In the past decade, social media have become one of the main sources of news for people around the world. Yet, it comes with the danger of exposure to intentionally false information. The extensive spread of fake news has recently become a centerpiece of controversy following the highly debated elections of President Donald Trump and the Brexit vote. The ambition of Prof. Bronstein’s project « GoodNews » is to build the technological capability for algorithmic fake news detection in social media using a novel paradigm.

In the magic kingdom imagined by Lorenzo Ghetti & Francesco Guarnaccia, reality is controlled by forces beyond logic, where strange stories begin to spread – stories that challenge the legends upon which life in the Kingdom is built. What if it’s true that cold-healing spells are part of a conspiracy, and diseases are actually caused by some invisible entities called “bacteria”? What if the Earth is not a blueberry pancake resting on the back of a Cosmic Guinea Pig, but a sphere rotating in space?

Michael Bronstein (researcher)

Michael Bronstein received his PhD (with distinction) in Computer Science from the Technion in 2007. Since 2010, he is associate professor of Informatics at the University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland, where he leads a research group on geometric and visual computing. Since 2012, he also serves as research scientist and principal engineer for Perceptual Computing at Intel. Since 2016, he is appointed as associate professor of Applied Mathematics at Tel Aviv University in Israel. He also held visiting appointments at Politecnico di Milano (2008), Stanford university (2008-2009), INRIA (2009), Technion (2013, 2014), University of Verona (2010, 2014), Harvard university (2017-2018), MIT (2017-2018), and Tel Aviv University (2015-). His main research interests are theoretical and computational methods in spectral and metric geometry and their application to problems in computer vision, pattern recognition, shape analysis, computer graphics, image processing, and machine learning. Most recently, he is interested in deep learning on non-Euclidean structured data such as graphs and manifolds.

Francesco Guarnaccia (artist)

Francesco is an Italian cartoonist and illustrator, born in 1994. He's part of Mammaiuto cultural association, wherewith he published "From Here To Eternity". He received the Jury Special Mention at the Gran Guinigi Awards, won the "Nuove Strade" award at the Micheluzzi Awards during Napoli Comicon, and the Bartali award in 2017 for Best Promise of the Italian Cartoonist panorama.
He published with Shockdom, Linus, Internazionale and many Italian auto-production realities. In 2018, he published "Iperurania" for Bao Publishing and is currently working on a new graphic novel, "Il Cavalier Inservente".

Lorenzo Ghetti (writer)

Born in Pisa, Italy, in 1989, Lorenzo graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy, where he was part of Delebile and now works for Hamelin. He's the author of the Webcomic TO BE continued.