur d’une vision plus complexe de transformation, typique de la modernité occidentale. SUMMARY This essay moves from a recognition of the role played by subcultures related to magic and occult on the process of social shaping of the Internet, and then propose a detailed case study on how the network is reshaping the forms of magical knowledge. In particular, the paper addresses the production and sharing practices of the belief system typical of the Otherkin subculture, one of the newest forms of techno-paganism, mainly born and spread on the network. These production practices of shared knowledge appear in fact closely following those typical of the open source community, with repercussions on the form of the magical culture as a whole. The magical subcultures appear so not only to play a role in the processes of development of the latest communication technologies (one of the main drivers of the modernization process), but they also seem affected by the ongoing general processes of cultural transformation, thus appearing very different from the ‘immobile residual pre-modern’ described by the paradigm of modernization. The study of the relationship between new media and magic is thus a contribution to the attempt, by the social sciences, to deconstruct the ideological representation of Western modernity as a univocal process of systematic rationalization in favor of a more complex view of the transformation processes typical of the Western modernity.
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Nuovi media e ricerca empirica. I percorsi metodologici degli Internet Studies
formato: Libro | editore: Vita e Pensiero | anno: 2010 | pagine: 184
Anno: 2010
Questo libro fornisce al lettore una serie di strumenti per acquisire la sensibilità metodologica necessaria all'analisi del web e dei nuovi media.
€ 18,00
Media e città. Alcune questioni di sociologia urbana
Gratis
digital
formato: Articolo | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2009 - CSonline 1. Città comunicanti. Media e metropoli nello scenario contemporaneo | Open Access
Anno: 2009
Per un’analisi sociologica della contemporaneità è sempre più difficile esimersi dall’affrontare due grandi tematiche. La prima è quella dei media. La seconda è quella della città...
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Questioni di canone. Strategie di raccordo tra audiovisivi e videogiochi nella produzione di mondi possibili transmediali digital
formato: Articolo | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2009 - 1. Arredo di serie. I mondi possibili della serialità televisiva americana
Anno: 2009
Inside the complex scenarios open to a convergence, the essay proposes the focalization on a specific sphere: the building of transmedial possible worlds. It focuses particularly on the different connection strategies between videogames and audiovisuals created by the production. Within its limits, the intervention investigates the evolution of the franchising companies having as their main product the audiovisual text: that is to say, from movies and films for TV to videogames. To this purpose, the concept of ‘standardization’ is introduced as a key to the interpretation of the different connection strategies. With ‘standardization’ we mean the ‘official’ inclusion modalities of text elements (events, places, characters) in a ‘decorated world’ of reference. Therefore, three main different forms of standardization are historically recognized. The first one, prevailing in the long run, is the one of the non-complexity of standardization, in which the relationship between audiovisual and videogame turns out as being mono-directional (from the first to the second, without any possibility to go back): the videogame is not called to be a part of the possible world of narration. The second one, which lets us come closer to nowadays sceneries, is the one of total standardization (experimented by Matrix universe), in which both movies and videogames contribute to the decoration of a possible world. In this way, the question will be that of definition of possible ‘centers’ and ‘outskirts’. In this way, some media will host places, characters and main events (in the analyzed evolution line, the audiovisuals), while others will host accessories, for the deepening or embellishment (in the evolution line, the videogames). Finally, through the analysis of the relation between the videogame Lost: Via Domus and the television series Lost of which it is licensee, there seems to be a third possibility: the dynamic standardization, in which the status of standardization can be strategically conferrable to the standardizing authority, reversibly over time. This cannot be done with whole texts, but with specific elements of possible worlds, staged by each one of them (or better by the peripheral ones).
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Oltre la Comunità Virtuale digital
formato: Articolo | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2007 - 3. Comunità in atto. Conflitti globali, interazioni locali, drammaturgie sociali
Anno: 2007
In the course of the 1990s, the academic reflection on the communication mediated by the computer has substantially set the theme of sociability and of the relations in the network in terms of community: it is the theme of virtual community, a theme which is strongly marked by a techno-utopic ideology. In the first place, this article covers the history of Internet Studies, in an attempt to identify the detailed rules and guidelines which determined the centrality of the subject of virtual community, indicating among these, in particular, the implicit space metaphor with which the researchers thought about the network in the course of the 1990s. Secondly, it shows how, despite the crisis of the paradigm centered on this metaphor, and despite several attempts, the Community approach has not been entirely abandoned. The virtual community continues to build, often in an implicit way, a model in the light of which we can read – and assess – the forms of social life, and the relations taking life, even through the network, with the risk of not to seizing the specificity and the complexity of new emerging events.
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Appartenere alla rete: il mito della Comunità Virtuale digital
formato: Articolo | COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2002 - 1. DIALOGHI IN RETE
Anno: 2002
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COMUNICAZIONI SOCIALI - 2010 - 3. Media e magia. Secolarizzazione dell'esperienza magica, usi magici dei media digital
formato: Fascicolo digitale
Anno: 2010
Numero tre del 2010 della rivista "Comunicazioni Sociali"
 

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