Riccardo Luna


I’m forty-eight years old and I have spent ten wonderful years at “la Repubblica” (the daily newspaper I currently write for). I had the good fortune, both before and after, of launching and editing three newspapers: “Campus”, “Il Romanista” and “Wired”. I have done a lot of what might appear to be unconnected things: I was the first to write about the Italian football scandal known as Calciopoli, I nominated the Internet for the Nobel Peace Prize and I am President
of Wikitalia, an association that involves itself transparency and political involvement via the Web. I have worked on Expo2015 and also with the Minister for Education, but with little success.
I am working on several Web projects: a blog on “Il Post”; the running of “CheFuturo! the almanac of innovation”; the coordination of italia2013.me and the StartupItalia guide!
I organised and ran the following international conferences: Happy Birthday Web; Makers; iSchool and the Next della Repubblica delle Idee. I am also co-director of the European Maker Faire scheduled to take place in Rome in autumn 2013.

Twitter: @riccardoluna