The recipe to success has always been a simple one: work hard, work smart, and you will succeed. You will become a self-made person, an example of success, all thanks to your hard work. However, this is almost never the case. We are born with a set of privileges others… Read More »Check Your Privilege
“However, once technology enables us to re-engineer human minds, Homo sapiens will disappear, human history will come to an end and a completely new kind of process will begin, which people like you and me cannot comprehend. Many scholars try to predict how the world will look in the year… Read More »Will we become gods, or will we create gods?
The (in)visible life story of a Romani boy who rebels against its marginal condition We are surrounded by an invisible, massive tide of the so-called “vuoti a perdere”, nonpersons that Maria Matteo describes as people who do not deserve this definition, condemned since their birth to be eliminated fast… Read More »BY DINT OF BEING WIND:
When I step into a place I still don’t know very well, the first things I look at are the objects that populate it. I vividly remember all the times I adventured myself in the many unknown rooms of my grandparents’ villa in Lecce; I would always go in search… Read More »Future-persistent
The Nazi Concentration camps were considered the epitome of mercilessness, the farthest we’ve been from our humanity. We all look back at that time with a lot of questions on how any human can be capable of such a discrimination, how anyone would be prepared to torture someone because of… Read More »There Are Anti-Islam Concentration Camps in China
Faster – Higher – Further that is our way of thinking. We live in a time in which all our progress gets towards a certain direction. We want to go faster, as fast as possible; we want to go higher, as high as possible; and we want to go further,… Read More »The Sky is the Limit – But What Comes Next?
According to a recent research, mapping tree density at the global level, there are 3.04 trillion trees covering 87% of ice-free land on Earth, with a ration of trees-to-people of 422:1. The mainstream opinion about climate change claims that the vegetation on the planet has been reduced by human activity and it is true… Read More »Global greening
Frida Kahlo was born in 1907, during the early 20th century global era of political upheaval, bloody revolutionary uprisings and world war. The artist´s native country did not escape such instability, and in 1910 Mexico was plunged into revolution. Kahlo´s childhood progressed therefore, amid a backdrop of armed rebellion against… Read More »Frida Kahlo’s legacy: Of Marxism and Art
A trip to the Paralelní Polis It was a random February morning when I found out about the Paralelní Polis. As usual, I was doing some of my nerdy researches looking for projects and people operating in the digital world. I eventually ended up on the Paralelní Polis website,… Read More »I met a crypto-anarchist
We have all heard about copyright at least once in our life; it is the right creators have over their work regarding its sale and distribution throughout their lifetime and for a set number of years after they pass away (in the European Union, and most of the world, the… Read More »Why Taking a Picture of Roma-Termini is Illegal
Have you ever been robbed? Didi somebody ever come to you on the street, maybe late at night, grabbed your bag and ran away? Let us hope that that never happened, but imagine that it did. How much money do you think you would have lost? Probably 50$, maybe 100$?… Read More »Criminal Bankers?
The billion dollar reason behind women’s right to drive in Saudi Arabia Up until September 2017, Saudi Arabia was unique in being the only country in the world where women were forbidden to drive motor vehicles. However, on 26 September 2017, King Salman issued an order to allow women… Read More »GET, SET, GO!
The impacts of plastic waste on our environment is more significant than it ever was before. By the year 2050, it is predicted that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. A lot of us get by on ignorance, “the trash in the ocean will not harm… Read More »Plastic Waste: We’re Not Doing Enough
Have you ever googled your name? Have you ever googled a friend’s or college’s name? If so, you have seen a lot of information about someone that he or she might not have told you. If so, you might have even seen information about yourself that you would not have… Read More »The Internet and its importance in our time
The Italian Interior Minister, Matteo Salvini, recently talked about the necessity of a census of the country’s Romani community. In his vision non Italian Romani would have to be expelled and, as he said “Unfortunately, you have to keep the Italian Romani people in Italy”. National and international reactions came… Read More »In other’s words
Endlessly rolling a huge boulder up a steep hill must be annoying. A path of pain and sorrow, especially when the boulder rolls all the way back down at the starting point, as soon as the top of the hill is reached. This is the story of Sisyphus, the bravest… Read More »Sisyphus, the first European
“A person is a person through other people’ strikes an affirmation of ones humanity through recognition of an other in his or her uniqueness and difference. It is a demand for a creative intersubjective formation in which the other͛ becomes a mirror (but only a mirror) for my subjectivity. This … Read More »The niche of words: Ubuntu
The peaceful little nation of Iceland rarely makes any news on the political front, much less anywhere else if not for its natural beauty or lack of army. However lately, it sparked a debate by successfully eradicating the Down syndrome, not through any breakthrough cure for the genetic disorder, but through abortions. This has been possible due… Read More »Iceland’s Down Syndrome Dilemma and the “Dirty Hands” Theory
Three quick news from around the world. European Union- 28th of May The European Commission proposed a set of laws banning the single-use plastic products. The action is part of a broader plan to reduce the environmental impact of plastic and to safeguard the oceans. “Single-use plastics take five… Read More »One, two, three