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Diffracting the rays of technoscience: a situated critique of representation
Federica Timeto
Poiesis & Praxis , 2011, DOI: 10.1007/s10202-011-0099-5
Abstract: Der folgende Essay befasst sich mit der M glichkeit, in der Analyse von Technowissenschaft einen repr sentationalen Ansatz zu verfolgen, der Repr sentation als situierten Prozess dynamischer Intra-Aktion (Barad 2007) versteht. Mit Bezug auf rezente Kritik des Repr sentationalismus (Thrift 2008) setzt meine Analyse bei Hayles’ ([1991] 1997) situiertem Repr sentations-Modell und dem von ihr propagierten constrained constructivism an. Der Essay diskutiert daraufhin die Konzepte der Figuration und Diffraktion in Haraways (1991, 1997) Analyse von Technowissenschaft sowie Barads Analyse von Diffraktion im Kontext ihres agential realism (2007). Schlie lich werden Gemeinsamkeiten von constrained constructivism, situiertem Wissen und agential realism dargestellt; insbesondere deren Versuch, durch alternative repr sentationale Praktiken “die Strahlen der Technowissenschaft zu beugen” (Haraway 1997: 16).
Effectiveness and Efficiency of Educational Measures: Evaluation Practices, Indicators and Rhetoric  [PDF]
Federica Cornali
Sociology Mind (SM) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/sm.2012.23034
Abstract: In recent years, evaluating the performance of educational organizations has sparked increasing interest and debate. Many expectations ride on the smooth operation of school systems. It is widely believed that countries’ social and economic well-being will depend to an ever greater extent on the quality of their citizens’ education: the emergence of the so-called “knowledge society”, the transformation of information and the media, and increasing specialization on the part of organizations all call for high skill profiles and levels of knowledge. Today’s education systems are required to be both effective and efficient, or in other words, to reach the goals set for them while making the best use of available resources. This paper, by presenting and discussing a case study, will analyze several dimensions of schools’ effectiveness and efficiency, highlighting the importance of selecting evaluation procedures that can provide representations that reflect the actual situation to the greatest possible extent.
UMIS: A Service for User Model Interoperability  [PDF]
Federica Cena, Roberto Furnari
Advances in Internet of Things (AIT) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ait.2012.24012
Abstract: In this paper we describe UMIS, a service architecture that enables user adaptive applications to exchange User Model data on the Web. UMIS provides a set of facilities that allow applications to interoperate with minimum changes in their internal logics and knowledge representation. The goal is to support the process of interoperability in three ways: providing an efficient centralized discovery service; offering a service for simple interaction for the exchange of UM value in a p2p way; and offering a negotiation mechanism to be used in case of communication hurdles (i.e. semantic ambiguities and missing response). We developed a proof-of-concept prototype of UMIS and we tested it with an existing user-adaptive application. According to our test results, our approach improves the communication with respect to standard solutions for interoperability regarding the quality of exchange, with a negligible impact on the communication costs and traffic generation.
The Impact of Acoustics and Energy Efficiency Protocols on Comfort in the Building Industry  [PDF]
Marco Caniato, Federica Bettarello
Open Journal of Civil Engineering (OJCE) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojce.2013.32A005
Abstract:

Comfort in buildings is one of the most requested value to reach. Today, designers have to deal with so many technical features including outer appearance, air-conditioning, structural layouts, acoustic insulation and inner treatments, materials bio-compatibility, material recycling and reuse, water wasting and so on. In the same time, costumers want to buy buildings which won’t cost a lot in terms of heating and cooling as in the past. Besides, every single apartment, loft, office etc., even if there are many of them in a single building, has to be very quiet. Voluntary or compulsory standards, protocols and state laws lead the designers throughout the project and in some cases to the final in field tests too. Nevertheless, different sort of calculations, leading philosophy, expected results, parameters and tags are included in order to achieve the final aims. In this paper, energy efficiency and acoustic performances of buildings are discussed, proposing and comparing designing solutions for a specific case study.

Paul de Saint Robert: Sciences and Interdisciplinary Culture in the 19th Century  [PDF]
Federica Maffioli, Gianfranco Medici
Advances in Historical Studies (AHS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ahs.2014.34019
Abstract: The Count Paul Ballada de Saint Robert (1815-1888) was an Italian scientist and important promoter of scientific culture, he succeeded in combining pure and applied science, art and social interests into one of the most elevated synthesis. Based on previous works published at the SISFA 2012 (Maffioli & Medici, 2013: pp. 313-319; Medici & Maffioli, 2013: pp. 329-336) in this paper we propose two of his many writings as demonstration of interdisciplinary of his studies: the first part is about the conclusions of Saint Robert concerning the retreat of glaciers, while the second part is about the Saint Robert scientific approach and explanation of the true meaning of the verses 22.24 of the I chant of Dante’s Purgatory.
