European Ph.D on Social Representations and Communication

Multimedia and Distance Learning System

14th International Lab Meeting – Summer Session 2009
15thInternational Summer School on Social Representations and Communication

of the

European Ph.D. on Social Representations and Communication


Social Representations

in action and construction in Media and Society



"Cultural and cross-cultural approaches to social representations:
The implications of the globalised/localised cultural scenarios"

 at the European PhD on Social Representations & Communication Research Center and

Multimedia LAB, d’Ara Coeli 1, Rome-Italy

in combination with worldwide on-line connection points


23rd - 30th August, 2009



Marratech will run on any PC or Mac with the following system specifications:

  • PC Windows Pentium III or Mac OS X G4 or Linux Pentium III
  • RAM 512 MB recommended (For Vista users at least 1000 MB)
  • Display Min 1024x768, 16 bit color depth
  • Windows 2000, XP or Vista
  • Mac OS 10.3, Java 1.4.2 Update 1 or better
  • Red Hat 9.0 and SuSE 9.0 and up


Audio Hardware:

  • Plantronics Audio 330, Sennheiser PC-131 or similar (Analog)
  • USB also works but are normally more expensive
  • For conference rooms, echo cancelling microphones are need to be used
  • Not using a headset or headphones will cause echo (audio feedback), which is disturbing to the other participants


Video Hardware:
Logitech QuickCam Pro USB or Creative Live! Optia or Philips SPC 900NC USB


Internet Connection:
You also need a broadband connection with at least 300 - 500 kbps of free capacity down and 128 kbps up


How to Install and Start
Step 1: Install your Web cam and your USB headset or headphones

Step 2: Install Marratech from

Step 3: Start Marratech and control your equipment.
Before starting Marratech, be sure that your Web camera is connected.

Step 4: Type the address to your e-meeting room in Marratech's web browser to the left.


Documents useful for Basic and Advanced Training in European Ph.D. Marratech Web Auditorium:

* Guidebook for the use of the European Ph.D. Marratech 6.1. Web auditorium.

The guide of conduct designed to participate in the on-line events:

* Plumpton, B. (2005). How students can make conferring work. Open University.

* EuroPhd Web-auditorium code of conduct