Phonix Renewed

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Virtual Vita Nuova

La Fenice Rinnovata

The “Phoenix Renewed” Project
by Bruce Sterling and Jasmina Tesanovic
Villa Abegg, Turin, April 18, 02018
JASMINA TESANOVIC. Ciao a tutti, we are the “Globalisti a Torino.” I am Jasmina Tesanovic from Belgrade Serbia, and this is Bruce Sterling from Austin Texas. We first met here in Torino.
BRUCE STERLING. Torino is the city of our romance. We are two writers, and we both write novels, but in Torino, we have adventures. In Torino, we are constructive. We curate events here, and we build projects. Our new project is called “La Fenice Rinovata” or “The Phoenix Renewed.”
J. Our project was named by Filippo San Martino d’Agliè. He was the original interior designer for this building. He also created a great many operas, ballets, festivals and tournaments here in Torino. We know a lot about him because Bruce is writing a fantascienza novel about the Count Filippo…

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Post-Internet Lament

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Virtual Vita Nuova

The world hasn’t yet invented the right word for my deep new disenchantment with the Post-Internet.  It has elements of a broken romance, a burn-out,  a nervous breakdown, depression and physical anxiety.    It’s a state of exile from a cyberspace where things became  unfriendly,  where words harm rather than help.  A frontier that defined itself as futurity becomes a dead shopping mall behind  rags and barbed-wire.   

       It’s no simple matter to reinvent oneself, to create a new world of sensibility, in a new place where one is somehow freed of one’s own characteristics, that historical baggage of illusions and emotions.  If you have no illusions or emotions, then you cannot imagine or love, but delusions and lies are a deadly peril to a loving relationship.

       It’s so many years ago, that I can’t even remember when my dry interest in digital communication…

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Šešelj – zli klaun u zgradi kupolastog krova

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Je li državni vrh Srbije planirao današnji incident u nacionalnom parlamentu i time namjerno ponizio predsjednika Hrvatskog sabora, ili je neodgovorni parlamentarac sa svojom sljedbom kompromitirao dobru volju aktualne administracije da iskrenim dijalogom rješava sva otvorena pitanja sa susjedima – promašena je dilema na koju će danas vjerojatno pokušati odgovoriti dio onih koji prate političke procese u Beogradu i odnose između država na prostoru bivše Jugoslavije.

Piše: Davor Gjenero

To da se raspravlja o ovoj dilemi, čini se, blisko je interesima administracije u Beogradu. Izjava Maje Gojković, predsjednice Skupštine Srbije, također je usmjerena u tom pravcu. Iako ju se opisuje kao “najoštriju osudu” Šešelja i njegova ponašanja, to je zapravo relativizacija značenja ovog nevjerojatnog incidenta.

U istom dahu s osudom Šešelja Gojković govori o nekakvim incidentima koji su se događali u vrijeme nedavna Vučićeva posjeta Zagrebu, što nije zaustavilo Srbiju u odlučnosti da bude garant mira i stabilnosti u regiji, pa je Vučić, unatoč tome, okončao posjet i otvorio nišu za daljnju suradnju dviju država.

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