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The Alphabet of the Stars. Gianbattista Vittorioso, his piece of sky

No stars are seen tonight in the sky over Prater, in Vienna. It's August. "That" night was a night at the end of May. I was not there. My father told me about it. Ever since I was a child. And that time we saw them together in Madrid. Stars seen and [...]

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The Alphabet of the stars. Tomaso Binga her piece of sky

Starry sky … with the eyes of unborn babies … of abused women … of humiliated men … from an unkind power … and without hono u r! >:< … Clouded sky … we salute you … along with shooting stars … who flee to emigrate … to pristine … galaxies!

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Men and flying machines: the challenge continues

It’s great to see how a man can overcome the challenges he faces: unconditionally good in Franky Zapata! It is undoubtedly a very personal exploit for a man who is already an extraordinary jet-ski champion. Flying platforms date back to 1953 with [...]

Credits: Olga Iacutone, Castello Piccolomini di Celano
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The Alphabet of the stars. Nazzareno Carusi, his piece of sky

Tracks … Promenade - Minute 4.22 - 5.12 … The old castle - Minute 5.13 - 10.50

massimo claudio comparinilorenzo fioriStrait of Messina, COSMO-SkyMed image © ASI, processed and distributed by e-GEOS

Divinity at work: pay attention

Sly Hephaestus is playing hide-and-seek with the gods, giving underwater thrills from Capo Granitola to Sciacca. In the six new forges, christened with the names Actea, Climene, Nesea, Doride, Ianeira and Ianassa, he expands his already rich array [...]

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The Alphabet of the Stars. Ottavia Casagrande her piece of sky

Cursed, blessed, blasphemed. Hallowed. Electric, empty, indifferent. Pale, leaden, disrupted by clouds, lightning. Fire red, dawn pink, placid, blue, immense, smog yellow. In shock, in storm, in tears. Skew, cut, in front. Perforated with stars, cut [...]

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The Alphabet of the Stars. Francesca Bocca-Aldaqre, her piece of sky

It is Jupiter, in his clarity, that announces that the work has been completed. In my impatience as a child, I was taught to wait to see it for fun, to declare the arrival of the evening, even before the more reliable Venus announced vespers.

Nicole Voltan, 759 a.C. 88, La colonna, (dettaglio) 2017 Courtesy Galleria Mucciaccia Contemporary. Photo credits: Simon D'Exea

Postcard from Space. The endless journey of the Voyager 2 probe

Hi everyone, I am Voyager 2. I belong to the family of space machines, to all effects I’m an unmanned spaceship.

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The Alphabet of the Stars. Davide Rondoni, his piece of sky

I have my own star, in the sense that a star has been “christened” with my name. It’s called Leo Ra 10h54m29sD 02 * 9 ′ 48 ″ - a friend gave it to me (for a few dollars you can "buy" / christen on a website). I saw where it was once. My star... it’s [...]

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The Alphabet of the Stars. Beatrice Midollini, her piece of sky

It doesn’t matter if I don’t see shooting stars on the night of San Lorenzo: I have touched a comet. A 10-year long journey of 6 and a half billion kilometres. You see, Rosetta went into orbit and Philae landed on surface. I was there too. We were [...]

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Blade Runner, Rutger Hauer a hero from the future

The Nexus-6 replicant, Roy Batty, is officially "retired" in the futuristic 2019 of Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. Actor Rutger Hauer died in the same year as his most iconic film character. With his interpretation, capable of transposing all the [...]

peppino caldarolaCopertina di Civiltà delle Macchine, 1/1967, Altoforno di Nino Franchina. Credits Fintecna

Cool and Insane

The old “Civiltà delle macchine” was published by Finmeccanica; this “Civiltà delle Macchine” is published by a Foundation led by Luciano Violante that will explore the difficult areas of research and intercultural dialogue, supported not by a [...]

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Ultimo numero Civilità della Macchine

La Rivista - Civiltà delle Macchine

Settembre 2020

Il focus di questo numero è dedicato al doppio anniversario dell’Archivio e della Fondazione Ansaldo, con uno sguardo rivolto anche su Genova. L’intervista al pittore Liu Xiaodong apre invece la sezione sulla Cina; e ancora, un racconto di Barbara Frandino sull’astronomo Aristarco di Samo, e i disegni di Gastone Novelli per “Il bagno di Diana” di Pierre Klossowski.

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