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Aesthetics of transition. New metric of the body
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Aesthetics of transition. New metric of the body

The arts, science and technology are experiencing a period of profound change. Explosive challenges to the institutions and practices of engineering, art making, and scientific research raise urgent questions of ethics, craft, and care for the planet and its i...
Political Philosophy of the Information Society
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Political Philosophy of the Information Society

I want to thank the organizers of the International Conference on the Information Society (i-Society 2012) here in London for inviting me to be a keynote speaker. My favorite British writer is George Orwell, and one of the questions that I will ask in my lectu...
What is the Meaning of Life?
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What is the Meaning of Life?

There were about 150 people in the audience. I spoke for almost two hours, mostly extemporaneously. Afterwards, there was a long question-and-answer session. There were some truly brilliant questions. I was especially impressed by one young man, who wondered i...
Perturbazioni volontarie
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Perturbazioni volontarie

E’ universalmente riconosciuto il forte legame tra la Matematica, mezzo per la scoperta e la descrizione della realtà e l'Arte che questa stessa realtà vuole raffigurare. L'Arte classica obbedisce a regole su misure e proporzioni, gli artisti (in senso lato: p...
The Internet of Things from the user’s perspective
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The Internet of Things from the user’s perspective

We were asked to consider the Internet of Things (IoT) from the user’s viewpoint. Well, my viewpoint is exactly this, since I’m neither a company director nor a software coder or a hardware creator. From an user’s viewpoint I think we are undergoing a big tran...
Cosmo e Caos
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Cosmo e Caos

L'oggetto delle matematiche - ordine immanente nella Natura - si discopre alla mente attraverso un processo d'astrazione; appunto per ciò le matematiche non sono soltanto scienza, rappresentazione di quell'oggetto, sì anche arte, cioè espressione del soggetto ...
Simulation beyond perspective
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Simulation beyond perspective

Holography suggests a new visual universe within a culture where the visual simulation is the most effective communication system; and it let us reflect about the need for a more comprehensive definition of “image”. We can believe that future images will also ...
Il Design e la Matematica al Tempo dell’Informazione
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Il Design e la Matematica al Tempo dell’Informazione

La matematica, intesa come attività cognitiva umana e non luogo ideale di perfezioni logiche astratte calate da qualche iperuranio platonico, permette di muoversi tra il certo e l’incerto alla ricerca del possibile e del plausibile. Nella sua natura più profon...
Stories of competition and collaboration
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Stories of competition and collaboration

Collaboration is difficult. Usman Haque used the Prisoners Dilemma to show that voting selfishly always gives you more gain. It is only when you can start to consider making points or making meaning for the group as a whole that you can actually see to your sm...
The sensible reality between obviousness and uncertainty
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The sensible reality between obviousness and uncertainty

This paper was originally presented at the International Conference “Consciousness Reframed XI – Making Reality Really Real”, Trondheim, November 4 – 6, 2010. It was published in the volume R. Ascott, E. Gangvik, M. Jahrmann (eds.), Making Reality Really Real ...
Jean Baudrillard on Simulation and Illusion
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Jean Baudrillard on Simulation and Illusion

In his article for Noema (Volume 57, 2010) Pier Luigi Capucci draws attention to many of the complexities of simulation. He points to the very intimate nature of simulation for humans because even our oral and written languages are simulations with which we at...
Towards a Unified Existential Science of Humans and Androids
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Towards a Unified Existential Science of Humans and Androids

Presented with the reality, which is at the same time still half-fictional, of bringing robots or androids into our social world, I believe that we are being offered the precious gift of an opportunity for humanity to grow and develop, to untangle the complex ...
When information and biology converge in the visualization of viruses
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When information and biology converge in the visualization of viruses

Technically speaking, computer and biological viruses are affiliated to two unbridgeable and well-separated spheres, one prevalently pertaining to the domain of information and the other to the one of carbon-based life. Their material formation contributes to ...
The Epistemological Turn: Technology, Bricolage and Design
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The Epistemological Turn: Technology, Bricolage and Design

The rapid development of technology – especially of information and communication technology – and the recognition of the essential complexity of most systems and phenomena are producing a series of crucial consequences, both theoretical and practical, among w...
Rethinking Art as Intimate Science: Climate Art as a Hard Humanity
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Rethinking Art as Intimate Science: Climate Art as a Hard Humanity

Re-reading the “Origin of the Species” by Darwin, on its 150th anniversary, one is struck by the lucidity and humility of the argumentation as well as the transformative power of its conclusions. Yet the scientific theory of evolution is still not widely under...

Political Ecology And Our Rendezvous With Death

Consider the story of the soldier who meets Death at a crossing of the marketplace, and he believes he saw him make a menacing gesture in his direction. He rushes to the king’s palace and asks the king for his best horse in order that he might flee during the ...

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