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What is Life? Verso nuove visioni e sensibilità / Towards new visions and sensibilities
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What is Life? Verso nuove visioni e sensibilità / Towards new visions and sensibilities

[ITA] Conciliare natura, ambiente, discipline scientifiche e tecnologie – cioè natura e cultura umana – è oggi fondamentale. L’arte può fornire una prospettiva teorica e pratica importante e il tema della vita è di profonda attualità. [ENG] Reconciling nature, environment, scientific disciplines and technologies – that is nature and human culture – is fundamental today. Art can provide an important theoretical and practical perspective.
INCITE: Digital Art & Activism
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INCITE: Digital Art & Activism

[ITA] “INCITE: Digital Art & Activism” è un libro d’artista realizzato da artisti, studiosi e attivisti motivati a continuare a lottare per il cambiamento attraverso l'utilizzo creativo delle nuove tecnologie. [ENG] “INCITE: Digital Art & Activism” is an artist's book created by artists, scholars, and activists motivated to continue to fight for change through the creative utilisation of new technologies.
Verso COP28 (Dubai, Novembre 2023) / Towards COP28 (Dubai, November 2023)
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Verso COP28 (Dubai, Novembre 2023) / Towards COP28 (Dubai, November 2023)

[ITA] Durante la COP27 sono stati ribaditi i punti: potenziare l’adattamento al cambiamento climatico e concludere i negoziati sul sostegno finanziario a favore dei paesi emergenti [ENG] During the COP27 the following points were reiterated: to enhance adaptation to climate change and concluding negotiations on financial support for emerging countries
Reverse Biology
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Reverse Biology

[ITA] Come esseri umani, abbiamo sempre osservato e tentato di riprodurre i fenomeni naturali. Dalle pitture rupestri alla scultura, dai canti tradizionali ai modelli della fisica teorica e delle altre discipline scientifiche. Per natura, copiamo la natura. E creiamo novità che ci possono far vivere meglio. [ENG] As human beings, we have always observed and attempted to reproduce natural phenomena. From cave paintings to sculpture, from traditional songs to models in theoretical physics and oth...
The Human Culture and the diaspora of Life
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The Human Culture and the diaspora of Life

Although almost exclusively considered as related to calculation systems and computers, algorithms exist since antiquity, and have deeply influenced and shaped the human culture. Humanity and human activities have always been inspired by Nature and the living, that since the Palaeolithic have been represented. Today’s disciplines, tools and technologies have expanded the possibilities of simulation in many fields, from science to art.
Il Pianeta corale di Luigi Pagliarini / The Choral Planet by Luigi Pagliarini
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Il Pianeta corale di Luigi Pagliarini / The Choral Planet by Luigi Pagliarini

[ITA] Raccontare Luigi Pagliarini è una sfida complessa. Partire dalla sua biografia comporta il rischio di non dire tutto, e proprio nel non dire si cela la sua essenza straordinariamente grande, una vita densa di esperienze, ricerche e fare estetico. [ENG] Telling the story of Luigi Pagliarini is a complex challenge. Starting from his biography could be a good place to begin, and it is precisely in not saying that his extraordinarily great essence is concealed, a life dense with experience, r...
Outsourcing Life
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Outsourcing Life

Humans have always been inspired by the living, representing, simulating and emulating it. Today we are witnessing the extension of life into a “Third Life” - being the “First Life” the biological life and the “Second Life” the life in the symbolic dimension - that expands Nature. This process is consistent with the progressive externalization outside the body of human functions and activities.
Giacomo Verde: Liberare arte da artisti / Giacomo Verde: Set the artists free from Art
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Giacomo Verde: Liberare arte da artisti / Giacomo Verde: Set the artists free from Art

[ITA] “Giacomo Verde: Liberare Arte da Artisti” è la prima mostra pubblica dall'Archivio Giacomo Verde e illustra la prima “fase tecno-artistica” dell'artista: un periodo ben documentato e ricco di creatività dal teatro popolare e di strada alla video arte e alle installazioni. [ENG] “Giacomo Verde: Set the artists free from Art” is the first public exhibition from the Giacomo Verde Archive and it illustrates artist’s first “techno-artistic phase”: a well-documented and creatively rich period f...
Surprise: you are now bound by the natural contract
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Surprise: you are now bound by the natural contract

In view of the urgency felt, the SciArt project wanted to delve deeper into the cultural, philosophical and epistemological ramifications of our attitude towards Nature, feeling that such a reflection is an essential element to bring about real change. It intends to tie together the latest understanding of science, art and culture within a sound vision that liberates our concepts of nature from obsolete assumptions.
Il mare e la vita ai margini / The sea and life at the margins
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Il mare e la vita ai margini / The sea and life at the margins

