At the beginning of the 1960s, the first civilian telecommunications space station in Italy was inaugurated in the Fucino plain, Abruzzo. The first satellite television transmissions of the most important international events were carried out, such as the live television broadcast of the moon landing in 1969, laying the foundation for the birth of the information society.
On April 30, 1986, through a project initiated by the University of Pisa, the first connection was made to the American Arpanet network, a forerunner of the network of networks; the Internet.
Italy is among the first countries to enter the digital age, which will bring enormous social, economic and political changes in just a few years.
This series aims to connect the man, the territory and the technological development of mass information, also using archive material, to build an imaginary world between reality and perception.
Michele Vittori creates on long-term visual research projects. He began his photography studies in 2008, attending the Graffiti and Officine Fotografiche schools in Rome. His research is concentrated in the central Italian Apennines and internal areas with attention to the relationship between man and territory. Since 2015 he has been a contributor of Limine Collective, with his photographic series entitled La montagna di Roma. The project, developed under the supervision of Massimo Siragusa, was presented at the Officine Fotografiche and is published in limited edition. Since 2017 he has contributed to Lo stato delle Cose, a project to document the central Italian earthquake of 2016.