August 1, 2019

“I can tell you, then, that I’m afraid of death. Not of what we imagine about death, for this fear is itself imaginary. Not of my death whose date will be recorded in the civic registers of the state. But of that death I suffer every moment, of the death of that voice...

November 19, 2018

It might be the case, perhaps someday soon, that machines will be able to do completely without human intervention. It might even be the case that machines will soon acquire a sufficient grade of self-reflection to develop something akin to human consciousness. And by...

October 27, 2018

Ho un figlio di quattro anni, come i miei genitori prima di me e milioni di altri in questo momento. Non ho il potere di dire cosa sia giusto o sbagliato fare con un bambino sulla base di un qualche risultato conseguito. La valutazione di risultati rivela piu’ della pe...

October 23, 2018

We need rationality to understand what the world is. We need imagination to understand how it works. And to be able to accept it, we need faith.

Allow me to start so bluntly, and please follow me in the course of the next paragraphs, as I'll try to explain this brash be...

October 22, 2018

“Tiepolo: the last breath of happiness in Europe.” (1). With this lapidary statement, Roberto Calasso introduces the 18th century Venetian painter Giambattista Tiepolo. With almost identical words, I have long described my favourite type of music: late Baroque and Gala...

October 17, 2018

Dear Animate Assembly, thank you so much for having me here today, and thank you for asking me to speak about animation. As you know, I am not an artist or an animator, and my work is only metaphorically visual. I try to present my ideas in the form of ‘figures’ rather...

October 7, 2018

At times it stretches like a deep canal, placid, open to navigation. At times, the flow of things grows to such speed and weight that I can barely hold my vessel together. In a matter of seconds, so I’ve learned, this feeling can dissipate any strength that I might hav...

August 31, 2018

La solitudine mi e’ familiare e estranea. La conosco da sempre, dal principio di quanto ho mai conosciuto. E la seguo e la evito come una compagna di danza. Da sempre cerco di evitare la solitudine nella domesticita’ dei miei giorni, perche’ in qualche modo la conosco...

March 6, 2018

The premises of this book are very simple: if we wish to exit the cage of our present reality and imagination, we need to be able to speak a different language from the language that we speak today. This is not merely a matter of changing our ‘style’ of speaking or wri...

December 31, 2017

As you stand in the middle of an art gallery, you might want to slowly turn your head around the room, like a camera filming one long take. Each painting comes to you as a unified composition, a kaleidoscopic monolith, and all together they compose a necklace of rocks....

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