Editorial Occulto 6: Life

While the Anthropocene is still waiting for its “golden spike”, we can turn our attention to the less sensational yet enlightening story of early-modern seasonal cod fishery in Newfoundland, and to its teachings about the complexity and long-lasting effects of human-animal-plant interplay.

Kapsel – Ne Zha, der Schutzgott

Alice Cannava will moderate the second panel of the five-episode Kapsel series at Acud. We’ll discuss AI from technical, historical and cultural perspectives, focusing on everyday life, science-fiction literature and China.

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.