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A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence Is Redefining Who We Are

TECHNOLOGY  Coleman holds out hope that the technology will “reveal who we are – resilient and vulnerable, curious and creative, abounding with potential for genuine connection with ourselves and others.” – Publishers Weekly “[An] earnest, meaty investigation of the ideal future of how we work with intelligent technologies . . . Coleman necessarily operates in […]

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Tina

BIOGRAPHICAL NOVEL EMIGRANT, WORKER, ACTRESS, PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE MEXICO OF THE TWENTIES, ANTIFASCIST, MILITANT IN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNIST MOVEMENT. ONE OF THE GREATEST PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY, AS WELL AS AN IMPORTANT FIGURE OF COMMUNISM AND WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY. TINA MODOTTI’S PHOTOGRAPHS ARE EXHIBITED IN THE MOST IMPORTANT INSTITUTES AND MUSEUMS IN THE WORLD. […]

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Alfonsina and the Road (Alfonsina e la Strada)

LITERARY FICTION ALFONSA ROSA MARIA “ALFONSINA” MORINI MARRIED STRADA HAS BEEN A ROAD BICYCLE CYCLIST, FIRST WOMAN TO COMPETE IN MALE RACES LIKE THE TOUR OF “LOMBARDIA” AND TOUR OF ITALY; KNOWN AS “THE QUEEN OF CRANKSET” WAS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF PARITY BETWEEN THE MALE AND FEMALE SPORTS. IN COMBINATION WITH HER […]

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The AI Republic: Building the Nexus Between Humans and Intelligent Automation

BUSINESS AND LEADERSHIP Artificial intelligence will radically change our lives–just not in the ways you might think. You’ve been made to believe that AI will take your job. The truth is AI will deeply change the nature of work itself and lead to the creation of jobs that don’t exist yet. Sensational media reports speculate […]

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La ragazza con la Olivetti rossa

FICTION A surprising, original and very funny novel. – Paola Mastrocola, «Il Sole 24 ore» Between pages read with the nose and stories written in all the languages of the world, L’annusatrice di libri recounts a city that today no longer exists. – Giorgia Mecca, «Corriere della Sera» L’annusatrice di libri is a fun novel, […]

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We’ll Shoot the Survivors Again (Ai sopravvissuti spareremo ancora)

FICTION A “next door tragedy” in which a petty quarrel between neighbours degenerates into an absurd deadly shooting. The lucid and merciless portrait of a dying world seen through the eyes of a boy who feels powerless in the face of the reality in which he lives. Among dinners in the courtyard, quarrels over a […]

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People of the South (Gente del Sud)

HISTORICAL FICTION Naples, August 1895: cholera has returned to the city. Doctor Romualdo Parlante, frightened by the spread of the disease, obliges his wife Palma, pregnant with their fourth child, to take their other children and return immediately to their native town in Puglia. There, they would find refuge at the house of his parents, Bastiano […]

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Dialogues on Consciousness

NEUROSCIENCE Over a period of many years, the celebrated English novelist Tim Parks and the Italian philosopher Riccardo Manzotti have been discussing the nature of consciousness. Not long ago, Parks suggested to his friend that they condense their exchanges “into a series of focused dialogues to set out the standard positions on consciousness, and suggest […]

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In Defense of Julian Assange

POLITICS “I think the prosecution of him [Assange] would be a very, very bad precedent for publishers … from everything I know, he’s sort of in a classic publisher’s position and I think the law would have a very hard time drawing a distinction between The New York Times and WikiLeaks.” —David McCraw, lead lawyer […]

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Save The Night (Sauver la nuit)

NARRATIVE NON-FICTION With deft, narrative prose, an expert guards us against the endemic disappearance of the night. Samuel Challéat guides us to reflect and wonder but also to fear what we may be about to lose, as the sociocultural, ecological and public health costs caused by artificial lighting are immeasurable. “Will we leave ourselves a […]

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