[ITA] Il caos climatico sta alterando le complesse dinamiche di interazione e sopravvivenza degli organismi che abitano il pianeta. Ma non per tutti in egual misura. Particolare attenzione va posta ai margini, lungo le interfacce tra gli ecosistemi, come tra quello marino e quello terrestre. [ENG] Climate chaos is altering the complex dynamics of interaction and survival of the organisms that inhabit the planet. But not equally for everyone. Special attention should be paid to the margins, alon...
Il terzo occhio / The Third Eye
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Il terzo occhio / The Third Eye

[ITA] Il 14 aprile 1918 Depero realizza "Balli Plastici" al Teatro dei Piccoli di Roma. Cento anni dopo, nel 2018, "Balli Plastici Remix" riprende l’opera sulla dialettica fra umano e non umano. [ENG] On April 14, 1918 Depero creates "Balli Plastici" at the Teatro dei Piccoli in Rome. One hundred years later, in 2018 "Balli Plastici Remix" resumes his work on the dialectic between human and non-human.
Artificial Intelligence and the Agelast. Iconopoeia of the mechanistic humor
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Artificial Intelligence and the Agelast. Iconopoeia of the mechanistic humor

Humour exerted by AI painting machines are gradually becoming empathetic (not yet conscious?) of comic information they attribute to audiences. In the symptomatology of artworks produced by machines, online AI text-to-image apps provide sliding menus for the diminution or exaggeration of a mimic property as laughter, eye-opening levels, etc. In any case, it is information stored from other historical art images or photographic paradigms, processed to formalise a new iconopoiia.
Back to the Future: Memories from Ars Electronica 2022
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Back to the Future: Memories from Ars Electronica 2022

[ITA] Cari Elena e Pier Luigi, vi scrivo questa mail a qualche settimana dal rientro, vi ringrazio infinitamente per essere stati dei preziosi compagni di questa mia prima volta al Festival Ars Electronica. [ENG] Dear Elena and Pier Luigi, I am writing you this email a few weeks after my return, thanking you so much for being such valuable companions in this my first time at the Ars Electronica Festival.
HumaniTies and Artificial Intelligence
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HumaniTies and Artificial Intelligence

The transversal character of artificial intelligence and the related social, economic, ethical, legal and cultural impacts call for interdisciplinary discussions that go beyond the purely technological angle. This is the focus of the present book, to present the result of interdisciplinary discussions on artificial intelligence and humanity carried out at the Centre for Advanced Studies, Joint Research Centre, European Commission.
Meraviglia Ubiqua / Ubiquitous Meraviglia
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Meraviglia Ubiqua / Ubiquitous Meraviglia

Salvatore è un atto poetico e rivoluzionario, è performance stupefatta dove attraverso affinità empatiche e telepatiche partecipiamo a un grande progetto di “abitare” le vite (tutte). Questo mio discorso a cuore aperto, come un’operazione senza anestesia, forse non restituisce l’immensità di Salvatore, ma ne dà una goccia che spero instillerà nell’oceano agitato una promessa di continuare ciò che Salvatore ha fatto e continua con noi a fare, ossia aprire il suo corpo. Il nostro (suo) viaggio non...
Biogenetica e biopirateria: nel cuore del problema / Biogenetics and biopiracy: at the heart of the problem
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Biogenetica e biopirateria: nel cuore del problema / Biogenetics and biopiracy: at the heart of the problem

[ITA] Alcune scoperte ed esperimenti riguardano settori delicati della vita umana e animale e poiché è sempre più difficile una distinzione netta tra mondo biologico e mondo artificiale, è stato necessario creare una regolamentazione legale del settore: questo campo di studio viene definito bioetica. [ENG] Some discoveries and experiments concern delicate areas of human and animal life, and since it is increasingly difficult to make a clear distinction between the biological and artificial worl...
Dialogues across the seas: the ocean that keeps us apart also joins us. Charting knowledge and practice in the Anthropocene
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Dialogues across the seas: the ocean that keeps us apart also joins us. Charting knowledge and practice in the Anthropocene

This publication is about two events on the impact of the climate crisis on the seas and the marine environments: “From the Mediterranean to the Pacific. Dialogues across the seas” (in Cervia, Italy) and “The ocean that keeps us apart also joins us: charting knowledge and practice in the Anthropocene” (at ISEA 2020 “Why Sentience?” in Montreal).
L’art au-delà de l’humanisme
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L’art au-delà de l’humanisme

