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Giovanni Pelloso is a journalist; since 2004 he has been photography critic for Corriere della Sera (RCS). Co-author of "Dizionario mondiale della fotografia" (RCS/Contrasto 2002), he has participated in publishing projects for Hachette, Fototeca Alinari and Canon. He was artistic consultant for the exhibition "a L… Read More
Giovanni Pelloso is a journalist; since 2004 he has been photography critic for Corriere della Sera (RCS). Co-author of "Dizionario mondiale della fotografia" (RCS/Contrasto 2002), he has participated in publishing projects for Hachette, Fototeca Alinari and Canon. He was artistic consultant for the exhibition "a Lens for Life" at the Centre culturel français de Milan. In 2009, he was on the management committee of the Milan PhotoFestival. He has worked with Milan’s National Research Council (CNR) on the creation of multimedia platforms and exhibition/experiential projects contemplating the relationship between science and art. He is an associate researcher at the Civic Aquarium of Milan.

As a contract professor, he teaches the sociology of consumerism and advertising strategies. He also conducts research at Milan’s IULM University. He has spoken at a range of national and international conferences and has published articles in international scientific journals, including the International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, and Psychology and Marketing. He is consultant to the Autonomous Province of Trento for the VirEd project, an educational software aimed at middle-school pupils. Within social sciences, his interests include analysis of place as a realm of action and social experience. His research programme includes advertising, brand identity, and analysis of consumer behaviour through the development of virtual environments and innovative research methods.

His work as a photographer includes research into media and communication. In 1999, he was invited to the VIII International Photography Biennial and to ArtMedia VII, curated by Mario Costa. In 2000 the Foundation for Art & Creative Technology (UK) commissioned him to make a video for the Global Multimedia Interface (Leicester Square, London). In June 2003, he presented a multimedia work entitled Angelica (photography and video) in the project room of Studio Vu (Milan). Read Less
The postmodern world is surrounded by a fence of indifference, one that is widening and extending the boundaries of disinterest, detachment and non-commitment. Within indifference lurk distraction and insensitivity. Indifference is at work in the running of day-to-day life, dwelling in cities and the count… Read More
The postmodern world is surrounded by a fence of indifference, one that is widening and extending the boundaries of disinterest, detachment and non-commitment. Within indifference lurk distraction and insensitivity. Indifference is at work in the running of day-to-day life, dwelling in cities and the countryside at a time that is increasingly defined by cold cynicism. It is the domain of an exile from the world and its events; an exile from neighbours, nature and culture. It is an absenteeism from history. Homo inclusus has given his verdict. By isolating himself, he begins to play out scripted relationships based on the reproduction of mechanical actions void of any (genuine) shared emotions. He alienates himself, cuts himself off from all but one perspective: his own. He nurtures the tempered existence of a spectator, a distracted passer-by, an emotional deserter, a fugitive, a narcissist and a nihilist. As he feeds this desert, he relinquishes all interpersonal bonds: “The cult of self teaches that we should think only of ourselves. The ‘cold’ behaviour this breeds is manifested through a calculated impediment; it suppresses any somatic uprisings, a typical sign of human emotion” (A. Zamperini, "L’indifferenza", Einaudi, Torino, 2007, p. 40). Indifference does not only appear alongside non-commitment, “but also in our inability to stray from rigid scripts that are passed off for duty everywhere” (A. Zamperini, "L’indifferenza", Einaudi, Torino, 2007, pp. 40-41). It is the tyranny of convention that leads the protagonist of Camus’ novel, "L'Étranger", to feel estranged from himself and from the world and to accept his imprisonment and punishment with complete indifference.

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Thinklessindifferent is a conscious universe of people, citizens, men and women. First and foremost, though, it is a heterogeneous, cosmopolitan, extensive and lively community. Thinklessindifferent is an expression of its members and their experience. Read Less
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