Contributor: Gianluca Liva

Gianluca Liva ESMH ContributorGianluca Liva is a freelance science journalist. He holds an MA in Contemporary History and a master in Science Communication obtained at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA). He is a regular contributor for various Italian scientific magazines (VICE Media, Focus, Scienza in Rete, Micron, BBC Scienze Italia, OggiScienza). He mainly deals with risk communication and history of pseudoscientific practices. He is a member of the no-profit association “Factcheckers”, a group of italian journalists, researchers and developers focusing on media literacy and educational fact-checking. On behalf of the International Factchecking Network, Gianluca Liva and Factcheckers have recently developed a lesson plan for high school students, which was published and disseminated by the Poynter Institute in the occasion of the second International Fact Checking Day (April 2nd, 2018). The lesson plan consists of a discussion game that has been so far translated in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

Walter Quattrociocchi interview, The concept of news. Folded stack of Newspapers on laptop

Walter Quattrociocchi on the Infodemic and how disinformation spreads on different social media

Associate Professor Walter Quattrociocchi of the Sapienza University of Rome recently published a study called ‘The COVID-19 social media infodemic’. By analysing massive amounts of data on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Reddit and Gab, Quattrociocchi and his team assessed the global evolution of discourse for each platform and its users. For him understanding the social dynamics ...

Paolo Attivissimo interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Paolo Attivissimo about new tech normalcy

An interview with Paolo Attivissimo. He is an information technology writer and journalist, science communicator, public speaker, technical translator and interpreter, and hoax buster. He has followed from the early stages the intense debate that has been going on about the dispute that has arisen within the PEPP-PT consortium. The interview took place by telephone ...

jurgen geuter interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Jürgen Geuter about new tech normalcy

An interview with Jürgen Geuter. He is an independent theorist working on the intersection of technology, politics and the social aspects. He writes and speaks about the social consequences of the digital turn as well as the structure of the digital turn itself. He has written for a number of German and international publications such ...

Michael Veale interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Michael Veale about new tech normalcy

An interview with Michael Veale. He is a lecturer in Digital Rights and Regulation at University College London in the Faculty of Laws and Digital Charter Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute in London. He works at the intersection between law, emerging technology, public policy and society, with a current focus on machine learning and ...

Hans-Christian Boos interview

A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Hans-Christian Boos about new tech normalcy

An interview with Hans-Christian Boos. He is the Founder and CEO of Arago, a leading AI company that helps businesses automate their IT processes through intelligent automation. and member of the Digital Council of the German Federal Government. Boos is also the head of the PEPP-PT consortium, committed to providing the protocol on which to ...

Digital tracing, privacy & trust the : New Normalcy in Europe

Digital tracing, privacy and trust: the New Normalcy in Europe

European countries are adopting progressive measures to loosen the lockdown imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. We are entering a "new normalcy", the age of living with risk and social reorganization. Digital tracing is considered a promising tool to enable a return to normal social life by helping to monitor and reduce the spread of contagion. Will such an application prove effective? Could such an application ‘compromise’ the concept of privacy?

A scientist’s opinion: interview with Giuseppe Pellegrini about the CONCISE project

A scientist’s opinion : interview with Giuseppe Pellegrini about the CONCISE project

We speak with Giuseppe Pellegrini, (Phd Sociology 2004) teacher of Innovation, Technology and Society at the University of Trento, about the CONCISE project. How did the idea of the CONCISE Project come about? For some years now we have been in contact with several European universities, in particular with the University of Valencia. When the ...

CONCISE Project: a European-wide debate on science communication

CONCISE Project : a European-wide debate on science communication

How do citizens keep themselves informed about the most controversial scientific issues? Which sources of information do they choose? A two-year project aims to answer these questions in order to obtain valuable information on communication to the public, to be taken into account for the near future.