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Milan, Fri. Apr 5, 2019: a reporto after the mission to Bruxelles

From 6.30PM to around 8PM come to Soul Food, via Gola 3 to…

Keywords for the evening will be Jug, Band, Hills, Metalliferous, Politecnico, Stuttgart, BuioMetria, geomusic (search any of these terms on the pibinko.org website to see more links).

Per informazioni info@pibinko.org o 3317539228

To give you a mood for the event, “Dreaming about the Vatican”, JBCM cover, Nov. 1, 2018:


Brescia, Italy, May 16, 2019: Interdisciplinary protection and promotion of the night sky: state of the art, action items, and visions

On May 16, 2019 in Brescia, Italy, there will be a conference concerning the interdisciplinary protection and promotion of night sky, elaborating on state of the art, action items, and visions.

The event is managed by the Department of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering and Mathematics from the University of Brescia, the BuioMetria Partecipativa project -active since 2008 on the topics of the conference- and the pibinko.org network. This is composed by professionals with multiple years of international activity, and with a peculiar combination of expertise, intertwining culture, environment, open innovation, and arts.

The conference falls in the line of a recent series of initiatives developed in the context of a collaboration of the BMP project with the Italian Research Council’s Institute of Biometeorology and the Department of Biology at the University of Pisa, including an international symposium on the Island of Capraia in September 2018 and a national workshop in Florence in March 2019.

The conference will take place during the International Light Day celebrated by UNESCO, and has been accepted by the Charter of Architects and the Charter of Engineers in Brescia as valid for the issue of training credits.

For more information: bmp@pibinko.org or +393317539228

10 AM – Participant registration

10.15 AM – Opening speech by Roberto Ranzi, Rector’s Delegate for International Affairs

10.30 AM – Andrea Giacomelli, pibinko.org network and BuioMetria Partecipativa coordinator: Connecting cities and rural areas to redefine the perception of light at night.

11.30 AM – Maria d’Amore, Light pollution and energy saving. The experience by Regione Emilia-Romagna.

12.30 PM Discussion

1PM Lunch break

2.30 PM Federico Giussani, Photgrapher, “When the shot is hot: emotion and analytics in night photography

3.30 PM Operational proposals, options for collaboration, and discussion

4.30 PM Conclusion

The conference will be chaired by Olivia Long from the University of Brescia.

In addition to the program presented in the flyer, from 6PM to 8PM we are considering an outreach event (venue to be confirmed).

Conference topics

• Overview of the protection and promotion of night skies (light pollution causes, effects, and mitigation strategies);

• Current regulatory framework, and options for improvement deriving from the research sector;

Experiences in the creation of value in from night skies (star parks, astro-tourism and other activities at night).

• Interdisciplinary initiatives, participatory methods, and citizen science for light planning, deriving from Italian and international experiences;

• Interaction with the conference participant, and wrap-up session;

• Sharing of operational proposals for 2019-2020, including the possibility of triggering collaborations with the participants.

For more information: bmp@pibinko.org or +393317539228


Map(pear)ing Maremma, Spring 2019 Edition, first call

Some plants are starting to blossom from the seeds planted in the past months, apparently with work done with the Third Farma Valley Winter Fest and the subsequent events, plus some new collaborations.

In the coming weeks more details will be provided for each single day. Meanwhile we encourage you to take note of dates and locations, or to write to info@pibinko.org for additional information. Also, if you browse the “news” section of the pibinko.org site you can get a feel for the activities leading to this series of initiatives (please note: we are a bit behind with the translations into English of the news, so you want to see the real action, just switch to the Italian version of the site and go to “notizie“).

To learn, or to refresh, the mapp(ear)ing concept, proposed for the first time in 2008, you may check this articleo.

