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

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

Davide Bennato
Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche, Università di Catania
Published June 26, 2020
Keywords
  • cinema,
  • data literacy,
  • data,
  • digital society

Abstract

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.