Modularity, geometry and repetition. But also the magic of balance and stonework knowhow. The architectural sculptures by young Belgian artist Conrad Willems will be featured at the 50th edition of Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk.
At MEET, the first digital culture international center in Milan, tones are similar to those of a humanities faculty than of a start up. Because the purpose is to design a new digital humanism. Renaissance labs, Leonardo thinking, projects at man’s measure. At the presentation of the first international center for digital culture MEET in Milan, a creature developed by Meet The Media Guru and Fondazione Cariplo, there were talks that were more suited for a humanities faculty than for a start up. But those who think that philosophy, ethics, design, art or politics have nothing to do with the digital world have not understood it. They have an old view on it. They feed a consumer’s perspective rather than a citizen’s one. They are users and will never be co-creators. «Digital is not just technologies, communications or artificial intelligence», saidMaria Grazia Mattei, the creator of the events and debates platformMeet The Media Guru now also director of the MEET. «Digital is the dna of contemporary culture». A dna that can be genetically modified, an …
The Milano Digital Week (15-18 March) shows a fragmented but connected world. A program of inclusive events will explain how digital technologies are means to design a better life. After design, fashion, food and books, it will now be technology to take Milanese out of theor homes, events hunting in the city. The reason? The first edition of the Milano Digital Week, from 15th through to 18th March (the program can be downloaded here). We have already spoken here about how much Milan is changing well beyond its “hardware” of skyscrapers and signed architectures, as well as of all intiatives to create new networks in the city. And the Milano Digital Week fits perfectly in this path of inclusion and innovation leading to social transformation. As a matter of fact, its aim is to open a fragmented but connected world to citizens, one that is in endless evolution and that has a substantial impact on the life of all of us. Because, we may like it or not, but algorytms and AI systems will govern …
An author’s perfume to forget the dust, a replicable business model illustrated in an exhibition, a project matured through several creative voices. There’s all this in the tale of 401 È Amatrice. Which clings on to the heart like a love story.
The urban regeneration project Deus Ex Fabrica in Schio, Northen Italy, animates a former industrial building with works by digital artists. It’s street art beyond beyond graffiti, but also a means to explain to citizens the non-commercial side of artificial intelligence and internet of things. That can be more engaging, interesting and socially useful than a talking refrigerator.
Conviviality, eyes wide open on the world, a touch of rebellion. An evening at the Triennale with Joseph Grima, new creative director at the Design Academy Eindhoven (and a lot more).
People are Media, a book by Silvio Meazza and Aldo Agostinelli, is a portrait of us today. With the smartphone under our eyes, committed to sharing and liking, men and women-sandwich in spite of ourselves yet seemingly as free as ever to choose and be. A book on the 3.0 web for those who do not know what it is, written by those who saw it rise and grow.
A new economy, based on creativity, is emerging in the south of the Mediterranean: it stems from design thinking, and it is bringing well-being and empowerment, especially to women. The story of Creative Mediterranean, a design project of UNIDO, the United Nations Industrial Development Agency, in which Italy has a lead role (text written with Giuliana Zoppis)
A week end visit in Athens with Costas Voyatzis, aka Mr Yatzer, to discover the Greek capital’s contemporary twist.
Short movies, shots made with the optical counter and a book. With “Maestrie” by Gianluca Vassallo Foscarini glorifies the value of labour and crafts in design with a quasi-political gesture.