(1st of each month - Podcast/YouTube) A presentation of an innovative figure in contemporary Italian culture/business

(15th of each month - Podcast/YouTube) A conversation with leading business figures or academics in Italian Studies

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Italian Innovators
What does #beauty have to do with #science? (A conversation with Luca Cottini) | #interview
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Italian Innovators

What does #beauty have to do with #science? (A conversation with Luca Cottini) | #interview

An interview with Luca Cottini (PhD) for the #podcast "Beauty at Work" (hosted by Dr. Brandon Vaidyanathan, associate professor and chair of sociology at the Catholic University of America) Intro | presentation of "Beauty at Work" (min 1:00) | Our conversation! (min 2:00) * Italian culture as a model of #designthinking * The impact of beauty on science. From Galileo to Fabiola Gianotti * Culture and entropy. How #fiction and #art can provide understanding of #complexity * The Italian #innovation paradigm vs the American pioneering model * Science & #creativity. Ingenium as engineering and ingenuity * The piazza as a model of relational #entrepreneurship The podcast show Beauty at Work explores how beauty shapes our lives and the work that we do. In this interview-based podcast, sociologist Brandon Vaidyanathan examines the role of beauty in domains like science, business, religion, food, and justice, in dialogue with leaders and experts across many fields. You can find the podcast on all major platforms. More info on the project at https://www.beautyatwork.net/podcast Thanks for watching. I hope you enjoyed this episode. If you did, make sure to leave a comment here below and subscribe to this YouTube channel as a way to enrich this conversation and receive notification of new episodes. Also, don’t forget to visit the official webpage of the show at www.italianinnovators.com for more information about this project.
What is Italian Innovators? Official Trailer
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Italian Innovators

What is Italian Innovators? Official Trailer

Italian Innovators aims to present Italy’s contributions to the modern world and to explore its success model, which I trace in its deliberate fusion of #arts & #industry, #beauty & #technology, #crafts & #production. So, Italy not as a repository of past marvels, but rather as an incredibly lively and original piazza of #innovation. The show is rooted in my teaching experience as a professor of Italian Studies in the United States and in my scholarly work, which brings together culture and industry, art and #entrepreneurship, literary #imagination and design. In the channel, I similarly aspire to combine zealous study and passionate teaching, exploring Italy’s distinction in #fashion, #design, #music, #food, and technology, through the overlapping of #academic research and #storytelling, creative and strategic thinking. In the effort to make the Italian model intelligible to a diversified audience, I have organized the content into various playlists: #innovators profiles, #interviews with key players in contemporary Italian culture and industry, the lessons of #italianages, presenting Italy’s cultural history from a joint literary and entrepreneurial perspective, and the #businessofhappiness course, which aims to offer a humanistic guide to how to create original and substantive value for a #business. If you find this content relevant, I invite you to subscribe to this channel or to visit the webpage www.italianinnovators.com to learn more about the project and its services. You can receive updates or additional materials on the show by following me on my LinkedIn personal profile or on Instagram @italianinnovators. Don’t forget to leave your comments here below, and to share your favorite episodes with family, friends, and colleagues. For ideas, suggestions, or proposals of collaboration, feel free to email me. I always appreciate hearing from you. For now, thanks for your consideration and enjoy the show! Grazie! All rights reserved | © Italian Innovators 2022
The Italian Way. What Makes Italian Design Unique?
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Italian Innovators

The Italian Way. What Makes Italian Design Unique?

A presentation by Luca Cottini (PhD). Delivered on June 24, 2022 at the Superyacht Design Festival, organized in Milan by Boat International Media Company. * Industria (industriousness) and cultura (cultivation): the 2 concomitant faces of value creation * Italian #design is not "Made in Italy". What makes on object Italian? What does "Italian" add to it? * The origin of Italy's distinction. From an incomplete industrialization to a unique industrial model * The Italian vs the anglo-salon approach to #innovation * Objects as #storytelling devices: from decoration to personification. The object as a living actor * How can an #object (or a story) achieve eternal freshness? The parallel path to creativity of the writer and the #designer (the models of originality of Dante, Petrarch, Ariosto, Tasso, and Collodi) * Design as a #philosophy of gesture: the empowerment of objects from use to lasting meaning * The boat as a complex #architecture of meaning and a synthesis of functionality and storytelling * Three assembling sites of Italian #yachting: the fabbrica, the court, and theatre * Yachts as #opera houses, combining different "works" in a unique synthesis of industry & culture Thanks for watching. I hope you enjoyed this episode. If you did, make sure to leave a comment here below and subscribe to this YouTube channel as a way to enrich this conversation and receive notification of new episodes. Also, don’t forget to visit the official webpage of the show at www.italianinnovators.com for more information about this project. All rights reserved | © Italian Innovators 2022