MARIO in the Italian press

Published: Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:03

La SiciliaAn article about the MARIO project has recently been published in Italy.

The article has been published in the 19 April 2016 at Sicilian regional newspaper named "La Sicilia".


MARIO on Italy e-media

Published: Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:03

MARIO has appeared in another article, this time on - a news blog in Sicilian.



Project Mario third plenary meeting

Published: Monday, 18 April 2016 13:34

third plenary meeting1Last week between the 13th and 15th of April the third plenary meeting of the project Mario team took place in CNR's premises in Catania, Italy.

The team discussed the project's progress and next steps before the beggining of the pilots in September. In parallel a hackathon session was also conducted with developers from technical partners working together to implement some of the first applications for Mario!


I'm getting conscious..

Published: Friday, 26 February 2016 19:36

Hello! This is MARIO once more!

I’m here to give you an update about my status as you and my developers continue to shape what I can do.


Doing a TED talk about MARIO

Published: Wednesday, 24 February 2016 12:55

We were so excited to be selected for a TEDx talk about MARIO, we knew it would be great for the project, but little did we know the preparation and work that would be needed. The talk was scheduled for the 6th of February, but we also  got a schedule for training, rehearsal and a set of strict deadlines for the drafts of the talk, power-points were given. The first evening we arrived for training with the other people giving talks, there was a great mix of people from all backgrounds. Each of us had to talk for a minute about what we were doing. We realized we were going to have to talk without notes or power-point, that the timing needed to be exact and we had to be engaging. We knew that we had to develop a talk that was interesting, had emotional appeal, information in simple language that would be entertaining as well as informative. The audience would give up a Saturday to listen to us, they wanted to learn, be entertained and have their imaginations ignited.  There was a good team spirit in the group, we felt we were all in it together and there was a real feeling of support. 

The next training involved giving the group the opening of our talk and then getting feedback from a coach on the full talk.  We realized that the first seconds were crucial to fire the imagination, that body language counted and that opening needed to captivate. We watched some great openings from some of the others and tried to understand what would engage. Leaving that day we understood that story telling, being personal, drawing on experience and simplifying knowledge would be the skills we needed to hone to do this well. Over the next weeks to the talk we did our best to develop the talk, bringing in stories from our practice, facts that would make people think and images of MARIO that would make him alive for others.


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