L'art est une sorte de philosophie de la contemporanéité. Nous avons besoin d'un art éclairé, capable de prendre en compte aussi ce qui n'est pas humain (l'environnement, les autres espèces...), de se confronter et de dialoguer directement avec la complexité de l'existant, en dépassant des préjugés qui demeurent encore bien ancrés.
Biomimetics and shifting languages: computation to aid nature
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Biomimetics and shifting languages: computation to aid nature

These concepts are now absolutely crucial as the world warms beyond all previous predictive analysis. The analog of technology may have already reached a complexity apex. The circle would close when we move toward helping the organic world and the concerns therein. Complexity is many layers or parts working together, but when overpacked, it becomes overly complicated.
La Torre di Majorana e l’ipotesi di Riemann sui numeri primi / The Majorana tower and the Riemann Prime Numbers conjecture
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La Torre di Majorana e l’ipotesi di Riemann sui numeri primi / The Majorana tower and the Riemann Prime Numbers conjecture

[ITA] I fisici Fabrizio Tamburini e Ignazio Licata hanno proposto una lettura del più grande problema matematico di tutti i tempi, l’ipotesi di Riemann, tramite l’esotica “torre di Majorana”. [ENG] Physicists Fabrizio Tamburini and Ignazio Licata propose a reading of the greatest mathematical problem of all time, the Riemann hypothesis. And they do it through the exotic “Majorana tower”
Art versus Société: un défi prométhéen?
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Art versus Société: un défi prométhéen?

Le titan Prométhée est moderne, modernus. Sa vision de l’homme et surtout sa volonté de dérober le feu du ciel pour le donner aux humains, est une métaphore pionnière de notre trinôme contemporain : progres, humanité, liberté. Il n’y a rien de dogmatique, de péremptoire dans ces gestes mythiques, mais on peut y voir plutôt le courage de l’héresie, toujours aussi nécessaire de nos jours. L’art doit s’immerger dans le vortex de nos sociétés actuelles, retenter d’y créer un sens fort, souvent héthé...
La politica ambientale di Cina e Giappone / Environmental politics in China and Japan
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La politica ambientale di Cina e Giappone / Environmental politics in China and Japan

[ITA] La tutela dell’ambiente è diventata un elemento centrale della Cina del XXI secolo, poiché il Paese non riusciva più a crescere senza considerare il problema dell’inquinamento. Nel 2013, l’inquinamento atmosferico a Pechino e nelle altre metropoli cinesi toccò livelli insostenibili. [ENG] Environmental protection has become a central element of 21st century China, as the country could no longer grow without considering the problem of pollution. In 2013, air pollution in Beijing and other ...
The Deep Meaning of Poetry. Eduardo Kac’s Art of the Fundamental Processes [Part 2. Interview to Eduardo Kac]
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The Deep Meaning of Poetry. Eduardo Kac’s Art of the Fundamental Processes [Part 2. Interview to Eduardo Kac]

I create form, I create form that gives itself to the senses which is to say, form that provides an aesthetic experience. That is what I do and that is what art is supposed to do. What is particular in what I do, that is unique and underpins all of my interests, is that early on in my life I understood that life could not fold into haze: either we would find ourselves in a condition that we would be free or we would find ourselves in a condition that we would not be free.
Pink Water Landscapes of Artifice. On Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty” Heritage in the Making of “Vanishing Point”
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Pink Water Landscapes of Artifice. On Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty” Heritage in the Making of “Vanishing Point”

In 2019 I visited the “Spiral Jetty” twice: alone right after my arrival in Utah, and on the morning of a late summer day when I had to fly back to Italy. That was when I shot the video-performance “Vanishing Point” influenced by Smithson’s idea of entropy and disruption, and his interest in geology, time sediments, location identity (Kwon, 2002), and environment that are widely investigated in his writings (1996).

Interview with Marta de Menezes

Interview with Dalila Honorato

Interview with Adam Zaretsky

Interview with Jadwiga Charzyńska

Interview with Delma Rodriguez

Interview with Olga Kisseleva

Interview with Anna Dumitriu

Interview with Luz María Sánchez

Interview with Danielle Siembieda

Interview with Freddy Paul Grunert

Interview with Elif Ayiter

Interview with Roberta Buiani

Interview with Bill Seaman

Interview with Roger Malina

Interview with Christa Sommerer

Interview with Annick Bureaud

Interview with Leonel Moura

Interview with Nina Czegledy

Interview with Stelarc

Interview with Derrick de Kerckhove

Interview with Margarete Jahrmann

Interview with Jaromil