Structures of Deep Time in the Anthropocene

Emanuele Serrelli presents: 2016, Jun 10 (h.16-19) – 6th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference, University of Bergamo, Italy: Structures of deep time in the Anthropocene. With Elena Bougleux organizer of the session “Diffracting ethnography in the anthropocene”. Conference talk. [Ac] Talk abstract “Structures of deep time in the Anthropocene” Anthropocene puts incommensurable time scales in […]

From everyday life to deep evolutionary time: Anthropocene and contacting temporal scales

New forthcoming talk: 2015, Dec 19 (h.11-13) – III Convegno Nazionale SIAA Società Italiana di Antropologia Applicata, Polo Universitario Città di Prato: From everyday life to deep evolutionary time: Anthropocene and contacting temporal scales (Session “Mitigation, Adaptation, Vulnerability. Analisi di strategie, pratiche e retoriche delle comunità nel contesto dell’Antropocene”). With Enrico Giustiniano Micheli, Elena Bougleux, […]

Catholic Theology and Biology: Origin of Life, Chance and Necessity, and the Place of Homo sapiens in the Living World

A dialogue in four steps between theology and biology, with a particular focus on evolutionary biology. The first meeting will explore the differences and similarities between biological and theological knowledge, calling into play the respective knowledge communities and their own way of “progressing”. We will talk about the necessity of a dialogue, especially from the […]

The narrative encounter: Tales and fairytales and systemic perspective on helping relationships

A new article on the journal Riflessioni Sistemiche, after the ones on “Visions of change in evolutionary biology and education” (2012) and “Evolutionary Biology: Processes and Patterns” (2011). Serrelli E, Tosini F (2015). L’incontro narrativo: narrazione e fiaba nella relazione d’aiuto a orientamento sistemico. Riflessioni Sistemiche 12 (Jul 2015), “Narrazioni”, pp. 90-102 (online on […]

Macroevolution: Explanation, Interpretation, Evidence

OUT NOW!!! Provides a unique multidisciplinary approach to understand macroevolution Presents state of the art scientific methodologies Written by international experts from different fields This book is divided in two parts, the first of which shows how, beyond paleontology and systematics, macroevolutionary theories apply key insights from ecology and biogeography, developmental biology, biophysics, molecular phylogenetics, […]

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Robustness – Engineering Science

Interdisciplinary Workshop on Robustness – Engineering Science Rome, February 5th – 6th, 2015 Part of the Bio-Techno-Practice project See program on Talks: Gabriele Oliva – Robustness: A systems engineering point of view Lorenzo Farina – Robustness through feedback: Benefits and limitations Miles McLeod – Closing rhetorical gaps is healthy for everyone: The robustness of […]

Evolution: Selfish Genes or Universal Cooperation?

Life has been evolving on Earth for billions years. Explaining evolution drives scientists towards entities that are far from our everyday experience. We will ask: are organisms vehicles for their genes competing “egoistically” and incessantly with each other to be replicated in future generations? Is there an “Earth system” that maintains equlibrium through the birth, […]

Empathy towards the “living planet”: a knowledge paradox in the Anthropocene?

I paradossi di Gaia [Gaia’s paradoxes] Abstract: Empathy towards planet Earth seems to be the crux of an education paradox in the anthropocene, well exemplified by the story of “Gaia” in the scientific community and in the global society. The image of the world as a living being is probably as old as our species. […]

Borzoo Pourabdollahian – Towards a sustainable society through serious gaming

CISEPS – Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences Towards a sustainable society through serious gaming Dr. Borzoo Pourabdollahian Politecnico di Milano Thursday, November 27, 12:00pm Room U6-3143, Piazza dell’Ateneo Nuovo 1, Milano Abstract: The main challenge for societies is to find mechanisms to arouse among their citizens better insights about the […]