  • sat. April 13, 6.30PM 18.30 Tatti (GR) @ Barrino, the first version of the Tatti Community map
  • sat. April 20 , Scansano (GR), Protection and Promotion of the Night Sky with Buiometria Partecipativa
  • sat. April 27 , Tirli (GR), come and play Palla Eh!, or palla a 21
  • sun April 28, Punta Ala (GR), Metalliferous Hills Jug Band Live

The pibinko.org Network will have a stand at the final DITOs event in Brussels (Apr. 3, 2019)

Following the installations of the pibinko.org mobile museum in various Italian sites (with the one in Florence with a cultural and archaeological focus on February 23, 2019 as a flagship event to date), we are glad to announce that the same situation will have an exhibition space within the final event of the “Doing it Together Science” (DITOs) European Project.

You may visit us on Wednesday, April 3, at the Brussels Natural Sciences Museum.

This is not the first time that palla a 21 balls, night sky quality meters, forgotten Tuscan valley community maps, or geomusical song lists travel with pibinko, but this is the first time that these items will be proposed in an official EU exhibition space.

The pibinko.org network will be present in a group of fourteen stands from various European countries, as well as the European Commission itself:

An excerpt of the event brochure, showing the presentation of the pibinko.org network (you may download the complete file from this link)

Thanking the DITOs project for this opportunity and for granting travel support, we go back to work on the final preparations for the mission, with The Seeker in the background.

The outcome of this experience will be reported to our audience at home towards the end of April, with three events planned in Southern Tuscany (see the first call)

For more information info@pibinko.org / +393317539228.

Migration of pibinko’s images from an image sharing platform to pibinko.org

Following a workshop with Jack O’Malley, Giancarlo da Miele, Luca Guerrieri, and Rocco Colangelo, we took the decision of migrating the photos currently shared via a common image sharing service to the pibinko.org web site. Since most of these shots are related to the documentation of projects and events that we manage, having the photos on the same site will make it simpler for you to find relevant connectiona across different posts and news items (and maintenance of the site will be simplified).

You can check out the available shots on http://www.pibinko.org/photography/

BuioMetria Partecipativa provides educational credits

Last October I received an e-mail from Carlo Nardi, MS in Environmental Sciences and chartered environmental guide from Treia, Central Italy. Carlo was one of our early days BuioMetria participants, using one of the sensors from our instrument pool for a few months. Then, in 2015, ho contacted us to ask if he could conduct a new round of measurements. On that occasion, we also had a meeting to discuss an actual, albeit informal, work plan.

Between 2015 and 2017 Carlo took several measurements of night sky quality, conducted a study on night sky brightness in his area, and documented his work with presentations in national and international conferences.

Based on this track record, certified by pibinko.org, the Italian Association of Environmental Guides (AIGAE) acknowledge six educational credits out of ten which he is supposed to collect each year as a part of his training program:

Given this outcome: if there are environmental guides who are interested to collaborate with BuioMetria Partecipativa and the pibinko.org network please contact us at: bmp@pibinko.org

Mar. 16, 2019 / Amish from Jack White & Friends @ Dribbling Bar Grosseto, Tuscany

Also featuring Jack O’Malley and Wolfgang Scheibe from the Metalliferous Hills Jug Band

Da sinistra a destra: Simone Bravi, Alessio Ricci, Dario Canal (foto di Romina Zago)

Gli Amish from Jack White sono un progetto nato un paio di anni fa dall’incrocio fra Dario Canal, frontman degli Etruschi from Lakota, e Alessio Ricci, chitarrista dei Crimson Thunder di Piombino. Galeotto fu il teatro, e dopo la collaborazione nella preparazione di uno spettacolo, partì lo spin off di musica dal vivo fatta in duo, con periodiche visite di ospiti, collaboratori e altri elementi creativi.

Gli AFJW propongono una combinazione di brani tendenzialmente rock, in parte ispirati a Jack White e alle nuove generazioni di bluesmen del terzo millennio (cfr. Fantastic Negrito), senza dimenticare i padri fondatori (Bowie, The Who, Led Zeppelin), cose italiane (es. Jannacci), e alcuni brani originali.

