Alessandro Mongili is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Padua, Italy. He is also affiliated with the Padova Science, Technology and Innovation Studies Center (PaSTIS), and is the author of La chute de l’U.R.S.S. et la recherche scientifique (L’Harmattan, 1998) and Tecnologia e società (Carocci, 2007). His current research interests and publications focus on design and development practices in computing, and on the relevance of computing in the standardization of minority languages.Giuseppina Pellegrino is a Lecturer in Sociology of Communication at the University of Calabria, Italy. Her core research interests intersect STS and mobilities, as well as media, gender and organization studies. A Visiting Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, Lancaster University, IAS-STS (Graz) and TU Darmstadt, she was appointed a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Pittsburgh in 2013. Her publications include the edited book The Politics of Proximity: Mobility and Immobility in Practice (Ashgate, 2011).