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Looking For The Internet
By Francesco Mazzerioli, Klajdi Ribaj, Martina Andaḷ, Daniele Pala and
An internet tour throughout the city of Urbino.
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By Felipe Minicucci, Carlo Andrea Schlatter and Benedetta Stefani
Project developed around the idea of a tour guide book that exposes the
telecommunication infrastructure of the historical centre of Urbino.
The title suggests an irreverent attitude towards the classic concept
of a tourist travelling experience: in this case it's not
the“hidden”city to be discovered, but the most exposed feature of its
urban landscape. We’re talking about the physical infrastructure that
permits all kinds of telecommunications, such as phone cables and
internet access points, spread all across the streets and buildings.
For the project we mapped the city centre, taking pictures and notes of
the addresses of each relevant point, creating a dense network that
adds an extra layer to the Renaissance and Medieval roots of Urbino.
The final output is a book that mocks usual tour guides, inheriting
their format while reinventing the medium itself. Even though it begins
as a classic guide — with historical facts, monuments, sightseeings… —
it soon reveals itself for what it is: a somewhat cynical, yet
humorous, new take on tourism in the 21st Century as a Digital Age.
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By Micol Ganzerli, Leonora Gelli and Teresa Pettini
Bologna's underground cables and wi-fi map
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Web Infrastructure Tour
of Via Emilia
By Angelini Jan, Bettini Alessandro
and Ceccaroni Emma
the project started as a journey to
discover and organize a tour of the enternet infrastructure of our
surroundings: a dense and intricate intertwining of cables, antennas
and cabinets which our eyes are not used to see. this led us to
discover that the majority of this network runs along the same road
that, during the roman empire, was built to connect all the major
cyties that now make up the region of Emilia Romagna. Inspiration for
this project came strongly from looking into “Lepida”, the organization
that in 2002 started building the ethernet cables and the web
infrastructures along the Via Emilia, named after “Marco Emilio
Lepido”, the Roman politician who had it built.
The surprisign correlation between the new and the old system of
communication between the cities of our region is what made us think
about structurig our web tour around the Via emilia. We tried to reveal
the modern side of this historycal landmark and, at the same time. keep
an aye on the roman roots that made this network possible.
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Alessio Carboni, Alessandra Comparetto,
Luca Galvani and Alice Nascimbe
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By Bucci Simone, Buttaroni Lisa, Huqi Daniela, Narcisi Francesca
An alternative tour in Urbino, which distances itself from all the
classic and historical tours around the internet.