To think reality: rectoverso addresses the world of Informatics


Institutional Communication Service

31 January 2017

"rectoverso", the series of public lectures given by USI Rector Prof. Boas Erez, addressing the academic community and the general public on topics of general interest developed within the Faculties and research groups at USI, continues with a third event on Wednesday, February 8, at 5:30 pm (Auditorium, Lugano campus).

After the first event dedicated to architecture and the second to language, the third in the series focuses on Informatics. The lecture "To think reality" adheres to the series leitmotiv "The end of a certain intimacy", granting the audience with elements of consideration on how informatics is not only about technology, but also on how informatics can help us to think – in a very deep sense – on the subject-object relation, which underlies the very idea of reality.

As metaphorically suggested by its name, "rectoverso" is about sharing the diverse perspectives of interpreting realities that USI can offer, many of which are closely related to each other, like the pages of a book narrating current events and everyday life."rectoverso", though its etymology refers to the use of papyrus for ancient manuscripts, will also engage in the digital world of social media: follow #rectoverso on our USI Twitter profile to engage in the discussion, read our Rector's arguments and post questions online.