Vol. 11 No. 1 (2020): MEDIA EDUCATION – Studi, ricerche e buone pratiche

Un mondo governato da dati e algoritmi. La data literacy attraverso il cinema

Davide Bennato
Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche, Università di Catania

Published 2020-06-26


  • cinema,
  • data literacy,
  • data,
  • digital society


The digital society focuses on the use of technologies that incorporate every individual and collective process. New infrastructures of contemporary society are the algorithms that define social dynamics by producing data, true raw materials of this condition. All this necessitates a relatively new competence in data literacy, understood as the ability to read and understand data. To train in this competence, cinema can be a useful tool, in particular the films that put data at the center of the story.