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Associate Professor

Componente effettivo (Comitato Unico di Garanzia)

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Tatiana Mazali is a sociologist interested in communication and media studies, at Politecnico di Torino. She has been teaching since 2004 at Cinema and Media Engineering.

She was visiting researcher at the IN3-Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (UOC, Spain) and at the i-DAT Digital Art & Technology of the University of Plymouth (UK).

His research topics include: languages and aesthetics of digital media, creative and cultural industries (and professions) (ICC), contemporary transformations of work. Since 2016 she has been studying the new industrial paradigm "Industry 4.0".

Since 2007 she has co-directed the platform for digital creativity Officine Sintetiche.

She is the author of numerous articles in national and international journals, four books (with translations in French, English and Japanese). She is a member of the editorial board of the international journal "WOLG-Work Organization, Labor and Globalization"

(Area 0014 - Scienze politiche e sociali)
Identifiers ORCID: 0000-0002-2828-694X
Research topics
  • Digital culture and work transformations. Socio-cultural analysis of the impacts of digital innovation on production and work processes (some empirical research conducted: Digital Workers, digital creativity professionals, Lagrange fellowship; Industry 4.0 - 2016, 2018, 2020).
  • Digital creativity, languages and aesthetics. Study and analysis of digital media languages applied to cultural and creative production, in some domains: digital arts, digital cultural heritage, immersive cinema.
Skills and keywords

ERC sectors

SH3_11 - Communication and information, networks, media SH5_13 - Computational Modelling and Digitisation in the Cultural Sphere SH5_8 - Cultural studies, cultural identities and memories, cultural heritage SH3_12 - Digital social research SH3_13 - Science and technology studies SH5_4 - Visual and performing arts, film, design and architecture


Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities


Cinema immersivo Creatività digitale Cultural and creative industries Digital arts Digital creativity Digital media Digital work Industria 4.0 Industrie creative e culturali Industry 4.0 Lavoro digitale Media digitali
Scientific responsibilities and other assignments

Awards and Honors

  • Staff Mobility Teaching Programm Erasmus+ conferred by European Commission (2017)


  • Advisory Board member - ICOM Italia - International Council of museums / gruppo di lavoro su ”Diritto d'autore, copyright e licenze libere per la cultura, Italia (2020-)
  • Advisory Board member - IMT Atlantique / ITII Pays de la Loire, Francia (2019-)
  • Steering Committe member - Sociology of Communications and Media Research Network / European Sociological Association-ESA, Francia (2017-)
  • Effective member - Associazione Italiana di Sociologia (AIS) / sezione PIC (Processi e istituzioni culturali), Italia (2010-)

Editorial boards

  • WORK ORGANISATION, LABOUR & GLOBALISATION (2019-), Scientific Committee member
  • @ DIGITCULT (2016-), Editorial board member
  • MEDIASCAPES JOURNAL (2012-2015), Editorial board member


  • 15th Conference of the European Sociological Association “SOCIOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGES FOR ALTERNATIVE FUTURES”/ European Sociological Association, Spagna, 31/8-3/9 2021, Program committee
  • 6th World Conference on MEDIA & MASS COMMUNICATION CONFERENCE (MEDCOM)/ The International Institute of Knowledge Management, Italia, 17-19/6/2021, Program committee
  • 14th Conference of the European Sociological Association “Europe and Beyond: Boundaries, Barriers and Belonging”/ European Sociological Association, Regno Unito, 20-23/8/2019, Program committee
  • Decent work, equity and inclusion/ Università degli studi di Padova, Italia, 5-7/10/2017, Program committee

Other research or teaching roles outside Politecnico

  • Incarico di insegnamento (art.1 comma 10 L. 230/05) at Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO (1/9/2009-30/4/2012)
  • Ricercatore a t.d. (art.1 comma 14 L. 230/05) at Università Telematica Internazionale UNINETTUNO (4/5/2009-3/5/2012)