From 4th to 17th March, ‘Nabbo e Linda a Internetopoli (T.N. Nabbo and Linda in Internetopolis) – Comics and graphics by Gabriele Peddes for the digital citizenship’ will be on show in Bologna. The comic strip, consisting in two books, was born from the comic adaptation of a story written by the students of class I C of the Istituto Comprensivo “Sandro Pertini” in Lajatico (PI). The tale was selected after winning “.itContest” a competition launched for the 30th Anniversary of the first .it domain and based on the educational App Internetopoli. The two comic books are part of the Comic&Science series, published by the National Research Council of Italy (CNR).
The exhibition, sponsored by the Municipality of Bologna, will feature Gabriele Peddes’ original drawings and sketches on 12 panels and two showcases. The drawings and cards used in the games and workshops of the Registro.it Recreation Centre on cyber security, will also be on show in the exhibition.
The opening event of the exhibition will take place on 5th March with the following program:
- Greetings and opening speeches: Domenico Laforenza (Director of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) Institute of Informatics and Telematics of Pisa); Mirko Degli Esposti (Alma Mater Studiorum Università di BolognaVicar Protector); Andrea Plazzi (translator, essayist, Italian Editor and curator of Leo Ortolani’s comic book series)
- The authors take the floor: conversation between Giovanni Eccher and Gabriele Peddes, presented by Diego Cajelli
- Speeches of Giovanni Boccia Artieri (sociologist, essayist and professor of Communication Sciences at the University of Urbino Carlo Bo)
The exhibition will be a chance to present the latest comic of the Internetopoli series entitled ‘Nabbovaldo contro i pc zombi” (T.S. Nabbovaldo versus the zombie PCs), illustrated by Gabriele Peddes and written by Giovanni Eccher. This story takes place in the same setting of the first comic book (Nabbovaldo ovvero le stagioni a Internetopoli – Nabbovaldo, or seasons in Internetopolis), the mystic “Web City”, where malwares – terrible IT viruses - threaten the main characters.
A new character appears, it’s Nabbovaldo’s little cousin who visits Internetopolis for the first time, unaware of its risks and opportunities. The story is easy to tell: the failure to update an antivirus added to a film illegally watched in streaming bring chaos in the quiet town, in which, eventually, peace is restored.