Category Archives: life

Becoming Myself #Yalom

Becoming Myself: A Psychiatrist’s Memoir by Irvin D. Yalom
A special book for a special travel. I read it on my mobile phone on the flight from Dubai to Stockolm as my kindle had died in Pakistan after a glorious life of 5 years.
The book reminds me that I have to remind me and other people about the importance of having a network of people around us, not because you will need these people in the future (as somebody interprets the concept of network), but because we need them now, and they need us.
The book refers to many beautiful books, it is about empathy, family, therapy, research, interdisciplinarity, love, emigration, the relationship to your parents. I read it in Italian. I strongly recomend it.

Arrivederci #Pakistan

Seldom in my life, I felt so useful and I received so many attentions. I am grateful to everybody and positively surprised by the intelligence and motivation of the Pakistan colleagues, expecially the female students and young teachers. I sit now a Dubai airport, with tears in my eyes and tatoos on my hands.

links I want to note down (to be continued)

#keynote #pakistan #Bahawalpur #intelligentTechnologies #Software #Art #Social #Entrepreneurship 

Finally on Sunday I will travel. I will try to blog. My motivation is to learn something new and be able to share my thoughts and my work. My only concern is to dress properly and behave kindly so I will not offend anybody. And to be able to drink coffee. stay tuned for more info.

Letizia Jaccheri

bwp5.jpgI will be keynote at the

International Conference on Intelligent Technologies and Applications
INTAP 2018

the title of my talk will be:

From Software through Art to Social Entrepreneurship 
Preparing this keynote will be my “free time” activity for the next week. I will set up a trial provided there is somebody interested to listen and help. I am looking forward to this trip and experience.

Abstract: Software engineering has been in contact with new media art for years, although the connections between these fields have rarely been explicit. In our studies we have identified software engineering issues that appear at the intersection between art and software. Artistic software is often built in small multidisciplinary teams, including collaboration between artists and software developers, as the artworks are heavily dependent on software. Artistic software projects have often a social goal and are highly innovative. Our…

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#tappetina #feelings #game #envies #storytelling

This is Iva Aggressi, one of the characters in Tappetina’s story. We meet her while she is in a rush of strong negative feelings, anger, envies, and aggression. It is ok. I wish I had learned less Latin, worried less, and learned  more about feelings. Negative feelings, especially envies, are the last tabu of our time. How to recognize feelings in our self and in other ones? I hope I will have time, resources, and persistency to develop the Tappetina game further, because the goal of the game is exactly that of helping people, and ourselves, to deal with empathy and feelings.


Mission Completed #ECSS_2018 @INFORMATICS_EU

I have contributed to the success of another conference IE ECSS and participated to the wire meeting. Next year conference will be at Pontificia Università Lateranense.

Socially Responsible Informatics

Roma, 28-29-30 October 2019 Program Co-Chairs: Elisabetta Di Nitto (Politecnico di Milano & Informatics Europe), Paola Mello (Univ. Bologna)
(to be completed)

General Co-Chairs: Enrico Nardelli (Univ. Roma Tor Vergata & Informatics Europe), Paolo Atzeni (Univ. Roma Tre), Gianfranco Basti (PUL-IRAFS), Alessandro Mei (Univ. Roma Sapienza



Personal Development Geraldine Fitzpatrick @tuit_tuwien about personal development for Deans and Department Heads at #ECSS_2018 @informatics_eu

I am participating to the IE Workshop about Personal Development by Geraldine Fitzpatrick. See resources

It is very good, wish I had something like this before – lesson learnt

  • we have to learn how to say yes to the important things
  • every yes entails a no
  • self compassion
  • emotional social intelligence (emotions as data)

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