At the seminary Icônes et écrans, talking about Saints and Internet memes

Semiotician Gabriele Marino and philosopher Gabriele Vissio are taking part in the third session of the international seminary “Icônes et écrans / Icone e schermi” organized by the Department of “Humanisme Numérique” at the Collège des Bernardins in Paris and the Department of Philosophy and Education at the University of Turin, and coordinated by Prof. Graziano Lingua.

The session is taking place at 3 PM, on June 19th, 2019, Wednesday, at the “Sala Commissioni” (ground floor) in Palazzo Nuovo, via S. Ottavio 20, Torino.

Their paper is entitled: “In His own viral images”: a semiotic and philosophical approach to Internet memes about religion, Christianity and saints.

Pictures from the event.

The live streaming from Facebook (sorry for the horizontal shot).

What is NeMoSanctI?


NeMoSanctI is a research project carried out at the University of Turin. It studies how models of sanctity have changed after the Second Vatican Council. To this end, it applies a pioneering methodology based on semiotic theory to a wide corpus of normative, judicial, and narrative texts.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 757314).