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The social dilemma of surveillance capitalism

The Social Dilemma is a docu-drama movie available on Netlfix, which re-ignited the debate on the meaning, aims, hidden and inner mechanisms of social media platforms and their impact on youth, education, knowledge, and generally speaking, public behavior. The Social...

Fortnite reminds Apple to think different?

Fortnite publisher Epic Games punched Apple quite strong in the jaw, when they made this video go viral online tonight with the hashtag #FreeFortnite : For who is a bit into Apple culture and lore (yes, me…) this is a...

Summer camps? Sure, inside Minecraft!

Summer means summer camps: it is the moment when non-formal education can finally have the chance to demonstrate its immense potential: thousands of proposals for groups of girls and boys where socializing, adventure, discovery, become the protagonists of days that...

Online youth work tools and tips / 2

Online youth work tools and tips / 2 - more reflections and ideas about designing #online #youthwork activities in times of #covid19: what about #INTERACTION? #digitalyouthwork #smartyouthwork

Smart youth work, green screen and slippers.

SomeCamp EU is a training event for youth workers and people active in the youth field, organized by ENTK – the Estonian Youth Work Center, and Verke, in Tallin, Estonia to discuss and share the concept of smart youth work....

Videogame-based learning on tour

In the last weeks, I was invited to host two workshops about videogame-based learning. The first one was in Pisa, inside the Italian Internet Festival, and the second in Lucca, inside Lucca Comics & Games, the biggest “nerd culture” gathering...

Convergence culture, Umberto Eco and Star Wars :)

Convergence culture is the key-concept explored by Henry Jenkins in his crucial book dating back to 2006. Jenkins finally helped a lot to explain why popular culture (as in comics, fan fictions, blockbuster movies etc… and videogames, of course) is having such an impact in...

Streaming videogames are in da house!

I have seen the future of videogames, and it’s streaming 😀 There has been a lot of buzz online about it lately, after the announcement of Google game-streaming service Stadia. Among the other big players, Apple still seems to be...