Kommentar “Es kommt eine vollautomatisierte Welt” von Paulina Glabala

February 22nd, 2013 by tiriduzzi3margherita3s

Photo taken from rominacarelli.blogspot.com “Humans and machines”

By Margherita Tiriduzzi (1994),LSP Assisi Italy

Ich glaube, dass es unmöglich wäre, in einer vollautomatisierten Welt zu leben: Maschinen werden immer Menschen brauchen, um angeschaltet zu werden und zu funktionieren. Einerseits sind Autonomie und Intelligenz von den Maschinen positiv: das heißt weniger Arbeit für Menschen. Andererseits werden diese Maschinen schon von anderen Menschen entwickelt und müssen nur noch benutzt werden. Das könnte negativ sein, weil man somit den Sinn der persönlichen Recherche verliert und riskiert „einzuschlafen“, weil man den eigenen Kopf nicht mehr benutzt.

Denken wir darüber nach, wie es wäre, nur mit Maschinen zu leben: jeder würde die Maschinen alles machen lassen, ohne sich um etwas zu kümmern. Das ist sehr gefährlich: in Kürze würden Menschen den Verantwortungssinn verlieren. Wahrscheinlich denken wir „Nein, ich weiss was es heisst, verantwortungsvoll zu sein“ aber ich bin davon überzeugt, dass es sehr einfach ist, diesen Wert zu verlieren. Die direkte Erfahrung ist grundlegend, um etwas zu verstehen. Muss beispielsweise ein Kind lernen, dass es wichtig ist, sein Zimmer aufzuräumen, dann kann es die Bedeutung dieser Handlung nie verstehen, wenn jemand oder irgend etwas anderes diese Arbeit für ihn erledigt.

Das Beispiel mit den Kind diente nur zu Erklärung, dass man vorsichtig mit solchen Themen umgehen sollte und immer die sozialen Folgen betrachten sollte. Deshalb sollten die Menschen auf ihre persönlichen Möglichkeiten vertrauen und erst danach nach autonomen und vorgefaßten Methoden suchen.

Ich denke noch an ein anderes Beispiel: die italienische Schule. Viele meinen, dass sie oft altmodische Methoden benutzt. Viele Bücher, keine Computer; kein Touchscreen sondern Kreide an der Tafel; viel Lesen und individuelles Lernen. Aber wir merken dadurch auch, wie schwer es ist, ein gutes Ergebnis zu erhalten. Und dies ist jedesmal eine Eroberung, die dich bereichert und Zufriedenheit bringt.

Stay slowly connected

January 16th, 2013 by tiriduzzi3margherita3s


Photo by Giuliapaola Fagioli (1994), LSP Assisi Italy


By Margherita Tiriduzzi (1994),LSP Assisi Italy

It is always difficult to understand and describe a phenomenon while it is happening. If I think about what is changing my life now I suddenly reflect on big themes like Globalization, the advent of new technologies etc. but in reality it is useful to start from the little aspects of everyday life, to understand the change and see its tangible results.

Two months ago I passed my driving license exam. I live in the countryside: there are two buses a day and no trains, it is very difficult to move from one place to another. This event is a big step forward that permits me now to be more independent. With this event there is also a personal growth: the responsibilities are greater and this means that my parents trust me as if I were an adult.

Low cost flights are changing my life: these last years I have travelled very much and if I had had to pay more than 45 Euros per flight, it wouldn’t have been possible. Travelling means challenge for me: new places, new cultures, new people are mirrors in which you reflect yourself and get to know yourself better and better.

Travelers should know languages because they are the means to get to know new things. I’m attending a modern languages school in which I learn English, German and French. Even if this last year I’m under a bit of pressure because of the final exam, I am happy about my school: it is a kind of gym that prepares you for the “outside” world.

The last aspect is social networks. They permit me not only to interact with other people in real time but also to talk to them without paying anything or at very low costs! This permits quite everyone to be connected with the community.

The “fil rouge” of my personal change is the capacity of connection: from the theoretical aspect of learning languages to the low cost flights and the virtuality of social networks. I think that this is one of the most important aspects of our age: in my everyday reality it has a positive result. Being connected avoids superstitions and beliefs. It is also true that connection has its bad aspects: many stimuli may make you superficial or may estrange you from your home territory. The right way to manage connection is to find a balance, and slow down. Sometimes information may stifle you, it is because of this that you have to slow down: turn off everything and “filter”, think about the things you just encountered. Analyzing is fundamental, because it develops in you a critical sense that enriches you and helps you to face reality.

Dialects: division or tradition?

March 16th, 2012 by tiriduzzi3margherita3s

by Margherita Tiriduzzi (1994), LSP Assisi/Italy

An important aspect of a language are dialects. In Italy there are so many dialects that we don’t exactly know how many there really are. This huge number of spoken languages testifies that there is a great variety of local cultures but it’s also a sign of division. In fact if every little group speaks its own language it is easy to have misunderstandings between people that don’t live in the same area. This was the situation that we could find in Italy before the unification in the 19th century: there wasn’t political unity, but there also wasn’t linguistic unity!

So after 1861 one language became the official language and this was Italian. Its diffusion was facilitated thanks to the education in the schools, and later, in the second part of the twentieth century, also thanks to the television. All the linguistic divisions were removed.

Nowadays dialects are seen as something precious to preserve: there are for example societies like the “Accademia del Donca” in Perugia whose aim is to protect local dialects. The academy in Perugia is very active and they regularly organize lessons and meetings to rediscover the dialect of the city. Dialects are also preserved thanks to the older generation that still speaks how they used to in the past, but young people and people belonging to our parents’ generation all speak proper Italian. This is a big danger for the dialects and so for the local cultures that could easily get lost in the future.

How strong are dialects in your area? Do you think they’re something that divide people or something precious to preserve? Do you think it is useful to speak about dialects in our Comenius project?

Shaping my identity

January 9th, 2012 by tiriduzzi3margherita3s

By Margherita Tiriduzzi (1994), LSP Assisi/Italy

Because of my dual nationality (half Italian, half German) I’ve never had a strong sense of belonging to my home country.
I remember once at the football World Cup in 2006 feeling my Italian side quite strongly. Everything was all right until the semi-final match: Italy against Germany. “And now?” I thought…………….
Going abroad I often see Italians behaving in a noisy and disorderly way. I’m really ashamed about the reaction they provoke in others: disappointment. Italians are often seen in a bad light (particular in recent years) but of course they are not all like this.
Feeling Italian is for me linked with pride.
I am proud when I see or read Italian works of art that are known all over the world.
I am proud about the Italian languages: there is an undefined number of dialects and only in my region there are about 20!
I am proud when I see on TV comedians like Fiorello: sunny, powerful, funny and never rude.
I feel Italian on Sundays when I go and have lunch at my grandmother’s: it’s a great moment to stay together with the family and eat healthy Italian food.
………..Now I think I’ve found the answer to my question..
Another part of me feels strongly European. I experienced this for the first time last summer. I had the chance to meet people from other countries ( Spain, France, Germany, Morocco, Canada, USA..) and from all of them I’ve learnt something. I’m not able to describe what this “something” is because I don’t actually know, but the only thing I can say is sharing ideas with people coming from different cultures and situations makes you feel complete wherever you are and whoever you are with. Europe is feeling complete.
………….And now I know the answer!
Posted on Monday, January 9th 2012

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