NoemaLab

NoemaLab

Noema is a website devoted to culture-new technologies interrelations and influences. “Culture” also means “habits”, “lifestyles”, “communications”, “science”, “art”, “society”, “economy”, “media”, “philosophy”…, while “new technologies” should be intended in a broader meaning than the digital realm. Noema has been on the Web since March 2000. In 2003 RAI International selected Noema as best Italian website. Noema was born in November 1999 and it has been officially online since March 2000. But it would be possible going backward in time, since its roots date back to the first ’90s, when in March 1994 a small group at the University of Bologna published NetMagazine (then renamed in MagNet), the first online magazine in Italy, an experience which is still mentioned in the books on the interface design. Noema anticipated and influenced, for its contents, logics and sections, many websites on the relationships between culture and technologies, not only in Italy. The website followed the Web evolution, passing from pure HTML to databases and adjusting its interface until the 3rd release in 2004, which is still today’s unchanged ongoing release, maybe because there was not so much to change. In the meanwhile Noema gave birth to many projects, from didactics to publishing, from journalism to Open Source, to art… Today, while the discussions on the Web 3.0 and on the Internet of Things arise, it is time for a leap forward.

 
 

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