Il prossimo appuntamento è per sabato 16 marzo, dopo cena al Dribbling Bar (via Ximenes 57, Grosseto), assieme a Simone Bravi (già batterista dei Kutso).

Per l’occasione si ripresenteranno anche alcuni ospiti, con cui è venuta fuori un serata al fulmicotone venerdì scorso al Pub dei Fantasmi di Massa Marittima. Sono quindi attesi Wolfgang Scheibe e Jack O’Malley (ovvero la sezione ritmica a geometria variabile della Jug Band dalle Colline Metallifere con il loro progetto geomusicale, cfr. In aria del 5-3 scorso e La Nazione ed. Valdera-Val di Cecina di qualche settimana fa). Ultimo, ma non ultimo, Samba Governatore con le sue acrobazie reggae, in potente equilibrio fra l’intramontabile (Bob Marley) e l’energia di un freestyler vero.

Per informazioni: ilcasinobooking@gmail.com

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Let’s reschedule elections in the EU (and in over 3800 Italian municipalities) for SOD19

The digital community known as “Spaghetti Open Data” (also identified as SOD) gathers with a mailing list several hundreds of Italian experts and activists who care about the promotion and the value chain of Open Data (“dati aperti”) in Italy, to the benefit of citizens, administrations, and enterprises.

Over the past years the community has added to a lot of online debate also physical gatherings, which have their paramount event in a three-day meet up. This has been held in the past in Bologna, Trento, and Palermo, and is scheduled for this year for May 24-25-26 in Milano. These dates happen to overlap with the elections for the European parliament, plus administrative voting for over 3800 municipalities in Italy (almost 50% of the country, by number of entities), thus impacting the grand finale of the SOD event.

The most obvious solution is to reschedule the date of these elections.

If in Pisa we have a leaning tower, and it is possible to walk on a rainbow, possibly this feat is not out of our reach, and you too can support it. Select your preferred date for the election from this doodle poll:

https://doodle.com/poll/xyxqh9gzefvztu9a

The dates which you will find in the above link have been proposed by a panel of experts in election dates, coordinated by Rocco Colangelo from the pibinko.org network (active since 1994 in the use and promotion of free and open software, data, and funky music).

As a second option, there is a possibility of considering for the May 26 agenda of SOD19 session dedicated to open data for the stateless.

Contacts: info@pibinko.org



Mar. 8, 2019: Amish from Jack White & Friends live in Massa Marittima, Tuscany

TO BE TRANSLATED

Da sinistra a destra: Simone Bravi, Alessio Ricci, Dario Canal (foto di Romina Zago)

Gli Amish from Jack White sono un progetto nato un paio di anni fa dall’incrocio fra Dario Canal, frontman degli Etruschi from Lakota, e Alessio Ricci, chitarrista dei Crimson Thunder di Piombino. Galeotto fu il teatro, e dopo la collaborazione nella preparazione di uno spettacolo, partì lo spin off di musica dal vivo fatta in duo, con periodiche visite di ospiti, collaboratori e scappati di casa (fra cui in un paio di occasioni anche la sezione ritmica della Jug Band dalle Colline Metallifere, e Samba Governatore come freestyler reggae).

Propongono una combinazione di brani tendenzialmente rock, in parte ispirati a Jack White e alle nuove generazioni di bluesmen del terzo millennio (cfr. Fantastic Negrito), senza dimenticare i padri fondatori (Bowie, The Who, Led Zeppelin), cose italiane (es. Jannacci), e alcuni brani originali.

Il prossimo appuntamento è per stasera, venerdì 8 marzo, dopo cena (ma se venite a cena ci si saluta da prima) al Pub dei Fantasmi di Massa Marittima (GR), assieme a Simone Bravi (già batterista dei Kutso) e alcuni ospiti a sorpresa.

Per informazioni: ilcasinobooking@gmail.com

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