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  • Ross: The Industries of the Future

    The importance of a book like “The industries of the future”1 by Alec Ross can hardly be overstated.  By his own admission, “This book explores the industries that will drive the next 20 years of change to our economies and societies”… Read More ›

  • Silicon Valley and Utopia

    Antonio Sant'Elia, Citta' Nuova

    In a deep contribution (“Occidente senza Utopie”, Il Mulino, 2016: see video below: Italian), Massimo Cacciari argues first that there is a substantial conceptual difference between ‘Utopia’ and ‘Prophecy’ – where the latter denotes the act of the outsider addressing the… Read More ›

  • Katharsis

    Modern art is an attempt to burst free of the constraints of tight narrative structures, a continuous effort to drill through the strictures of worn-out visual shapes, to pierce a hole into tired acoustic patterns. Modernism is an incessant subversion…. Read More ›

  • Su un treno italiano

    Come si era potuti arrivare a tanto? pensavo mentre guardavo la ragazza. Sui trent’anni, rossa di capelli & ben piazzata, stava telefonando. Lei un controllore di biglietti su un treno regionale della tratta Roma-Firenze: telefonava ma nessuno rispondeva. Io in… Read More ›

  • Big Data and AI strategies

    We live in the so-called dataquake: ‘A few thousands of years ago, you needed to be a god or goddess if you wanted to be painted, be sculpted, or have your story remembered and told. A thousands years ago you… Read More ›

  • J. D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy

    Cimino, The Deer Hunter

    “Our elegy is a sociological one” says J.D.Vance at some point in his spellbinding book, “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis”1. Elegy was the funeral chant in ancient Greece – a place to mourn the… Read More ›

  • Art in Fractured Times

    In Madrid, at the Reina Sofia Museum of Contemporary Art, a special exhibition charts this year the artistic travail Picasso had to endure to realize Guernica for the World Exhibition held in Paris, 1937. Surely that was the most famous of… Read More ›