“Buiometria” is Helping to Build Dark Sky Parks

As a preview on the conference on “Interdisciplinary Protection and Promotion of the Night Sky: state of the art, action items, and visions” at the University of Brescia, we had an article on the Brescia edition of Corriere della Sera (one of the two main newspapers in Italy), including part of an interview to Andrea Giacomelli.

For more hints on the Milano-Brescia mission with Federico Giussani and Dario Canal on may 15/16 2019, please check out the “News” section on pibinko.org for blog posts around mid-May.

pibinko will be at Meet Music 2019 (June 25)

Meet Music is the first Italian meeting conceived for music professionals, or young folks interested in working in the field, focused on deejaying and record production. The event, now in its third edition, is always held in Follonica, along the Southern Tuscan coast, in the stunning venue of the Fonderia Leopolda Theatre.

The meeting will take place from June 25 to June 27. In the morning of Tuesday 25, you will also hear a talk from your friend pibinko, who, together with other professionals will make an analysis of the current situation of Italian night life.

For all details on the event schedule, registration, and other information, you may visit the site https://www.meetmusic.it/ (in Italian), or write to info@pibinko.org

Torniella (Tuscany), May 11, 2019 – When Politecnico di Milano met the Maremman experts

On Saturday, May 11, 2019, Opportunities for protection and promotion of inner rural areas from the collaboration of local expert networks and research institutions.

We will be reviewing some of the most significant initiatives where the presenters have been involved, in the fields of hydrology, meteorology, and in the integration of culture, environment, and open innovaiton. The talks will highlight the socio-economic impacts of these activities, and will propose opportunities for collaboration in the coming months.

For a little more context on the DICA Mission to Southern Tuscany in collaboration with pibinko.org, please see this article from April 16.

For more information, or to confirm your participation, please write to info@pibinko.org or call +393317539228.

May 22, 2019: Presentation of the pibinko.org Network in Brussels @ Piola Libri

A PDF version (3.5 Mb), is also available, suitable for hard copies

In this event Andrea Giacomelli, aka pibinko or Jack O’Malley, will provide an overview of the pibinko.org network and its activities in the promotion and protection of lesser known assets in the areas of culture, environment, and open innovation.

In the same evening there will be a tasting session with typical products from Southern Tuscany, delivered jus the day before by pibinko (who lives in the area), and a temporary exhibition of some books, part of the pibinko.org distributed library.

Last, but not least, some information will be shared on the final preparations for the upcoming tour in Germany, via Politecnico di Milano (May 30-June 3) by the Metalliferous Hills Jug Band. This is a rock-blues collective created by Jack O’Malley and three other experts (two of which under-30 rockers making records and touring Italy since 2011), as a development of the pibinko.org outreach and empowerment programme.

For more information: info@pibinko.org or +39 3317539228

Torniella (Southern Tuscany), May 11, 2019: Opportunities for protection and promotion of inner rural areas from the collaboration of local expert networks and research institutions.

As a part of the mission by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from Politecnico di Milano in Southern Tuscany, on Saturday May 11, 2019, from 10.30 AM to 12.30 PM there will be a meeting on opportunities for protection and promotion of inner rural areas from the collaboration of local expert networks and research institutions.

The location for the meeting will be the music hall of the Associazione Filarmonica Popolare di Torniella, in piazza del Popolo 15.

There will be presentations by Alessandro Ceppi, DICA meteorologist, Andrea Giacomelli pibinko.org coordinator, promoting since 2007 interdisciplinary research and technology transfer initiatives in Southern Tuscany, Giuseppe Milleo, senior technician at the “Fantoli” hydraulics lab in Politecnico di Milano, and Mario Straccali from Pro Loco Piloni-Torniella.

We will be reviewing some of the most significant initiatives where the presenters have been involved, in the fields of hydrology, meteorology, and in the integration of culture, environment, and open innovaiton. The talks will highlight the socio-economic impacts of these activities, and will propose opportunities for collaboration in the coming months.

For a little more context on the DICA Mission to Southern Tuscany in collaboration with pibinko.org, please see this article from April 16.

For more information, or to confirm your participation, please write to info@pibinko.org or call +393317539228.

May 5, 2019: Come to the first “buioblitz” in Southern Tuscany @ Quanto Basta bookshop, Grosseto

Here is the PDF version of the event flyer (2.7 Mb)

In the framework of the services on light and darkness offered by pibinko.org with the BuioMetria Partecipativa project, here is an “aperitivo” to start listening to light with a different ear, and to co-design the BuioMetria Partecipativa 2019 Summer Campaign. The event will also see the world premiere presentation of site from where it is possible to observe the Milky Way (in Italian) by day.

All this will be on the avenue to the upcoming conference on interdisciplinary protection and promotion of the night sky, scheduled for May 16 at the University of Brescia, and where the BuioMetria Partecipativa project is managing the scientific program of the event.

RSVP by May 4 by mail (bmp@pibinko.org), phone (+39 331 7539228) ore coming to hear us with the Metalliferous Hills Jug Band and Peter Crivelli at Caffè Ricasoli in Grosseto, also on May 4.

Why did we call this a “buioblitz“? This is a sort of loose adaptation of the bioblitz concept, merged with the noun “buio”, which means darkness in Italian…in case you were not aware, with pibinko.org we do a lot of cross-over with words and names…