Tilted poplar trees trying to straighten up in a lab, Alan Turing’s jokes and prophecies, a 18th century machine that utters “MA-MA”, the discarding of the words “discernible”, “underwear” and “sphagnum” as waste, the portrait of a machine learning system as a botanical artist, self-delusion at the service of the secret services.
Fake nutial pads, fantastic mice with French names, super-intelligent dogs, “green cure” cod, incredibily ancient fossils, funny cephalopods, and, of course, Darwin. Let’s get ready for a post-human world together!
112 pages of science, art, wild storytelling and interdisciplinary extravagance. Texts by Fosco Loregian, Alice Cannavà, Sebastian Petrich, Russ Hodge, Giulia Liberti, Stefano Spataro. Artist’s projects by Hic Sunt Leones, Pep Vidal.
Fictional dinosaurs, 8 billion dollars supercolliders, oxygen and cigarettes coming from the very same source, Bette Davis’ eyes, hacked conversations with angels and illusions in motion. Occulto Issue δ is dedicated to a very special topic: dreams.
Proteins that pave the way to new forms of art; cutting-edge logicians that are not afraid of contradictions; dowsers that hand down their special talent from father to son; tensions between scientific mainstream and outsiders; and more!
Meet the Popular Republic of Photosynthesis; learn how thin and blurry the boundary between living and inanimate can be; discover how cleverly Queen Dido took advantage of the isoperimetric problem; watch gossip stars morphed into Poltergeist.
Urine tests and work conditions; sea urchins and Magnetic Resonance Imaging; delirious theories about how sistematic blood transfusions can heal any mortal disease; reflections on the damages caused by scientific illiteracy in the last centuries; and more.
The very first issue, conceived and edited together with Irene Lumpa Rossi. Laplace’s demon, the origins of modern algebra, David Icke’s turquoise outfits: Occulto’s world taking shape.