Articoli taggati con ‘digital revolution’

From the mirror to the screen: some videoart’s intuitions

di Valeria Morea

After first experimentations of visual effects the video could generate, it became an introspective way to make art. An external device can show the artist to the artist, this is the point. So everything changed.

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Tafterjournal n. 81 - marzo 2015

The Booking Challenge: Tourism and the Sharing Economy

di Marco Bernabè

Today, the Internet plays a key role in the tourism sector. Contemporary travelers use the Web during all phases of traveling process: before the departure for inspiration, research, and booking; during the travel for local services and information; and after the journey in order to share impressions and give suggestions to other travelers and communities. From a practitioner’s viewpoint, this contribution offers an insight into online tourism market, trying to emphasize how the sharing economy model could shape the future trends and habits of tourists and professional operators.

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Tafterjournal n. 70 - aprile 2014

The challenging walk to digitization

di Vittoria Azzarita

The massive use of digital tools and technological devices requests a serious reflection upon the role played by culture in our society. Obviously, the black and white scheme does not work any more in a context where the long-established opposition between the comfort of the well-known processes and the uncertainty of the future scenarios has been knocked down by the notion of complexity. The so-called “digital revolution” represents a multi faceted phenomenon that has enemies and supporters who fight a daily battle over culture’s value. The former is used to predict the end of traditional newspapers, books, movies, music and so on, describing a desolate landscape of ignorance with no space for cultural and creative products and practitioners. The latter imagines the coming of the golden age of cultural contents which finally will be open and accessible to all for free. In between these two extremes, a wide range of intermediate points of view make possible those small and big changes that – considered as a whole – contribute to the contemporary structure of our analogical and virtual communities.

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