[This piece was first published on [Slow News](https://www.slow-news.com/).]
“This I realized all along:
reason is always
in the wrong.”
Giorgio Caproni, Tutte le poesie (Milan, Garzanti 2013) [our translation]
Only a few months ago: despite information about the epidemics coming from China, Italy took too long to react. A few weeks later: despite news coming from Italy, the United States took too long to react. And so on…
How is it that the mountain of data and records elaborated by medical personnel, researchers, national and international agencies can barely be put into action – despite the fact that the products of science definitely shape our age and mind?… Read the rest
5th February, meeting with Jeff Halper
Genova, 02/05/20. Meeting with Jeff Halper, anthropologist and peace activist from Israel, author of War Against the People (Pluto press, 2015).
War as an international affair
This book comes out of my work on Palestine and Israel. I’ve been an activist for many years. I am the head of an organization called the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions. We try to fight Israel’s policy of demolishing Palestinian homes. And the question that comes up all the time is: how does Israel get away with this?… Read the rest
«The game here discussed has interested the writer on account of its seeming complexity, and its extremely simple and complete mathematical theory. The writer has not been able to discover much concerning its history, although certain forms of it seem to be played at a number of American colleges, and at some of the American fairs. It has been called Fali-Tan, but as it is not the Chinese game of that name, the name in the title is proposed.»… Read the rest
[Unedited writedown from an interview to Bruno Latour @ Festivaletteratura 2018 on occasion of Scienceground 2, Mantova, Sunday September 9th, 2018. Edited Italian version on iltascabile.it]
[On the dispute with Sokal-Bricmont] A big one I had in a big theatre in the middle of London. Eight hundred people screaming, half of them against me and half of them against Sokal. Sokal is a nice guy actually, he was defending the last stand of the old epistemology.… Read the rest
The program of Scienceground 1.5 @Festivaletteratura 2019, Mantova 4-8 September. All the references are to the program of the festival, which can be downloaded at www.festivaletteratura.it.
Drawings by Andrea De Franco
A COMMON GROUND FOR EXCHANGING IDEAS ON THE SCIENTIFIC WORLD
Organized by Piccola Comunità Scientifica ExTemporanea
«When you try to observe microbes or viruses, you end up finding links that are part of what people call “society”. They are two sides of the same coin.… Read the rest
As part of the activities organized around the visit of Gyorgy Scrinis, together with Centro di Salute Internazionale and Dipartimento di Storia Culture e Civiltà we have organized this focus group on corporate influence on the public health agenda.
December 6, 3:30 pm – Aula Capitani – Department of History and Cultures
BIG FOOD. CORPORATE INFLUENCE ON THE PUBLIC HEALTH AGENDA
The incidence of nutrition-related disorders such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension and cardiopathies is on the rise, as well as the concerns about the impact of ultra-processed food on our health.… Read the rest