Superficial Intelligence – Launch and Panel

“Why are AI programs good at chess but they have such a hard time avoiding cat poop? Which talking computer from the movies has the best voice? We have some ideas but these algorithms keep suggesting ‘other things we may like’ and we have been too distracted to come up with solid answers.”

Fracto 2019 – Occulto Programme

Occulto’s editor Alice curates three side events during Fracto 2019 that cover her three main areas of interest and action: interdisciplinary research between science, humanities and art, independent publishing, and experimental music.

Miss Read 2019

Miss Read 2019 is coming, and Occulto will participate as usual – come visit! There will be some surprises and guests at our table in HKW foyer, and if you happen to be there on Saturday May 5, Alice will...

How to Sell a Contradiction

A cross-discipline exploration of contradictions and paradoxes, and some of the fears and desires they unleash. A talk by Alice Cannavà. Part of the Conceptual Poetics Day 2019.

Editorial Occulto Issue h

Occulto Issue h ends with an army of human-robot hybrid creatures going out of control and attacking humans, but don’t panic: it’s only fiction, science fiction, just like Asimov’s Laws of Robotics.

Sigillum S, Ab uno

Occulto and Ancestral are happy to present the first Sigillum S live in Berlin since 1994, and the first one ever in town featuring the current line-up, who just released a new album titled The Irresistible Art Of Space Colonization and Its Mutation Implications.

Friends with Books 2018

Friends With Books’ 2018 edition is coming. Occulto has its table there as usual, this time shared with beautiful artist’s books and editions by backbonebooks. We hope to see you there!

Il Cinema Ritrovato 2018

This year the festival started with a bang: on the opening night, Martin Scorsese himself introduced the crowd on Piazza Maggiore to the screening of that masterpiece of Mexican melodrama, and personal cult of mine, that is Emilio Fernandez’s Enamorada (1946).