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March 30th, 2012

On Friday March 30th, at 3:00 pm in the Sala Borsa – Biagi Auditorium (Piazza del Nettuno 3, Bologna), the meeting-conference “At the mercy of the waves (radio): catastrophe in the media – Old and new media one hundred years after the Titanic” took place, an event by which the Future Film Festival 2012, in collaboration with the Alma Mater Studiorum – Bologna University and the Guglielmo Marconi Foundation, pay a special tribute to the Titanic, in the year of its centenary, by taking into consideration the role played by the media with respect to great catastrophes. In particular, the meeting highlighted the manner by which dramatic events often undergo excessive media coverage, putting reality on display, showcased through the media's filter.

Participants: Fulvia Caprara (La Stampa), Giampaolo Colletti (Federazione Media Digitali Indipendenti), Gabriele Falciasecca (Marconi Foundation), Paolo Granata (Bologna University), Elena Lamberti (Bologna University), Barbara Valotti (Marconi Museum).



















David Sarnoffsarnoff

Marconi was the creator of the present day civilization of the radio. All of those who, with spirit of initiative and perseverance, have brought us to the present stage of development have built on the foundations laid by Marconi. Everyone considered him the tutelary genius of their work.


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