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.

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Artificial Intelligence

A bumpy transition into tomorrow

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is something humans can greatly benefit from. But the idea of being able to create entirely new and fake realities with the click of a button is som...

by Vittorio Di Tomaso

Photo by Tom Parkes
Future of work

Rules for the road ahead

The world is changing quickly, and it is really hard to forge a surefire path. There are, however, some guidelines that are worth following — especially with regard to what <e...

by Howard Tullman

Art & Music

The view through sound

Music has been everywhere since the dawn of time, but not everyone listens to it. Yet, it has shaped us for the longest time in many ways.

a conversation with Blixa Bargeld and Teho Teardo

Culture & Society

The evaporated

When reality is too hard to grapple with, the only comfort lies off the grid.

by Tino Mantarro

Culture & Society

Caroline Sinders: the power of art and the need for change

The fight for human rights has been battering the nations’ parliaments for decades and one of the forms this fight can take is creativity.

a conversation with Caroline Sinders

Gold identities

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

by Alberto Nerazzini

Digital ethics

Writing our future freedom ourselves

Society was so worried about potential government interventions into the digital sphere, that powerful Silicon Valley companies swept in and largely took over instead. Our digit...

by Jillian York

Culture & Society

Become what you are

Shaking off centuries worth of rotten bias is a long and difficult process. Acknowledging the problem is the first crucial step.

by Laura Silvia Battaglia

Digital transformation

No right to be forgotten

The internet has unlocked a world full of potential, but it makes things hard to disappear. And that influences us.

by Francesca Sironi

Tell Tale, 2018. 
Courtesy of Lebohang Kganye

Against identity

Sometimes identity is “negative,” in that it is defined by what someone (or something) is not. And that can be a powerful catalyst for the op...

by Francesca Coin

Illustrations by Elisa Seitzinger
Art & Music

Getting a word in — The theatre of voice

We become what we are through voice—our own, but also that of others. And silence sets the stage where the theatrical, vocal performance of life comes to light.

by Matteo Bonazzi

Digital transformation

Selfie culture

Selfies don’t come out of nowhere: for centuries self-representation mirrored and shaped societies and identities through different devices...

by Riccardo Trabattoni


Subjectivity beyond the threshold

We find ourselves in others. That seems to have been a lesson so deeply ingrained in our philosophical view of the self that we have all but abandoned alternative views. But what d...

by Silvia Vizzardelli


maize is a triannual magazine published by H-FARM Innovation that explores the complexities of innovation and the shifting dichotomy between technology and evolution through the lenses of philosophy, arts, and humanities.

Each issue of maize is an aesthetic monograph that explores a central topic through compelling interviews, reports, short stories, personal essays, and visuals. This magazine is for those who love open discussions, philosophical ideas, and contemporary thoughts. It is also for those eager to discover new ways to develop foresight, be inspired, make informed decisions, and participate in the innovation process — all while staying human.