If you happen to be in the top end of the Italian peninsula this weekend, you might consider attending a seminar put on by the lettera27 Foundation at Festivaletteratura in Mantova entitled, "The disenchanted teacher. Rethinking education through technology". The seminar:
focuses on how context influences the expression of each person’s potential, and how technology can redefine this by challenging geographical limits, recognising the value of personal initiative and do-it-yourself skills, and distributing knowledge. Somajni will also address the issue of how technology allows creating a network of communication involving a large number of people, spreading and sharing information, and learning with others through action and practice.
The seminar will be moderated by well-known Italian journalist Chiara Somajni, and includes:
Roberto Casati (philosopher and researcher at CNRS and at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris), Massimo Banzi (interaction design consultant and teacher, who created Arduino, a successful open source hardware project), and Mark Grimes (father of the online co-working space ned.com and NedSpace and among the creators of the Maker Faire Africa Fair).
Where and when can you attend? Saturday 11th September 2010 at 5.15 pm at the Seminario Vescovile in Mantova.
(Hat tip to Claudia)