Fungible Reading List

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I finished writing my book, Surfing con Satoshi. Arte. blockchain e NFT (Postmedia Books, Milano 2021) on May 4, 2021. Here you can find its full bibliography. Since then, I kept reading things on related topics, and saving links and references on a text file, sometimes with short captions that I found relevant. I will keep doing it here, in shared form. Feel free to send me useful readings and enjoy!

The Aesthetics of Non-Fungible Tokens

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Dmitri Cherniak, A slight lack of symmetry can cause so much pain, 2020

The Italian magazine Civiltà delle macchine, published by Fondazione Leonardo, asked me to write an essay about NFT aesthetics. I accepted the challenge. The piece is now available in Italian and English on the paper version of the magazine, which is also available as a free download pdf (pdf download). With some minor changes, the English version of the article has been also minted on my Mirror blog.

Domenico Quaranta, ”L’estetica dei Non-Fungible Token”, in Civiltà delle macchine, n. 4, Dicembre 2021, pp. 66 – 71. Versione inglese “The Aesthetics of Non-Fungible Tokens”, pp. 89 – 91.

What Information Wants

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“What Information Wants” is a short piece I wrote for V-SPACE, a regular – curated by Gianluca Gramolazzi for the Italian magazine Made in Mind – with a focus on the relationship between digital and real. While the article is available both online and in the paper magazine, the selected images have been posted only on *Made in Mind’*s Instagram account. You can find them together on my Surfing with Satoshi Mirror blog.

“A ten years old optimistic take on the internet may look childish in a post Snowden society.” Interview by Pina Gabrijan

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Some days ago, Slovenian writer Pina Gabrijan sent me a few questions for an article about Aksioma‘s series of conferences and seminars Tactics & Practice, that have been taking place for ten years. It was a good chance to discuss about time and technologies, the recent history of digital culture and media art, automation and hyperemployment, and of course NFTs. The article is now online in Slovenian, and the English Q & A is available below.

Automate all the Things! at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana and Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, January 14–15, 2020. Photo: Domen Pal / Aksioma

Surfing con Satoshi. Arte, blockchain e NFT

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(Italian below) I’m happy to announce that my latest book, Surfing con Satoshi. Arte, blockchain e NFT (Postmedia Books, 2021) is now available in Italian on Amazon with a pre-sale discount, and will be soon available in bookstores. Non-Italian readers may have to wait a bit for an English version, but hopefully they may enjoy a few materials I made available on this website: a short English abstract, a translated index of the book, and a complete bibliography with hyperlinks. Now, let’s switch to Italian…