Piera Riccio


NoC Education Project


Politecnico di Torino (Italy)

Visiting period at the Berkman Center: June – August, 2017

I have been living in San Potito Sannitico for the first 19 years of my life and I have always considered my hometown a crucial element for understanding my personality and my choices. Since I was a child, I have soon expressed a certain interest in the scientific studies and, at the same time, in every kind of creative activity.
I graduated from Scientific High School in 2015. In that same year, I moved to Torino for studying Cinema and Media Engineering at Politecnico di Torino.
I think that the most important thing I have gained from my studies are stimuli and inspirations of any kind, both for daily life and future choices. To the question “What do you want to do when you grow up?”, in this period of my life I like answering that I would like to experiment new and many intersection points between art and technology.

During my internship at Berkman Klein Center in summer 2017, my biggest occupation has been doing research on the educational resources shared by the research centers members of the Network of Centers and available on the NoC Wiki.
I found this activity particularly interesting since it has exposed me to crucial topics for our society, allowing me to analyze the visions of some of the most important research centers in the world.
Thanks to these countless and continuos inputs and to the collaboration with the other interns, I have had the opportunity to work on other projects, some of which still ongoing.