La subjetividad antropofágica: aportes para una concepción devorativa de la vida
Scherbosky,Federica;
Estudios de filosof?-a pr??ctica e historia de las ideas , 2010,
Abstract: this paper arises from the research of the anthropofagic movement, originated in brazil in the twenties. the "anthropofagic subjectivity" is analyzed, since it is considered to have a significant potentiality, because it implies not only an analysis and a criticism of the prevailing subjectivity, but also a rebuilding and a proposal of another kind of subjectivity, which considers the current complexity and specially the challenge of the otherness. the answer here does not strengthen the individual identities, which are entrenched in the tolerance of multiculturalism, but this subjectivity opens to the interpellation of the other, and only from there the sense could be built.
Entre el antiguo y el nuevo régimen. La historia política hispanoamericana del siglo XIX
Morelli,Federica;
Historia Crítica , 2007,
Abstract: this article analyzes the new historiographic perspectives developed in recent studies of 19th century spanish american political history. grouping these studies around three fundamental topics - political citizenship and nation building, violence and war, and the institutionalization of the state - it underlines how these new interpretations help modify the image of the 19th century as one characterized by violence, anarchy, and political boss-rule (caudillismo).
Pueblos, alcaldes y municipios: la justicia local en el mundo hispánico entre Antiguo Régimen y Liberalismo
Morelli,Federica;
Historia Crítica , 2008,
Abstract: the main goal of this article is to explain the central role that municipalities played in the hispano-american world throughout the nineteenth century. although in recent years the importance of the frst spanish liberal regime has rightly been stressed in the historiography, it is not possible to understand the important part played by municipalities in the era of independence without analyzing some clues frmly rooted in the beliefs and discourse that structured the political order of the ancien régime. these values stem from a legal culture, common to the whole hispanic world, in which the transition from a jurisprudential model of the administration of justice to a one based on the rule of law would be very long and complex.
Women navigating on Internet. Weaving in the age of the Web Donne in viaggio nella Rete. Tessiture al tempo di Internet
Federica Zanetti
Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica , 2011,
Abstract: The space offered by Internet as a place for developing new possibilities of exchange, of participation and of revindication may appear to have been “conquered” or “stolen” by women seeking to make a break with the tenets that continuously reconfirm gender stereotypes and to deconstruct those erotic-pornographic images in which the body of the woman is increasingly instrumentalised. It is an attempt to present an alternative to the distorted vision of sexuality involving forms of violence and exploitation which are increasingly found in the social space in Internet. If on one hand we cannot ignore the tendency to re-propose and reconfirm stereotypes linked to gender, that reinforce a dominant male culture, on the other, Internet can be recognized as a multi-perspective space made up of representations and auto-representations expressing a wide variety of points of view, in which culture and gender identity are constructed and transformed: a tool of female empowerment. Internet is also made up of female voices which live and tell. Women who navigate write, learn, create and maintain relationships. In fact, it is these women “navigators”, weavers of the Web, who are experimenting with new forms of nomadism, of research, of respect for their own culture and their own identity. The space offered by Internet as a place for developing new possibilities of exchange, of participation and of revindication may appear to have been “conquered” or “stolen” by women seeking to make a break with the tenets that continuously reconfirm gender stereotypes and to deconstruct those erotic-pornographic images in which the body of the woman is increasingly instrumentalised. It is an attempt to present an alternative to the distorted vision of sexuality involving forms of violence and exploitation which are increasingly found in the social space in Internet. If on one hand we cannot ignore the tendency to re-propose and reconfirm stereotypes linked to gender, that reinforce a dominant male culture, on the other, Internet can be recognized as a multi-perspective space made up of representations and auto-representations expressing a wide variety of points of view, in which culture and gender identity are constructed and transformed: a tool of female empowerment. Internet is also made up of female voices which live and tell. Women who navigate write, learn, create and maintain relationships. In fact, it is these women “navigators”, weavers of the Web, who are experimenting with new forms of nomadism, of research, of respect for their own culture and their own identity.
Towards educational inclusion in Bosnia-Herzegovina. “Project ethnography” in development anthropology Towards educational inclusion in Bosnia-Herzegovina. “Project ethnography” in development anthropology
Federica Tarabusi
Ricerche di Pedagogia e Didattica , 2010,
Abstract: Over time, the relationship between anthropology and development has been so problematic that today many key issues and open questions remain unresolved in the academic world. Although engaged with post-modernism theoretical legacy, more recently, attention has shifted from these approaches to the work of the development organizations themselves, highlighting the bureaucratic and organizational practices through which their power is exercised. Looking at how international projects actually “work”, the most recent anthropology theories aim to move beyond the negative, critical stance that has been so dominant in the past. Moving from an educational project of decentralized cooperation, this paper hopes to contribute towards demonstrating the importance of “project ethnography” in exploring development policies and practices in post- war Bosnia. Over time, the relationship between anthropology and development has been so problematic that today many key issues and open questions remain unresolved in the academic world. Although engaged with post-modernism theoretical legacy, more recently, attention has shifted from these approaches to the work of the development organizations themselves, highlighting the bureaucratic and organizational practices through which their power is exercised. Looking at how international projects actually “work”, the most recent anthropology theories aim to move beyond the negative, critical stance that has been so dominant in the past. Moving from an educational project of decentralized cooperation, this paper hopes to contribute towards demonstrating the importance of “project ethnography” in exploring development policies and practices in post- war Bosnia.
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