Chiara Bassetti


Social Study of ICT Ethnography   Socio-Technical Systems Ethnomethodology

Working within an ethnomethodological framework, I am expert in ethnography, conversation analysis and video-analysis. My research focus rests on the minute details of human action-in-interaction, with particular attention to nonverbal, embodied and affective aspects, and the role of tools and technologies in multimodal interaction. Since 2012 I work in interdisciplinary teams (e.g., project VisCoSo at ISTC-CNR, project PIE News at DISI-UNITN), contributing to the design and development of diverse technologies. I teach Qualitative Methods and Human-Computer Interaction classes at the Department of Sociology and Social Research and the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science.



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Bassetti, C. (2017, forthcoming). Airport security contradictions. Inter-organizational entanglements and changing work practices. Ethnography.

Bassetti, C. (2017, forthcoming). Social interaction in temporary gatherings. A sociological taxonomy of groups and crowds for computer vision practitioners’. In Cristani, Murino, Savarese & Shah (Eds.), Group and Crowd Behavior for Computer Vision, Elsevier.

Setti, F., Russell, C., Bassetti, C., & Cristani, M. (2015). F-formation detection: Individuating free-standing conversational groups in images. PloS one, 10(5), e0123783.

Conigliaro, D., Setti, F., Bassetti, C., Ferrario, R., & Cristani, M. (2013, October). ATTENTO: ATTENTion Observed for Automated Spectator Crowd Analysis. In HBU (pp. 102-111).

Bassetti, C. (2014). “More Studies in Ethnomethodology”, by Kenneth Liberman, Albany, New York: SUNY Press, 2013, 310 pp.+ index, 26.95, pbk, 90.00 hbk. Human Studies, 37, 597-602.

Conigliaro, D., Setti, F., Bassetti, C., Ferrario, R., & Cristani, M. (2013, September). Viewing the viewers: A novel challenge for automated crowd analysis. In International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (pp. 517-526). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Setti, F., Conigliaro, D., Rota, P., Bassetti, C., Conci, N., Sebe, N., & Cristani, M. (2017). The S-Hock dataset: A new Benchmark for Spectator Crowd Analysis. Computer Vision and Image Understanding.

Bassetti, C., & Emanuele Bottazzi, C. N. R. (2015) Rhythm in social interaction. Etnografia e ricerca qualitativa 8(3):367-382