Category Archives: In the media

Il Tirreno (Grosseto edition), Sep. 2, 2015

The Grosseto edition of Il Tirreno (one of the three local newspapers in coastal/Southern Tuscany) yesterday published an announcement of our event in Ribolla with the title “BuioMetria Partecipativa: a project conquering the world”.

Using a little understatement, we should say that in the press release we wrote that in September we would be presenting the initiative in Ribolla, Milano, Athens, and finally Florence (for an international conference).

Anyway: let’s keep it up, and see you soon.


Podcast of the radio interview for “Voci nel Buio”

This is the recording of a rather long interview for a show aired by the Campus radio managed by Politecnico di Milano, concerning BuioMetria Partecipativa.


thumb70x70-LOGO-POLIMIPer chi non avesse seguito in diretta la puntata di “Voci nel Buio”, trasmessa in streaming su Poli Radio il 17 giugno scorso

…da qualche giorno è disponibile il podcast:

La parte sulla BuioMetria Partecipativa inizia dopo una ventina di minuti…comunque tutta la puntata è interessante e, rispetto ad altre esperienze radiofoniche che abbiamo avuto negli anni, più “in relax”.

Buon ascolto!

A report about the radio show talking about “m(‘)appare” /mapp(‘ere)ing

For all of the Italian audience, please check out the podcast.

The radio show was proposed to (1) launch the lecture scheduled for the afternoon of the same day at the Institute of Hydraulics at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, and (2) do some live tasting of genuine products from Southern Tuscany.

If you are in a hurry, please skip to minute 10, as the first part of the show was about something else. After that, you have 22 minutes of finely crafted pibinko-style improvisation, hosted by two friends.

I would like to stress that it’s really hard to take pictures in a radio show without a wide-angle camera

For Disma and Ale (kudos!!!), the guys running the show, I would like to point out two typos in the description of the podcast in the Maramao web site:

  • we were talking about “buoimetria” (i.e. night sky monitoring) and not “buoimetria” (oxen monitoring). We do have some livestock in Souther Tuscany, but we aren’t into participatory monitoring of that…yet…
  • when we say mappare, we use an apostrophe and some parentheses…m(‘)appare is different from mappare, just like dont is different from don’t







Below you can see the selection of “cose bòne” (good stuff) brought by pibinko from Southern Tuscany. For these we must thank:

  • Aunt Eda (laurel berry liquor)
  • Aunt Anna (lavender from Certopiano and White Stivalaccio)
  • Loriano Bartoli of the Bartoli farm (vermentino wine, strawberry and apricto juices, various vegetables in oil, marmalades, jams, and sauces)
  • Daniele Francioli from Le Tofane organic farm (pecorino S. Rabano)
  • La Casa del Chiodo, run by Paola Bartalucci & daughters (deer in oil and jam with chili pepper, to be paired with pecorino cheese)
  • pibinko for freshly picked cherries
  • the people of Sardinia (represented in the show by the Arbus knife used to slice bread and various products, and by a bottle of Cannonau wine bought in Follonica before leaving)

Why Sardinia is part of a radio show focused on Souther Tuscany is explained in the last segment of the podcast.