ONLINE EVENT November 12-13 2021
The global emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemics strongly impacted on the perception and management of distances. Social, economic, logistic and psychological consequences of distancing procedures affected many aspects of our life and interactions, allowing rethinking and reshaping spaces both physical and virtual, and involving new forms of theoretical and practical thoughts and studies. Within this scenario, the dynamic interplay between physical and virtual distances has assumed new forms, forcing innovative cross-disciplinary attitudes as well as the design of new perspectives for future research.
The workshop focusses on Japan and Italy, and combines multidisciplinary research to discuss the notion of distance, along the line traced by a previous event held in 2020. This second meeting has been organized in cooperation with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCast) of the University of Tokyo (the 8th cross-disciplinary workshop in their series). As before, scholars and experts from different disciplines will share their knowledge on the common discussion platform of how the perception of distance is addressing new research trends in scientific and humanistic studies.