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Our ecosystem includes a magazine exploring the intersection between technologies and humanities;
a think tank making sense of emerging trends and phenomena; a learning platform building digital literacy;
and a live experience to question established beliefs.

SUMMER 2022

Look at me now.
In search of a new identity

How many ways are there to be human? The thirteenth issue of maize delves into the topic of identity, and the countless facets that make us who we are. History and philosophy, music and technology, anthropology and modernity: this edition covers it all.

Gold identities

A tribute to maize magazine’s late editor Matteo Scanni.

by Alberto Nerazzini

Illustrations
Artificial Intelligence

How does AI measure uncertainty?

Computer science aims at cracking complicated mechanisms beyond doubt. But does it make sense to always reduce uncertainty?

by Francesca Alloatti

Digital transformation

Moving toward digital libraries

How one man’s vision for a digital library shaped how a historic service can be rethought for the current age.

a conversation with Klaus Kempf

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Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Starting over isn’t easy

by Howard Tullman

Culture & Society

Doubt yourself

From discovering answers by asking questions to choosing to be one’s true self by running against the beliefs of one’s family; from not beari...

by Paolo Frosina

Images courtesy of Victor G.
Design

Embracing complexity

The world is increasingly more complex, and so are its challenges, writes Christian Schneider. But strategic design can be an immensely helpful tool to navigate these uncharted ...

by Christian Schneider

Lifestyle Wars, 2017. Courtesy of the artist and 47 Canal, New York. Photo: © David Heald © Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.
Art & Music

The alchemy of biofiction

Artist Anicka Yi  takes us through her exploration—a realm with olfaction, microbial and artificial intelligence as its primary ingredients.

a conversation with Anicka Yi

This Week's maize obessions are

Environment & Sustainability &

Media &

The complexity of reality

Reality is complex, so much so that there’s an entire institution devoted to studying this issue, in all its sprawling facets. The economy, the human brain, cities, and even the ...

a conversation with David Krakauer

Claudia
Entrepreneurship & Leadership

Strategic decision-making in times of confusion

When owners and managers are in a hurry they tend to grab the nearest solution. Bad idea. Always try to look further, wider and deeper.

by Howard Tullman

Photo
Art & Music

Can cyber art show the unseen inside us?

The artworks by Heather Dewey-Hagborg often lack legal precedent, because the use of personal data in the age of surveillance does too

a conversation with Heather Dewey-Hagborg

Cybersecurity

Prepare for the unexpected

Although the Covid-19 situation was definitely unexpected, it has given us a lot to think about.

by Menny Barzilay

VR/AR/MR

Virtual tripping

Altered states through psychedelics could be the tool humanity needs to prepare for a virtual reality future.

by Faye Bradley

Artificial Intelligence

How to turn your body into a device

It’s clear that technology is expanding options for sexual experiences, but will it influence how we interact with and love others?

by Trudy Barber

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